RampArts Group

Due to Covid-19 our weekly meetings remain cancelled until further notice. This page is to allow Rosemary to post projects and completed work from members. Send completed work to Rosemary at [email protected]

17 Nov 2020 Rosemary: This week I would like you to think about animals. As we did last year with the portraits, draw a picture of your favourite animal without taking the pen off the paper. This could incorporate different movements of your animal and the lines will overlap but will make it come alive. You can take your pen off the paper but put it back in the same place!  Try to fill the whole paper and shade or colour the shapes left between the lines.

Pieces this week from Angela, Brenda, Chris C, Margie, Pat T, Paul, Steve, and Veronica

Steve Chambers:  Autumn

RA2 Chambers, Steve Autumn

Chris Corker: Autumn Colours

RA2 Corker, Chris Autumn Colours

Margie McEvoy: Autumn, Collage

 RA2 McEvoy, Margie Autumn   RA2 McEvoy, Margie Collage

Paul Morel: Autumn

 RA2 Morel, Paul Autumn

Veronica Taylor: Portrait, Still Life, Corner of Autumn

 RA2 Taylor, Veronica Portrait   RA2 Taylor, Veronica Still Life   RA2 Taylor, Veronica Corner of Autumn

Angela Tovell: Autumn

RA2 Tovell, Angela Autumn

Pat Turner: Autumn

 RA2 Turner, Pat Autumn

Brenda Ward: Autumn, Portrait of a Stranger

RA2 Ward, Brenda Autumn   RA2 Ward, Brenda Portrait of a Stranger

10 Nov 2020 Rosemary: Every year we do something based on Autumn - we have covered most aspects - colour, movement, mist and mellow fruitfulness, etc and this year the title is just Autumn. The challenge is that your picture should be produced only one and a hal inches (or approx 3cm) square! Out with the tiny paint brishes and fine pens!

Pieces this week from Paul, Sylvia, Steve and Veronica.

Sylvia Beaumont: Cyclamen

RA2 Beaumont, Sylvia Cyclamen

Steve Chambers: Goldfinch, Pied Flycatcher, Swift, Wren

RA2 Chambers, Steve Goldfinch   RA2 Chambers, Steve Pied Flycatcher   RA2 Chambers, Steve Swift   RA2 Chambers, Steve Wren

Paul Morel: BOOK COVER Madingly Mystery

RA2 Morel, Paul Madingley Mystery

Veronica Taylor: Zephyrus, Greek God of the Gentle West Wind

RA2 Taylor, Veronica sculpture1   RA2 Taylor, Veronica sculpture2   RA2 Taylor, Veronica sculpture3


3 Nov 2020 Rosemary: No particular project set for this week so you can catch up but while you are reading or watching television perhaps think of an illustration for the book/play/film/programme etc.  We produced book jacket illustrations once which were very effective. Keep creating! Pencils, crayons, charcoal, paint, cut-outs all good. And good for us!   Pieces this week from Angela, Margie, Steve and Veronica.

Steve Chambers: Light and Shade, Coulour, Line and Composition

RA2 Chambers, Steve Light and shade, colour, line and composition

Margie McEvoy: Distance

RA2 McEvoy, Margie Distance

Veronica Taylor: Dining In The Square

RA2 Taylor, Veronica Dining in the Square

Angela Tovell: The Garden,   The Glasshouse

RA2 Tovell, Angela The Garden   RA2 Tovell, Angela The Glasshouse


27 Oct 2020 Rosemary: I love the way Jan has used light and shade in her portrait so I thought we would remind ourselves about the elements that make up a picture - light and shade, line, shapes and most of all - composition. Purely from your imagination, and under the title Still Life or Garden or Landscape, create a picture thinking about the components above. No worries about perspective or photogrpahic accuracy just excite us with your individuall take on this.

26 Oct 2020 Lots of lovely pieces this week from Angela, Cynthia, Helen, Jan, John, Paul, Ron, Rosemary, and Steve C.

Cynthia Bidwell: Carpet of Gold

 RA2 Bidwell, Cynthia Carpet of Gold

Steve Chambers: Supermurm

RA2 Chambers, Steve Supermurm

Helen Culnane: Distance Doodle

RA2 Culnane, Helen, distance doodle

Ron Dickens: Stonechat, Goldcrest, Blackbird on Nest

RA2 Dickens, Ron Stonechat (acrylic)   RA2 Dickens, Ron Goldcrest (acrylic)   RA2 Dickens, Ron Blackbird on nest (relief carving on lime)

John Garstang: Fen House

RA2 Garstang, John Fen House

Rosemar Millar: The Quay at Old Grimsby

RA2 Millar, Rosemary Quay At Old Grimsby

Paul Morel: Thank You Mr Besos

RA2 Morel, Paul Thank you Mr Besos

Jan Powell: Grandson Ben

 RA2 Powell, Jan Grandson Ben

Angela Tovell: Walled Town

RA2 Tovell, Angela Walled Town

20 Oct 2020 Rosemary: no project this week just "doodle" with a good black pen and see what comes out. Could be the start of a picture or a work of art in its own right! Everyone's doodles are completely original!

19 Oct 2020 Work this week from Chris C, Paul and Angela

Chris Corker: Stairway to Distant Beyond

RA Corker, Chris Stairway to Distant Beyond

Paul Morel: Collage

RA Morel, Paul collage

Angela Tovell: Pines, and Willow

RA Tovell, Angela Distance   RA Tovell, Angela Distance2

12 Oct 2020 This week's projects from RosemarySteve's lovely picture is an inspiration for us to have a go at portraiture and led me to suggest a rather unusual challenge: when you pause your television programme, particularly during a drama, you get wonderfully expressive actions and facial expressions. Quickly make sketches of the bits that interest you (preferably not when someone else is trying to watch TV!)  and see if you can create a picture from them. Notice the eye levels and light and shadeAlternatively, do some collage (easy, no paint needed!). I cut out bits of colour from one magazine (see photo below) and now I really want to make something out of these shapes. Remember, the photographs you send will look great in their reduced form.

RA Miller, Rosemary Colours

Lots of work received this week from Chris B, Steve, and Veronica

Chris Boyland: Landscape

RA Boyland, Chris Landscape

Steve Chambers: Grandson Levi, Distance

RA Chambers, Steve Levi   RA Chambers, Steve Distance

 Paul Morel: Three pieces from the summer

 RA Morel, Paul candle  RA Morel, Paul Guthrie seta  RA Morel, Paul light beams

Veronica Taylor: DISTANCE - Love you Grandma, Australian Distance

RA Taylor DISTANCE Love you Grandma   RA Taylor, Veronica DISTANCE Australia photo

 4 Oct 2020  The project for this week from Rosemary. "We have heard a good deal recently about social distancing so the theme is "Distance". Abstract or representational. Remember things get small in the distance and there is less contrast between things".


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