Thurs 13th Dec 13.30 Cafe at Mall Gallery for 2.00pm vsit Annual "Oils" Exh.

Oil painting was effectively invented in the Nederlands in the 14th century because unlike Italy whee the dominant medium was freso, Northern climates (including ours strangely!?) are too damp for frescoes! It then spread over the Alps to Italy.

The great advantage was it took much longer to dry so one could easily alter the painting.

Oil colours are pigments bound be to the surface of wood or canvas with linseed or poppy oil. Another advantage is it can be applied in thick buttery layers (impasto) qv Turner's sunsets such as "Fighting Temeraire" or in thinned washes (glazes).

There will be a small entry fee of £2.50 payable at entrance desk and an Admin fee of £1 payable to Denise. If we get more than 10 attending, the entrance fee will be £1.50 only!

This annual exhibition  showcases the best of contemporary oil painting in Britain and those of you have been to the galleries before will know its a nice small intimate gallery which is normally not too crowded so one can get close to the paintings!

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  • Ilona

    nicely prepared - in depth knowledge on selected paintings: entertaining and informative. would go again :-)

    December 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic opportunity to visit a gallery I've walked passed many times. Beautiful pieces enjoyed by good company and a welcoming host.

    December 13, 2012

  • Donald A.

    Excellent introduction and discussions on paintings. Many interesting paintings

    December 13, 2012

  • Steve I.

    Thanks for organising the gallery tour today, we enjoyed your introductions and the discussion. Looking forward to the next meeting.

    1 · December 13, 2012

  • denise k.

    Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow in the Mall Gallery.
    I will be in the cafe at half past one with a 'Meetup" sign. Take care, Denise
    My mobile in case anyone needs to contact me is[masked]

    December 12, 2012

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