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SEATON: Art society treated to colourful display

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Seaton and District Art Society members were treated to a very colourful display of painting and a talk by Sara Bor, entitled “Colour and Texture in Oils”.
Sara originally worked for a long time in the field of children’s animated film and she showed members some of her work from that period, explaining that her deep involvement with colour and colour mixing started at this time.
She had also explored some of the wilder fringes of the art world, at one time growing grass in a sheep-shaped field and then allowing sheep to graze on it, thus creating a very thought-provoking image.
Her free approach to painting came as no surprise therefore, as she created the first layer on her canvases by throwing, wiping, scraping and brushing acrylic colours onto the canvas .
The audience were invited to participate, which they did with gusto, but showing that even this very free method of starting an image did in fact require an experienced touch and an eye for colour to get a pleasing result. Sara chose certain colours that she could see emerging from the acrylic layer and then mixrf them in oils. Since the bottom layer was now dry she was able to start applying the oil paints, again hardly using a paintbrush but referencing sketches she had made at the scene as she swirled scrapers and rags over the canvas.
The results, which were unfinished images as yet, were scenes of great depth and subtlety . She promised to post the final results on her website.
The next demonstration will be in the Town Hall on April 7th named “Ways and Means with Soft Pastels”. All welcome with £3 charge for visitors.

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