2016 Exhibition

Below are some images from our 5th exhibition in 2016 in Alvechurch.

Please note: Images of paintings may not be reproduced or used without the artists permission.

Scroll down to see images of artist Chris Wheatley producing a pastel picture.

 

 

Six of the entries for the David Hockney style competition.

The winner by Jackie Lee, is top left.

Runner up, by Chris Wheatley, is middle left.

The other 5 entries for the competition

The winning pictures and artists at the presentation of the prizes by Sajid Javid MP can be see here.

Chris Wheatley also gave a demonstration of using pastels...

 

First find the photograph you want to copy in pastels...

...then select a piece of pastel paper that has a basic colour that will blend in with the picture...

...and start with the basic lines and the background.

Add in more of the background...

...taking care not to smudge any pastels already applied...

...and continually checking against the original!

Finally fill in the smaller detail...

...and stand back and admire the finished picture!

All done, not with mirrors, but with pastels!