Reference Photographs

Sometimes a scene needs a little extra

photo by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Budleigh Salterton

If you are looking for reference photos which you are allowed to use without infringing copyrights here are some links.

THE STOCKS gives you a complete list of sites but also includes paid services
Vector Graphics gives you what it says. Much of it is free
Unsplash has thousands of free photos
PEXELS also has thousands of free photos a few will be identical with the ones on Unsplash
PIXABAY again has thousands of  free photos
Gratisography too

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How to study traditional oil painting – Video No.267


In this 8 minute video maestro Michael John Angel explains the various stages students go through to study traditional oil painting techniques. He points out how and why his students are taken through these steps to achieve mastery. 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 Art Auction in Favour of Underprivileged Children

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Lake View

At the end of September one of my works will go on auction in favour of underprivileged children in a major city near my home town. My painting was accepted amid many others by several artists who have submitted a painting each.

The number of entries are 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.

The painting is 40x50cm in acrylics on canvas.

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

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Torbay Guild of Artists Summer Exhibition 2018

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer HillebrandFrom September 14 through September 30 I will be participating in the TGA Summer Exhibition at the Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay. Torbay Guild of Artists (TGA) are joining forces with DAS (Devon Art Society), and Brixham Art Society as well as Paignton Art & Crafts Society to stage the event.

The picture on the left shows one of my works which will be on display with many others by members of the different art societies from the area listed above.

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Path by a Lake – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

path by a lake

This painting of a path by a lake was inspired by B.C.Koekkoek. Compared with the master´s own work you would notice that there are not as many cows and I have also left out the people. That way it is not immediately recognizable as a 19th century landscape.

The painting is 40x50cm in acrylics on wood.

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How to paint a portrait – Video No.266


In this 20 minute video Isabelle Richard paints a portrait. The time lapse speed painting video shows all the important steps from the first marks made on a darkened canvas to the finished portrait.

Isabelle is a self-taught artist living in Canada specializing in portraiture who creates amazingly beautiful realistic paintings.

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Still Life Series – Stones in Space

miniature by Pat Harrison aka Rainer HillebrandThis still life painting shows pebbles floating in the galaxy. It combines an almost abstract background with realistic objects.

It is 13x18cm in acrylics on canvas panel.

I painted this still life after intensive work on a large landscape painting which took several weeks.

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Award Winning Miniature Painting

I am pleased to have received photographs of my certificate and trophy after winning the DAS Centenary Award for Miniatures at the society´s summer exhibition. The pictures show the photographs together with my winning entry. The trophy was first introduced for the society´s 100th birthday in 2014.

The juried competition was held at St.Anne´s Hall, Babbacombe, Torbay, Devon. There were several hundred paintings on display from many different artists. More details and photographs of the exhibition can be found on the society´s website.

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How not to worry about failure – Video No.265


In this 6 minute video Eric Armusik tells us not to worry about failure. We should learn from our mistakes and persevere to reach new heights. Eris sees failure as the road to success. While he is sharing his advice you can watch Eric paint.

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Still Life Series – Soap Bubbles

paintings by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Soap Bubbles

This still life painting shows soap bubbles on a colourful background with drops of water. In a way it combines an abstract background with realistic objects.

It is 18x13cm in acrylics on canvas panel.

Painting still lifes is a relaxing way to experiment with new ideas. They are quicker to produce than landscapes since you usually do not have to put too much detail into it. If you get the composition right it will turn out to be quite attractive.

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