Exhibition at a Shopping Centre Goes Online

Due to Corona Virus restrictions, our exhibition at a shopping centre has now gone online. Continuing our shop hire at a major shopping centre my friend Peter and I used to take turns opening the shop on Saturdays. As customers are no longer allowed to visit non essential shops we have put our exhibition online.

A complete set of the works will be shown within the next few days.

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Corona or Covid19 or SARS-CoV-2

In these trying times art has to come second. So here is some information I have collected on the virus outbreak which might be of interest to you. Just my thoughts and I am not a medical expert. So there is no guarantee that everything I´ve said is gospel.

  1. NHS Advice
    Corona or Covid19 or SARSCoV2 is mostly contagious before you know you´ve got it and during the first 7 days of developing symptoms. That is why we are told to self isolate for 7 days if we have not had any contact with anyone while anyone we have been in contact with has to self isolate for two weeks. This is because it may be two weeks before symptoms show. Find WHO FAQs here.
  2. Reaction to Restrictions
    Restrictions have been imposed to limit the number of people admitted to hospital all at once. Therefore it is vital for everyone to adhere to the NHS advice as not to overload the system which would kill more people. Anyone can spread the virus so do not think the advice does not apply to you. You do not want to be responsible for someone´s death. A young lady tells of her terrible ordeal.
  3. Herd Immunity
    Here you can learn more about the idea of creating herd immunity by letting the virus spread to infect a large percentage of the population. Normally vaccination is used to achieve herd immunity. The vaccine does not make people ill but it tells the body how to cope with the virus should you contract it. So you do not fall ill. At present there is no vaccine so everyone contracting the virus will fall ill with the risk of overloading the health system.
  4. Respirators
    It has been suggested that more respirators are required to save lives. This BBC article will tell you that you cannot expect to buy that kind of equipment even from high tech companies over night.
  5. Help your neighbours
    Vulnerable people will self isolate without showing symptoms making sure they do not catch the virus. These people may need your help. The least you can do is phone your friends and neighbours more regularly so that they do not feel lonely. Their tv does not replace a chat. After all solitary confinement is classed as torture.
  6. A Taste of No-Deal Brexit
    Border controls have been introduced throughout Europe to slow the spread of the virus. It is a concerted effort by EU countries. This has lead to long queues at borders as checks were introduced. It reminds us of Yellow Hammer preparations in case of a no deal Brexit. Only this is for real and it is only temporary. Read here about 60 kilometer traffic jams at borders.
  7. Panic Buying
    People seem to think that having to self isolate you have to buy stacks. Shops only run out if too many people buy much more than they need. Production and supplies of everyday goods are readily available. So there is no need to stockpile. You will find that empty shelves will be full again once panic buying stops. This should also be a warning of things to come in case of a no-deal Brexit.

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If this does not move you – nothing ever will

At times like these, maybe Europe brings hope. See what the European Anthem does to people

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Artists on German TV – Helen Cottle

Every month the international group of artists AERA present a member on German TV.

Today there is a new co-production with Graeme Stevenson introducing acrylic painter Helen Cottle from Australia. It´s in English with German subtitles.

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In my series of films on a German tv channel I present artists belonging to AERA the Association Embracing Realist Art. The films are being broadcast several times a month. Members have their work put in front of a wide audience. German subtitles are added 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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Exhibition at a Shopping Centre – Today

shop front

some of my paintings

sizeable pieces

Painting by Peter Kempf

Continuing our shop hire at a major shopping centre my friend Peter and I take turns opening the shop on Saturdays. Today it is my turn again. Hoping for customers to come out despite virus scare everywhere.

We have had quite a few visitors in previous weeks. We have both been able to sell paintings too. One of the visitors also came to attend our art club last night.

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How to Paint an Autumn Tree – Video No.286

Today I have chosen another painting exercise by Michael James Smith. In this 8 minute time lapse and speed painting video he shows us how to paint an autumn tree. It is a detailed realistic painting. It will work both with oils and acrylics. The full 5 hour lesson is available for free from his website.

Hope you like my choice of the day.

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Exhibition at a Shopping Centre – Today and Tomorrow

shop front

some of my paintings

sizeable pieces

Painting by Peter Kempf

Having hired an empty shop at a major shopping centre my friend Peter and I take turns opening the shop on Saturdays. This week Peter will be there on Friday and Saturday.

We have had quite a few visitors in previous weeks. We have both been able to sell paintings too. One of the visitors also came to attend our art club last night.

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Lesya Liu on How to Find Your Target Market

modified pixabay photoThis information will be useful to people who want to find the right market for their products. It tells social media users how to connect with their audience.

Although it is not art specific it should work for artists too.

As this blog is meant for artists as well as art lovers it may help both. Artists and collectors will learn how to meet and interact online.

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How to Paint a Sunset – Video No.285

In this video Chuck Black shows us how to paint a sunset over a lake. In just under 10 minutes this acrylic speed painting video demonstrates the process from start to finish.

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Meeting the Painter Herdin Radtke

artist Herdin Radtke

Herdin Radtke

Today I should like to introduce you to the painter Herdin Radtke. As you will have read in previous posts he was the artist I shared a booth with at the Creativa Arts Fair in 2018.

Herdin is a life-long artist who started out on his own after learning from other professionals. He sold his first paintings to a gallery early on in his career and went on to paint and sell his works in Rome. He later moved to Spain living next door to Salvador Dali for six years. He was even commissioned to restore some of Dali´s older paintings.

Herdin also spent many years in France where he still owns a house. Today he lives in his native country Germany. He teaches oil painting in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France with the occasional trip to Marocco. Herdin has developed a special approach to blending oils allowing his students to achieve very encouraging results in a single course.  He is the author of a number of books on oil painting. He has developed several painting  DVDs with instructions on various subjects from apples to candles and floral still lifes.

If you are interested please contact Herdin. Being a well-travelled veteran of the arts world he speaks several languages including English so by all means write to him.

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