Friday 4th August
£25/day, (plus entrance fee if you are not already a member of the National Trust) 10.00am to 4.00pm Meet in Mottisfont car park
Join us as we draw and paint the River Test at Mottisfont Abbey
The River Test, as it flows through the Mottisfont Estate, has all the characteristics of a well keepered chalk stream, picturesque as is makes its way through water meadows along the Test Valley. Capture the dreamy atmosphere that places you in an England of a century ago.
And they have cream teas and ice cream.
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River Test at Mottisfont
Drawing People in a Busy Townscape in Romsey
Wednesday 19 July
10.30am – 1pm
The hustle and bustle of a market town can be an overwhelming prospect for any artist. In this class you will be looking at the contrasts between the permanent buildings and the to and fro of people. We will meet at Rum’s Eg and then set off through town.
These drawings will feel like a captured moment in time. It is an exciting approach to a tricky subject.
Please bring: A2 sketch book, charcoal, propelling pencil, drawing pencil, water soluble graphite, broad watercolour brush, rubber, masking tape, drawing boards.
This class is being organised by Rums Eg in Romsey. Rum’s Eg Please book through them.
The exhibition features works by major artists including Graham Sutherland, Peter Lanyon, Stanley Spencer and Gillian Ayres. Visitors will be able to enjoy portraits and landscapes, as well as observational drawings, abstract works and compositional sketches.
The art of drawing
Highlights include studies by Sutherland for his crucifixion paintings, where stark black lines and dense shading create Christ’s agonised form on the cross. In contrast, Stanley Spencer used delicate pencil outlines to represent stretcher-bearers during the First World War.
The show ranges from the energetic scribbles of Frank Auerbach, from which London landscapes take shape, to the exuberant colours of Gillian Ayre’s abstract work and Michael Rothenstein’s designs of birds.
If you have a chance over the next couple of days (before Sunday 3rd July) head to Mottisfont, nr Romsey, to see drawings from the Schlee Collection. This wonderful collection is normally hidden away in the vaults of Southampton Art Gallery. Grab this chance to see drawings, preparatory drawings and other works by major modern British artists. Thoroughly recommend it – much better than looking out at the rain.