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Summer Open Weekend

Summer Open Weekend!

River Thames and Tower Bridge. £850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

To celebrate summer I’m holding an Open Weekend at my gallery, Paul Apps Fine Art, at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe and would like to invite you to join me!

The occasion is to showcase the 24 paintings that I created for my very successful book Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylic which published in 2015 by Search Press.

Water, in all its many variations from mighty rivers to babbling brooks, is the subject matter and the paintings include local scenes from the Romney Marsh as well as from across the UK, alongside scenes from further afield including the USA and Scotland.

Swallows on the Romney Marsh£850 Acrylic on board 12″ x 16″

Invitation Preview Evening and Reception: Friday 19th August, 6.30 to 9.15pm

Join me for drinks on the evening before the sale day to preview the showcase paintings.  You will be able to secure your favourite painting before the sale begins!

Sale Open Day: Saturday 20th August, 10am to 5pm

Come in and meet me and see the stunning range of paintings in the gallery. Alongside the showcased artwork there is a good selection of original oil and watercolour paintings, prints, art books, gifts, cards and artist’s materials.

This is the first time the paintings have been released and each painting is a one-off original.  Each painting will be sold at a fixed price of £850!!

The paintings, each sized at 12″ x 16″, will be sold framed.

Prior interest in the event can be registered in advance by emailing paulappsfineart@icloud.com with the title ‘Summer Open Evening’ or via the contact page on the gallery website.

Prior registrations will automatically be invited to attend the preview evening reception.  Hope to see you there!

Highland Falls.  £850 Acrylic on board 16″ x 12″”

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New en plein air paintings

Summer is now and full swing and, this year, we’ve had good weather (so far!).  It’s great to have the long evenings, I can paint until the light fades at around 9-9.30pm and there’s been some amazing sunsets to capture on canvas!

I’ve been taking full advantage of the long sunny days and getting out as much as I can to paint en plein air.

On Monday, I was out in Folkestone painting all day. I love Folkestone’s mix of holidaymakers, historic quarter and commercial harbour.

Here are some of my latest paintings I do hope you like them!

On the Sands at Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A.  (Oil en plein air)

Little Mermaid at Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A. (Oil en plein air)

Towards the Cliffs at Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A. (Oil en plein air)

Once fully dry, these paintings will be available to purchase at the gallery.

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Cornwall… so far

I’m having a great time on my painting trip to Cornwall, the weather has been kind and I’ve managed to get out painting every day.

I”ve completed 15 en plein air paintings so far this week and sold one immediately! I was painting on a nearby beach to where I’m staying and was approached by a couple who loved the painting so much that they purchased it.  I was delighted!

Sennen Cove. Oil en plein air. £450. BUY NOW

The scenery is a stunning as I remembered from my last trip and I’m really inspired by the light and the amazing views.  I’ll blog further about Cornwall on my return and show some of my new work.

Botollack Sunset.  Oil en plein air. £450. BUY NOW

The gallery remains open whilst I’m away so please pop in and see my paintings or you can sign up for my free monthly newsletter.

Catch up with you all soon!

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Painting in Cornwall

I’m off to Cornwall very shortly on a painting trip and I’m really looking forward to it!  

Botollack Mines, Cornwall (Poldark Country). 10″ x 8″ Oil on gesso panel board. £450. BUY NOW

Cornwall is one of my favourite places in the UK to paint because of it’s stunning landscape and coastline. It also has the most wonderful clear light which is just perfect for artists.

Hopefully this wonderful weather we’ve been experiencing will last and I can get out every day and make the most of my time there.

Porthcurnick Beach. 8″ x 10″ Oil on gesso panel board. £450. BUY NOW

I’ve included here some of my en plein air paintings from my last Cornwall trip.  As you can see I travelled around and got to paint lots of wonderful scenery.  I look forward to revealing my new paintings on my return!

The Lizard.  10″ x 8″ Oil on gesso panel. £450. BUY NOW

The gallery will be open as usual in my absence so if you’re in the area do pop in and have a browse or check out my website, all the current Cornwall paintings are there to view.

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St Michael’s Mount from Marion (Stormy Afternoon). 8″ x 10″ Oil on gesso panel. £450. BUY NOW

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Hythe Art Society Summer Exhibition

I’m exhibiting this year at the Hythe Art Society’s Summer Exhibition at the Tin Tabernacle in Hythe.

The exhibition runs from 8th-6th July (10-5pm) and entry is free.

There will be a varied range of subject matter in a variety of different media on display, all the work of the talented members of the Society.

Fishermen at Lower Sands, Dymchurch.  Oil on gesso board. £850. BUY NOW

RSPB Reserve, Rye. Oil on gesso board. £650. BUY NOW

I’m exhibiting three oil paintings, two of which are shown above, and I will also have a selection of my watercolours of local scenes in the browser.

Come along and support Hythe Art Society!

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Painting on the beach…

After I delivered my paintings to The Pie Factory Gallery for the U.A. Summer exhibition on Thursday, I treated myself to an afternoon’s en plain air painting in Thanet.

The weather was wonderfully warm as I set my easel up at Botany Bay, Broadstairs and there were plenty of people out and about relaxing on the sands, splashing around in the water and generally enjoying the glorious weather.

Botany Bay, Broadstairs – Oil En Plein Air 15.06.17 #1. £450.

Botany Bay, Broadstairs – Oil En Plein Air 15.06.17 #2. Oil plain air. £650

I painted two scenes of day-trippers on the sands which really give a sense of the heat of the day with the warm tones of the sand contrasting with the cool blues the sky and sea.

With the chalk cliffs and the windbreakers in the foreground these paintings are lovely images of an English summer’s day at the Kent coast!

The paintings are still drying but will be available for sale shortly.  If you’d like to reserve the painting please email me.

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U.A. Summer Exhibition at The Pie Factory, Margate

I’m exhibiting this month at the United Society of Artists’ Summer Exhibition at The Pie Factory, Margate from the Friday 17th to Wednesday 28th June.

The Pie Factory gallery is located at 5 Broad Street, Margate CT9 1EW.

The exhibition covers an exciting and eclectic mix of artistic media with styles ranging from representational to abstraction and conceptual by members of the U.A. whose range of approaches include figurative, impressionist and expressionist amongst many others.

I have four entries in the exhibition and these are primarily en plein air paintings that I painted during trips to Thanet, such as these two examples here.  There will also be a selection of my original watercolour paintings.

Viking Bay, Broadstairs.  Oil en plein air. £450. BUY NOW

Margate Harbour. Oil en plein air. £450. BUY NOW

There’s really something for everyone at the U.A. Summer Exhibition so I thoroughly recommend a visit.  Hope to see you there!

 

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New en plein air paintings

Alongside my recent foray into watercolour I’m still regularly out and about painting en plein air in oils now that the summer is well and truly here.  I do so enjoy taking my bike Priscilla and getting out onto the beautiful Romney Marsh.

St Mary’s Road.  Oil en plein air. 10″ x 8″. £450.  BUY NOW

I try to go out at least once a week and not to let bad weather get in the way, as you can see from this painting of Marine Walk Street, Hythe, which was painted as I sheltered from a heavy downpour!

Marine Walk Street, Hythe. Oil en plein air. 10″ x 8″. £450.  BUY NOW

These are some of my most recent en plein air paintings.  I do hope you enjoy them!

Last Light at Burmarsh.  Oil en plein air. 10″ x 8″. £450. BUY NOW

Lower Sands at Low Tide.  Oil en plein air. 8″ x 10″. £450. BUY NOW

 

 

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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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New paintings in watercolour…

Enchanted Lake.  Watercolour £145 BUY NOW

On the Beach at Fisherman’s Bay, Hythe.  Watercolour £145. BUY NOW

Thames at Westminster Bridge.  Watercolour. £145. BUY NOW

As you’re all aware my medium of preference is oil paints.  Recently, though, I’ve been doing some watercolour work and I find that I’m really enjoying it!

I started in on watercolour again due to the forthcoming Search Press book Painting Wild Animals in Watercolour which is due out in 2019.  The two animal paintings here will be in the new book.

African Afternoon.  Watercolour.  Not for sale.

Shadow Elephant.  Watercolour.  Not for sale.

I’m really enjoying the fluidity of watercolour as a medium and I’m appreciating the speed with which I can paint and capture the moment.

However, watercolour can be an unforgiving taskmaster!  The speed in which the paint dries means there’s little room for error and you have to be certain that the brush marks you’re making are right first time!

Here are a couple of my recent watercolours which are now available to purchase.

I hope you enjoy them!

Dymchurch Morning.  Watercolour. £95. BUY NOW

Lion in Trafalgar Square.  Watercolour. £145. BUY NOW

Margate Beach.  Watercolour. £95. BUY NOW

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