Category Archives: Demonstations

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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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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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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Demo Evening – Thursday 14th December

On Thursday 14th December I shall be holding my final demonstration evening of 2017 at my gallery at Marine Walk Street, Hythe.

The subject will be a snow scene in oils, very seasonal and an apt subject so close to Christmas….

I will show you lots of the tips that I use when I’m painting a snow scene, such as how best to create shadow and depth… snow is more than just white!

The price is £15pp and the evening starts promptly at 6.30pm and finishes about 9pm.

It’ll be a enjoyable, fun and relaxing evening, just the right antidote to the hustle and bustle of all the pre-Christmas preparations.

Refreshments and nibbles are provided and maybe even a mince pie and mulled wine to get us in the festive sprit!

For further details and to book your place please see my website.

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Demo Evening – Seascape in Pastels

Last week I held another of my popular monthly demonstration evenings at my Hythe gallery.

The medium for the evening was soft pastels and the subject was this beautiful, tranquil sunset over the sea at Dymchurch Bay, which has some really lovely warm and cool values.

Dymchurch Bay Sunset (pastel) by Paul Apps U.A.

I do enjoy working in pastels.  In a way pastels are akin to oils in that you can layer and work colour and, after oils, they are my favourite medium.

For this demo I used Unison handmade soft pastels, which are are almost pure pigment.  They are just perfect for blending to achieve a wonderfully soft but vibrant finish.

There was not a space to be had at the gallery with a full house made up of regulars and new faces, all of whom enjoyed themselves enormously.  I was certainly kept on my toes, with questions back and forth and plenty of audience participation… the evening was a roaring success!

The final demonstration evening for 2017 is on Thursday 14th December and it’ll be a snow scene in oils, perfect for the Christmas season.

For further details and to book see my website. Hope to see you there!

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Demonstration Evening – Thursday 9th October

On Thursday 9th November I’m holding the next of my monthly art demonstration evenings and the medium this time around is soft pastels!

I’ll be demonstrating techniques such as blending, layering and smudging to create a beautifully soft and textured seascape or landscape (possibly both!).

Soft pastels are a wonderful (& messy!) medium to work with as they are almost entirely pure pigment which gives them such wonderful colours.

Camber Sand Dunes (pastel) by Paul Apps U.A.

So, whether you are a novice with pastels or have used them before, why not come along and learn more about this very versatile medium?

The evening starts at 6.30pm until about 9pm and refreshments and nibbles are provided.

The price is £15 pp.

Spaces are filling fast so for further details and to book see my website.

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Demo Evening – 9th November

On Thursday 9th November I’m holding the next monthly demo evening.

The subject of the evening will be a seascape in soft pastels.

Pastels are a very versatile medium and it should be a fun (and for me messy!) evening as I demonstrate techniques such as blending, layering and smudging to create a beautifully soft and textured seascape.

Receding Tide (pastel) by Paul Apps U.A.

The evening starts at 6.30pm until about 9pm and refreshments and nibbles are provided.

The price is £15 pp.

For further details and to book see my website.

 Why not sign up for my free monthly newsletter and visit my website at www.paulappsfineart.com.

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Demo Evening – Zebra Foal

On Thursday 12th October I holding another of my regular monthly demonstration evenings at my gallery at Marine Walk Street, Hythe.

Why not come along and spend a fun and informative evening with a small group of like-minded individuals improving your art skills!

Zebra foal by Paul Apps U.A.

The subject of the demo is an adorable Zebra foal and I’ll be using acrylic paints.  As usual, I will be sharing lots of hints and tips that I use when painting wildlife.

The demo starts at 6.30pm sharp until about 9pm and costs £15pp.

Refreshments & nibbles will be served.  Spaces are limited.

For further details and to book see my website.  Hope to see you there!

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Demo Evening – Watercolour Sunsets

On Thursday 21st September I held another of my monthly demo evenings at my gallery in Hythe.  The topic the time around were sunset in watercolour.

As usual, it was a fun and informative evening, well attended by both beginners and those who had used watercolour before.  Watercolour is great for creating sunsets as the warm tones of the sunset can be easily blended together while the paint is still wet to create really natural looking, beautiful sunsets.

Sunset at Pedlinge.  Watercolour. £275 Framed

During the evening I worked on two paintings simultaneously, moving between them to give the paint a chance to dry.  The first one, is of a sunset over Pedlinge, near Hythe and the second is of the iconic Martello towers at Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe.  I was very happy with how they turned out!

Sunset behind he Martello towers. Watercolour. £275 Framed.

The next demonstration evening will be on the Thursday 12th October and the topic will be a zebra foal in acrylics.  For more details and to book your place see my website.

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