NAROMA Art Society Exhibition at a Castle

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In July our NAROMA Art Society participated in a festival at Styrum Castle in Germany. We gave a painting demonstration and exhibited and sold our creations.

The photographs give you an idea of our display.

Styrum Castle saw lots of visitors on the day with numerous clubs presenting shows and activities for the public with special events for children. The annual festival attracts thousands of people every year.

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Dewerstone Rocks – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Dewerstone Rocks

Here is another painting for my next exhibition with Devon Art Society. It shows a beautiful rock formation on the path to Dewerstone Rocks near Shaugh Prior in the Dartmoor National Park.

There is a National Trust car park at the foot of the hill. A pleasant walk takes you to these rocks which are to be found about half way up to the picturesque main rock formation. Dewerstone Rocks themselves are very popular with climbers.

 

The painting is 30x40cm in acrylics on wood. It is mounted on a white 40x50cm wood panel.

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Exhibition Closing Today

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After running for two months the exhibition of our NAROMA Art Society closed today. We had chosen the title – Impressionists Mirrored in the Modern World“. It was to indicate that a number of the paintings on display were deliberately chosen to present mirror images of famous impressionist paintings. Some 80 works of art were there to be admired by the public.

The highlight of the show was a septych, a set of seven paintings combined into one to represent Monet´s water lilies. It stretched to almost half the size of Monet´s eight metre long original.

We also ran a competition which gave visitors a chance to win one of the paintings if they guessed the number of mirror images correctly.

More than 30 visitors had attended the grand opening back in May. The slide show will give you an idea of the event.

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How to Paint Ocean Waves – Video No.239


Today I have chosen another painting exercise by Michael James Smith In this 18 minute time lapse and speed painting video he shows us how to paint ocean waves. It is a detailed realistic painting. It will work both with oils and acrylics.

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Solo Exhibition at Valence House open until July 29


The Mayor of Barking & Dagenham, Councillor Eileen Keller, spoke at the grand opening of my solo exhibition at Valence House to commemorate the achievement of the people of Dagenham. The 10 minute video presents extracts from the addresses held at the event. It also gives an insight into the history of the two town story and displays the paintings which will be on show until Sat 29 July 2017. Photographs of the event can be viewed here.

The opening address was presented by Alan Gorsuch, Freeman of the City of London. Alan and his wife Dorothy have been our friends for well over 50 years.

Limited edition prints of the Dagenham Civic Centre painting together with postcards and fridge magnets of some of he paintings as well as the originals can be purchased from the museum´s shop.

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Result – Which frame should I use?

As you can see I am no longer undecided regarding which frame to use for my new painting. Having asked that question on the Painters Online Forum I had a number of useful suggestions.

You can still send me your comments.

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Which frame should I use?

I am undecided regarding which frame to use for my new painting.

Maybe you can help and cast your vote or send me your comments.

The painting is 30x40cm 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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Rocks on the Moors – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Rocks on the Moors

Preparing for my next exhibition in Devon I have painted the scene you can see here. It shows a beautiful rock formation at Hound Tor on Dartmoor.

Wikipedia tells us that Tors are landforms created by the erosion and weathering of rock. It is considered likely that tors were created by geomorphic processes.
It is thought that the Dartmoor granite was emplaced around 280 million years ago, with the cover rocks eroded away soon afterwards, exposing it to chemical and physical weathering processes.

Dating of 28 tors on Dartmoor showed that most are surprisingly young, less than 100,000 years old, with none over 200,000 years old. They probably emerged at the start of the last major ice age.

The painting is 30x40cm in acrylics on wood.

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How to Paint Trees Part 2 – Video No.238


Today I have chosen part 2 of Michael James Smith´s 14 minute speed painting video on how to paint trees. If you want part 1 first, please click here. He creates a detailed realistic painting of trees on a river bank. In part 1 he started with an underpainting applied to a sketch. Here he shows us how to add the finer details. It will work both with oils and acrylics.

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Another Landscape inspired by B.C.Koekkoek – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

after B.C.Koekkoek

Following my exhibition at the Koekkoek Museum in Cleves I have created another interpretation of a painting by the 19th century Dutch painter B.C.Koekkoek .

I had started the work whilst demonstrating at the museum. It was completed in my studio which took me about two weeks.

In order to move the scene from the 19th century to modern times I have left out a number of figures of the original work which the Dutch master was so famous for.

The painting is 30x40cm in acrylics on wood.

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