May 2024 demo: Coastal scenes in acrylics

Tuesday 21st May, 7.30pm, Centre 70 May’s live demo sees artist, Elizabeth Baldin, demo painting a coastal scene using acrylics. Elizabeth paints impressionist landscapes and seascapes in acrylics, concentrating on lively brushwork and dynamic colour combinations to depict the Berkshire countryside near her home or the coastal regions of Hampshire and Devon. These paintings are developed […]

ARCHIVE: April 2024 demo: Street scenes in mixed media

Tuesday 16th April, 7.30pm, Centre 70 April’s live demo sees artist, Jessica Parker, demo paintings of street scenes used mixed media.  She describes her work as “abstract realism”, with a strong emphasis on the environment and man’s relationship with it. Her work often features derelict and abandoned buildings or structures, and she uses discarded materials […]

ARCHIVE March Demo: Woodland sketchbook

Tuesday 19th March 2024, 7.30pm, Centre 70 March’s live demo sees artist, Kieran Stiles, illustrate his methods of working outside, using mixed media on a woodland sketchbook scene. Kieran shows that working outside is a great way of capturing a brief moment in a very immediate way. Each is a unique expression of a particular […]

ARCHIVE: February 2024 AGM

Tuesday 20th January, 7.00pm, Centre 70 We held our AGM on 20 January 2024, where committee members, led by WADAC Chair, Nick Shanager, outlined the club’s achievements and finances for the previous year, and previewed forthcoming activities. Club member numbers have remained stable, with several leaving for healh or relocation reasons, but others joining to […]

ARCHIVE: Jan 2024 demo: Animal portrait

Tuesday 16th January, 7.30pm, Centre 70 January’s live demo sees artist, Claire Cross, create a portrait in acrylics of a badger from a photo she took at a wildlife centre. Claire will demonstrate how to block in colour and refine it; how to represent fur and how to give the animal a bit of character. […]

ARCHIVE: November demo: Watercolour Winter landscape

Tuesday 21st November, 7.30pm, Centre 70 November’s live demo sees artist, Jonathan Newey, create a winter landscape in watercolour line and wash. Jonathan is an award-winning artist with over 20 years’ experience in both drawing and painting. Born in Reading, he comes from a long line of artists and works in a wide range of mediums […]

ARCHIVE: October demo: vibrant street scene in oil

On Tuesday 17th October, artist Anne Blankson-Hemans gave a demo on Zoom on painting a vibrant street scene in oil. The finished painting is shown below. Anne has three elements she tries to bring to her work: composition to draw the viewer’s eye into the painting, colour to attract, and contrast to add depth. The […]

ARCHIVE: September Demo – still life in Gouache

Our live demonstration on Tuesday 19 September is entitled “Still Life in Gouache” and will be given by Kevin Scully, at Centre 70.  Unlike many other mediums on the market today, gouache has a long history, going back many centuries, but for some time now has been sorely overlooked by fine artists. The examples and […]

ARCHIVE: August Demo: Birds in colour pencil

Tuesday 15th August, 7.30pm Live at Centre 70 Becky Gouverneur will be giving a live demo at Centre 70 on creating bird scenes in coloured pencil. Becky is a professional artist, specialising in realistic, detailed portraits of birds and animals. She works primarily in charcoal and graphite but also uses coloured pencils or pastels. Her […]

ARCHIVE: July Demo: Expressive landscape in acrylic

Tuesday 18th July 2023, 7.30pm – Live & Zoom demo by Mark Warner   Mark is an experienced practicing artist and tutor, who works from his studio in Shropshire. He will be giving a demo on creating expressive landscapes using acrylics. Line and colour is at the heart of his work and this is infomed […]

ARCHIVE: June demo: Thames landscape in oil

On Tuesday 20th June, artist Jan Gaska will give a demo on the Thames landscape in oil. Jan is an artist based in the Chiltern Hills of south Buckinghamshire. He produces landscapes and portraits in oils.

ARCHIVE: May demo: Urban landscape

Contemporary artist, Cathy Read SWA, draws with masking fluid, creating urban landscape paintings that reflect city life in all its glory. From the ground-breaking designs of cutting-edge architecture, to the decaying remnants of a glorious past – all are lovingly embraced in images full of detail, using the vibrant colours of watercolour and acrylic ink.