How to Mix Colours for 3D Effects – Video No.290


In this 23 minute video Andrew Tischler tells us how he mixes colours to achieve 3D effects in his paintings. We learn why he does not stick to primary colours for certain tones and mixes his own black rather than using the paint straight from the tube.

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How to paint a coastal landscape – Video No.289


In this almost 14 minute video Samuel Earp paints a coastal landscape giving detailed explanations about the process. The technique will work in oils and acrylics. Here is a link to his website.

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More Online Workshops for Artists

Artists go Online

Another painter friend of mine Alan Kingwell lives in Cornwall. He has also turned to online courses to serve his students during the Corona virus lockdown.

Students can look over Alan´s shoulder and listen to his explanations. It is almost like being in the studio with him. The students can also hold their work up to their own webcam one by one so that Alan can advise them on possible improvements.

Alan has also produced many training videos which are available for download on VIMEO. He also conducts live online classes at request.

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How to paint an Ocean Wave – Video No.288


In this time lapse video Mark Waller explains the basic principles of how to paint an ocean wave in just over 16 minutes. The technique will work in oils and acrylics. Here is a link to his website.

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Online Workshops for Artists

Artists go Online

My painter friend Herdin Radtke has been teaching in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, and France for decades. He has now turned to online courses where students save a lot on travelling expenses. Modern webcams allow course participants to look over Herdin´s shoulder and listen to his explanations. It is almost like being in the studio with him. Students can also hold their work to the camera one by one so that the tutor can advise them on possible improvements.

Herdin has also produced many training videos which are being translated into English. The starter course is available now. It will give you quick satisfactory results. The workshop can be downloaded at Herdin´s Vimeo Site. He also conducts live online classes at request. By the way his techniques ensure that there aren´t any unpleasant smells of turps and the paints dry much quicker than you would normally expect.

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Artists on German TV – Amelia Rowcroft

Every month the international group of artists AERA present a member on German TV.

Today there is a new production introducing the sculptor Amelia Rowcroft from England. It´s in English with German subtitles.

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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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Palm Art Award Nominee 2020

I am happy to say that I have been nominated for the Palm Art Award again this year. The award was first installed 17 years ago and has gone to artists from all over the world since. The juried competition will close in October and award winners will be named in December.

Last year the jury presented me with an award. Let´s see how I fare this year.

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First Online Workshop for Aspiring Artists

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Progress Report

Today I attended the first of my friend´s new online workshops. It was almost like being in the studio with him. Modern webcams offer a remarkable resolution so that the course participants were able to look over his shoulder and listen to his explanations. They would then turn round to their easels and start painting the first step of what they had just seen.

They were then asked to hold their work to the camera one by one so that the tutor was able to advise them on possible improvements. After that is was back to looking over the tutor´s shoulder to learn the next step. So it continued until everyone had completed a very satisfactory painting.

Here is a list of artists who offer online workshops.

Apart from teaching online and on location some artists also offer training DVDs in the form of downloads or on disks.

Eric Armusik covers old master techniques

Robyn Collier covers landscapes and seascapes – using the Alla Prima method in oils

Paul Coney covers seascapes and florals in watercolour and oils

Murray Ince covers landscapes and seascapes in water mixable oils, acrylics, and pastels

David Johnson covers trees, mountains, people, and water in oils and acrylics

Alan Kingwell covers landscapes and seascapes in oils

Erwin Lewandowski covers water, trees, and rocks in coloured pencils

Jill Poyerd covers landscapes and portraits in watercolour and oils

Herdin Radtke cover landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and florals in oils and acrylics teaching a special technique which he has developed to achieve satisfying results fast

Pavel Sokov covers old master techniques as a portrait artist offering training DVDs

Graeme Stevenson produces tv shows in which he presents artists from around the world

Ian Walton covers landscapes and seascapes in oils

Lorraine Watry covers landscapes and still lifes in watercolour

Joseph Zbukvic covers landscapes and cityscapes in watercolour

Doug Zider covers landscapes and seascapes in oils

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Online Workshops for Aspiring Artists

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Introduction

In these trying times of the Corona virus pandemic online painting workshops are the perfect pass time for people in lock down. Painting is enjoyable, it helps your mind concentrate on something pleasant and above all it is satisfying to create something. You will find that there is life beyond the smartphone and the television.

Painting is also therapeutic and there are a number of websites listing the benefits of painting therapies. Here is one of them. Today we do not want to go into too much detail about that side of the wonderful influence being creative can have on your well being.

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This article will concentrate on how you can learn to paint or improve your skills as some artists offer online art classes. Although I do not offer online workshops myself I have worked with artists who do. There are a number of great teachers out there and I will give you links to some of them. I will be concentrating on realist art as that is my passion.

You will be surprised what you can achieve even if at first you say to yourself “I´ll never be able to do that”.

Here is a list of frequently asked questions about what you will need to attend online classes.

What is an online workshop ?

An online workshop is an often interactive online course, session, or an online conference in which you can participate via the web irrespective of your location. Communication takes place via a webcam and a headphone. Furthermore you can communicate with your host and other participants via a live chat by exchanging text messages. So there will be sessions you can attend even if you do not have a webcam or a headphone.

Are Online Workshops Affordable?

You will find that there are courses starting from 25€ to courses stretching over several sessions which of course will lead to more value for more money.

Which technical requirements are essential?

In order to participate in an online workshop you need internet access via a PC, Mac, laptop or Tablet.

You will achieve the best audio experience using headphones, speakers or a headset.

What if I am not a computer buff?

Artists often give you a step by step explanation of how to set up you pc, laptop, or tablet both in a printable version to download and as a short video.

How do I register?

Your host will invite you to the online workshop via e-mail after you have applied to participate in a session of your choice. The e-mail will give you a link and a pass code. At the appointed hour click on the link in your course invitation e-mail and enter your e-mail address and the passcode.

For your first ever session the software will ask you to quickly install an application on your device. This will be used automatically in all your future sessions. You can install ZOOM beforehand free of charge so that you do not miss the beginning of a session. Other artists may use SKYPE.

Can I remain anonymous during a session?

You can remain anonymous by registering with your correct e-mail address and a pseudonym. The name you enter when entering a session will be displayed to other participants. It will also appear when you enter the chat.

Can I participate via my tablet, iPad or smartphone?

Yes, iOS- or Android users can follow a session via a tablet, iPad or smartphone. You can also use the live chat function. Simply click on the link in your online workshop invitation e-mail.

If you are using the Safari Browser for your Mac, iPad or iPhone you can only follow the online workshop livestream video and sound. You will need a different browser (Chrome, Firefox) for Apple devices to be able to enter a live chat.

Do I need a camera and a microphone?

Not necessarily. There are top down sessions where you just watch. You can communicate with your host and other participants via a live chat using text messages. So you do not need a camera or microphone.

Can I pass my online workshop access link on to a friend?

Sorry, but the link to the online workshop is personalized. It only works for the person who has registered for the session and for that session only. You may want to notify friends and other interested parties by sharing the link to the artist´s website and telling them about online courses. Please copy the URL and send them an e-mail or whatsapp.

Here is a list of artists who offer online workshops.

Apart from teaching online and on location some artists also offer training DVDs in the form of downloads or on disks.

Eric Armusik covers old master techniques

Robyn Collier covers landscapes and seascapes – using the Alla Prima method in oils

Paul Coney covers seascapes and florals in watercolour and oils

Murray Ince covers landscapes and seascapes in water mixable oils, acrylics, and pastels

David Johnson covers trees, mountains, people, and water in oils and acrylics

Alan Kingwell covers landscapes and seascapes in oils

Erwin Lewandowski covers water, trees, and rocks in coloured pencils

Jill Poyerd covers landscapes and portraits in watercolour and oils

Herdin Radtke cover landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, and florals in oils and acrylics teaching a special technique which he has developed to achieve satisfying results fast

Pavel Sokov covers old master techniques as a portrait artist offering training DVDs

Graeme Stevenson produces tv shows in which he presents artists from around the world

Ian Walton covers landscapes and seascapes in oils

Lorraine Watry covers landscapes and still lifes in watercolour

Joseph Zbukvic covers landscapes and cityscapes in watercolour

Doug Zider covers landscapes and seascapes in oils

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How to paint a Mountain Landscape – Video No.287


In this time lapse speed painting video Victor Yushkevich paints a mountain landscape in 1 hour 25 minutes. Enjoy the painting process without words and 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.

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