Monday, 21 February 2011

Trailer For New Robert Brindley Oil DVD

The DVD will go on sale on March 4 but here's the trailer. For details on how to pre-order see the previous post.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Exciting New Oil DVD Out Soon

We are very excited about our new DVD which should be released around March 4 entitled Oil Sketching On Location With Robert Brindley RSMA.

You may remember Robert's last film for us Atmospheric Watercolour Landscapes which has been  very popular. This time Robert, who is a member of the prestigeous Royal Society of Marine Artists, tackles oils painted on the spot and filmed in a beautiuful coastal location.
The amazing thing about Robert's technique is his colour palette - he paints with just three primary colours plus white. Yes four colours in all!!!! You will be amazed at the huge range of hues he can achieve and, as Robert says, using a limited palette maintains a colour harmony  throughout the painting. Here are some pictures from the shoot. I will post  a trailer later in the week. You can pre-order this DVD by calling our order line 01603 259441
 (or international) +44 1603 259441 or emailing us

You can find out more about Robert and his work on his excellent web site:

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Come and Watch The Masters at Work

The next ROI Masterclass, featuring two of our artists,  is to be held on Sunday March 20 and promises to be the best ever. The location is the splendid Picturecraft Gallery in Holt in Norfolk which is being specially opened for the day for us. There will be three members demonstrating on the day. You can get as close as you lilke to the painting action and ask as many questions about technique and materials as you wish.
David Curtis ROI, RSMA is back  for his second ROI Masterclass. David does very little teaching these days so this is a rare opportunity to watch him in action.

Along with David they also have ROI President Peter Wileman PROI, ARSMA, FRSA who has made two DVDs with us

And the ever popular Brian Ryder AROI who has mnade three DVDs with us!

Tickets are selling fast so if you want to come along I would advise that you dont delay in  booking. Tickets are £59.50 each (£50 for Friends of the ROI) and include lunch at the gallery.
Adrian Hill who runs the Picturecraft Gallery has organised a discount  for local accomodation for those who plan to make a weekend if it. Remember,  Holt, a beauttiful Georgian market town, is just 4 miles from the picturesque port of Blakeney on the  North Norfolk coast. Adrian is also arranging for his family's next door art matertials shop to be opened up especially for those attending  with discounts for all present. If you want more details please email

You can obtain your tickets direct from Picturecraft Gallery  01263 711040, e-mail at

All three artists will have copies of their books and DVDs available for sale.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Watercolours By John Hoar

Since I posted some images from John's Help The Heroes exhibition before Christrmas we have had many requests to see more of John's work - inlcuding a heartfelt plea from John in Sweden. So in answer to those requests here are the full set that John sent me including sme stunning pieces painted in sepia.  Fans of John will be delighted to hear that we are filming with him again in September and again. listening to our customers , that DVD will feature John demonstating his brilliant  use of line and wash. It will be filmed in one of his favoutitre painting locations,  the Suffolk wool towns - places like Lavenham - which will allow him to demonstrate his style to full effect.

John does offer tuition at his Devon studio. H ecan be contacted via his web site

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Rare Film Of The Great Edward Seago

One of our best selling films of 2010 was the one we made with Suffolk artist Miles Fairhurst demonstrating the oil painting techniques of Edward Seago (1910-1974). Seago who was born and lived in Norfolk has probably had a greater influence on popular English landscape painting  than any other artist of the past 50 years. Sadly he died in 1974 - long before painting DVDs or videos were really being made and I have never seen any film of him actually painting. But I have just came accross a lovely short film from Pathé News showing him in action in the early 1930's. A rare gem. You can view below. You have to sit through a brief commercial first but that's the price we pay for free acess to this wonderful archive.  To view just click on the image below which will open up a viewer in a new window on the Pathé site.There's a button in the bottom right of the new window to make the screen larger.


And here's Miles demonstrating Seago's technique.