Artists on German TV – Lucy McCann

NRWision LucyMy new production introducing the Australian painter Lucy McCann will be shown on German tv in English with German voice overs. It is based on Graeme Stevenson´s video whose English presentation starts after a 2 minute prelude in German.

Lucy McCann and her busband Barry live in Armidale, Australia. Lucy studied fashion and dress design at The National Art School which gave her the grounding in draftsmanship and design.

She won a scholarship to model with June Dally-Watkins and continued to model with the agency while designing clothing and accessories with the fashion design label, Cue. She has been a teacher of art for 20 years, in Australia, New Zealand and Italy.

The film shows Lucy choosing a motif, composing and drawing a sketch and demonstrating the painting process from the start to the finished picture.

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In my series of films on a German tv channel I present artists belonging to AERA the Association Embracing Realist Art. The films are being broadcast several times a month. Members have their work put in front of a wide audience. German subtitles are added where necessary to make it accessible to viewers who are less fluent in English. The productions are not only shown on the German TV channel several times over but they have also been entered into the station´s free public media library.

Furthermore Zattoo offer a live stream for subscribers in Europe. You can register for free. It will give you access to 89 tv channels. One of them is NRWision which features our AERA programmes several times a month.

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How to paint Trees – Video No.320

In this time lapse speed painting video Victor Yushkevich paints a group of trees in about 26 minutes after a 40 second introduction. It is fascinating to see how he develops depth in his painting. He captures the atmosphere extremely well. Enjoy the painting process without words and listen to the background music.

The technique will work in oils and acrylics. You may come across one or two short adverts but the painting process will be well worth it. You can always jump forward if you haven´t got the time to watch all of the video or you can double the playback speed in the youtube settings.

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Jan van Eyck´s Self Portrait – National Gallery Talk

The National Gallery in London, England is home to numerous world famous paintings. In this 8 1/2 minute presentation Emma Capron, Associate Curator of Renaissance Painting explaines points of interest around Jan van Eyck´s art.

Fortunately for all of us who cannot go round to the museum to attend the lectures live and in person there are recordings of the presentations available on youtube.

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Charles I by van Dyck – National Gallery Talk

The National Gallery in London, England is home to numerous world famous paintings. In this 10 minute presentation curator Lucy Chiswell explains some of the secrets of van Dyck´s painting of Charles I after a 1 1/2 minute introduction.

Fortunately for all of us who cannot go round to the museum to attend the lectures live and in person there are recordings of the presentations available on youtube.

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Artists on German TV – Barry McCann

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My new production introducing the Australian painter Barry McCann will be shown on German tv in English with German subtitles. It is based on Graeme Stevenson´s video whose English presentation starts after a 2 minute prelude in German.

Barry McCann and his wife Lucy live in Armidale, Australia. He left his profession as a chef and confectioner in 1990 to study art. He worked with water colours and experimented with other media before settling almost entirely for acrylics. Beauty always plays a major part in his works.

The film shows Barry choosing a motif, composing and drawing a sketch and demonstrating the painting process from the start to the finished picture.

We are looking forward to your comments or you may prefer just to click on the LIKE button below.

In my series of films on a German tv channel I present artists belonging to AERA the Association Embracing Realist Art. The films are being broadcast several times a month. Members have their work put in front of a wide audience. German subtitles are added where necessary to make it accessible to viewers who are less fluent in English. The productions are not only shown on the German TV channel several times over but they have also been entered into the station´s free public media library.

Furthermore Zattoo offer a live stream for subscribers in Europe. You can register for free. It will give you access to 89 tv channels. One of them is NRWision which features our AERA programmes several times a month.

If you want to contact me personally please click here.

More of my own paintings here.

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How to paint a Forest Landscape – Video No.319

In this time lapse speed painting video Victor Yushkevich paints a forest landscape in about 32 minutes after a 40 second introduction. It is fascinating to see how he develops depth in his painting with trees surrounding a lake. He captures the atmosphere extremely well. Enjoy the painting process without words and listen to the background music.

The technique will work in oils and acrylics. You may come across one or two short adverts but the painting process will be well worth it. You can always jump forward if you haven´t got the time to watch all of the video or you can double the playback speed in the youtube settings.

Hope you like my choice of the day.

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How to Paint a Coastal Scene – Video No.318

In this just over 5 min speed painting video artist Michael James Smith demonstrates how to paint a coastal scene. You will notice how much detail he puts in with different brushes to create an amazingly beautiful painting.

You can always jump forward if you haven´t got the time to watch all of the video. You can also speed up the playback speed.

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Painting Power Song with Herdin Radtke

Today I have selected Herdin Radtke´s video which is intended to cheer us all up a little in these trying times. Go to his website to see what else he has to offer.

He has toured the world from a young age from Munich to Rome and later to Spain living next door to Salvador Dali for six years.

Herdin also spent many years in France. Today he lives in his native country Germany. He teaches oil painting in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France with the occasional trip to Marocco. Herdin has developed a special approach to blending oils allowing his students to achieve very encouraging results in a single course.

If you are interested please contact Herdin. Being a well-travelled veteran of the arts world he speaks several languages including English so by all means write to him.

Hope you will enjoy my choice of the day.

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How to paint an ice cream – Video No.317


This 4 minute speed painting video by Marcello Barenghi lets us watch as he paints an ice cream cone. Marcello is a master with pencil and paper. Here he appears to add ink and spray paint to his work. On his website you will find a lot more of his fascinating videos. They have all had tens of thousands of viewers.

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New Book

Dear friends,

R. Geoffrey Blackburn has written a new book called How. The Creation Handbook. If you check out the reviews of earlier versions of this book you can get the idea of why this book applies to practically all of us. Here it is on amazon.

If you can’t think why, this might be of interest, here’s a link to Geoffrey´s original Colour In Your Life (C.I.Y.L.) video interview.

This first release of his book is a digital version which allows it to flow from device to device (tablet to phone, etc.), allowing you to zip around the book, set bookmarks, highlight areas, make notes, find words and phrases – all kinds of other cool interesting stuff.

Geoffrey says he can promise you two things:

1. This book is unlike anything you have ever read before.

2. it will improve whatever one seeks to do – be it in the realm of art, education, business, science, law, or any other of life’s endeavors since all of it involves creativity, one way or another!

Two paperback versions are coming out soon. The first is scheduled for the end of September. The second scheduled for release on 11/1/21. This second version will be in full color and feature an extensive index and other features. Content will be the same in all editions.

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