Visit to Kelmscott Manor

Nick Shanagher reports that nine WADAC members joined the Watercress Painters on a visit to William Morris’s countryside home at Kelmscott Manor – near the source of the Thames – in April. Outdoor sketching was limited by a persistent cold wind and sharp showers. But we enjoyed visiting the house, which is filled with a... Continue reading

Gallery visit: Heath Robinson

On Thursday 18 April, WADAC will visit the Heath Robinson museum and gallery near Pinner. The permament exhibition combines original artwork with books, photographs, film & digital media to tell the full story of Heath Robinson’s artistic career. The exhibition follows his career from art school in the 1890s, to his last works made during... Continue reading

Arts in Wallingford

18th-27th May – in and around Wallingford This May, Wallingford is a destination for art lovers with a showcase of work by local artists, makers and creatives. Visitors can follow an ‘Art Walk’ around the town to glimpse into artist studios, discover specially curated exhibitions and find original art adorning town centre businesses. This celebration... Continue reading

Workshop: photo to painting in oils

On Saturday 23 March, WADAC held a one-day workshop with artist Paul Oakley giving a demonstration of taking a work from photo to painting in oils. Paul guided attendees through composition, and the importance of knowing what to include and omit from a photo. Attendees used a photograph supplied by Paul to consider techniques to... Continue reading

Christmas dinner success

Over 20 members enjoyed a two course Christmas dinner at The Dolphin on 19th December 2023. There was much talk of art, exhibitions and festive cheer! And Gavin Peacock’s fiendish art quiz tested us, with Andrew Petit being the worthy winner of chocolates, that he kindly shared out. Join us next year. Continue reading

Workshop: Autumn landscapes

On Saturday 21st October, WADAC is holding a one-day workshop at Centre 70 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with artist Jonathan Newey giving a demonstration of painting an Autumn landscape using pen and watercolour wash. During the day you will be shown how to mix the colours of autumn and how to paint skies, trees and... Continue reading