Wildlife artist joins Honiton Art Society

Artist Mick Loates, who joined Honiton Art Society to demonstrate the art of watercolour painting.

Artist Mick Loates, who joined Honiton Art Society to demonstrate the art of watercolour painting. - Credit: Archant

Mick Loates demonstrates painting in watercolour.

Wildlife artist Mick Loates joined more than 50 members and visitors at Honiton Art Society’s first Autumn meeting.

Mick has illustrated numerous wildlife books using graphite and watercolour techniques during a career which has spanned more than 40 years.

At the society’s meeting he said he had travelled widely and exhibited throughout the UK and abroad, selling to collectors around the world.

For his demonstration Mick painted a watercolour landscape. He advised members and visitors always keeping the paper damp to prevent unwanted hard edges.


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After his initial washes, he continued to add further layers of colour with a little more detail creating a soft moorland scene.

Whilst waiting for the painting to dry he answered questions.

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The next meeting of Honiton Art Society takes place on Monday, November 11, at Awliscombe village hall, where there will be a demonstration of seascapes in oils by Roy Lang. All are welcome.

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