Exhibition at a Castle this Weekend

Opherdicke House

visitor´s car park 2016

This weekend I will be attending a show at a castle. Last time I went there were lots of visitors and promising sales. I am quite looking forward to it.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Posted in All Painting Media, art, exhibition experience, painting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Exhibition at a Castle in May

Opherdicke House

photo Pat Harrison

Moated Manor House

visitor´s car park 2016

After a two year break through Covid I have signed up for a show at a castle which I attended successfully a couple of times before. This is a group exhibition at Opherdicke House in Germany. It is situated close to Holzwickede the twin town of Weymouth in England. Last time I went we had lots of visitors as it is near several major cities.

As in the past some 40 artists will be displaying their works created in different techniques on various subjects. Personally I shall be concentrating on still lifes and  landscape paintings also taking my easel to give demonstrations.

The moated castle is more like a manor house with a moat. It overlooks the valley of the river Ruhr and is popular with local people at weekends.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Posted in All Painting Media, art, exhibition experience, painting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Painting Cherries with Herdin Radtke – Art Tuition Video No.335

Today I have selected Herdin Radtke´s video preview to his painting tutorial on how to paint cherries. Herdin is a professional artist who holds workshops online and in person. Here you can order the corresponding DVD.

He has toured the world from a young age from Munich to Rome and later to Spain living next door to Salvador Dali for six years.

Herdin also spent many years in France. 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.

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.

Hope you will enjoy my choice of the day.

You will find more of my seascape paintings when you click here. Originals and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Posted in acrylic, art, howto, oil painting, painting, tuition, video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cosmic Energy Song with Herdin Radtke


Today I have selected Herdin Radtke´s video to cheer us all up a little in these trying times. Go to his website to see what else he has to offer.

He has toured the world from a young age from Munich to Rome and later to Spain living next door to Salvador Dali for six years.

Herdin also spent many years in France. 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.

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.

Hope you will enjoy my choice of the day.

You will find more of my seascape paintings when you click here. Originals and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Posted in acrylic, art, howto, oil painting, painting, tuition, video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Paint Waves – Video No.334

In this about 16 min time lapse video Andrew Tischler tells us how to paint waves. He starts sketching with a brush to determine the basic design of the painting. You will notice how much detail he puts in.

You can always jump forward if you haven´t got the time to watch all of the video. You can also speed up the playback speed using the youtube settings.

Hope you like my choice of the day.

If you want to contact me personally please click here.

Find my own paintings here.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Posted in Drawings, howto, video | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Paint Buffalos – Art Tuition Video No.333

Australian artist Robert Hagan is one of my favourite painters who has been featured on this site before. In this 3 1/2 minute time lapse speed painting video he creates a wonderful landscape with buffalos racing through a river.

Hope you will enjoy my choice of the day.

If you want to contact me personally please click here.

More of my own paintings here.

If you want to be kept up to date why not sign up using the follow button below. You will receive an e-mail every time there is something new on this blog. You can unsubscribe any time simply by clicking the unfollow button.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Posted in acrylic, art, oil painting, painting, video | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Artists on German TV – Lyn Diefenbach

Lyn Studio

artist´s website click image

My new production introducing the Australian pastel artist Lyn Diefenbach will be shown on German tv in English with German voice overs. It is based on the Colour in Your Life series created by Graeme Stevenson whose show starts after a 2 minute prelude in German. You will find the English sound track in the left stereo channel. You can adjust the volume in both channels to select your preferred language.

Lyn Diefenbach is self taught and has exhibited in several countries. Lyn also holds workshops around the world and has produced video tutorials which are available via her website. More recently Lyn has taken to online teaching offering ZOOM workshops which allow you to participate from anywhere on this globe.

The film shows Lyn painting a beautiful rose demonstrating the process from start to finish.

We are looking forward to your comments or you may prefer just to click on the LIKE button below.

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.

If you want to contact me personally please click here.

More of my own paintings here.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Posted in art, oil painting, video | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to paint a winter landscape – Video No.332

In this time lapse speed painting video Victor Yushkevich paints a winter landscape in about 41 minutes after a 10 second introduction. It is fascinating to see how he creates light in his painting. He captures the atmosphere extremely well. Enjoy the painting process without words and listen to the background music.

The technique will work in oils and acrylics. You may come across one or two short adverts but the painting process will be well worth it. You can always jump forward if you haven´t got the time to watch all of the video or you can double the playback speed in the youtube settings.

Hope you like my choice of the day.

If you want to contact me personally please click here.

More of my own paintings here.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Posted in acrylic, howto, oil painting, painting, video | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Artists on German TV – Paul Stowe

Paulclick to view

My new production introducing the UK pencil artist Paul Stowe has been shown on German tv in English with German voice overs. It is based on the Colour in Your Life series created by Graeme Stevenson whose show starts after a 2 minute prelude in German. If you find the English sound track to be too faint you may prefer the English original.

Paul Stowe is self taught and has exhibited in several countries.

His very realistic pencil drawings are mainly figurative works.

The film shows Paul painting a portrait starting with a sketch and demonstrating the process from the start to the finished picture.

We are looking forward to your comments or you may prefer just to click on the LIKE button below.

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.

If you want to contact me personally please click here.

More of my own paintings here.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Posted in art, oil painting, video | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Paint a River Landscape – Art Tutorial Video – No.331

In this time-lapse speed painting video Nuwan Darshana paints an impressive river landscape with wonderful reflections in about 15 minutes. The demonstration works without a running commentary. The techniques will be useful for artists working in oils or acrylics.

Hope you like my choice of the day.

If you want to contact me personally please click here.

Find my own paintings here.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Posted in acrylic, howto, oil painting, tuition, video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment