Category Archives: Demonstations

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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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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Demonstration Evening – Thursday 13th July

Why not join me for my next demonstration evening on Thursday 13th July?

This is a fun, relaxed evening of art where I demonstrate some of my tips and hints to help you create wonderful art works.

 The medium this month is ink and wash, a fluid and fast-past way of painting that can be tricky but can produce wonderful results!

Trafalgar Square (Ink and Wash) £95. BUY NOW

The evening starts at 6.30pm and finishes around 8.45pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

£15 per person.

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

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Forthcoming dates for your diary….

Here are some dates for your diary of upcoming events at my gallery.  Hope you can join me!

Thursday 13th July 6.30-8.45pm

Demonstration Evening: Ink and Wash Landscape

Trafalgar Square (Ink and Wash) £95. BUY NOW

A fun evening where I’ll be demonstrating how to create a landscape scene using the tricky medium of ink and wash.

There’s ample opportunity to ask questions and refreshments are provided.  £15 per person.

Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 16th July 10am-4pm

En Plein Air Painting Workshop at Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe

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

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 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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Demonstration Evening – Charcoal

Last night I held another of my successful monthly demonstration evenings, this time the medium was charcoal.

Again, it was another well attended and enjoyable evening.  It was a lot of fun and, for me, a very messy evening.  I was covered in charcoal by the end of the demo!

Charcoal is a very versatile medium particularly for creating mood.  I demonstrated lots of different techniques in these four separate drawings during the session.

I think the wave is my favourite of the four.  It was quite spontaneous and done without any reference material.  It came out really well.

The next demonstration evening is on Thursday 13th July where the subject will be a landscape using ink and wash.  See my website for further details and to book your place.  There’s only a few left!

Hope to see you there!

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Demonstration Evening – Dungeness in charcoal

Me at a demonstration evening….

I’m having another of my very popular demonstration evenings on Thursday 8th June.

This month’s subject is Moody Dungeness and the medium is charcoal.  Charcoal is a really expressive medium in which to evoke mood and build atmosphere.  It’s also fun and messy so be prepared for me to wash my hands a number of times!

The evening starts at 6.30pm sharp and finishes around 9pm. Refreshments and nibbles will be served.  The price is £15.00 per person.

There are only a few spaces left so book now and see you there!

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Demo Evening – Swan in pastel pencil

Last night I held another of my popular monthly demonstration sessions.  It was well attended and a really fun-filled evening.  The subject this time around was this beautiful swan created using pastel pencils.

Pastel pencils are a good medium through which to explore pastel work as they give you more control than conventional pastel sticks.  However, it had been a while since I had used pastel pencils so I had to give myself a little time to practice beforehand!

 I used Derwent pastel pencils and my 30-year-old Swann Stabilo pencils, a testament to how good a product they are!  The paper was pastel matt card from Clairefontaine.

Those attending the demo really enjoyed it, lots of questions were asked and the group loved the final finished work.  Hopefully, I may have inspired some people to give pastel pencils a try.

The next demonstration evening is on Thursday 8th June where the subject will be atmospheric Dungeness using charcoal.  It should be a fun (and messy!) evening so book now as spaces are limited.

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Sunday Painting Workshop – 21st May

Elephant and rhino. by Paul Apps. Oil on canvas.

On Sunday 21st May I’m holding another of my very popular painting workshops and the subject is Painting Wild Africa, as you know, one of my favourite subjects!

I’ll share my knowledge on painting African wildlife and there’ll be lots of hints and tips along the way to help you create a stunning wildlife painting.

The day starts at 10am with a practical one hour demonstration and then it’s down to painting for the rest of the day!

A hot fish and chip lunch is provided and the day will finish around 4.30pm. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

The workshop will be held at my studio gallery at Marine Walk Street, Hythe and local parking is available.  The day costs £90.00 and numbers are limited.

See my website for further details and to BOOK.

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Upcoming dates for your diary

Demonstration Evening – Thursday 11th May

Mute Swan Study by Paul Apps U.A.

I’m holding another of my very popular demonstration evenings and this month’s subject is a beautiful swan created using pastel pencils.  Come along and watch how I create a picture of this iconic bird, pick up hints and tips for use in your own art work and ask me questions.  It’s a relaxed, fun evening of art!

The evening starts promptly at 6.30pm at my gallery studio at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe and refreshments and nibbles will be served.  The cost is £15 per person.

There are a very few places left so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

En Plein Air Day – Sunday 14th May

Sand Dunes at Camber by Paul Apps U.A.

Why not join me at the wonderful sand dunes at Camber Sands, East Sussex for a full and fun day of painting en plein air?

These popular painting days are suitable for both en plein air beginners and those more experienced.  All painting mediums are welcome.  The day starts with a brief introduction for those new to en plain air, a short demonstration and then its onto painting with the aim of creating two paintings during the day.

We meet at 9.45am at Camber and it’s a full day of painting until around 4.30pm, with a break for lunch.  The day costs £65 (excluding lunch).

See my website for further details of what to bring and to BOOK your place!

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New painting video – Evening Glow over Dymchurch Bay

I really enjoy teaching painting at my classes and demonstrations and, with this painting called Evening Glow over Dymchurch Bay, I recorded on video how I created the painting and posted it on my channel on You Tube.  This is now available to view.  The painting itself is still drying but will be available to purchase shortly at £450.  I do hope you enjoy the video!  I’d appreciate hearing your feedback.

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