November 30, 2017

The Leonardo paining is rather more damaged than I first thought. I would estimate that it comprises at least 10% of the painting. 

November 25, 2017

We referred once more to Las Meninas the Velazquez painting. This was because a transcription of the painting by Picasso is in the newly opened ‘Monochrome’ exhibition at the National Gallery. The exhibition was reviewed in the Sunday Times. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/...

November 20, 2017

Given yesterdays momentous auction, and sale of Salvator Mundi for £400m my question to you is  - is it worth it? 

Some points for your consideration.

Rarity : there are  fewer than  20 Leonardo paintings. So it could be a trophy piece as you would be unlikely to fi...

November 20, 2017

I think that the challenge we are currently exploring is creating a very healthy and supportive dialogue within the group. We all know how hard painting is - and how tricky our choices are  in terms of all aspects of our approach to creating a study.

We discussed compos...

November 20, 2017

I thought that we made an excellent start to Painting Challenge 3 yesterday. 

The objects were chosen mindful of both the challenge and our commercial Christmas enterprise! Our Christmas Exhibition opens on Friday 8th December 6 - 8 pm - I will provide further details s...

November 10, 2017

I  enjoyed Monday’s Drawing session enormously - the way we are trying to depict the figure demands serious concentration and a battle to see our drawings through many stages of development.

We chatted about artists from the Red Rag Gallery which is well worth a look ht...

November 8, 2017

We are on our half term break from West Kirby Art Group - Drawing and Painting Classes. We are based in the West Kirby Arts Centre where the light, ambience and amenities enable us to develop our work. The three classes are as follows: Painting Challenge 1&2; Portrait...

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