Watercolour as Fine Art – Video No.270


In this 10 1/2 minute video Jill Poyerd explains why watercolour is fine art. Jill talks about the prejudices people have about watercolours and how some of the world´s greatest artists used it to its full potential. Jill also compares it with other paints from oils to egg tempera. Examples are given to show master pieces of present day artists.

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Vernissage at a New Gallery

Yesterday I attended the grand opening of the gallery at which I was asked to exhibit some of my paintings. The show started at 11 am and still had not finished when I left after the mayor´s speech at 5 pm. There were lots of visitors throughout the day.

The gallery presents contemporary art from abstract to figurative in the centre of the old part of Recklinghausen near my home town.

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How to study traditional oil painting part 3 – Video No.269


This is part three of short videos by maestro Michael John Angel who explains the various stages students go through to study traditional oil painting techniques. He points out how painting still lifes help his students acquire the basic skills to become masterful. Michael John has established Angel Academy of Art in Florence as a unique college for aspiring artists to learn the skills of the old masters.

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2018 Amnesty International Art Auction in Germany

High Expectations

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Half-Timbered Building

Amnesty International are going to hold their annual auction of art works on December 2 this year. This tradition has become established over the past 40 odd years. I have been contributing some of my works since 2013.

This year I have submitted the two paintings on the left. The first one shows people in front of government buildings apparently expecting to be left standing in the rain. The second painting shows a half-timbered building in a nearby town.

My paintings will be auctioned off together with the works of many other artists.

Amnesty will be able to use the fund-raising exercise to aid people around the world and artists will get the opportunity to present their works to a wide audience during the auction.

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Sarah Corner´s New Book

AERA member Sarah Corner has recently published a book about her work. It is a collection of some of the paintings she has created over the last 17 years since she moved to Ireland. It includes detailed notes and images on how the work was created as Sarah wanted to pass on her techniques and encourage a deeper understanding and appreciation of realist art in the modern world (A4 size book with 102 pages of colour images and easy to read text). The book can be purchased via Sarah´s website

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How to paint hyperrealism – Video No.271


This 2 1/2 minute video shows the Dutch Hyperrealist Tjalf Sparnaay painting a small section of his interpretation of Johannes Vermeer´s painting “The Milkmaid”.

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Sold at 2018 Art Auction in Favour of Underprivileged Children

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Lake View

In September one of my works went on auction in favour of underprivileged children. My painting sold well above the reserve price.

I was pleased to have been able  to donate the painting to help a good cause.

The painting is 40x50cm in acrylics on canvas.

A large number of art collectors and visitors attended the auction.

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Merken

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New Gallery Representation

Wulffs House – Recklinghausen – photo courtesy Dr.Strickling

A little while ago I was approached by Wulffs House Gallery in a nearby town to show my work together with other painters and sculptors. The grand opening of the gallery will take place on November 3. The mayor of the town will be present.

The elegantly styled gallery presents contemporary art in the centre of the old part of Recklinghausen close to popular restaurants. Wulffs House was built in the late Baroque period back in 1780. The listed building was renovated in the 1980s.

The town itself is famous for its annual festival presenting renowned theatre productions. The festival was introduced after the war to benefit artists and miners alike with the area’s mining industry contributing to the reconstruction of Germany. Click here for more information about the festival´s history.

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How to paint a seascape – Video No.270


In this 7 1/2 minute speed painting video Eva Volf shows us how to paint a seascape. Eva creates very impressive works using just a few colours to achieve dramatic effects. The technique can be used in both oil painting and acrylics.

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Torbay Guild of Artists Summer Exhibition Photos 2018

The TGA Summer Exhibition at the Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay will draw to an end on September 30. My paintings were part of it. Torbay Guild of Artists (TGA) joined forces with DAS (Devon Art Society), and Brixham Art Society as well as Paignton Art & Crafts Society to stage the event. I am a member of both TGA and DAS.

The photos show some of the works which are on display.

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