Sarah Corner´s New Book

AERA member Sarah Corner has recently published a book about her work. It is a collection of some of the paintings she has created over the last 17 years since she moved to Ireland. It includes detailed notes and images on how the work was created as Sarah wanted to pass on her techniques and encourage a deeper understanding and appreciation of realist art in the modern world (A4 size book with 102 pages of colour images and easy to read text). The book can be purchased via Sarah´s website

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How to paint hyperrealism – Video No.271


This 2 1/2 minute video shows the Dutch Hyperrealist Tjalf Sparnaay painting a small section of his interpretation of Johannes Vermeer´s painting “The Milkmaid”.

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Sold at 2018 Art Auction in Favour of Underprivileged Children

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Lake View

In September one of my works went on auction in favour of underprivileged children. My painting sold well above the reserve price.

I was pleased to have been able  to donate the painting to help a good cause.

The painting is 40x50cm in acrylics on canvas.

A large number of art collectors and visitors attended the auction.

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New Gallery Representation

Wulffs House – Recklinghausen – photo courtesy Dr.Strickling

A little while ago I was approached by Wulffs House Gallery in a nearby town to show my work together with other painters and sculptors. The grand opening of the gallery will take place on November 3. The mayor of the town will be present.

The elegantly styled gallery presents contemporary art in the centre of the old part of Recklinghausen close to popular restaurants. Wulffs House was built in the late Baroque period back in 1780. The listed building was renovated in the 1980s.

The town itself is famous for its annual festival presenting renowned theatre productions. The festival was introduced after the war to benefit artists and miners alike with the area’s mining industry contributing to the reconstruction of Germany. Click here for more information about the festival´s history.

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How to paint a seascape – Video No.270


In this 7 1/2 minute speed painting video Eva Volf shows us how to paint a seascape. Eva creates very impressive works using just a few colours to achieve dramatic effects. The technique can be used in both oil painting and acrylics.

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Torbay Guild of Artists Summer Exhibition Photos 2018

The TGA Summer Exhibition at the Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay will draw to an end on September 30. My paintings were part of it. Torbay Guild of Artists (TGA) joined forces with DAS (Devon Art Society), and Brixham Art Society as well as Paignton Art & Crafts Society to stage the event. I am a member of both TGA and DAS.

The photos show some of the works which are on display.

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How to study traditional oil painting – Video No.268


This is part two of short videos by maestro Michael John Angel who explains the various stages students go through to study traditional oil painting techniques. He points out how his students take drawing classes 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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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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