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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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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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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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How to paint a river estuary – part 3

Here is part 3 of my commission to create a painting of a river estuary. In this step I wanted to apply an underpainting to decide where the lights and darks should go. I used raw umber to lay in … Continue reading

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How to paint a river estuary – part 2

Following my recent post about having been commissioned to create a painting of a river estuary I can now tell you about part 2. After agreeing with my customer on the basic design, painting size, and materials I proceeded to … Continue reading

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