Sunday, June 29, 2014


We once again had a successful morning at the second of this season's life drawing sessions at the Portuguese Hall.

Andrew was out model this week and it was great to have such a lovely well-toned figure to draw.

Thanks, Andy, for keeping us on our toes with your interesting and often challenging poses.

Friday, June 27, 2014

June Monthly Meeting

Hanien Conradie's words and works put a new spin on "flower-painting" for us.

Her illustrated talk took us through its history and the difference between what would be called flower painting, botanical painting and landscape.

Hanien spoke of her passion for indigenous flora and its protection. She also described the research and thought process leading to her current body of work, which will be presented in November for her Master's Degree. Her paintings have become more about their meaning for her and the feelings they invoke, rather than the visual image.

Thank you Hanien for sharing your inspiration with us.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Winter Workshop - Wyn Rossouw on Colour Mixing

17 Lucky SASA members attended the workshop on 17 June, when Wyn shared her knowledge of colour mixing .

She spoke about charts for quick reference, tonal values, cool and warm tertiary colours and more.

The subject of the meaning of the wording on tube labels was touched upon and we also learned some interesting facts about the actual colours and their origins. She also demonstrated to us the wisdom of always applying colour "fat over lean" to prevent cracking.

Thank you Wyn for a superb workshop.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Winter Life Drawing sessions ...

The first of our 2014 winter life drawing sessions at the Portuguese Club went well. Thanks to our wonderfully professional model, Nola, for braving the cold and sitting for us.

Her interesting poses made for a most rewarding morning.

 (....and thanks to the faithful few who stayed behind to help pack up!)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

May Monthly Meeting - Dale Elliott

Dale Elliott lived up to his reputation as an incredible landscape artist at the monthly meeting in May.
He entertained and informed and had his audience glued to their seats.  Thank you Dale, for a great evening and for coming all the way through from Villiersdorp.