Judith Hoste recently tutored a workshop on Norfolk Island with 10 painters attending.
We had 5 half days of painting with each day taking us to a new location, covering all areas of the lovely Norfolk Island. We painted views along the coastline, the Convict settlement at Kingston, the countryside around the St. Barnabas Church and the Queen Elizabeth gardens. After the last morning of painting we held an exhibition of the week’s work and everyone was amazed how great it all looked. A great week was enjoyed by all.
Judith will be going again in 2017 as there are many more areas to paint.
Thanks to everyone who entered work in the Gosford Show Exhibition.
We would like to thank our judge Karen McPhee for doing a great job, which is challenging with so many different styles and subjects, plus great work!
We had 103 paintings from 46 artists entered this year.
The exhibition looked very good, nice and open, good for people viewing. We received many comments on the standard of the work and the mix of subject material from these people. Considering the weekend weather we had 419 through on Saturday and 279 on Sunday.
Congratulations to Vincent Cavanaghfor having the only sale of the exhibition with his painting titled ‘Steampunk Castle.’
The voting went very well for the People’s Choice award, with Christine Armstrong winning with her painting titled ‘The Solitary Tree’ a beautiful jacaranda.
I would like to thank Fran Mackey for doing a great job with the labels when she was not very well.
A big thankyou to everyone who worked shifts on the roster on such terrible wet days and thanks to the husbands and ladies who did such a great job putting up our screens, then dismantling them at the end of the exhibition, your help is greatly appreciated.
Results of the judging ..
Open Sec.1 1st Faye Alexandria H/Commended Beryl Crofts Commended to Dennis Whalen and Camelle Denny
Section 2/Oil-Acrylic. 1St Richelle Hampton H/Commended Barbara Hayhurst Commended to Christine Armstrong and Peta Lilburne
Section 3/Work On Paper. 1St Anthony Liem H/Commended Vincent Cavanagh Commended to Merreice Strange and Christine Armstrong
Section 4/Photography. 1St Denise McKnight H/commended Alan Kwok Commended to Alan Kwok and Geoffrey Turner
Map references are from the Central Coast UBD & Yellow Pages Directory
Orana Street, Green Point – waterfront end
Map 87 L15
Memorial Park, Brick Wharf Road, Woy Woy
Map 2 E11
Hastings Wharf, Kallaroo Road, Bensville
Map 108 E3
Pearl Beach Waterfront, Pearl Parade
Map 116 H9
Lake end of Pacific St, Terrigal
Map 89 N11
Amy Street Jetty, Davistown
Map 98 B16
There are nice picnic shelters along the waterfront at Memorial Park. Good paintings looking up and down the channel with lots of boats and a hundred and one ducks
Hastings Wharf Bensville looks out over the Broadwater, the old boat shed has a lot of character. Toilet facilities have been moved from there up to the shopping centre.
It is sometime since we have been down to Pearl Beach. It is a good location and nice places to have a coffee.
The end of Pacific Street, Terrigal, is one of my favourite locations, right on the lake front near the bridge in Terrigal. The little paddle boats are colourful to paint.
Amy Street jetty looks out over the Broadwater and across to South Kincumber.
I appreciate any suggestions for new locations. If you haven’t been to our paintout mornings before come along and join in. There is no starting and finishing times, come and go as you please. Morning tea is at 10am and lunch at 12Noon. Rose BickleyPaintout Co-Ordinator ph.0428439180