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THE ART WORLD

NEWS, VIEWS, INFORMATION AND SPECIAL EVENTS IN THE ART WORLD
Karl Terry Night Time, Albert Bridge, oil, 12×12in (30.5×30.5cm)

Every Wednesday between April and September, come rain or shine, members of the Wapping Group of Artists meet to paint outdoors at locations in London and along the river Thames. The group was established in 1946, initially to record the busy life of London’s dockland, but the group now paints anywhere between Henley and the Thames estuary. ‘Almost incidentally,’ the ‘Wappers’ say, ‘they have recorded the changing face of London and the river Thames for over 60 years.’ The annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, is a delightful exploration of London and its river – and the year’s weather – as experienced by this unique group of 25 artists, featuring over 120 works in various media. There will be an opportunity to meet some of the artists at the gallery on February 26 (5.30 to 8pm) when three members of the group will demonstrate how they paint the same subject in their own styles and media. No booking is necesasary and admission is free; www.wappinggroupofartists.co.uk

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Welcome to our February issue with our extra 16-page guide to art courses and holidays for 2018, including Kevin Scully's article on what to take into consideration and what to pack to make the most of the opportunities offered by a structured course away from home. Our artists also offer plenty of ideas and inspiration for painting a variety of subjects in a broad range of media, including pastel pencil animals, a horse in watercolour, trees and an orchard in pastels, mixed-media collages inspired by old buildings, a photorealist self-portrait in oils and more. In addition, Hazel Soan starts her new three-part series on light and shade in watercolour by explaining how to train your eye to see and interpret tone, Judi Whitton demonstrates how to mix and exploit a wide range of lively greys in your watercolour paintings, while Paul Gadenne shows why and how acrylics can be the key to achieving greater spontaneity in your work. Be inspired and enjoy trying some new ideas under the guidance of our fantastic team of contributing artists!