Author Archives: Pat Harrison

About Pat Harrison

Painting and drawing have been my passion from early childhood. I have attended numerous exhibitions in England and Germany. Presented with several awards for my paintings I now have one of my works on permanent display at a museum in Greater London with growing sales and commissions.

How to paint a river estuary – part 8

Next the decaying boat and the riverbed in the foreground were to be worked on in more detail. I wanted to add grass and some bigger stones. I used a fine brush to lay in the grass with quick strokes … Continue reading

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Local Exhibition 2019 summary

Last Saturday and Sunday my friend Peter and I participated in a local exhibition together with about 60 other artists. The event took place in a hall of a former coal mine where the miners used to receive their wage … Continue reading

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Local Exhibition 2019

This coming Saturday and Sunday I will be participating in a local exhibition together with about 60 other artists. For me it will be the first time at this venue following the advice of a friend who has exhibited there … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 7

After finishing the boat house, the adjoining wall, and the boats in the middle distance I turned to the decaying boat and river bed in the foreground. I used raw umber to stipple down the pebbles with a well worn … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 6

After telling you about all those exciting activities I recently experienced it is time for part6 of my commission of a river estuary painting. After putting the finishing touches to the trees with many layers of different shades of green … Continue reading

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Artists on German TV – Joseph Zbukvic

I have got a slot on a German tv channel to show my own series of films. The programmes presenting artists belonging to AERA the Association Embracing Realist Art are being broadcast on a German TV channel. Once a month … Continue reading

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Pop up Art Cafe at Lupton House Brixham 2019

I have taken part in an art exhibition at Lupton House, Brixham last weekend. A wide selection of wonderful paintings were on display including classical themes such as floral, still-life, figurative and landscape as well as seascape subject matters and … Continue reading

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Hermanus Wilhelm Koekkoek exhibition

On Sunday my wife and I together with my friend and his wife attended the grand opening of the Hermanus Wilhelm Koekkoek exhibition at the Koekkoek House Museum in Cleves. There were so many visitors from both the Netherlands and … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 5

Here is part 5 of my commission of a river estuary painting. Before I could work on the details of the trees I had to model the sky. A mix of cerulean and cobalt blue with white gave me the … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 4

This is part 4 of my commission to create a painting of a river estuary. In this step I put in the basic tree colours. Again it was not important to be exact. I used lemon yellow and cerulean blue … Continue reading

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