Category Archives: Paul Apps Fine Art Gallery

Painting En Plein Air Workshop – 20th August

For those who love painting in the great outdoors there are still a few spaces left for my final en plein air workshop of 2017 to be held on Sunday 20th August.

Rye Harbour towards Camber 8″ x 16″ by Paul Apps U.A. BUY NOW

The workshop will be held at the quaint and picturesque Rye Harbour, East Sussex and, weather permitting, should be a great day.

We meet at Rye Harbour at 9.45am and paint through the day (with a break for a pub lunch!) until around 4.30pm.

The workshop is suitable both for beginners and those with some experience of en plein air painting and most paint mediums can be accomodated.

Rye Harbour 8″ x 16″ (oil en plein air) by Paul Apps U.A. £650. BUY NOW.

Please bring all the paint and equipment you’ll need.  If you’ve never painted en plain air before full details of what to bring are available via email.

The cost is £65 for the day (excluding lunch). Book now to reserve you place!

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En Plein Air Day – Sunday 20th August

Why not join me for a day of painting en plein air?

On Sunday 20th August I’m hosting an en plein air painting session at Rye Harbour, East Sussex.

Rye Harbour in the Late Afternoon 8″ x 10″ (oil en plein air) by Paul Apps U.A. 

The old harbour at Rye is a charming place to paint as it is wonderfully atmospheric with it’s flotilla of little boats, quayside and ever changing skies.  It provides some exciting challenges for the en plain air artist!

This one-day event is suitable both for beginners and those with some experience of en plein air painting and most paint mediums can be accomodated.

Rye Harbour 8″ x 16″ (oil en plein air) by Paul Apps U.A. £650. BUY NOW.

We meet at Rye Harbour at 9.45am and break for lunch at 1pm.  After lunch we return to the Harbour and paint until 4.30pm.  It’s a wonderful way to spend the day!

Please bring all the paint and equipment you’ll need.  If you’ve never painted en plain air before full details of what to bring are available via email.

The cost is £65 for the day (excluding lunch). Book now to avoid disappointment!

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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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Art classes – A few spaces left

There are a couple of spaces available for my popular weekly art classes held at my light and airy gallery at Marine Walk Street, Hythe!

The classes are small (no more than eight), relaxed and friendly.  You can choose which medium to work in and all levels of experience are welcome, from those who have never painted or drawn before to those who wish to add to their creative knowledge.

I have over 22 years of teaching and demonstrating drawing and painting.

 

Available slots are on Tuesday afternoon (1.30-3.30pm), Wednesday morning (10.30-12.30) and Wednesday afternoon (2-4pm).

The new term starts on Tuesday 1st August and classes are £12 each booked in terms of 10 lessons (payable in advance).

Refreshments, table easels and drawing boards are provided.  You will need to bring your own art materials.  I am happy to help advise on the right choice of materials if required.

Slots are on a first come/first served basis and spaces will fill up fast.  

Interested? Please email or drop into the gallery to book your place.

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En plein air workshop – Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe

On Sunday 16th July there was another of my very enjoyable en plein air day workshops!

This month’s workshop was at the atmospheric Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe with it’s small fishing boats beached high on the shingle against the background of the haunting and evocative Martello towers.

I was joined by a small group of fellow en plein air enthusiasts and the day was very successful.  The rain held off for us and we produced some really good work.

Here are the two paintings I created on Sunday.

Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe looking towards the Martello towers.

From Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe towards Folkestone.

Once dry, these paintings be available for purchase at my gallery.

The next en plein air workshop is on Sunday 20th August at Rye Harbour, East Sussex.

The cost of the day is £65.00 and further details are available on my website.

Spaces are limited so book now to reserve your space!

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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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En Plein Air Painting Workshop – Sunday 16th July

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

On Sunday 16th July 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 starts at 10am and 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 – 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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Painting Workshop – 18th June

On Sunday 18th June I held another of my successful painting workshops at my gallery in Marine Walk Street, Hythe.

Myself with the completed seascape!

The subject was a seascape in either oils or acrylic and it was a friendly and fun session. Despite the heat, the day was well attended and the participants really enjoyed it.  It was great to welcome back old friends and to make new ones.

The image that we worked on was of the sea and promenade at Princes Parade, Hythe on a blustery day with the waves crashing along the shoreline, kites being flown and windsurfers bobbing over the waves.

A close-up of the seascape.

The day started with a demo by myself where I showed some hints and tips on how to really capture the characteristics of a seascape such as how best to paint breaking waves and spray.

It was then onto painting for the rest of the day apart from a break for a fish ‘n’ chip lunch.  The participants really made an excellent job of their paintings and were very happy with their efforts!

The next Sunday Painting Workshop is on 3rd September and the subject is Big Cats, one of my favourites.  The price for the day is £90 including lunch.  See my website for further details.

There are only a few spaces left so book now to reserve your place. Hope to see you there!

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