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Report on the Drawing Workshop, January 2019

Report on Yvonne Powells drawing workshop.
Click here to read Joan's report on Yvonne's workshop.

Report on Marketing for Artists, Chris Christoforou, 5th January 2019

Report on Chris Christoforou's talk on marketing for artists.
Click here to read John's report on Chris's talk.

Demonstration report, Jayne Perkins, 3rd November

Report on Jayne Perkins' demonstration of a 'Pastel Landscape'.
Click here to read Maureen's report on Jayne's demo.

OAG Annual Exhibition

The Annual Exhibition was deemed a great success - read Joan's review by clicking on the link below. Our thanks go to all the Exhibition Committee - Joan Crawford (Chair), Maureen Ashworth, Diane Welsh, Kris Walker, Jan Mabbott, Anna McGeough, Jocelyn Kynoch, Karen Davison, Julian Routledge, Sheila Gadsby and Paul Batchelor for all their hard work and dedication. Without them the exhibition would not have happened so well done everyone. If you are interested in getting involved in the exhibition next year do contact any member of the OAG Committee and have a chat about how you can help. Remember, many hands make light work!
Click here to read Joan's review of the OAG Exhibition 2018.

Demonstration report, Trevor Waugh, 27th October

Report on Trevor Waugh's demonstration of 'Oriental Scene in Watercolour'.
Click here to read Maureen's report on Trevor Waughs' demo.

Demonstration Report, Karen Pearson, 6th October

Report on Karen Pearsons demonstration of 'Watercolour on Location'.
Click here to read Christine's report on Karen Pearsons' demo.

RAF100 Celebrations - painting by Len Murrell

Len recently completed this excellent oil painting from a series of sketches and photographs done at the RAF Centenary celebrations on Odiham High Street. Read the article for a detailed explanation of the compositional techniques he applied. Well done Len!
Click here to read Len's article on his painting.

DVD Library

Don't forget that we have a wide ranging number of arty DVD's for hire for the princely sum of 1 per month and a complete list can be viewed by clicking on the link below. If you want to take a look at the 'collection' and grab some inspiration see Diane at the demonstrations each month.
Click here to view the list of DVD's available to hire.

Annual General Meeting 2018

The AGM went very well with 38 members attending the afternoon - despite the roasting temperatures and England playing in the World Cup quarter finals that afternoon! The AGM minutes are attached for information and they are recommended reading as they include important information on the OAG's plans for next year - see also the Membership Fees item above. A convivial lunch followed the AGM itself and then we had an excellent demo by Chris Jones to round off the afternoon, a detailed report on the demo is published below. Those attending also voted on the 'Favourite Painting' competition which was won by Christine Sharp for her acrylic painting 'Winter Beach Walk 1'.
Click here to read the OAG AGM 2018 Minutes
Click here to see the Financial Summary 2017.2018

OAG Demonstration report, Chris Jones, July 2018

Report on Chris Jones' demonstration of a Barn Owl in Acrylic, July 2018 (the AGM demo).
Click here to read Christine's report on Chris Jones' demo.


The full listing of next year's programme can be seen on line on the Calendar page, where you will also find a Print version available to download. Lots of good stuff planned for the 2018-2019 season, make sure the dates are in your diary.

Elizabeth Baldin Workshop, 12th May 2018

Our final workshop of the season was run by Elizabeth Baldin on 12th May 2018. She proved an excellent teacher and all the attendees thoroughly enjoyed the day, going home with vibrant paintings of pheasants in watercolour and acrylic ink.

OAG demonstration report, Soraya French, February 2018

Report on Soraya French's demonstration of Figures in a Beachscene.
Click here to read Christine's report on the demonstration.

OAG demonstration report; Stewart Beckett, October 2017

Report of Stewart Beckett's demonstration on landscapes in Acrylic.
Click here to view Christine's report on the demonstration

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