Reflections in Water

Last night I held this month’s demo and it was a great evening!

As the subject of the evening was reflections in water, the majority vote was for waterlilies from Great Dixter, East Sussex floating on the water with trees and clouds reflected above.

As the demo was only two hours long I didn’t actually get to finish the painting in one go but I’m very happy with progress so far and I hope to get it finished shortly.

Everyone who attended said that they had an fun evening.  I was even filmed by one who set up a tripod and camera to record every brushstroke!  All in all, a very successful evening and one which I enjoyed immensely.

The next demo is on Thursday 15th March and the subject is Dramatic Skies in pastels.  For further details and to book please see my website.  Hope to see you there!

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David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition 2018

I’m entering this year’s David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition!

My entry is this painting which is entitled ‘Giants of Ngorogoro.’

I saw this elephant beneath an acacia whilst on a trip to Tanzania and I was moved by the timelessness of of the scene.

I had a sense that I was witnessing a moment that was both truly ancient and yet, somehow, new.  It was a scene that has been repeated through countless millennia and yet made afresh by the lush vibrancy of the new vegetation of shrub and grassland.

Shortlisted paintings will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London SW1 between 2nd-6th May and all proceeds of sale will go to support wildlife conservation.

I was shortlisted last year so fingers crossed! I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

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Demonstration Evening Tonight!

Tonight is my ‘Reflections in Water’ demonstration evening which I am very much looking forward to!

There are just a couple of spaces left so if you would like to attend please arrive at my gallery at Marine Walk Street, Hythe for 6.30pm.Snowy Egret (oils) by Paul Apps U.A.

In this demo I’ll show you how to paint realistic reflections in water, an important skill for all landscape and wildlife painters.  I will be demonstrating using oil paints but the evening is also suitable for other media.

The cost is £15pp.  Refreshments/nibbles are served.

The next demonstration evening is Thursday 15th March and the subject will be Dramatic Skies and the medium will be pastels.

For more details and to book your space please see my website.

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February Special Offer

February’s Special Offer is this stunning painting of Lars Gibbons.

The most well-known of all the gibbon family, Lars Gibbons are recognisable by their white-furred faces and by their distinctive morning call by which they defend their territory.  Native to the rainforests of the Far East, they are now under threat due to habitat destruction.

The painting is in oils on canvas and sized 24″ x 36″.  The painting is sold in a handmade and finished wood frame.

WAS £4,750 NOW JUST £3,250!

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

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Final Day of Exhibition

Today is the final day of my current exhibition at Green Chair, an online art gallery.

Lower Sands Sunset by Paul Apps U.A.

Entitled The Land, The Sea and All-Covering Sky,’ the exhibition is showing 18 of my landscapes and seascapes.  The subjects include local Romney Marsh scenes, seascapes from Dymchurch and Greatstone alongside some of my paintings of Cornwall.

If you haven’t caught the exhibition yet please do visit Green Chair before out before it closes!

Alternatively, my paintings will by available to view for an extended period after today at ‘past exhibitions’ on the Green Chair Gallery website.

Botallack Mine by Paul Apps U.A.

It’s been a good show with lots of interest shown in my work.  I would like to thank all at Green Chair Gallery for all of their hard work and support.

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‘Dr Syn’ – RH&D Railway

I’ve always enjoyed the small steam trains of the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway as they criss-cross the Romney Marsh so I really enjoyed painting this image of the steam locomotive ‘Dr Syn’ as it passed Botolph’s Bridge.

Dr Syn at Botolph’s Bridge (oils) by Paul Apps U.A.

I’m not the only one! I’m happy to say that I’ve just sold this painting to a fellow steam train enthusiast who fell in love with the it when he saw it.  I’m so pleased that the painting has found it’s right home.

Today is the penultimate day of my current exhibition at Green Chair Gallery.  Exhibition closes at 5pm tomorrow!

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Reflections in Water – Thursday 15th February

There are just a couple of spaces left for my next demo evening on Thursday 15th February and the subject is reflections in water using oils.

Swan Study (oils) by Paul Apps U.A.

In this demo I’ll show you how to paint realistic reflections in water, an important skill for all landscape and wildlife painters. 

In this demo the medium I’ll be using is oils but the evening is suitable for watercolorists, pastellists and acrylic painters as well.

Swallows on the Romney Marsh (acrylics) by Paul Apps U.A.

The demo will be held at my gallery in Marine Walk Street, Hythe.

The evening starts at 6.30pm and the cost is £15pp.  Refreshments/nibbles are served.

See my website for further details and to book your space.

Today is the penultimate day of my latest exhibition of landscapes and seascapes at Green Chair Gallery. Exhibition closes tomorrow at 5pm!

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Mallard

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about a stage-by-stage article I did for Paint Magazine where I painted this female Mallard duck.  I’m delighted to say the painting is now framed and ready for sale!

Mallard. 14″ x 10″ oil on canvas board. £525.

The article is published in early March so, if you’re a member of the SAA and receive the magazine, I do hope you enjoy it!

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

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New Landscape Paintings

Although I’ve not been able to get out painting en plein air very much recently owing to the weather, I did manage to get out painting just before Christmas.  I went out onto the Romney Marsh on a a beautiful winter’s day and painted these which I’d like to share with you.

Botolph’s Bridge, Romney Marsh #1 £525

12″ x 10″ Oil on board (en plein air)

An evocative scene of a brisk December’s day at Botolph’s Bridge on the Romney Marsh under a clear sky. Sold in a handmade and finished wood frame.

Botolph’s Bridge, Romney Marsh #2 £525

12″ x 10″ Oil on canvas board (en plein air)

Nestled under a beautifully blue winter’s sky, this painting captures a view across the Romney Marsh from Botolph’s Bridge.  Sold in a handmade and finished wood frame.

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

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Demo Evening – Thursday 15th February

My next demonstration evening will be reflections in water and the medium will be oils!

Lake Farmhouse (acrylics) by Paul Apps U.A.

In this demo I’ll show you how to paint reflections in water, an important skill for all landscape and wildlife painters.  I’ll show you how best to capture the correct colour values to make your reflections look realistic!  This demo will also be suitable for artists in any media.

The demo will be held at my gallery in Marine Walk Street, Hythe.

The evening starts at 6.30pm and the cost is £15pp.  Refreshments/nibbles are served.

Spaces are filling fast! See my website for further details and to book your space.

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

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