Painting En Plein Air Workshop – 20th August

For those who love painting in the great outdoors there are still a few spaces left for my final en plein air workshop of 2017 to be held on Sunday 20th August.

Rye Harbour towards Camber 8″ x 16″ by Paul Apps U.A. BUY NOW

The workshop will be held at the quaint and picturesque Rye Harbour, East Sussex and, weather permitting, should be a great day.

We meet at Rye Harbour at 9.45am and paint through the day (with a break for a pub lunch!) until around 4.30pm.

The workshop is suitable both for beginners and those with some experience of en plein air painting and most paint mediums can be accomodated.

Rye Harbour 8″ x 16″ (oil en plein air) by Paul Apps U.A. £650. BUY NOW.

Please bring all the paint and equipment you’ll need.  If you’ve never painted en plain air before full details of what to bring are available via email.

The cost is £65 for the day (excluding lunch). Book now to reserve you place!

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Reminder for your diary – Summer Open Weekend

Just a quick reminder that our fabulous Summer Open Weekend will be held at my gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe gallery on the 19th-20th August!

Russell Gardens, Kersney Abbey£850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

Friday 19th August, 6.30 to 9.15pm – Preview and Evening Reception

Join me for drinks on the evening to preview the paintings.

Saturday 20th August, 10am to 5pm – Sale Day

All the exhibition paintings will be sold in a handmade frame for a fixed price of £850!

Lake Farmhouse. £850 Acrylic on board 16″ x 12″”

Prior interest in the event can be registered in advance by emailing paulappsfineart@icloud.com with the title ‘Summer Open Evening’ or via the contact page on the gallery website.

Prior registrations will automatically be invited to attend the preview evening reception.  It’ll be a fun event so I hope to see you there!

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Summer Open Weekend

Summer Open Weekend!

River Thames and Tower Bridge. £850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

To celebrate summer I’m holding an Open Weekend at my gallery, Paul Apps Fine Art, at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe and would like to invite you to join me!

The occasion is to showcase the 24 paintings that I created for my very successful book Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylic which published in 2015 by Search Press.

Water, in all its many variations from mighty rivers to babbling brooks, is the subject matter and the paintings include local scenes from the Romney Marsh as well as from across the UK, alongside scenes from further afield including the USA and Scotland.

Swallows on the Romney Marsh£850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

Invitation Preview Evening and Reception: Friday 19th August, 6.30 to 9.15pm

Join me for drinks on the evening before the sale day to preview the showcase paintings.  You will be able to secure your favourite painting before the sale begins!

Sale Open Day: Saturday 20th August, 10am to 5pm

Come in and meet me and see the stunning range of paintings in the gallery. Alongside the showcased artwork there is a good selection of original oil and watercolour paintings, prints, art books, gifts, cards and artist’s materials.

This is the first time the paintings have been released and each painting is a one-off original.  Each painting will be sold at a fixed price of £850!!

The paintings, each sized at 12″ x 16″, will be sold framed.

Prior interest in the event can be registered in advance by emailing paulappsfineart@icloud.com with the title ‘Summer Open Evening’ or via the contact page on the gallery website.

Prior registrations will automatically be invited to attend the preview evening reception.  Hope to see you there!

Highland Falls.  £850 Acrylic on board 16″ x 12″”

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En Plein Air Day – Sunday 20th August

Why not join me for a day of painting en plein air?

On Sunday 20th August I’m hosting an en plein air painting session at Rye Harbour, East Sussex.

Rye Harbour in the Late Afternoon 8″ x 10″ (oil en plein air) by Paul Apps U.A. 

The old harbour at Rye is a charming place to paint as it is wonderfully atmospheric with it’s flotilla of little boats, quayside and ever changing skies.  It provides some exciting challenges for the en plain air artist!

This one-day event is suitable both for beginners and those with some experience of en plein air painting and most paint mediums can be accomodated.

Rye Harbour 8″ x 16″ (oil en plein air) by Paul Apps U.A. £650. BUY NOW.

We meet at Rye Harbour at 9.45am and break for lunch at 1pm.  After lunch we return to the Harbour and paint until 4.30pm.  It’s a wonderful way to spend the day!

Please bring all the paint and equipment you’ll need.  If you’ve never painted en plain air before full details of what to bring are available via email.

The cost is £65 for the day (excluding lunch). Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Demo Evening – Thursday 10th August

On Thursday 10th August I’m holding another in my regular popular demonstration evenings.  The subject this month is Folkestone Harbour and the medium is oils.

Folkestone Harbour #1 by Paul Apps U.A. (oil en plein air) £650 BUY NOW

Folkestone Harbour is a wonderful subject to paint as it has lots of interest, as well as challenges, for the artist.  It has long been an inspiration of mine!

Alongside the small boats and tenders, there’s the restless movement of the water and the play of light which creates the atmosphere and sense of place.

Low Tide at Folkestone by Paul Apps (oil en plein air) £450 BUY NOW

It is a relaxed, fun and friendly evening.  I’ll be sharing my hints and tips on how best to approach painting the Harbour as well as how to get the best out of working in oils.

The evening starts promptly at 6.30pm until around 9pm and costs £15 per person.  Refreshments and nibbles are provided.

Book now as spaces are limited!

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New en plein air paintings

Summer is now and full swing and, this year, we’ve had good weather (so far!).  It’s great to have the long evenings, I can paint until the light fades at around 9-9.30pm and there’s been some amazing sunsets to capture on canvas!

I’ve been taking full advantage of the long sunny days and getting out as much as I can to paint en plein air.

On Monday, I was out in Folkestone painting all day. I love Folkestone’s mix of holidaymakers, historic quarter and commercial harbour.

Here are some of my latest paintings I do hope you like them!

On the Sands at Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A.  (Oil en plein air)

Little Mermaid at Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A. (Oil en plein air)

Towards the Cliffs at Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A. (Oil en plein air)

Once fully dry, these paintings will be available to purchase at the gallery.

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Art classes – A few spaces left

There are a couple of spaces available for my popular weekly art classes held at my light and airy gallery at Marine Walk Street, Hythe!

The classes are small (no more than eight), relaxed and friendly.  You can choose which medium to work in and all levels of experience are welcome, from those who have never painted or drawn before to those who wish to add to their creative knowledge.

I have over 22 years of teaching and demonstrating drawing and painting.

 

Available slots are on Tuesday afternoon (1.30-3.30pm), Wednesday morning (10.30-12.30) and Wednesday afternoon (2-4pm).

The new term starts on Tuesday 1st August and classes are £12 each booked in terms of 10 lessons (payable in advance).

Refreshments, table easels and drawing boards are provided.  You will need to bring your own art materials.  I am happy to help advise on the right choice of materials if required.

Slots are on a first come/first served basis and spaces will fill up fast.  

Interested? Please email or drop into the gallery to book your place.

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En plein air workshop – Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe

On Sunday 16th July there was another of my very enjoyable en plein air day workshops!

This month’s workshop was at the atmospheric Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe with it’s small fishing boats beached high on the shingle against the background of the haunting and evocative Martello towers.

I was joined by a small group of fellow en plein air enthusiasts and the day was very successful.  The rain held off for us and we produced some really good work.

Here are the two paintings I created on Sunday.

Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe looking towards the Martello towers.

From Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe towards Folkestone.

Once dry, these paintings be available for purchase at my gallery.

The next en plein air workshop is on Sunday 20th August at Rye Harbour, East Sussex.

The cost of the day is £65.00 and further details are available on my website.

Spaces are limited so book now to reserve your space!

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Ink & Wash Demonstration Evening

Last night I held another of my regular monthly demonstration evenings at the gallery.  It was a great evening enjoyed by all!

The topic of this event was ink and wash, a medium which can be tricky to get right but can produce stunning results.

I completed two ink & wash drawings over the course of the evening and I was really pleased with the results.

Cornish Harbour (ink and wash) by Paul Apps

In the first one I completed, a drawing of a Cornish harbour scene, I love the contrast between the cool movement of the water against the solidity of the rocks.  A tranquil scene!

The second drawing, of tenders in a harbour, was a more spontaneous and looser. I used a matchstick to create the thick ink lines and, overall, it’s a much bolder image.

The participants said the overall effect was reminiscent of the illustrations from the original Winnie The Pooh books by the artist E. H. Shepherd!

Tenders in the Harbour (ink and wash) by Paul Apps

This ink and wash drawings will soon be available to buy via my website.

The next demo evening is on the 10th August and the topic will be Folkestone Harbour in oils.  Book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are filling up fast!

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En Plein Air Painting Workshop – Sunday 16th July

Fisherman’s Beach Sunset.  Watercolour. £75.  BUY NOW

On Sunday 16th July why not join me for a fun and fulfilling day of painting in the sunshine (hopefully!) at the picturesque Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe?

The day starts at 10am and is suitable for experienced plein air painters and beginners alike using any medium.

See my website for further details. £65 per person (excluding lunch).

Spaces are filling up fast so book now to reserve your space.

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