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

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Beech Tree inspired by B.C.Koekkoek

In preparation for my next exhibition at the Koekkoek Museum in Cleves I have interpreted another painting of the 19th century Dutch painter B.C.Koekkoek .

In order to move the scene from the 19th century to modern times I have left out the people and Moyland Castle of the original work. The main focus was on the impressive beech tree and the contrast between light and shade.

The painting is 40x30cm in acrylics on wood.

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How to paint a Rembrandt – Video No.258


In this 32 minute speed painting video Sergey Gusev shows us how he paints a Rembrandt. The portrait develops from a tone in tone underpainting to the near finished copy of a portrait by Rembrandt. Sergey uses English subtitles to explaing important steps in the painting process.

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Exhibition at Feldmann Trust 2018

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Styrum Castle

For 30 years the Feldmann Trust in Mulheim, Germany have contributed to the social and cultural development of the town. This achievement is being commemorated with an exhibition of paintings and photographs of notable sites in the area.

One of the art works on display is my painting of Styrum Castle which is now being used as a restaurant.

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Palm Art Award Nominee 2018

Pat Harrison aka Rainer HillebrandI am happy to say that I have been nominated for the 2018 Palm Art Award. For the past 15 years the award has gone to artists from all over the world. It is granted to artists of all visual media, i.e. painting, graphics, digital art, fine art photography, installation artwork and sculpture. The juried competition closes in October and award winners will be released on December 29, 2018.

Last year prizes were won in several categories. Two artists shared first prize. Five artists received a merit award and a special prize. The Winsor & Newton Prize went to three more painters. Several other prizes were granted including certificates of excellence. So Christmas time will be even more exciting for me than usual this year  as I will be awaiting the decision of the jury.

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New Exhibition at a Castle in May

Opherdicke House

photo Pat Harrison

Moated Manor House

visitor´s car park 2016

I have just signed up for a show at a castle. In May I will be attending a group exhibition at Opherdicke House in Germany. It is situated close to Holzwickede which is the twin town of Weymouth in England. Last time I went we had lots of visitors as it is near several major cities.

As before there will several artists displaying their work 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 appears to be more like a manor house with a moat. It overlooks the valley of the river Ruhr and is popular with local people at weekends.

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Hamish Blakely – An Artist I Admire


A few years ago I came across the wonderful work of Hamish Blakely whose paintings were on display at the Castle Gallery in Exeter. The gallery had to move to new premises after a fire at a nearby hotel in 2016. In this 10 minute video Hamish explains how he developed the concept for his Out of Work Angels. He employs contemporary realism to tackle the subject of angels who are no longer in demand in our western society since religion has been pushed aside in favour of commerce, our new god.

Art collectors will love his beautiful fine art paintings created with great skill from his fantastic imagination.

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Devon Art Society Spring Exhibition at Lupton House 2018

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Lupton House

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member´s paintings

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member´s paintings

From March 20th through March 22nd the Devon Art Society held their spring exhibition at Lupton House, Brixham. There were lots of paintings on display. This year there was snow in the gardens of this impressive 18th century building.

One of the photos even gives you a glimpse of the antique furniture to be found within the house. There are more images of the exhibition on the DAS website.

You will find more photos of Lupton House on their website which also holds more information about its various current uses.

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Still Life Series – apple and cloth

painting by Pat Harrison

red apple on a cloth

Here is another still life painting to add to my series.

It is 13x18cm in acrylics on wood. It shows a red apple on a cloth floating in front of a green background. I have painted in some drops of water for added interest.

There are many off the shelf frames to choose from for these standard measurements.

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Merken

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How to compose a landscape painting – Video No.257


In this almost 28 minute video Jill Poyerd explains important design aspects of landscape painting. Jill manages to keep your interest during the whole time by using examples to stress the points she is making.

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Creativa Arts Fair 2018 Pictures

The photos below will give you an idea of our two booths at Creativa Arts Fair. They were positioned opposite each other offering a fair amount of space for us to display our paintings. We were able to assist one another whenever necessary. Herdin was invited to appear on stage and give interviews to the press. We have had a great time. Some 78,000 visitors attended the fair fortunately we did not have to talk to all of them.

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