Saturday, February 24, 2007

Last friday of the month

The last Friday of every month the Eynsham Arts Group meet up in the Bartholomew Rooms in the village square. We swap ideas, encourage one another's work, hold exhibitions and have guest speakers. Please take a look at the website if you'd like to know more.

Anyway, last night we were given a impressive demonstration by Ron Freeborn, who is an extremely gifted painter and an excellent teacher.

The demonstration was about life drawing....something I know little about and it was fascinating to learn tips and techniques to make portraits come to life. During the second part of the evening I had volunteered to be a model.....I hadn't realised he was going to paint me in oils from scratch, no drawing first!! And all in under 30 minutes.

Not only that, he generously let me keep it afterwards and very kindly signed it. What a brilliant evening, rounded off with some Timothy Taylors finest in good company at the Queens Head.

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