Acrylic Painting of a Castle Inspired by B.C.Koekkoek

painted after B.C.Koekkoek by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Landsberg Castle

Here is another reproduction of a painting inspired by the 19th century Dutch painter B.C.Koekkoek.

It shows Landsberg Castle on a hill. On the right hand side you can see a small lake and there is a cow next to the path on the left. My painting is based on a 19th century black and white drawing.

The painting is 18x24cm in acrylics on wood.

You will find more of my landscape paintings when you click here. For an enlarged view please click on the photo. The original and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

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How to Paint an Amazing Portrait – Video No.222


Today I have chosen a 4 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. It took Vic 25 hours to complete the work.

Hope you like my choice of the day.

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Devon Art Society Summer Exhibition 2016

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Today is the last day of the Devon Art Society´s summer exhibition at St. Annes Hall, Babbacombe Rd, near Torquay.

A couple of my paintings will have been on show for a month together with hundreds of paintings by fellow members. As usual I have concentrated on west country seascapes to make sure that visitors could easily relate to the scenes.

The picture gallery shows some of the display panels and my paintings too.

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Andy Hamblin – Featured Artist

painter Andy Hamblin

Andy Hamblin

Andy Hamblin started his career at Southend School of Art & Design followed by a very successful career as an international commercial artist for over 30 years.

After winning several creative industry awards Andy decided to become a professional ‘fine artist’, capturing his deep and profound love of the English countryside in every painting. Andy loves the fine details to portray the beauty and intricate textures that nature creates.

He often takes photographs for studio reference, before committing himself to months on the canvas. Andy Hamblin follows in the footsteps of the ‘great masters’ creating classic, timeless landscapes. His works let you share his personal experience with nature sensing the emotional connection to take you on that journey of discovery.

Andy Hamblin kindly agreed to becoming the latest addition to my Featured Artist page. I admire his realistic oil paintings very much.

Art collectors will love his beautiful fine art paintings and the beautiful landscapes.

There is a link to his website when you click on the image above.

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Devon – Video No.D01


England offers a wide variety of motifs for landscape and seascape paintings.
So I have decided to show you my favourite photographs and video clips which help me remember the beauty which inspires me to paint.

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Vote for O Yemi Tubi who uses his art to accuse

Please go to the site and click on the thumbs up symbol at the top

painting by O Yemi Tubi

Fishers of Men

Tubi has made it his mission to tell the world about their wrong doings. His well executed paintings accuse and really make you think. Every one of them contains a political statement.

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Brian Robinson – Featured Artist

photo of artist Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson trained as a graphic designer at Art School followed by a successful career in the advertising industry.  During that time painting was his hobby. With the advent of computerised graphics Brian quickly discovered that pushing a mouse around wasn’t at all exciting. As his pictures were selling quite well he decided to become a full time artist.

Brian is inspired by the colour and the play of sun and shadow of a subject be it woodland, a rural scene, watery reflections or boats. Brian believes that wherever you look there is a painting waiting to be done – it’s just a question of seeing it!

Brian Robinson has agreed to becoming the latest addition to my Featured Artist page. I admire his realistic watercolour paintings very much.

Art collectors will love his beautiful fine art paintings and the variety of subjects.

There is a link to his website when you click on the image above.

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Alwyn Crawshaw – President of Devon Art Society

Yesterday I had a chat with Alwyn Crawshaw the famous art tutor, tv personality and writer who is also the president of our art society. Alwyn has written 29 books for Harper Collins and has made eight television series totalling 68 half hour programmes.

Being responsible for our society´s website I went to ask Alwyn´s permission to display some of his works on our gallery.

He was very forthcoming and I am pleased to be able to present the result now. Here is a link to the new page.

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How to Paint a River Landscape – Video No.221


Today I have chosen a 15 minute speed painting video by Michael James Smith. He creates wonderfully detailed realistic paintings. Michael works in his studio with his father who is a well known painter himself. Watch how this landscape develops with multiple shades of one colour to form a tree or the grass on the river bank.

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Top Tips – Paint Properties – Video No.220


Today Don Nederhand of Royal Talens tells us about the properties of artist´s paints. In this almost 15 minute video he explains the importance of the markings on the paint tubes. He demonstrates the difference between dyes and pigments, about lightfastness and transparency.

Hope you like my choice of the day.

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