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New Paintings

As the weather has been so variable of late and with the summer now behind us, I’ve been working a lot in my studio at home.

I have a huge array of photographs that I can use as sources materials when painting in the studio and I can just lock myself away, put my music on and get on with painting.

It’s wonderful!

Here a couple of my new paintings – I do hope you like them!

Corn Rolls across the Marshes. 4″ x 12″ oil on board. £375.

RH&DR Dr Syn at Botolph’s Crossing. 8″ x 10″ oil on board. £450

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

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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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Commission – Italianate Garden

Commissions are important to artists.  Not only are they a validation of your art, as people have chosen you and your work specifically, they provide an opportunity to really create a painting that is deeply personal to the client.

That being so, I was pleased to be able to be commissioned recently to paint a beautiful Italianate garden, not my usual subject of dogs, pets and people but an enjoyable challenge nonetheless!

Garden Loggia by Paul Apps (private commission).

The cool of the shady loggia and the inviting waters of the pool contrasts so well with the vibrant blue of the sky and acid green of the hedging.  It really gives a sense of the lazy heat of a Mediterranean afternoon.

The painting was commissioned by a friend of mine who was delighted with the result!

If you would like to commission an original painting, either for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, please contact the gallery to discuss your requirements.

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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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Summer Exhibition & Sale Day

Summer Exhibition & Sale Day – Saturday 19th August

Come along on Saturday 19th August to the Exhibition and Sale of the paintings from the book ‘Lakes, Rivers and Streams in Acrylic’ at my gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe!

Water, in all it’s variations, is the subject matter of the exhibition and there are paintings depicting local scenes of the Romney Marsh as well as from Scotland and the USA.  There really is something for every taste!

All the paintings in the exhibition are available to reserve/purchase at a fixed price of £850 and are beautifully presented in a handcrafted and painted wood frame individually created for that painting.

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

There will also be a wide range of original paintings, prints, signed books, gifts and art materials.  Hope to see you there!

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

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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 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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