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Roger Hutchins’ exhibition opens this Thursday 6 September in the Stables Gallery at Orleans House Gallery and you are welcome to attend the private view from 6-8pm.

The free exhibition runs until 18 November 2018, and many of the works are for sale.

Retro-Perspectives will feature over 160 works in a range of media and styles, showing how the local landscape has influenced Roger’s work over the past 35 years.

Roger is also the new OHG artist-in-residence and he will deliver 8 free drop in weekend talks and demonstrations in the Stables Gallery from 2-4pm to compliment the exhibition.

These comprise:

Saturday 8th September: Watercolour landscapes

Working transparently with watercolour, laying flat and graduated watercolour washes, colour mixing, working wet-in-wet. Mark making with different brushes and the influence of paper texture. Arial and linear perspective, mood and atmosphere in the finished picture.

Sunday 23rd September: Oil landscapes

Working with a limited palette of primary colours, colour mixing. The theory of working fat over lean. Controlling tonal values and palette discipline. Possibly some mention of Impressionist techniques, probably using Monet and Pissaro as examples.

Saturday 29th September: Acrylics

What are acrylic paints, their strengths and drawbacks. The range available, from acrylic inks and pens through soft body and flow formula types and heavy body paints that mimic oils in texture. Mixing and blending colour cleanly and fast. Acrylic mediums and how to use them, mark making with various brushes, knives, etc.

Sunday 7th October: Perspective

Drawing the stable yard or either the cafe or stables gallery and using the picture to explain how to construct an image using linear perspective. Mark making with drawing media. Placing figures into a space and creating atmosphere.

Sunday 21st October: Oil Portraits

Constructing the head, drawing the features. Working with a limited palette of primary colours, colour mixing. The theory of working fat over lean, mark making and the control of values and blending edges. Glazing and scumbling ( probably on a separate picture).

Sunday 28th October: Watercolour trees and landscapes

Working transparently with watercolour, laying flat and graduated watercolour washes, colour mixing, working wet-in-wet. Mark making with different brushes and sponges, some special effects like using cling film and painting knives to manipulate the wet paint.

Sunday 4th November: Knife painting/acrylics

Working with heavy body acrylics. Mixing and blending colour cleanly and fast. Acrylic texture mediums and how to use them, mark making with various Knives, how to suggest details. We will look at the work of Kyfn Williams, Andre Kohn and Alan Cotton.

Sunday 18th November: Pastels

Hard and soft pastels, Pastel painting as opposed to drawing. Working with a dry medium, the influence of paper colour and texture, blending and mark making, optically blending. Looking at artists like Degas and Jean Ettienne Liotard (linking to the gallery collection).