Category Archives: Paul Apps Fine Art Gallery

29th October – Art Workshop: Pastel Pencils

On Sunday 29th October I’m holding another Art Workshop at my gallery in Marine Walk Street, Hythe.

The subject matter will be either a landscape or seascape (or perhaps a choice of both!) and the medium is pastel pencils.

Pastel pencils are a very versatile but often under appreciated medium.  They have all the benefits for creating wonderful pastel techniques such as blending, layering and smudging but without all the mess often associated with traditional soft pastels.

Skies over Oare Marshes (Pastel) by Paul Apps U.A.

We start with a short demonstration of the techniques to get the best out of pastel pencils and then it’s straight into a full day’s art.  It’s a fun and relaxing way to spend a Sunday!

The day starts at 10am and runs to 4.30pm.  A fish ‘n’ chip lunch is provided along with refreshments throughout the day.  The cost is £90 pp for the day.

You’ll need to bring your own pastel pencils/pastel paper.  Drawing boards are provided.

For further details and to book see my website.

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One-to-one tuition

Painting and drawing are a wonderful way to relax and unwind.

For many people, though, art was something that they were taught in school and they now lack the time to undertake regular art classes or feel intimidated about joining an established art group.

One-to-one tuition is a great way of giving art a try!

Skies across the Channel. 4″ x 12″ Oil on board. £375

Aone-to-one session lasts two hours and is entirely geared around your artistic requirements.  Whether it be tackling the basics of drawing, such as light/shadow and perspective, or tackling a new medium for the first time, I’m completely at your disposal.

Right behind my Mum. 6″ x 11″ Oil on canvas. £695

A one-one-session is £60 for two hours and can be booked via the website.

Also, with Christmas rapidly approaching, a one-to-one also makes an ideal gift for the creative person in your life.

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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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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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En Plein Air Workshop – 1st October

The final en plain air workshop for this year will be on Sunday 1st October!

Why not join me for a great day’s painting out on the beautiful Romney Marsh to capture the beautiful tones and colours of early autumn?

Cloud Formation at St Mary in the Marsh. Oil en plein air. 8″ x 16″. £650.

The day is suitable for experienced en plain air painters and beginners alike and most paint mediums can be accommodated.

We meet at 9.45am for 10am and finish around 4.30pm.  There’ll be a break for a pub lunch in one of the wonderful Marsh pubs at about 1pm before going back out for more painting.

The day costs £65.00 (excluding lunch) and spaces are limited.  See my website for further details and to book.

It’s a great way to spend a Sunday so hope to see you there!

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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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En Plein Air Workshop – Sunday 1st October

Due to interest I’ve squeezed in another en plain air workshop for this year and it will be on Sunday 1st October.

Corn Rolls at Donkey Street, Burmarsh, Romney Marsh. Oil. 8″ x 10″. £450. BUY NOW

The subject of this workshop will be the rural landscape of the Romney Marsh and it should be wonderful with all the warm tones and colours of late summer/early autumn!

The day is suitable for both experienced en plain air painters and beginners and most paint mediums can be accommodated.

We’ll be meeting at 9.45am for 10am and finish around 4.30pm.  There’ll be a break for a pub lunch in one of the wonderful Marsh pubs at about 1pm before going back out for more painting.

The day costs £65.00 (excluding lunch) and spaces are limited.  See my website for further details and to book.  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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Big Cats Workshop

On Sunday 3rd September I held another of my monthly painting workshops at the gallery.  This time around it was one of my favourite subjects, the big cats.

A lion was requested as the subject of the workshop and I was happy to oblige.  Lions can be a challenge to capture on canvas at times, what with the rough texture of the fur and the unflinching stare of a top predator.

However, the group rose to the challenge and produced some really good work.  I was impressed!

Golden Majesty by Paul Apps U.A.

It was a really enjoyable day.  I prepared food beforehand for our lunch and there was ample tea and coffee to keeps us all going.  A perfect way to spend a Sunday!

If you’re interested in attending one of my Sunday painting workshops, the next one is on the 8th October.  The medium is pastel pencils and the subject matter will be either a landscape or a seascape, I haven’t made a final decision as yet!

For further details and to book a space see my website.  Hope you can make it!

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