Painting at the Koekkoek Museum in Cleves

On Sunday July 1 my friend Peter Kempf and I will be giving another presentation at the Koekkoek Museum in Cleves. This is the third year for us to have been invited to exhibit our works inspired by the Prince of Landscapes B.C.Koekkoek.

On the day the museum and garden will be open to the public with another special exhibition of pastels taking place on the upper floor.

The photographs above give you an idea of the event.

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In the Park – Acrylic Painting

photo Schlosspark Bochum by Rainer Hillebrand

reference photograph

photo Schlosspark Bochum by Rainer Hillebrand

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painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

painting

The photographs on the left will  demonstrate how I developed a composition from reference photographs.

The first picture shows the building of the second photo hidden by trees. The second picture gives us an impression of the building which I wanted to be the main attraction of the painting. It shows a museum of modern art which was built inside the ruins of an old castle.

For my composition I decided to place the museum at the artist´s favourite golden mean rather than at the centre of the painting. The people on the footpath leading towards it add interest to the scene and help to guide the eye. The branches of the tree on the left also point towards the building.  I have left out distracting items so the viewer can concentrate on the main subject and still have a lot to explore.

The painting is 30x40cm in acrylics on wood.

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How to Paint Soap Bubbles – Art Tuition Video No.262


Today´s artist Herdin Radtke shows us how to paint soab bubbles. He uses simple tools to put the circles onto the support.

The 4 1/2 minute speed painting video is easy to follow even without words. Hope you enjoy my choice of the day.

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Still Life Series – Chess Game

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

check mate

This still life painting shows chess figures at the end of the game. A clock in the background makes you think about how long it might have taken to play the game. A curtain adds further interest and perhaps underlines the fact that it’s all over.

It is 18x13cm in acrylics on canvas panel.

I have painted a number of still lifes now which are a pleasure to create. You never run out of motifs you just have to get the composition right to make the scene look attractive. In a suitable frame a collection of them can decorate a room quite nicely too.

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How to make a letter sink into the paper in 3D – Video No.261


In this video Jonathan Harris shows us how to draw the letter “A” so that it appears to sink into the paper. The time lapse video takes about 4 1/2 minutes to demonstrate the creation of this optical illusion. There aren´t any explanations just listen to the music instead. The technique is also known as anamorphosis.

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Landscape after by B.C.Koekkoek – Acrylic Painting

Summer River

Here is another painting created in preparation for my next exhibition at the Koekkoek Museum in Cleves. It is based on a work by the 19th century Dutch painter B.C.Koekkoek.

Learning how to paint impressive beech trees and the depth created by arial perspective and the contrast between light and shade is very important to me.

The painting is 10x18cm in acrylics on wood.

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Quintin Davies – Featured Artist

Quintin Davies

Quintin Davies was born in Colchester, Essex, and has spent much of his early life around the Dedham Vale ‘Constable Country’. Having been discouraged from pursuing a career in art he studied Geology at Leicester University, a Masters in sedimentology at Reading University and gained a PhD in carbonate sedimentology from The Open University, based in Milton Keynes.

Beside his “proper job” art has remained a lifelong passion of his and so he is largely self-taught. His subject includes landscapes, still life and pet portraits and more recently people portraits. He has been providing commissioned and exhibition artwork for 15 years. Recently the Scottish landscape “Uist Squall” was purchased by HRH Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall.

He now lives in the beautiful countryside between Ballater and Aboyne in Aberdeenshire with his wife, Cheryl and daughter Rosalind.

Quintin kindly agreed to becoming the latest addition to my Featured Artist page. I admire his realistic creations very much.

Everyone including art collectors will love his work.

Here is a link to his website.

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How to tell a story in a portrait – Video No.260


In this 17 1/2 minute video Andrew Tischler shows us how to tell a story in a portrait painting. After a more than 1 minute introduction showing beautiful paintings and scenery Andrew explains how he goes about composing the portrait. He then goes on to explain the painting process giving us a run down of the colours he uses as he goes along.

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Still Life Series – Chocolates

painting by Pat HarrisonHere is another still life painting to add to my series.

It is 13x18cm in acrylics on cardboard. It shows a pile of chocolates in front of a chocolate coloured background.

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

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How to draw a Portrait – Video No.259



In these two speed painting videos Davide Zezza shows us how to draw a portrait in coloured pencil. The portrait starts with a line drawing to which Davide adds layer upon layer of different tones to create a 3D image. Each video is just over 10 minutes long.

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