Bedford

Painting & Sketching 2 - Kempston Art Gp

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Group Leader:Anne Rogers - see Bulletin for telephone number
Time:10am to 12 noon every Thursday except during long school holidays
Venue/Location:Kempston East Methodist Church Hall, 227 Bedford Rd, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8DA
Vacancies: New members welcome

We are a group of people who love drawing and painting.

Over the years we studied and tried to paint in the style of a few of the old masters, Monet, Van Gogh, Charles Macintosh and others. Our piece de resistance however was the group picture shown here - ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jatte’ by Seurat. Click/tap on highlighted text to follow a link to Wikipedia for more information about the painting and Georges Seurat.

To begin we tried our hand at pointillism - covering the canvas with tiny points of colour as in the original. This went so well we decided we would give it a try. In the computer a copy of the painting was divided into 15 equal pieces; these were then enlarged, printed and distributed round the group to be painted with those little dots. Seurat added the border some two years after the painting was first shown, we have added it already.

The photo shows the group with the result. The original painting was over 2 metres wide, ours just over a metre.

The following term back to mixing colour as a prelude to looking at the colourful works of the Fauve group [early C19th] and trying to paint in that style. Following that some Japanese art then Still Life and more painting and drawing.

We are now beginning to think about our third giant painting!

We would like to donate the two large paintings we have now done in this manner to a home or hostel - somewhere they could be seen on a daily basis.

Anne Rogers
Co-ordinator

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