Friday, 1 April 2016

Looking forward to Spring

Newton-on-Ouse Art Group are preparing to hold their 52nd annual exhibition of original artworks, prints, and cards on Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May from 10am to 4pm each day.

Judith Hartup, a resident of the village and a member of the group, will be showing her botanical and watercolour pictures. Judith’s work is inspired by nature and her work includes plants, insects, birds and other creatures.  She is currently studying sea creatures for her new project entitled ‘the world under the sea’.

Judith explained that her botanical work is often painted on manuscript vellum using a magnifying glss to pick out the fine detail. The vellum is prepared by sticking it to a board covered with white paper to prevent bending and then treated with pumice powder before it is ready to paint on. She finds it is worth the effort as the advantage of painting on vellum with watercolour is that it can achieve fine detail and colour ranging from subtle to very rich.

Shaggy Parasol
Judith says “Painting natural subjects really develops your observation of how amazing and varied natural subjects grow and develop.”

Barn Owl
The exhibition includes original framed work including, watercolour, pastels, oils and collage. Also for sale are prints and cards with prices to suit everyone.

For the first time this year the group are introducing ‘The Little Picture Show’, a range of small mounted original paintings priced at £20, a variety of frames will be available for visitors to purchase separately.

Admission is free and all are welcome to come and enjoy the variety and colour of our exhibition. This year light  refreshments will be available throughout the exhibition.

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