How to Paint a Seascape – Video No.274

These speed painting videos by Eva Volf complete her series of a seascape painting. Eva creates very impressive works using just a few colours to achieve dramatic effects. The technique can be used in both oil painting and acrylics.

part 3 almost 6 minutes

part 4 just 7 1/2 minutes

final part almost 7 minutes

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How to Paint a Seascape – Video No.273


In a little more than 5 minutes this speed painting video by Eva Volf shows us how to paint a seascape. Eva creates very impressive works using just a few colours to achieve dramatic effects. The technique can be used in both oil painting and acrylics. Part two of the five part series takes another 6 minutes or so. More will follow.

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Still Life Series – Strawberry Ice Cream

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

strawberry ice cream

This still life painting shows a bowl of strawberry ice cream with extra cream and added strawberries.

It is 18x13cm in acrylics on canvas panel.

Still life paintings are good fun for both me and my collectors. I try to keep them simple but attractive.

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Merken

Merken

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How to Paint a realistic Portrait – Video No.272


Today I have chosen another less than 5 minute speed painting video by Vic Harris. He creates wonderfully detailed realistic paintings. Vic is a retired doctor who only started painting in 2010. Watch how this portrait develops from a sketch via a monochrome underpainting to the finished oil painting. The grisaille was done using an airbrush and acrylic ink. It took Vic 100 hours to complete the work.

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Contemporary Artists on German TV

I have started my own series of films for a German tv channel. The first two programmes presenting artists belonging to AERA the Association Embracing Realist Art have been broadcast on a German TV channel. Once a month a new member will have his or her work put in front of a wide audience. I have added German subtitles where necessary to make it accessible to viewers who are less fluent in English. The productions will not only be shown on the German TV channel several times over but they have also been entered into the station´s free public media library.

You can view the first two 20 minute videos by clicking on the following images.

artist Eric Armusik

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

 

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Watercolour as Fine Art – Video No.270


In this 10 1/2 minute video Jill Poyerd explains why watercolour is fine art. Jill talks about the prejudices people have about watercolours and how some of the world´s greatest artists used it to its full potential. Jill also compares it with other paints from oils to egg tempera. Examples are given to show master pieces of present day artists.

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Vernissage at a New Gallery

Yesterday I attended the grand opening of the gallery at which I was asked to exhibit some of my paintings. The show started at 11 am and still had not finished when I left after the mayor´s speech at 5 pm. There were lots of visitors throughout the day.

The gallery presents contemporary art from abstract to figurative in the centre of the old part of Recklinghausen near my home town.

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How to study traditional oil painting part 3 – Video No.269


This is part three of short videos by maestro Michael John Angel who explains the various stages students go through to study traditional oil painting techniques. He points out how painting still lifes help his students acquire the basic skills to become masterful. Michael John has established Angel Academy of Art in Florence as a unique college for aspiring artists to learn the skills of the old masters.

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2018 Amnesty International Art Auction in Germany

High Expectations

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Half-Timbered Building

Amnesty International are going to hold their annual auction of art works on December 2 this year. This tradition has become established over the past 40 odd years. I have been contributing some of my works since 2013.

This year I have submitted the two paintings on the left. The first one shows people in front of government buildings apparently expecting to be left standing in the rain. The second painting shows a half-timbered building in a nearby town.

My paintings will be auctioned off together with the works of many other artists.

Amnesty will be able to use the fund-raising exercise to aid people around the world and artists will get the opportunity to present their works to a wide audience during the auction.

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Sarah Corner´s New Book

AERA member Sarah Corner has recently published a book about her work. It is a collection of some of the paintings she has created over the last 17 years since she moved to Ireland. It includes detailed notes and images on how the work was created as Sarah wanted to pass on her techniques and encourage a deeper understanding and appreciation of realist art in the modern world (A4 size book with 102 pages of colour images and easy to read text). The book can be purchased via Sarah´s website

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