Apologies for this unashamed blog post advertising a rival club.
Ok I know we aren't rivals really but it's a different club.
Carlton village hall has a small but slowly increasing group of artists that was started in oct 2012.
The village hall committee then asked that the club to support its first Art and Craft exhibition last year and it was well attended but not many sales I hasten to add.
So this is the second Village hall exhibition and they have again asked that the art club supports it this Sunday 15th June from 2pm till 4pm and there wil be refreshments on sale. Entry is £1.00
It is open to all residents of Carlton and surrounding villages not just members of the club.
There will hopefully be a few other crafts on show as well but I don't know too much about them
Certainly the addition of ex Carlton resident and now popular and very well known professional artist Steven !ingham will be the highlight.
He will be bring along one of his recent completed paintings of a bear that I've seen and is simply stunning. Priced at £3500 it would certainly grace any household.
However if you haven't got that kind of money he is also bringing along some cards suitable for any occasion and he has slashed fifty per cent IFC their usual price so will be on sake at just a £1.00 each.
When I first started painting seriously about four years ago I excitedly got hold of large canvasses and rushed into copying great paintings and painters I liked. Fabian Perez very much fitted into that list.
I started this painting a few years ago then pushed it aside when I felt I couldn't add to it anymore.
I'd started it in acrylics and it got to a point where I wasn't able to finish it and it sat in the corner of my room staring at me daring to pick it up again.
As I progressed larger canvasses then intimidated me so I got smaller and smaller , all the while with this and a few other paintings sitting in my subconscious waiting to be finished.
I mentioned this to another art club friend who gave me the encouragement to got back to larger ones with a lovely comment last week. "You're getting good at this aren't you ,"
So I finally picked it back up last night and finished it with a liberal addition of oils having taken some tuition from a good couple of friends in the use of oils.