Watercolour Seascape – Video No.229

Today I have chosen a 9 1/2 minute video showing Grant Fuller painting a seascape in watercolour. Grant explains his actions as the painting progresses.

If you want to learn more about Grant Fuller, please click here for his personal website.

Hope you like my choice of the day.

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Lifeboat Painting – Supporting RNLI

acrylic painting by Pat Harrison

Lifeboat Painting after a Photo by Martin Fish

The RNLI is one of many worthy organisations deserving our support. This painting of a lifeboat is now for sale with the profits being donated to the RNLI. The painting is based on a photo by Martin Fish with kind permission of RNLI.

The original was painted in acrylics on 24x32cm Hahnemuhle fine art carton and comes in a 30x40cm mount. Please contact me via my contact page to enquire about the original or limited edition prints which are available in different sizes.

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Civic Centre Dagenham – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Dagenham Civic Centre

This is the third one of 14 paintings which I am preparing for my upcoming solo exhibition at a museum in Greater London in 2017.

The painting in acrylics on wood size 40x50cm shows the art deco building of Dagenham´s Civic Centre built in 1937.

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Reproducing a van Aelst Still Life – Video No.228

Today I have chosen a 4 1/2 minute video showing the process of reproducing a still life. The 17th century original by van Aelst emerges in beautifully fresh colours.

The Dutch painter Willem van Aelst was employed at the Medici Court in Florence for a while. During his life time he has created many wonderful still lifes.

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Painting at a Shopping Centre in December

painted by Pat Harrison alias Rainer Hillebrand

painting of a shopping centre

easel, paintings and cards by Pat Harrison

booth and easel

In recent years I have been able to exhibit and paint at a shopping centre. It has become a regular two-day event in my annual diary for the weeks running up to both Easter and Christmas.

The photos show my painting of the shopping mall and last year´s display.

I shall be painting winter landscapes although winter has not arrived yet. As it is under cover it does not matter what the weather is like. A number of finished paintings, limited edition prints and postcards will be for sale. I usually get a fair number of visitors and many stop to talk to me.

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Barking Abbey – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Curfew Tower – Barking Abbey

This is the second one of 14 paintings which I am preparing for my upcoming solo exhibition at a museum in Greater London in 2017.

The picturesque old ruin is the only relic on this site still standing from the dissolution of the monasteries.

Behind the Curfew Tower you will come across the foundation stones of the original abbey layout.

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2016 Amnesty International Art Auction in Germany

painting of a mining museum in Germany

Mining Museum

painting by Pat Harrison

Collage

A couple of days ago I handed in my paintings for the annual auction held by Amnesty International in my home town. This tradition has become established over the past 40 years. I have been contributing some of my works for the past three.

This year I have handed in the two paintings on the left. They show local scenes. The one I have called “collage” depicts several local sights such as the football stadium, the planetarium, the mining museum, the theatre, and the university. The water represents the river and the area´s reservoir.

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

The auction will help both Amnesty International and the participating 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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2016 Art Auction in Favour of Underprivileged Children

painting by Pat Harrison

Lake with Tree

On the last Sunday of October one of my works went to an art auction intended to benefit underprivileged children in a major city near my home town. Dozens of works of art were sold with many artists having submitted a painting each.

The number of entries were restricted to one item per artist so I am happy to say that my painting in the photo on the left was one of them. Of course there were abstracts too.

A large number of art collectors and visitors always attended these auctions.

It was important to me that the proceeds from the sale will go to a project supported by the town´s Round Table 26 who want to help children in need.

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Valence House – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Valence House Museum – Dagenham

A little while ago I was able to tell you about my upcoming solo exhibition at a museum in Greater London in 2017. As there are some 14 paintings to be got ready for the occasion I thought I would start as early as possible. So today I can present my first work of the series.

The theme is about two towns either side of the English Channel one in England and one in Germany. They started their friendship almost immediately after WWII to help heal the wounds.

In the beginning there was just a chance meeting of an Englishman and a POW under a tree to shelter from the rain back in 1946. Today regular exchange visits continue between the towns while the two men have long passed on.

In our war ridden times a reminder of how people can overcome animosities if only the statesmen let them should be very welcome.

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Interior of a Mansion has become editor´s choice

Pat Harrison´s painting

editor´s choice – click to enlarge

watercolour by Pat Harrison

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My watercolour of the interior of a mansion has been selected by the editor of Painters Online to be featured on the top row of their gallery page albeit next to the picture of a dog (see left).

I have also received numerous favourable comments by readers and fellow artists. If you want to read what they have said please click here.

At present the painting is being pressed under a pile of books prior to being mounted. Once that is done I will be able to send it off to my client.

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