The Easel

I am looking forward to the launch of The Easel this month. Have you contributed something?

Carole Massey - Water Soluble Pencils (Demonstration)

Our speaker this month is Carol Massey, who is giving a demonstration of watersoluble pencils, Inktense pencils and Inktense blocks.

Friday 1st Nov, 8pm

Please note this is at Ripley, not our usual venue!

Ronnie Ireland - "Catching the Image"

Our October speaker is Ronnie Ireland, who is giving us a demonstration with the title "Catching the Image". 

Friday 11th Oct at 8pm at the Shortlands Golf Club.

Hello. I'm back!

It seems like a long time ago that I was last here. In fact, it was a long time ago... The Summer has arrived and almost gone; vestiges remain to tease us. I spent this afternoon sorting frames for friends and I need to get some of my recently completed pieces under glass as soon as I have taken the photographs. We need to support Ailsa as she prepares our first on-line newsletter. I had better get something ready for her asap. I was unable to attend last month's demo. (away on holiday) but I expect to see you all next Friday at Shortlands.

Urban sketchers

Example from the website Urban Sketchers

 

Our speaker last week, Adebanji Alade, mentioned in passing that he was a member of a sketching website. By co-incidence I was directed to this website by an advertisement from a gallery. It is worth a look, with many diverse styles.

Re. Phishing

Hi, everybody. We are in the UK. We have not visited the Philipines. We have not been out of the UK since 2004. If you get emails purporting to be from me requesting help, DO NOT RESPOND. Our service provider has made my computer safe again.

Chris Richards

As Allan says, Frames and Art, the excellent framers near the cinema in Bromley are going to sell art materials. They would like to know what our members would like them to sell. They are likely to start with Daler-Rowney plus whatever is in demand. What's your favourite make/product? Favourite watercolour paper? Good lines in pens and pencils? Best brushes? They can't stock everything but as BAS members themselves they would like to respond to your needs - And don't forget, their framing is excellent and if you produce your BAS card you get the discount.

Exhibition

Ken Murray reports that his students have an exhibition at the Framing shop near the cinema in Bromley at the end of this month. The big news is that the shop will be selling art materials! Yippee! The quality of framing is second to none, by the way. I know because I have seen Fabricio's work.

Texture pastes

Dee's excellent talk last night aroused my technical curiousity, as usual. Here are some notes and useful links.

Dee Cowell

Superb teaching skills and awake students made for another super experience this evening. Gratitude abounds.

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