Pateley Bridge Art Club has launched its Summer art exhibition of members’ artworks online as part of the August 2020 NiddArt Trail. Members produced some work on shared or individual themes during isolation. View work at https://www.pateleybridgeartclub.org/aug-2020/
Comment on sheep drawings by Henry Moore – Audrey Culling No matter how I draw or paint sheep, the result makes me laugh, so I thought I’d send a page of drawings by Henry Moore. He had a small studio in Much Hadham in Hertfordshire which I visited once. It had a long low window overlooking fields where a local farmer grazed his sheep. They came very close to the window and Henry began drawing them. At first he saw them as balls of wool on legs but then he began studying them: the way they moved, the shape of their bodies under the fleece. They bring strong human and biblical associations and, the sight of a ewe with her lamb, evoked the mother and child theme. A large form sheltering a small one, which became important in all his work. He filled a sketchbook with sheep drawings and presented it to his daughter, Mary. He said, “Drawing, even for people who cannot draw, even for people not trying to produce a good drawing , makes you look more intensely.
Members can submit images by 15th August for including in the newsletter and at any time for sharing in the News Blog or post them directly to the PBAC Facebook group. The images could be sketches, studies and ideas as well as finished pieces. We look forward to your feedback of artwork and ideas. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The photographs are copyright. Art club members have permission to create their own interpretations.
Subjects for painting and drawing etc. • Rocks • Seaside • Birds and flowers • Historic buildings • Flowers • Landscape • River scene • People socialising • Boats and ships • Lily pond • Railway scene • Gardens The photographs are copyright. Art club members have permission to create their own interpretations. Members can submit images of their paintings, drawings etc. for sharing on the PBAC News Blog or post them directly to the PBAC Facebook group. The images could be sketches, studies and ideas as well as finished pieces. We look forward to your feedback of artwork and ideas. Email: email@example.com
Margaret Clapperton ran a workshop to help members explore ways of creating paintings or drawings that did not appear to represent objects, people or scenes.
Beginners may find it easier to start with an image and select shapes in combination to make new images with interesting colour combinations.
Shapes can be copied using tracing paper. Draw the image, or parts, on tracing paper then trace it onto painting paper. Then move the tracing paper around and trace over the top of the first tracing, breaking up the original image. They can then play with the shapes and colours. The finished result can hint at the original source.
Example of a landscape image changed to an abstract painting, by Margaret
Abstract works can be based on geometric forms and imagined colours.