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Last meeting: A demonstration of Watercolour and collage

by Ailsa Lyn.


Ailsa Lyn gave a very interesting and insightful demonstration last night using watercolours to paint a bluebell woodland scene and then to recreate the scene again using paper collage.


She explained her collage process, where she initially collects a variety of paper such as: old manuscripts, maps and pages from old books, as well as different types of paper. Paint is then applied to the papers to achieve a variety of colours, tones and textures.


To create the collage Ailsa judiciously selects and tears the paper and applies it to cartridge paper using glue. Carefully the scene is wonderfully recreated building up shapes, tone, textures and colour to give a very effective result.  

The photos also show a small selection of Ailsa's sketchbook and paintings.

Many thank to Ailsa for a great demonstration.


To find out more about Ailsa see:


Photos from  Ailsa Lyn's Watercolour and Collage  demonstration are on the Demonstrators' gallery, here

Following Government advice with the Coronavirus outbreak meetings for May, June and July are cancelled.


Members Springwatch Competition will be online - entries by Sunday 17th May. The voting deadline is Sunday 24th May. Send your vote by email to Lorraine after the entry closing date.


The Summer Exhibition is going ahead online. Please submit your entries to Lorraine (address in Beverly's email) by Sunday 31st May. Exhibition will be online from Sunday 7th June and works will be for sale. Up to four works premitted. Please refer to Beverly's email of 12th May.


NEXT WORKSHOP - To be announced.


Previous workshop on March 7th was with

Vanda Campbell, Watercolour and Oil Pastels


Photos from the day are on the Members' Gallery here

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