Thursday 23rd March 2023
Congratulations to Suzanne Hunter for winning first prize for her painting of a snow scene in our competition! Joint second prize went to Dorothea Anderson's painting of hands clasped and Anne Higney's painting of snowdrops. Thank you to all our members who contributed paintings and cast their votes. The standard of paintings was very high this year.
Our auction was a great success and £153.56 was raised for club funds. Original declared sum of £185.56 included two £16 framing payments so once these were deducted the actual Auction total was £153.56. A big thank you to everyone who contributed items and made such generous bids to this fun event. An extra big thank you to our very own auctioneer, Glenda, who led the auction so well, with great humour.... and without a gavel!
15th March 2020
Canvas Boards for Small Paintings
Competition and Auction on Thursday 12th March 2020
You are invited, once again to take part in our annual, informal painting competition. This will take place on Thursday 12th March.
From Thursday 9th January we are handing out square 8in x 8in or rectangular 10in x 8in canvas boards. They are supplied by Robert Andrew and are free to members. We also have watercolour boards for those who prefer to use watercolour. You are free to choose your own subject and medium but please do not sign your painting as the artist is anonymous. Please place your completed painting in the white envelope provided and bring it to the club on Thursday 12th March when all the paintings will be displayed and members will vote in a secret ballot. Robert has once again agreed to frame these paintings in a white frame for a special rate of £13 for the square 8x8 painting and £15 for the 10x8 rectangular painting. You will get the opportunity to sell your picture in a special display at our exhibition in the Coach House at Greenbank Gardens at the end of May.
1st prize £20 gift voucher
2nd Prize £10 gift voucher
Artists Booked for Session 2019-2020
All of the artists for the new session have now been now confirmed. As detailed below, we have tried to find artists with a variety of styles and subject matter. We’ve also brought back a couple of popular demonstrators from the past as well as two new faces.
Thursday 26th September 2019
Andrew Taylor - Built Environment in Acrylics
If you remember, Andrew is a teacher in Williamwood High School’s art department where we meet each week. His Still Life demonstration (seen left) was one of the most popular demos in recent years. As he was so informative, sharing many tips and giving great advice on art techniques, we decided to ask him to return to the club this September. Andrew will be painting a built environment in acrylics.
Thursday 28th November 2019
Lesley (neé Anderson) Smith
Boats using Mixed Media
Lesley graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1988, specialising in drawing and painting. She says she has a real connection with the landscape and expresses this through bold brushwork and a rich sense of colour. Wherever possible, Lesley works directly from nature, capturing the ever changing elements unique to a Scottish landscape. Many of her paintings show her use of mixed media which she will demonstrate to us in November. For more information and to see more of Lesley’s work go to: www.andersonsmithcreative.com
Thursday 30th January 2020
Max Mc Kinnon - Landscape in Acrylics
Max was a finalist in the “Landscape Artist of the Year.” He is recognised for his impressionist landscapes and cityscapes. His unique interpretation of the Scottish landscape draws us in, letting us see its unique beauty. Max will paint a landscape for us using acrylics.
Thursday 26th March 2020
Lynn Howarth - Portrait in Pastels
Lynn is an award winning Scottish artist who came to our club four years ago when she demonstrated painting her dog, Oskar, using pastels. She is better known for her portraiture and her paintings are collected by international art collectors all over the world. Lesley has won many prizes for her art work. These are:
Pastel Guild of Europe Portrait and Landscape prize, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Pastel Guild of Europe Portrait prize 2019.
Derwent/WHSmith Sketch Off Portrait prize 2015
Lesley plans to do a portrait in pastels for us.
Saturday 25th - Monday 27th May 2019
Our exhibition was very successful and we sold 17 paintings altogether. Thank you to everyone who helped to prepare the room and hang the paintings as well as those who gave up their time to man the exhibition over the weekend. Special thanks go to Glenda for organising the whole event.
Cheques will be sent out shortly to those members who sold.
The favourite painting, voted by the club members and the visitors, was Suzanne Hunter’s painting ‘Hare in Winter’.
You may submit 2/3 paintings plus your small competition painting. Your third painting should have a number 3 on it as it will only be hung if there is room for it.
The hanging fee is £2 for each painting but the small competition painting has no charge.
Please do not attach your labels to the paintings as labels will be displayed on the wall instead.
Labels are being handed out at the club during the month of May.
Glenda will soon email you the rota for the exhibition. Please check your time slot. For those on the sales desk an information sheet will be on the sales desk. Anne is happy to answer any questions about the sales of paintings on Friday at the Coach House.
For health and safety, any sold paintings on the top rail can only be taken down on Monday 27th so please reserve them with a red dot.
Small Competition Paintings
Suzanne will bring your small framed competition painting to the Coach House on Friday 24th May. Please give us your label for the small painting when you hand in your paintings. The small paintings will have their own display and will sell for £30 so please put this amount on the labe
We have Public Liability insurance but this does not cover loss or damage to paintings so please make sure your paintings are secure. Over the last two years, we have purchased thicker wires and heavier hooks to make our hanging system even stronger.
Timetable on Friday 24th May
6.15pm Coach House opens
6.15pm Hand in paintings
6.30 onwards Hanging the exhibition
Thursday 28th March 2019 at 7pm
Art Demonstration by Yvonne Taylor
The Yellow Chair in Acrylics using a Palette Knife
Yvonne graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1998 and subsequently won many prizes for her art work. She uses acrylic paint, palette knives, brushes and cloths as well as tools to scratch back into the wet paint. Her subjects are cityscapes, landscapes and interiors. For our demonstration Yvonne will paint a copy of her Yellow Chair painting.
Ist Prize - Anne Murdoch
2nd Prize - Margaret Burnell
Thursday 14th March 2019
You are invited, once again to take part in our annual, informal painting competition. This will take place on Thursday 14th March.
The canvas boards to be handed out are 8in x 8in are supplied by Robert Andrew and are free to members.There are a couple of 10in x 8in rectangular boards left over from last year for those members who prefer to work with these dimensions. We also have square watercolour boards for those who prefer to use watercolour. You are free to choose your own subject and medium but please do not sign your painting as the artist is anonymous. Please place your completed painting in the white envelope provided and bring it to the club on Thursday 14th March when all the paintings will be displayed and members will vote in a secret ballot. Robert has once again agreed to frame these paintings in a white frame for a special rate of around £12 per painting. You will get the opportunity to sell your picture in a special display at our exhibition in the Coach House at Greenbank Gardens at the end of May.
1st prize £20 token
2nd Prize £10 token
Sunday 2nd December 2018
Our stall at the House for an Art Lover
Our Exhibition was a great success. It was a bonus that the lovely weather brought many visitors to Greenbank Gardens and then to the Coach House to look round our exhibition. We sold 16 paintings in all and several little ones on small easels. Congratulations to all those who sold paintings.
A huge thank you to all our wonderful art club members who gave of their time in preparing, hanging and manning the exhibition. We could not have done it without your help. Many thanks to Janet Forry for sharing her expertise and professional knowledge in hanging the paintings. A big thank you to James for his time and skill in designing the posters, invitations and flyers, also to Suzanne for organising the delivery and framing of the small paintings as well giving extra help when It was needed.
Thursday 29th March 2018 at 7pm
William Dobbie - Landscape in Oils
We welcome William Dobbie to the club next Thursday. Wiilliam was born in Glasgow and is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art. Living in Glasgow, ships and the Clyde had a special fascination for him and so he began his series of maritime paintings. His success in these followed with an offer to be the official artist to the Tall Ships race in 1999 and 2011. Landscapes, townscapes and portraits also interest him. As we have not had a landscape demonstration this year, we have asked William to paint a landscape in oils. For more information : williamdobbieart.com
Thursday 15th March 2018
COMPETITION and AUCTION
Thank you to everyone who took part in our auction last Thursday. The total amount raised was £169.30. This money will go towards the cost of our exhibition at the end of May.
Our Competition winners were:
First - Eileen Cumming
Second - Catherine Fearns
Third - Dorothea Anderson
Photos of the paintings will be displayed here after framing.
Thursday 1st February 2018 at 7pm
Peter Nardini - Scene with Figures in Acrylics
Peter came to our club a few years ago and was the members’ popular choice to return and give another painting demonstration this year. He has a particular interest and skill in figurative art and was commissioned to do a painting for Scottish Ballet. This painting, 'Rehearsal' is on permanent display in the foyer of the Theatre Royal. Peter likes to work with acrylic paint using a dry brush. This gives a paste like quality to his work. He plans to paint a scene with figures, using acrylics.
For more information: peternardini.com
Glenda and Ida at our stall at the House for an Art Lover
Sunday 3rd December 2017
Sunday 3rd December 2017 11am- 3pm
Christmas Fayre - House for an Art Lover
Eastwood Art Club Stall
We have once again been allocated a stall for this popular, seasonal event. If you would like to contribute your paintings to our stall, please bring them to the House for an Art Lover on Sunday 3rd December between 9.30 and 10am and take any wrappings away with you. Labels will be available to you on the day. Unsold paintings can be collected at 3pm. For new members, we exhibit under the name Eastwood Artists.
Thursday 2nd October 2017 at 7pm
Thomas Cameron - Built Environment in Oils
Thomas graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and now lives in Glasgow. He likes to work with images of the seemingly ordinary, places and situations that are often overlooked due to their familiarity. He is especially interested in the quick snapshot of a subject compared to the slower process of painting it in oils. Nature and the built environment are favourite subjects for his art work. Thomas will demonstrate for us the art of painting buildings in oils.
For more information: thomascameronart.co.uk
Thursday 21st September 2017 at 7pm
Fiona Wilson - Portrait in Oils
Our first demonstrator, this session, will be Fiona Wilson who specialises in portrait painting as well as figurative work. Fiona also enjoys painting cityscapes and is drawn to the light in the cities which she captures using the medium of oils. When painting portraits, she is interested in telling stories through her models and creates oil paintings and monotypes on themes of personal fairytales. Website: fionawilson.net
Fiona Wilson - Portrait in Oils
Thursday 21st September
After graduating from Glasgow School of Art, Fiona took up various teaching posts in Scotland and the North of England. However on returning to Glasgow, she discovered the Glasgow Print Studio and her love of painting was reborn. As a child she had always enjoyed sketching something or someone. For some reason, the human face, with its individual characteristics was something she felt compelled to capture. Because of the success of her figurative and portrait paintings, Fiona is regularly commissioned to paint portraits. She will paint a portrait in oils for us. For more information: fionawilson.net
Thomas Cameron- Built Environment in Oils
Thursday 2nd November 2017
Thomas graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and now lives in Glasgow. He likes to work with images of the seemingly ordinary, places and situations that are often overlooked due to their familiarity. Drawn to the aesthetic of the snapshot, the ephemeral nature of such images is contrasted by the slower process of oil painting. Nature and the built environment are favourite subjects for his painting. Thomas will demonstrate for us the art of painting buildings in oils.
For more information: thomascameronart.co.uk
Peter Nardini - Scene with Figures, in acrylics
Thursday 1st February 2018
Peter did a painting demonstration in our club several years ago and was a popular choice this year for a return visit. Well known for his figurative art he was commissioned to do a painting of Scottish Ballet and his painting, called 'Rehearsal' is on permanent display in the foyer of the Theatre Royal. Peter works with acrylic paint using a dry brush. This gives a paste like quality to his work. He will paint a scene including figures, using acrylics.
For more information: peternardini.com
William Dobbie Demonstration Landscape in Oils
Thursday March 29th 2018
William was born in Glasgow, a city famous for its shipbuilding. Here he found a love and inspiration in its maritime heritage. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art, the sea was often the subject of his paintings. William was the official Artist to the Tall Ships' visits In 1999 and 2011. He prefers to paint in oils and watercolour. As well as seascapes he enjoys painting landscapes and will paint a landscape in oils for our demonstration.
For more information: williamdobbieart.com
Eastwood Artists Art Exhibition 2017
Congratulations to all those members who sold paintings at our recent exhibition.
Eleven paintings were sold as well as three unframed paintings.
Many thanks to all our members who helped out at the hanging of the exhibition, the Preview night and at the Sales Desk over the weekend. A special thanks to Douglas for his sterling work in hanging the paintings. A big thank you also to James who designed all the posters, flyers and invitations.
Maggie Downer's Finished Painting
FIRST PRIZE Lady with Tulips by Moira MacAskill
THURSDAY 16th MARCH 7pm
COMPETITION AND AUCTION
Our annual competition will take place this year on Thursday 16th March.
Please bring along your completed unsigned painting (in the white envelope provided) for the secret vote. After the Competition, the small paintings will be displayed at our exhibition in May.
Robert Andrew has offered to frame them again for £9 in time for our exhibition.
This is our auction night so please look out any unwanted art materials or saleable items you may have at home. Home baking always welcome! All proceeds will go to the Art Club.
Janet Forry September 22nd
Janet Forry has had connections with our club for many years. She is President of the Southern Art Club as well as a local professional artist. Janet is also a successful art tutor and is well known to most of our club members, many of whom attend her classes. Some years ago, Janet did a portrait demonstration for us. In September Janet returns to paint a landscape in oils. You can see more of her work at : janetforry.co.uk
James Orr November 3rd
A few years ago, James Orr's demonstration was very well received by the club members. We have asked him to come back to the club in November to paint a landscape in acrylics. James is based in Troon and you can see his wonderful seascapes and landscapes on the website : jamesorrartist.com
Joe Broadley February 2nd
Joe Broadley is Vice President of The Paisley Art Institute and exhibits widely. He gets his inspiration from the paintings of the Impressionists and the Colourists. Landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes are his preferred subjects. Joe also enjoys working with the light and colour of European locations. We have invited Joe to come in February to paint a Tuscan street scene for us. You can see Joe's work at: joebroadley.weebly.com
EXHIBITION FINAL WORDS
A final thank you to all our members who helped to make our exhibition and the 30th anniversary celebrations such a success. As Ida said in her speech, ''You are the club.'' and this was very evident in the willingness, cooperation and good humour of all those who took part.
A special thanks to James for sharing his professional skills in designing all the posters, flyers, invitations and mugs as well as our logo which features at the top of each of our web pages.
Also thanks to Douglas and Richard for providing and using their platform ladders to facilitate the hanging and taking down of the exhibition.
Please note. Payment for sold paintings will be posted out to those people unable to attend the final two weeks of this session.