Upper South Coast artists make an impression

2016-04-27 06:00

UPPER South Coast artists were delighted with their turnout last weekend for their “Art Saturday”.

“We had a full programme starting with our drawing class with instruction offered by GerryAnn Coetzer. Her brief was to show people how to paint with pastels and water colours defining tone and shape, light and perspective,” said Upper South Coast Art Association (USCAA) chairperson, Patricia McCann said.

“The winning drawing in Category C was done by Fiona Anderson with a stunning painting of still-life apples. In the afternoon we had much fun - the competition theme was Exotic India and there were so many incredible entries depicting scenes from India, clothing, culture, festivals, cuisine, landscape, and many more,” she added.

The Category A winners were first, Erika Hattingh (Holi Festival), second, Sylvia Holtshauzen (Fibreworks) and Fran Reynolds (Indian female).
Category B winner was Hazel Nunes (Festival of Chariots). Category­ D Drawing at Hame was won by Sheila Fraser and Fran Reynolds with drawings of the Taj Mahal.

“All the artists did excellent work and the theme competition is always well supported. Our demonstrator was well-known international artist, Shirley Howells who completed an entire oil painting of two ladies - rural ethnic. Brush strokes were made with a large brush and Shirley enthralled us with her technique,” McCann said.

She said Howells referred to her work as “expressive and impressionistic” and everyone was enthralled with her work.

The next USCAA meeting will be on 21 May, and the theme will be “grayscale”, which is working on cardboard with charcoal and chalk. The demonstrator will be water colourist, Grant Wood from Umzumbe painting sea scapes.
For more details, phone Patricia on 082 824 7990 or Rosemary on 072 560 1431. - Supplied.

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