Landscape painting with pastels

Thanks to artist Dawn Limbert for an entertaining and instructive demo on painting a landscape scene with soft pastels for our June meeting.

Dawn works mainly on Pastelmat paper, building up thin layers of colour using multiple short strokes, adding tones from light to dark. She scumbles colours together lightly, to avoid the ‘muddy’ effect that is often a risk with too much blending of soft pastels.

Dawn paints both in her studio and in the open air, and finds she gets the best results having experienced the location.

www.dawnlimbert.com

Forty Hall gardener among graphic arts finest

Forty Hall gardener among graphic arts finest

This superb drawing in graphite pencil of a gardener at Forty Hall in Enfield, by EAC artist Elizabeth McCrimmon, is on display in central London this week. He Tends the Garden is on show at the Society of Graphic Fine Art exhibition at the Mall Galleries near St...

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Lovebugs with Kim Amis

Lovebugs with Kim Amis

Fascinating workshop with Kim Amis for our February gathering, with a good turnout despite the awful weather! We drew bugs, working from images provided by Kim, using soft pencil to create the images and then lifting out some of the pencil marks to create light and...

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EAC art sale at St John’s, Palmers Green

EAC art sale at St John’s, Palmers Green

There's a great opportunity to buy original art from local artists on Saturday 25 November, when EAC artists will be exhibiting and selling their work at St John's church hall in Palmers Green. The sale is on from 10.30am to 5pm in the small hall at the rear of St...

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Mickos at Arbeit Studios

Mickos at Arbeit Studios

An exhibition of paintings by EAC member Mickos opens on Friday 24 November at Arbeit Studios in Palmers Green. 'Searching 2023' explores the artist's interests in the physical qualities of oil paint and the effects of light on natural and man-made forms. From still...

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Painting auction to benefit Friends of Grovelands Park

Painting auction to benefit Friends of Grovelands Park

Local artist and EAC member Mary Horsfield has given this beautiful painting of Grovelands Park for auction to support the much-needed upkeep of the park. The painting, which is currently on display at Agha Home on Wades Hill in Winchmore Hill, captures the stunning...

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Commission for new Enfield artworks

Commission for new Enfield artworks

Enfield Council is commissioning two new artworks for an arts trail inspired by the town centre's literary and industrial heritage, and reflecting its connection to water and nature. Proposals are invited for two interpretative art and design works that will...

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Artist residency in Palmers Green

Artist residency in Palmers Green

Arbeit Studios are launching a new artist residency programme, High Street Happenings Residency 23-25 in Palmers Green. This will be a three-month rolling programme of free studio space from this October through to July 2025 for an artist or collective to work on...

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Exhibition visitors pick their top three

Exhibition visitors pick their top three

Camargue Horses by Pam Riley was the runaway winner of the visitors' choice vote in this year's annual exhibition, with 34 votes. This was followed by Pymmes Park: Bench by Mona Ascott, which netted 20 votes and Lockdown 2021 by Val Gudge, with 16 votes. Almost 450...

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