Article for Paint Magazine

I’ve been asked to contribute an article for March’s edition of the Paint Magazine!

The article is a stage-by-stage piece where I create a painting from a photograph, in this case this beautiful female mallard.

Mallard (oil on board14″ x 10″) by Paul Apps U.A.

Each stage is discussed (with lots of hints and tips!) and illustrated with a photograph so that readers can follow each stage and paint their own version.

Paint Magazine is exclusive to members of SAA (Society for All Artists), the world’s biggest online art community who I am delighted to be a part of.

The magazine is full of news, articles, competitions, offers and step-by-step guides and is aimed primarily at leisure artists of all levels of experience to help them develop their creativity.

So, if you’d like to develop your creativity with like-minded others why not join the SAA?  There’s something for everyone!

The Mallard is currently drying but will soon be available framed at £650.  To register your interest, please contact the gallery.

My latest exhibition of landscapes and seascapes is now on at Green Chair Gallery until 9th February.

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Demonstration Evening Tonight!

There are just a few spaces left for tonight’s demonstration which is figures in the landscape!

In this demo I’ll show you how to create realistic figures in just a few brush strokes and how to include them in a landscape to provide perspective and scale.

I shall be using watercolour but the demo is also suitable for oil and acrylic painters.

The evening starts promptly at 6.30pm until 9pm. Refreshments and nibbles will be available. The price is £15 per person.

To book, please see my website.

The next demonstration evening is on Thursday 15th February and will be Reflections in Water and the medium is oil.  For further details and to book, please see my website.

My latest show, ‘The Land, The Sea and The All-Encompassing Sky’ is now on at Green Chair Gallery!  Green Chair is an online gallery and will be exhibiting a selection of my landscapes and seascapes until 9th February.

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Forthcoming Demo Evenings

I’ve now finalised by forthcoming monthly demonstration evenings for 2018 which are held on the second Thursday of every month.  

These demo evenings are very popular and early booking is advised!

Here’s what it coming up for winter/early spring 2018:

18th January – Figures in the Landscape

A watercolour demo showing you how to insert figures into a landscape to indicate perspective and scale.  Suitable also for oil and acrylic painters.  Book now

15th February – Reflections in water

An oil paint demo tackling the tricky subject of realistic reflections in water.  Ideal for landscape and marine painters.  Book now

15th March – Dramatic Skies

Locally, we are blessed with some stunning sunrises and sunsets.  I will show you how to create a stunning sky-scape using pastels.  Book now

All demo evenings start at 6.30pm and cost £15pp, which includes refreshments.

For details of other demo evenings in 2018 please see my website.

My current exhibition, entitled ‘The Land, The Sea and The All-Encompassing Sky’ is now on at Green Chair Gallery until the 9th February.

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Art Classes

Want to unleash your creativity in 2018?  Why not try art classes at Paul Apps Fine Art? 

Spaces are currently available for Tuesday afternoons (1.30-3.30), Wednesday mornings (10.30-12.30), Wednesday afternoons (2.00-4.00) and Wednesday evenings (6.45-8.45).

The classes are relaxed, friendly and small and you can work in any media.

Cheetah Alert 16″ x 12″ oil on board £1,400

I have over 25 years’ experience in teaching art and all levels of experience are welcome.

Classes are £120.00 per 10 week term (payable in advance)

For more details please contact the gallery via the website or call in.

Don’t forget to see my latest show, ‘The Land, The Sea and The All-Encompassing Sky’ at Green Chair Gallery which is now on.  Green Chair is an online gallery and will be exhibiting a selection of my landscapes and seascapes until 9th February.

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Demo Evening – Figures in the Landscape

On Thursday 18th January I’ll be holding my first regular monthly demonstration evening of 2018 and the subject matter is figures in the landscape using watercolour.

Placing figures into a landscape painting is a wonderful artistic ploy to indicate scale and perspective. In this demo I will show you how to capture a realistic figure in a few brush strokes and how best to compose them into a landscape.

Hythe Beach (watercolour) by Paul Apps U.A.

The evening starts promptly at 6.30pm until 9pm. Refreshments and nibbles will be available. The price is £15 per person.

For further details and to book please see my website.

There’s a whole new choice of demonstration evenings and workshops for 2018.  See my website for forthcoming events!

Don’t forget to see my latest show, ‘The Land, The Sea and The All-Encompassing Sky’ at Green Chair Gallery which starts on the 6th January! Green Chair is an online gallery and will be exhibiting a selection of my landscapes and seascapes until 9th February.

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The Land, The Sea and The All-Encompassing Sky

My latest exhibition at Green Chair gallery is now on!

Entitled The Land, The Sea and The All-Encompassing Sky, this online show is exhibiting 18 or so of my landscapes and seascapes, including both studio and en plein air works.

So far, the feedback from Green Chair, the online gallery hosting the exhibition, has indicated an average of 54 clicks per painting since the launch on Friday 6th, which is excellent news!

Lower Sands Sunrise (12″ x 12″ oil on panel) by Paul Apps U.A.

The most popular paintings so far, according to the feedback I’ve received, are ‘Lower Sands Sunrise’ and ‘Lower Sands Walker’ with over 70 clicks each so far.

I’m delighted that these two paintings in particular have been so popular as these are two of my favourites in the show.

Lower Sands Walker (8″ x 10″ oil on panel) by Paul Apps U.A.

The exhibition runs until 9th February so please do visit Green Chair Gallery to see the show!

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January Special Offer

To celebrate the arrival of 2018 I will be offering a different painting every month at a reduced price!

January’s special offer is Uzuri, which is Swahili for beauty.  Giraffes are truly one of the most elegant and graceful of animals.  With their long necks and gentle expressions, giraffes are amongst the most iconic and recognisable of all of Africa’s wildlife.

Uzuri is sold in a handmade arched and shelved hardwood surround which frames the painting perfectly.

WAS £1,250 NOW JUST £750!

For further details or to purchase this painting, please contact the gallery.

Don’t forget to visit Green Chair Gallery online to see my latest exhibition of landscapes and seascapes which begins on Saturday 6th January.

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Demonstration Evening – Figures in the Landscape

My first demonstration evening of 2018 will be on Thursday 18th January and the topic of this session will be figures in the landscape.

Trafalgar Square (ink and wash on 400lb watercolour paper) £95.00

The medium this month is watercolour and I will show you how to capture realistic figures in a few brush strokes and how to compose them into a landscape to provide perspective and scale.

The evening starts promptly at 6.30pm until 9pm. Refreshments and nibbles will be available. The price is £15 per person.

For further details and to book please see my website.

Don’t forget to see my latest show, ‘The Land, The Sea and The All-Encompassing Sky’ at Green Chair Gallery which starts on the 6th January! Green Chair is an online gallery and will be exhibiting a selection of my landscapes and seascapes until 9th February.

Why not sign up for my monthly newsletter? It’s full of news of upcoming events at my gallery and it’s free!

 

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Exhibition at Green Chair Gallery – 6th January 2018

I hope you all had a very restful and enjoyable Christmas and Happy New Year!

To start the New Year, I’ve a new exhibition beginning on Saturday 6th January 2018 at Green Chair Gallery.

The exhibition is entitled ‘the land, the sea and the all-encompassing sky’ and will be showing a selection of my seascapes and landscapes.

Snow at Hothfield Common.  Oil (en plein air) 8″ x 10″

Green Chair is a new concept in art galleries in that it is entirely online but works exactly like a high street gallery.  It holds regular exhibitions of both established and up-and-coming artists and you can purchase the exhibited paintings through them.

Green Chair Gallery provides another much-needed platform for artists to get their work more widely known.  See their website to see the full range of artists  who have exhibited at Green Chair and the wonderful artwork on display.

Sunset at Dymchurch. Oil on panel. 24″ x 24″

My exhibition runs until 9th February and I’m delighted to be exhibiting with Green Chair Gallery.

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Countdown to Christmas – 23rd December

The final painting in the ‘Countdown to Christmas’ offer is this beautiful landscape, now available for just 24 hours with a huge 40% OFF!

Autumn Sunset, Romney Marsh. 8″ x 10″ Oil on board.

Painted en plein air, this beautiful painting perfectly captures the amazing sunsets which happen over the Romney Marsh.  Sold in a handmade and finished wood frame.

WAS £450 NOW JUST £270 – BUY NOW

Paul, Catherine and the staff at Paul Apps Fine Art wish all our customers and clients around the world a very merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.  We look forward to seeing you  again in 2018!

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