Art Coming to Life

painting by Pat Harrison

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You will be as surprised as I was when I saw art coming to life in this amazing little video clip.

See what happened at an exhibition of old masterpieces.

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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 the tones adding water for the lighter areas. At this stage it was not important to be exact. I sent the image to my customer by way of a progress report.

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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 place the drawing on the canvas. Well, strictly speaking it was a HDF board with a canvas coating. It is a special primed board which is available in various sizes from my regular art supplier.

If you want to learn more about how to transfer a drawing onto the substrate click here to watch a 14 minute video explaining different methods. In this case I used carbon paper.

The next step will be to decide where the lights and darks should go by putting on an underpainting. That will constitute the first layer with many more to follow before the painting is complete. I´ll post the next steps asap.

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Riviera Art Fair at Spanish Barn Torquay 2019

The grand art exhibition at the Spanish Barn of Torre Abbey Torquay will end tomorrow. The Devon Art Society together with other art societies of Torbay have been staging the show. There were hundreds of wonderful paintings on display.

The bay´s art societies have a long tradition of exhibiting and selling high quality paintings. I am a member of both Devon Art Society of Torquay and Torbay Guild of Artists. So a couple of my paintings were there as well.

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How to paint a river estuary – part 1

I was recently commissioned to create a painting of a river estuary.

The correspondence with my customer was conducted via e-mails going to and fro. He sent me a photograph of the scene he wanted me to paint. Employing google image search I found a better resolution of the picture. Fortunately it was released on PIXABAY explicitly stating that it was free from copyright.

As there were some aspects of the photograph which I thought might improve the painting I made a few suggestions to my customer. We finally agreed on a layout. The photos below compare the original suggestion with my proposal which was approved by my customer. We also agreed on the size and the materials to be used.

As you can see the boat in the foreground was a bit overpowering. So I shrunk the boat to allow the viewer to enter the painting more easily. The white houses in the background were replaced by a more interesting looking building. The size had to be adjusted to suit the customer´s requirements. So the next step would be the drawing which would then be transferred to the painting surface. I´ll post the next steps asap.

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Artists on German TV – Graeme Stevenson and Yemi Tubi

I have got my own series of films for a German tv channel. The programmes presenting artists belonging to AERA the Association Embracing Realist Art have been broadcast on a German TV channel. Once a month a new member will have his or her work put in front of a wide audience. I have added German subtitles where necessary to make it accessible to viewers who are less fluent in English. The productions will not only be 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.

You can also view the two most recent 20 minute videos by clicking on the following images.

artist Graeme Stevenson

Graeme Stevenson

O. Yemi Tubi

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How to begin painting in oils – Video No.277


In this beginners guide to oil painting Lena Danya explains the basics in about 10 minutes. In that short time Lena covers many subjects to which she gives you a quick run down in the first 30 seconds. The video has already had almost 1.3 million viewers.

You can always jump forward if you haven´t got the time to watch all of the video.

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Still Life Series – Ice Age

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Ice Age

This still life painting shows a chocolate ice cream floating through space. We may not be heading for an ice age as the title suggests but the summer heat waves will certainly prompt us to ask for lots of ice cream.

The painting is 13x18cm in acrylics on canvas panel.

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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How to paint a River Landscape – Video No.276


In this time lapse speed painting video Victor Yushkevich paints a river landscape in just over 20 minutes. Enjoy the painting process without words and the background music. The technique will work in oils and acrylics. You may come across one or two short adverts but the painting process will be well worth it. You can always jump forward if you haven´t got the time to watch all of the video.

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Winter River – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer HillebrandThis painting of a river at sunset in winter was inspired by the Danish artist Anders Andersen Lundby. I have made a number of significant changes compared with the original even though the copyright has expired long ago.

The painting is 18x24cm in acrylics on wood.

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