Friday, 23 September 2011

New Chris Daynes Plein Air Oil Painting DVD Now In Stock

At last supplies have arrived and they already whizzing out the door to all those who already know Chris' lovely impressionistic outdoor landscapes.

Here are some pictures from the DVD which runs for an hour and three quarters and is packed with inspiration and  sound advice.

You can order your copy of the DVD here: Simplifying Oil Landcsapes  With Chris Daynes

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

New Plein Air Oil Landscape DVD Out This Week

This is a DVd I am very excited about. it features Kent based artist Chris Daynes who shows how to tackle landscape subjects in a simplified yet highly painterly way. The DVD is called Simplifying Oil Landscapes and you can pre order it now on our web site prior to its release this Friday (September 23rd)  If you pre-order you will get your copy the minute we get supplies in - so you should get delivery  on Saturday Sept 24th.

Here's the trailer:

Amazing Watercolour Workshops 2012 with Jean Haines SWA

Hampshire , U.K  2012

A full programme of fabulous Watercolour Workshops for 2012 has been recently added to Jeans web site. These are held in beautiful Hampshire country side in a new hall with wonderful natural  light. Since the dates were only released this weekend 50 % of the places have already been confirmed and booked by artists eager to attend one of Jeans exciting watercolour sessions. Places are going very fast so if you are interested in booking  " Beating the Blues" or  "The Artist in You", just two of the inspirational sessions on offer please book via as soon as possible where you can read full details of each popular one day course.

Dedham Hall September 2012

Jean is thrilled to have been invited to teach at Dedham Hall and  a one week motivational watercolour course  entitled "Atmospheric Watercolour " will take place in September 2012.  As soon as the news was shared bookings came in immediately! If you don't wish to miss this wonderful new opportunity for a week with Jean please contact Dedham Hall as soon as possible. Places are going to be  filled very quickly as her workshops are highly in demand.

Jean will be holding  exciting watercolour Workshops in USA in October 2012 and news regarding this event will be added to her web site very soon!

2012 is going to be a very exciting year for Jean with a  wonderful new book to be launched and a new DVD!

Please watch this space and Jeans web site for   more news and updates!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Robert Brindley To Take Part In Pure Watercolour Society Exhibition

Robert been invited to take part in 'The Pure Watercolour Society' Exhibition at Windrush which previews on Saturday 8th October 2011, 5-30 - 8pm and runs from Sunday the 9th to Saturday 22nd of October.

The Society was formed by James Fletcher Watson in 1999 and David Curtis is now its Patron.

The Pure Watercolour Society is a small and informal society for painters in watercolour who enjoy using the medium in pure transparent washed allied to fine draftsmanship in the method exemplified by the 19th century masters, such as John Sell Cotman, Richard Parkes Bonington, David Cox, Thomas Girtin and J.M.W. Turner, and as followed in the 20th century by, among others, Edward Seago, Edward Wesson, Leonard Squirrell, Charles Knight and James Fletcher-Watson.

The PWS was founded in 1999 with James Fletcher-Watson R.I., R.B.A. as its President and driving force. James believed passionately in passing on the pure watercolour tradition: “The great masters showed us the way and it is right that we should follow in their footsteps, not copying but receiving inspiration from them. My aim is to carry on the torch, encouraging today’s painters to express the beauty of the landscape simply and effectively.”

Following James’s death in 2004, David Curtis R.O.I., R.S.M.A. - one of Britain’s most successful artists - kindly agreed to become Patron of the PWS. International artist Robert Wade A.W.S. is an Honorary Member of the society, and most recently Trevor Chamberlain R.O.I., R.S.M.A. agreed to become an Honorary Member. These well respected artists support the PWS in its aims to provide opportunities for members and selected non-members to exhibit pure watercolours, as well as passing on skills and techniques to students of watercolour painting so that this exciting and challenging medium can be enjoyed and mastered by the next generation.

For more information about the PWS, e-mail:

Or please write to:
Josephine Neil at Windrush House, Windrush,
Nr. Burford, Oxon OX18 4TU.

Here are some splendid watercolours from Robert Brindley

You can see details and trailer for Roberts DVD here: Atmospheric Watercolour Landscapes

Peter Wileman's Devon Painting Trip

Peter has just returned from South Devon where he spent time sketching and gathering materials for a new series of paintings.

Peter writes: "A  great week in Devon  with superb superb weather was
kicked off with a morning spent sketching and exploring this fantastic
neck of the woods, followed by some oil sketches worked on during the
course of the week.

Photos below show the finished work achieved back  in the studio.Lots more to follow."

Peter's new book Painting Light in Oil is selling fast and is avialble on Amazon for just £11.39

Details here:
Painting Light In Oil

Peter's two teaching DVDs made by us are available here:  Peter Wileman DVDs

Thursday, 1 September 2011

New Exhibition For Jean Haines

Jean tells me she has another exhbition at the lovely Wey Gallery in Godalming,Surrey  running from from 5th to the 17th  September 2011. Why not go along and see some of her marvellous work in the flesh.