THE June meeting of the Newton St Cyres Art Group was very well attended and it was lovely to see everyone catching-up.

On June 28 we were very pleased to have Tiverton Artist, Belinda Reynell demonstrate her skilled use of oil paints to produce a semi-abstract treescape.

This was achieved using a limited number of paints, mixed with a cold wax medium, and by focusing on developing the light and dark areas of the composition. 

It was fascinating to watch Belinda deftly apply the oil paints with scrapers to suggest a tree lined pathway with her signature “pop of pink”.

Interestingly, Belinda used the scrapers to scrape and drag the still wet paint to suggest tree trunks and branches.

The artwork was further enchanted by the use of oils sticks, sponging and splattering the paint.

The resulting painting was “magical” with great depth and many of the attendees commented on how inspirational this demonstration was.

The next demonstration, on July 26, will be Nature Journalism.