HORNSEA ART SOCIETY

The Monthly Art Challenges

The MARCH 2021 Art Challenge

"Inspired by the work of Norman Ackroyd"


The March challenge for Hornsea Art Society members is to produce a piece of artwork in any medium inspired by the work of Royal Academician Norman Ackroyd. Below are the submissions from members....

I've allocated this page of the website exclusively for the members of Hornsea Art Society. This is where they will exhibit work created for their Online Monthly Art Challenges.

ROLLING SEA by Phil Ramsdale

ROLLING WAVES by Phil Ramsdale

CLIVE MYRIE by Phil Hargreaves

Charcoal and Gesso on a 20" x 16" canvas board.

"I visited Norman's website and was particularly struck by the moody monochrome landscapes....but I'm saving that for another day. As I'm doing the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Week at the moment, I thought I would have a go at a monochrome version of Clive Myrie."

MILFORD SOUND by Mary Medforth

Watercolour

I chose this for its atmospheric quality.

PAULL RESERVE by Stan Pougher

Coloured Pencils

Certainly a challenge. I tried one in watercolour, but failed to achieve the subtlety of Norman's work. So I tried again using coloured pencils.

STONE CREEK by Stan Pougher

Watercolour

MOODSCAPE by Jude Howe

Glass platter, fused and slumped 20cms x 20cms

"IT'LL BRIGHTEN UP LATER" by Stan Pile

Acrylic on Canvas 41cms x 51cms

LOOKING TOWARDS MAPPLETON by Janet Stott

Painted in Ink and Bleach

THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON by Christine Humphrey

Watercolour pencil

VIEW FROM NORTH BRIDGE TO TIDAL BARRIER by Phil Ramsdale

THE SWISS ALPS by Phil Hargreaves

I based this on a photograph I took of the Alps not far from Grindelwald and the Jungfrau. It is in acrylics on a 16" x12" canvas.

HORNSEA BEACH by Blanche Lee

Inspired by Norman Ackroyd I grabbed some charcoal that has been sleeping in my bedroom for years, not a medium I use. It's good to try something different though. I had to settle for Hornsea beach as things are at the moment, but I shall search my holiday sketches for some Greek cliffs for the next one.

RIVER HUMBER by Stan Pougher

Watercolour and Graphite

NORTH CAVE WETLANDS Nunmber '1' by Selina Fennell

Watercolour

SEA SPRAY by Steve Truelove

Created in the Procreate APP on the iPad.

I really love the amazing texture brushes in this App that make this kind of image possible. Probably regarded by many as 'cheating', it's a way of creating textured artwork quickly and easily. This took me no more than seven minutes to put together, using eight different layers, some blended together. 

NORTH CAVE WETLANDS NUMBER '2' by Selina Fennell

Watercolour

NORTH CAVE WETLANDS NUMBER '3' by Selina Fennell

Watercolour

CALPE IN SPAIN AT CHRISTMAS by Aileen Marozzi

Pastels

I found the challenge more difficult than I thought, not being good at watercolour. This is my pastel take on it.

WOLF IN THE WOOD by Aileen Marozzi

Pastel on Velour Paper

LANDSCAPE by Aileen Marozzi

Pen and Watercolour wash in sepia

CARNAC STONES by Gillian Fitzpatrick

THE CRUEL SEA by Steve Truelove

Acrylic

Basically, just a very quick splash, bash, crash painting with a large brush, trying to put energy onto the watercolour paper before I have time to think about what I'm doing.

If I paint slowly and deliberately it never works for me. 

LANDSCAPE Number '1' by Phil Ramsdale

LANDSCAPE Number '2' by Phil Ramsdale

LANDSCAPE Number '3' by Phil Ramsdale

LANDSCAPE Number '1' by Blanche Lee

LANDSCAPE Number '2' by Blanche Lee

LANDSCAPE Number '3' by Blanche Lee

LANDSCAPE Number '4' by Phil Ramsdale

LANDSCAPE Number '5' by Phil Ramsdale

MONOPRINT Number '1' by Selina Fennell

MONOPRINT Number '2' by Selina Fennell

BLUE by Blanche Lee

Board, Paper, Acrylic & Pastel

LANDSCAPE Number '6' by Phil Ramsdale

LANDSCAPE Number '7' by Phil Ramsdale

LANDSCAPE Number '8' by Phil Ramsdale

MONOCHROME MOODSCAPE by Jude Howe

Glass Platter, fused and slumped. 20cms x 20cms

A SCOTTISH LOCH by Janet Stott

Acrylic

I couldn't resist a spot of colour.

SPURN by Janet Stott

Acrylic

Always atmospheric.

DOG DAYS by Phil Hargreaves

Acrylic

This is as close as I get to watercolours. I've kept a restricted palette of rather muted colours to try and get closer to Norman's style. And yes, it's my puppy on Hornsea Beach.

THE ROAD TO SETTLE by Irene Hardy

Drypoint Etching

I had a play with a bit of drypoint etching yesterday. This is my first submission for this month's challenge.

STORM GATHERING OVER STUMP by Irene Hardy

Drypoint Etching

My second piece, also done yesterday.

FREEPORT TREES by Jan Harris

Watercolour

STILL WATERS by Judy Flanagan

WINTER PLOUGHING BY THE WENT HILLS by Ann Stockburn

STORM by Helga Carmichael

DEEPDALE by Irene Hardy

Inkwash

APPROACHING SNOWSTORM by Steve Truelove

Another effort created on the iPad in the PROCREATE App.

WHAT A GREY DAY by Liz Brash

Not been painting much recently but made myself start again by having a couple of attempts at the challenge. A view somewhere in west Scotland! Need to catalogue my pictures better!!

CATCHING THE RAYS by Liz Brash

LANDSCAPE by Kate Gendle

MOUNTAIN MYSTERY by Pam Williams

Watercolour

DURHAM CASTLE by Pam Williams

Watercolour

Inspired by 'January Sunrise, Dinham Weir'. I tried to depict the twigs by cutting into a small rectangualr piece of hot pressed paper, painting the cut side, and using it as a stamp.

OUT AT SEA by Judy Flanagan

Charcoal on brown paper

EARLY LIGHT, √ČTRETAT by Pam Williams

Watercolour

Inspired by 'The Gap'

CRASHING WAVES by Pam Williams

Watercolour

Also inspired by a study of rough seas in extreme weather off the Gaspé peninsula, Canada, by Nita Engle. I used hot pressed paper, a lot of water, and one of her triads, Antwerp Blue, Cadmium Scarlet and Aureolin.

ON THE BEACH by Phil Hargreaves

Acrylics

Another version of the beach approaching Hornsea from the south. Mainly done with fingers on a small canvas. Had to get some birds in there somewhere.

HOUSE IN THE VALLEY by Gerry Leggett

LIVING BY THE LAKE by Gerry Leggett

THE WATER WHEEL by Gerry Leggett

RENEWAL by Rachel Crawford

This piece is a sample worked on fabric using primarily acrylic paint and stitch. It is a preparatory study for a project based on the garden that will be shown in a group exhibition called 'In Search of Possibilities'.

FOLLY ONE by Celia Woodall

I used some sketches and photos of a local scene. In this one I started with a monoprint to try to establish some atmosphere. I then applied wax and an ink wash. Finally I used pen and ink and collage.

FOLLY TWO by Celia Woodall

This one is much looser, and again I started with a monoprint, but this time over a treated wax surface. I then added an ink wash.

EMLEY MOOR TRANSMISSION MAST, WEST YORKSHIRE by Sue Daniels

STEVEN by Deborah Crosby

This is Steven - he sits on the flat cover of my chimney pot every morning and stamps his feet, waking me up at 6.30am, so I thought I would get up early and paint him.

FROGS by Deborah Crosby

SEA FEVER by Christine Humphrey

Pencil & Ink

DOWN IN THE VALLEY by Christine Humphrey

Pencil & Watercolour

SUNDOWN by Irene Hardy

Digital

MIGRATION by Phil Hargreaves

I noticed that Norman often includes birds in his prints, and was inspired by the one of a flock of birds which was quite abstract against a mountain backdrop. I haven't got the gear for printing, so instead I made a stencil of a swift and repeated it in various shades of grey (not 50) superimposing the darker ones over the paler ones.

SEA STACKS by Steve Truelove

PROCREATE App on iPad

Although I do love the Procreate App on my iPad I do find it a bit fiddly at times. This effort was unlike most of the stuff I do on the App. Usually I have very little patience and dash something like this off in less than ten minutes - tops - using about five or six layers. I was struggling with this one to be honest, faffing and fussing about, not really knowing how to get the result I wanted, and in fact I ended up using all 20 layers.....the maximum you can have in Procreate. None of the layers were blended together which is not the way I usually work in Photoshop 6 (yes, it's that old) on my ancient gas powered computer. I would have done more with it, by deleting a couple of the layers, but I couldn't work out how to get rid of them....and to be honest I didn't fancy Googling for the answer. Old age....no patience, I'm sorry to say.

LAKE DISTRICT Number '1' by Blanche Lee

Watercolour wash sketch with digital additions created in the Procreate App on the iPAD

LAKE DISTRICT Number '2' by Blanche Lee

Watercolour wash sketch with digital additions created in the Procreate App on the iPAD

CHURCH AT HOWDEN by Blanche Lee

Pen, ink and wash

BRACKEN HILL by Ann Jackson

Acrylic

LANDSCAPE Number '1' by Sylvia Barker

Watercolour

LANDSCAPE Number '2' by Sylvia Barker

Watercolour

STORM AT SEA by Deborah Crosby

Felted Wool

MYSTERY FOREST by Mary Medforth

Charcoal

GLIMPSE OF SPEY, EARLY EVENING by Chris Caley

Pencil sketch

LANDSCAPES/SEASCAPES Number '1' by Rosie Robinson

Copic (Alcohol ink) pens on Yupo paper, plus alcohol

4 inches

LANDSCAPES/SEASCAPES Number '2' by Rosie Robinson

Copic (Alcohol ink) pens on Yupo paper, plus alcohol

4 inches

LANDSCAPES/SEASCAPES Number '3' by Rosie Robinson

Copic (Alcohol ink) pens on Yupo paper, plus alcohol

4 inches

STORMY BAY by Steve Truelove

Another seascape created in the Procreate App on the iPad. 

14 Layers, no blending, and probably used about eight different brushes.

IN THE HIGH ALPS by Phil Hargreaves

Liquid Charcoal

This is definitely a new departure for me. It's my first attempt using Liquid Charcoal. I used washes of varying intensities to start with to block in the mountains and then worked with charcoal pencils and pastels to add a bit more definition.

COW & CALF ROCKS by Phil Hargreaves

CASTLE IN THE MIST by Phil Hargreaves

DERWENTWATER by Phil Hargreaves