Category Archives: Demonstations

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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Forthcoming Events for Autumn

With the nights beginning to draw in there’s lots going on at my gallery for the autumn months!

St Mary in the Marsh by Paul Apps U.A.

On 1st October I’m holding my last en plein air workshop of the year and we’ll be painting out on the Romney Marsh, weather permitting!

Why not join me for a day’s painting on the beautiful Romney Marsh capturing the changing season as later summer gives way to the glorious colours of late autumn?  £65 pp (excluding lunch).  See website for further details and to book.

On the 12th October there’s a demo evening where I will be painting a zebra foal using acrylics. It’ll be a fun, relaxed evening with lots of handy tips.  £15 pp including refreshments.  See website for further details and to book.

Zebra Foal by Paul Apps U.A.

This is followed by a Sunday painting workshop on the 29th October where we’ll be working on a seascape or landscape in pastel pencils.  Pastel pencils are a very underrated medium and I’ll be showing you how you can get the best out of them.  £90 pp for the day including lunch.  See website for further details and to book.

Dymchurch Sands at Night by Paul Apps U.A.

Come November, there’s a demo evening on the 9th where I will be creating a seascape in soft pastels.  £15 pp including refreshments.  See website for further details and to book.

Winter Avebury’s by Paul Apps U.A.

Finally, there’s a Sunday painting workshop on the 26th November and the topic is British birds.  The price is £90 pp including a fish ‘n’ chip lunch.  See website for further details and to book.

So, there’s plenty to look forward too this autumn and I hope you can join me!

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Watercolour Demo Evening

There are still a few places left on the upcoming watercolour demonstration evening on Thursday 21st September.

Fishing Boat at Hythe by Paul Apps U.A. Watercolour on 40lb watercolour paper. £75 Mounted. 

Watercolour can be a challenging medium for artists as, once a mark has been made on paper, it’s not easy to correct any mistakes by painting over it or wiping the paint off!

However, watercolour is worth persevering with as it’s great for blending layers of colour to create beautiful sunrises and sunsets, the main theme of this month’s demo.

I’ll show you techniques such as wet-on-wet along with lots of tips on how to get the best out of your watercolour painting.

It’s a fun, relaxed evening which starts at 6.30pm until 9pm. Refreshments and nibbles are served.  The price is £15 per person.

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

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Watercolour Demo Evening – 21st September

On Thursday 21st September I’m holding one of my popular monthly demo evenings at my gallery at Marine Walk Street, Hythe.  This time around the theme is sunrises and sunsets and the medium is watercolour.

Sunset over Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe. Watercolour. £75 mounted. BUY NOW.

As a paint medium, watercolour is ideal for sunsets (and sunrises!) as you can blend the beautiful reds, oranges and yellows easily on the paper forming a seamless whole.  However, you have to be quick as the paint dries rapidly!

During the demo I will be sharing lots of hints and tips on how you can best to create a beautiful sunset using this tricky medium which you can then take forward into your own work. Feel free to ask questions and I’ll do my best to answer them!

Dymchurch Morning. Watercolour. 12″ x 18″ £95 mounted. BUY NOW.

It’s a fun, relaxed evening which starts at 6.30pm and goes on until about 9pm. Refreshments and nibbles are served.  The price is £15 per person.

Spaces fill up fast so for further details and to book please see my website.

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Demo Evening – Folkestone Harbour in Oils

I recently held another of my popular monthly demo evenings at my gallery.  This time the subject matter was Folkestone Harbour and the medium was oils.

The evening was huge fun and very well attended.  All the participants had a good time and picked up lots of handy hints and tips to increase their knowledge of painting in oils.

This is the painting that I started during the demo evening, which I took home and completed in my studio.  The title is Marooned at Low Tide and, once dry, it will be available for sale in the gallery and on my website.

Marooned at Low Tide. 12″ x 16″ Oil on canvas board. £850. BUY NOW

The next demo evening is on Thursday 21st September where I will be demonstrating how to paint a warm sunset in watercolour.

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

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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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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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