Rembrandt – National Gallery Lunch Time Talk

As mentioned in a previous post the National Gallery in London, England offer half hour lunchtime talks about famous works in their collection.

Today I have chosen the story about Rembrandt´s self portrait. The presentation takes you through stations of his life showing you more of his works in the process.

Fortunately for all of us who cannot go round to the museum to attend the lectures live and in person there are recordings of the presentations available on youtube.

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Artists on German TV – Janet Knight

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A new production introducing the Australian painter Janet Knight has been shown on German tv in English with German subtitles. Janet is known for her wonderful landscapes and portraits in oils. In this 25 minute production Janet works on a self portrait.

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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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Caravaggio – National Gallery Lunch Time Talk

You will be interested to learn that the National Gallery in London, England offer half hour lunchtime talks about famous works in their collection. Fortunately for all of us who cannot go round there to attend the lectures live and in person there are recordings of the presentations available on youtube.

Today I have chosen the story of the exciting life and work of Caravaggio who was born in the 16th century and lived into the 17th. Letizia Treves the curator of later Italian, Spanish, and French 17th-century paintings tells us about three of his works and what is known about his life.

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How to Paint a Seascape – Art Tuition Video No.293

Today I have selected a time lapse speed painting video by Devon artist David Webb. He creates a watercolour seascape. In this almost 10 minute demonstration he explains the process from start to finish.

David is a well established artist who also holds workshops for private customers and art groups in various parts of England. He has written several books and contributed to a number of other publications. Here is a link to his personal website.

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Zoom Meeting with Professor Charles Harris

During the virus induced lockdown the members of Devon Art Society have been holding weekly meetings via ZOOM. This week professor Charles Harris gave us detailed explanations about a number of master paintings to be found in the National Gallery in London, England. He pointed out how the 9 design elements of the great masters were developed over centuries and how little of this has been taken forward during the last 100 years.

Details of his views can be found in his book “Trust Your Eyes“.

Charles Harris is a member of AERA the Association Embracing Realist Art.

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Foggintor Quarry – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Foggintor Quarry, Dartmoor

Here is my painting of Foggintor Quarry on Dartmoor. You will find the site within walking distance of Princetown. As it is no longer in use a lake has formed to create a wonderful scenery. The rocks look impressive and the reflections in the lake add to the overall beauty.

I learnt to paint like this from studying the old masters and reading many books by classical artists.

The painting is 30x40cm in acrylics on fine art.

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Pomegranate Painting by Herdin Radtke – Art Tuition Video No.292

Today I have selected Herdin Radtke´s introductory video to his painting tutorial on how to paint pomegranates. Herdin is a professional artist who holds workshops online and in person.

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 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.

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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Still Life Series – Chestnuts

still life painting of chestnuts on a marble tableThis still life painting shows chestnuts on a marble table.

The painting is 13x18cm in acrylics on wood.

I love still lifes which are so different from my larger landscape paintings. They make me explore new textures and shapes. These new challenges help me to improve my skills. Collectors of still lifes often look for the unusual so here is one.

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Merken

Merken

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Digital Seascape Painting by Alan Kingwell – Art Tuition Video. No.291

Today I have selected another one of Alan Kingwell´s seascapes. Alan is now hooked on painting on his iPad. There is of course no original for him to frame other than the print-outs he can produce from the file.

He can now arrive at beautiful digitally created seascapes on top of his traditional oil paintings.

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Landscape with Cows after by B.C.Koekkoek – Acrylic Painting

Watering Cows

Here is my painting of cows watering from a creek. It is based on a work by the 19th century Dutch painter B.C.Koekkoek.

I learn from the master of landscapes by studying how to paint impressive trees and create depth through arial perspective and the contrast between light and shade.

The painting is 18x24cm in acrylics on wood.

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