Author: Joy Hardy

Weekly Meetings and Exhibition

Weekly meetings resumed some while ago and those members who have been able to return have enjoyed the inspiration and feedback which has been missing this last while. Some of us have not been happy to return while there is still a requirement to wear a mask during the sessions, and we look forward to… Read more »

Back to Business

Finally, we are able to announce that Ellon and District Art Group is able to meet again in person. Hooray! Our first meeting will be on Thursday September 9th, in the Kirk Centre from 10.30 – 1.30. We need to put in the usual Covid safety precautions, and this will all be explained at the… Read more »

Summer outing to Ellon Castle Gardens

The weather was kind to us last week for our summer get together. Ten or so of us were able to make it along to Ellon Castle Gardens for a morning of socialising and a little sketching. We all thoroughly enjoyed meeting up and are anticipating that it won’t be long before we can re… Read more »

Summer break

After a few weeks of meeting up by the river in Ellon, the group is taking it’s summer break. We are planning an outing to Ellon Castle Gardens in August; hopefully the weather will oblige and we will enjoy a social gathering, with the opportunity to do some painting and sketching in these very pleasant… Read more »

Meeting up at last

Relaxation of Covid restrictions and a spot of decent weather has allowed us to return to our outdoor gatherings down by the river in Ellon. We are planning to continue these throughout June, and then take a break in July, though we hope to have a summer outing [date and venue yet to be arranged]…. Read more »

Chiroscuro, Still Life and Movement

In our recent on line meetings we have looked at various styles and types of painting, illustrating our thoughts with examples from both renowned artists and our own efforts. We discussed the use of light and dark to emphasise and create drama and there are many examples of this in classical art, but we also… Read more »

Sharing Our Creative Journeys

Recent Zoom Sessions have been spent relating how we have developed our creative talents, and what and how we now enjoy painting. We had an interesting contribution from Janet who described how her work had metamorphosed from black and white photography through precise, detailed watercolour paintings to her current softer, more spontaneous style, experimenting with… Read more »

More Young Talent

Several members of the group have artistic talent in their family; Sandy’s granddaughter, Rebecca is studying art at West of Scotland University. Collieston is one of her favourite places and here is her painting of the village entitled Collieston at Low Tide.