On Monday night our members enjoyed an absorbing and fascinating evening with Michael Moss, who demonstrated his totally
unique style of painting. Michael brought along some finished examples of his work for any new members who had not seen his work before.
Michael works flat and with a very wet paper previously soaked in the sink, and worked on a bed of old news papers. He then applied
a liberal coating of Gum Arabic straight from the bottle, spreading it with his hands.
He applied paint straight to the brush (a 3 inch domestic paint brush) and then on to the paper. He used a number of colours before
allowing it to dry to the desired point, then started to remove paint in selected areas with paper, brush and fingers. The process required a
certain amount of Zen, but the result was superb.
As Michael said, he was not trying to paint a picture, but trying to paint light. Michael's workshop at the end of the month is well
subscribed and for those of you who are going to attend, please bring plenty of old news papers and perhaps wear an apron or older clothes.
You will also need Gum Arabic or Oil Medium (according to your choice of paint). Michael demonstrated in water colour and in oils so be
sure to bring along your preferred medium.
Alan K. Society President.
MICHAEL MOSS WORKSHOP 28 MARCH 2020 NOW CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS