Palm Art Award Nominee 2019

I am happy to say that I have been nominated for the Palm Art Award again this year. The award was first installed 16 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.

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Exhibition at a Castle in Weymouth Twin Town

At the end of May I will be attending a group exhibition at a moated castle in Germany. Many people are expected to come to this annual event.

More than 30 artists will be displaying their works on Saturday and Sunday. I will be taking my easel to paint and demonstrate.

Haus Opherdicke is a moated castle which really is more like a manor house with a moat. It overlooks the valley of the river Ruhr and is popular with local people at weekends.

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How to paint a river estuary

You may have been waiting for the finished painting after following the various steps in my earlier posts. Well, here it is. Putting the finishing touches to the painting I gave it more warmth by adding burnt sienna to the raw umber for the pebbles on the river bank. I also darkend the water with a stronger tint of blue also mixing in some burnt sienna in places. Finally I added a couple of extra points of interest. You will notice the seagull sitting on the decaying boat and the person sitting on the wall at the boat house.

I have since delivered the painting to my customer who was very happy with the result.

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Artists on German TV – Joel Rea

I am happy to be able to show my own series of films on my slot on a German tv channel. The programmes presenting artists belonging to AERA the Association Embracing Realist Art are being broadcast once a month. Every time a new member has 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 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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Joel Rea

This month the production is about the Australian artist Joel Rea who creates fantastic images full of hidden meanings. We are looking forward to your comments or you may prefer just to click on the LIKE button below.

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Hope Cove – Acrylic Painting

seascape

This is a painting in acrylics on canvas panel of Hope Cove in Devon, England. The beach is deserted outside the peak season. It is near here where filming took place for the “Coroner” tv series.

The painting is 13x18cm in size.

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How to paint a river estuary – part 8

Next the decaying boat and the riverbed in the foreground were to be worked on in more detail. I wanted to add grass and some bigger stones. I used a fine brush to lay in the grass with quick strokes applying a variety of greens. The different shades of green were created with mixes of cadmium yellow or lemon yellow with raw umber or ultramarine blue or cobalt blue. For the very bright shades I added a little white colour.

Again I sent my customer a photo to let him know about the progress.

I´ll post the next steps asap.

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Local Exhibition 2019 summary

Last Saturday and Sunday my friend Peter and I participated in a local exhibition together with about 60 other artists. The event took place in a hall of a former coal mine where the miners used to receive their wage packets. Several other large rooms were densely packed with different exhibits from pearls to hand knitted items. Although the organisers had arranged for all the painters to fill one room it turned out not to be the ideal venue for our kind of work.

However we received lots of praise and many expressions of admiration often followed by interesting discussions. I was able to spend some time painting at my table easel as well.

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Local Exhibition 2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday I will be participating in a local exhibition together with about 60 other artists. For me it will be the first time at this venue following the advice of a friend who has exhibited there before. The event takes place in a hall of a former coal mine where the miners used to receive their wage packets.

Visitors pay a small entrance fee of less than £ 2. Children go free. Fees for exhibitors are also quite reasonable.

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How to paint a river estuary – part 7

After finishing the boat house, the adjoining wall, and the boats in the middle distance I turned to the decaying boat and river bed in the foreground. I used raw umber to stipple down the pebbles with a well worn brush twisting and turning it to create a variety of textures. White was added to the raw umber for another layer of pebbles and burnt sienna and in some parts even prussian blue came into play for the darker areas.

I was able to employ the same colour mixes for the decaying boat itself. Larger areas were covered with a no.5 flat brush following the planks of the boat. Details and smaller areas saw me busy with a no.2 round brush which I had trimmed with my scissors to give it a very sharp point.

After a number of sessions I was able to send my customer another photo to let him know about the progress.

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How to paint a river estuary – part 6

After telling you about all those exciting activities I recently experienced it is time for part6 of my commission of a river estuary painting.

After putting the finishing touches to the trees with many layers of different shades of green I started on the boat house. Mixing lemon yellow with a touch of burnt sienna I achieved the lovely warm tones which are almost leaning towards shades of orange. The bricks were stippled in with dabs of raw umber using a no.1 brush. I made sure it was not too much in focus as the building is almost a background feature.

The adjoining wall was painted in much the same way. However, I decided to make the tones much darker. Shadow areas received a thin layer of raw umber adding ultramarine blue where appropriate.

Over a period of several days I also started on the boats on the opposite side of the river.

Again I sent the image to my customer to let him know about the progress and give him a chance to comment on any changes that he might want. Glad so say he was happy.

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