Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Brand New Website!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our brand new web site this morning. Apart from looking better and being easier to navigate it contains, for the first time, video downloads. We are starting with two specially shot lessons with one of our favourite artists, Brian Ryder covering the popular subject of sketchbook drawing techniques which Brian says is at the heart of a good painting. You can view trailers for them on the web site. Each lesson is 20 minutes log and can be downloaded to a PC or Mac computer to keep. Each one is just £3.99 - that's $6.36 US. Many more to follow. Hope you like it: www.townhousefilms.co.uk

Monday, 19 November 2012

Christmas Open Studio For Robert Brindley RSMA

Robert Brindley will be opening his  home studio in Sleights, near Whitby over 3 weekends before Christmas: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November; Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December and Friday 7th, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th DecemberOn show and  for sale will be a wide variety of original paintings in oils, watercolours  and pastels, together with a selection of limited edition Prints, greetings cards, signed copies of his books  "Painting in Pastels", "Painting Boats & Coastal Scenery", "Painting Landscapes in Oils" and his DVD's: "Painting Atmospheric Landscapes", "Oil Sketching on Location" & the latest, "Successful Summer Watercolour  Landscapes"Robert says Please call if you're in the area. For further details, visit him  online at: www.robertbrindley.com

Friday, 16 November 2012

Last Posting Dates for Christmas.

It's just a few weeks to Chrustmas now and I thought I would remind our customers of the last date you can order and still receive your DVD before Christmas.

Last posting date for Asia, Australia, Far East  and New Zealand is Wednesday December 5

Africa, Caribbean, Central and South America and the Middle East it's Friday December 7

For Eastern Europe, Canada and the USA it's Monday Deecember 10

Western Europe - Wednesday Deecember 12

UK - Thursday December 20.

Monday, 29 October 2012

New Robert Brindley DVD Now In Stock

I'm delighted to say we now have Robert's new DVD Successful Summer Watercolour Landscapes in stock. If you live in the USA or Canada and you order from our web site you will automatically be sent the correct version for playing in your country.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

New Project For Adebanji Alade

Adebanji - who features in our DVD Coastal Adventures in Acrylic -  is currently working on a series of portraits of London's homeless. It was a picture of a homeless man that was the second painting to sell at last year's ROI Annual Exhibition.

 Adebanji used to work among  London's homeless where he used art to try and give them  a new focus on life. An inspiring thing to do from a really nice guy who also happens to be an exciting young painter.

Here's his latest powerful portrait.

Friday, 19 October 2012

Latest Paintings By Chris Daynes

Kent based artist Chris Daynes, with whom we filmed our Simplifying Oil Landscapes DVD has kindly sent me these pictures of some of his recent work. Chris is a keen plein air painter - out in all weathers. His lovely picture of the frozen canal in Amsterdam was painted on the spot while he was there on a sub zero painting expedition. That's dedication for you! Lovely work Chris!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

New Robert Brindley Watercolour DVD Trailer

I'm delighted to report that our latest DVD with Robert Brindley RSMA - Successful Summer Watercolour Landscapes will be released on October 31. You can now pre-order it on our web site here: New Robert Brindley DVD

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

New DVD Featuring Robert Brindley

Following on from Robert Brindley's brush with death as shown in the last video clip I attach his finished painting of the scene - Bircham Windmill in North West Norfolk. It's one of four full demonstrations he does on the upcoming DVD which will be released at the end of the month. Bircham Windmill is a working mill and a great day out for the family. Have a look at their excellent website: http://www.birchamwindmill.co.uk/

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New Web Site for Aine Divine

Aine Divine the marvellous Edinburgh-based artist has a new web site. Do check it out for some lovely examples of her exciting work. When I first met her to film our Watercolour Portraits DVD I didn't know how to pronouce her first name. She put me right: "It's Aine - pronounced On-Yer as in on yer bike."
So now you know:

Friday, 7 September 2012

A Great Welsh Painter

My all-time painting hero is the late Sir Kyffin Williams RA who painted his native Wales and its people with such  love and empathy that he is now rightly seen as the greatest painter to emerge from Wales in the last 100 years.  BBC viewers in Wales were able last year to see a wonderful programme - part of a short series - in which Rolf Harris explored Kyffin the man and the artist and attempted  a portrait using only Kyffin's trademark palette knife.  Rolf was a frined of Kyffin and admired him greatly .  Now viewers outside Wales can see a nine minute extract from the programme which I heartily commend to you.

Click on the link below. Then click  on the "expand to full screen"  icon (the four arrows in a square to the left of the symbols below the picture to view full screen.)

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

New Soraya French DVD Trailer

Soraya's latest release - Revelaing the Secrets of Acrylics - will be available from Sept 3 but you can pre-order it now to be sure to get your copy first.

And here's the trailer

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Last Chance For ROI Masterclass Tickets

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

New Soraya French DVD On The Way

We recently got back from Hampshire where we filmed at the studio/gallery of Soraya French S.W.A. It's to be called Revealing The Secrets of Acrylics and here's a couple of pictures Soraya paints on the DVD. It positively fizzes with colour energy. It will be released on September 1.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Now We Take PayPal

In response to many requests I am delighted to tell you that we have now added PayPal to our website as a method of payment in addition to Visa and MasterCard.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Thursday, 12 July 2012

New Portrait DVD Trailer

Our latest release - Expressive Oil Portraits featuring Andrew James, Vice President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters is to be released next Wednesday -  August 18 -   and the five minute trailer is now on line. I hope you enjoy it. You can pre-order the DVD now on our website

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Follow Us On Facebook

We now have our own page on Facebook where you can follow all our latest news and that of the wonderful artists we work with. Find us here: http://www.facebook.com/townhousefilms

If you click  on the "Like" button you will automatically get notification of updates

Hope to see you there.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Award For Ann Blockley SWA

Ann Blockley was presented with the HRH Princess Michael of Kent award for ‘Most outstanding watercolour’ at the Society of Women artists exhibition  private view for her painting ‘Single rose’.   Ann has four paintings exhibited in this annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. The exhibition runs from 28th June - 7th July 2012 Founded in 1855, the society has had a unique history dedicated to promoting art by women. The Annual Exhibition at the prestigious Mall Galleries, showcases a stunning and eclectic mix of artwork in all media. The Society encourages variety and versatility and features some of the finest contemporary women artists from all over the world, thus sustaining a reputation for excellence. Patron: HRH Princess Michael of Kent For further information visit: www.society-women-artists.org.uk

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

New Portrait Production Update - Pictures

I am still recovering from filming the  amazing Andrew James paint four amazing portraits in just two days for our next DVD. Andrew is Vice President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the word to describe his work is - stunning. Three of the portrait sketches he completed in three hours each  but his piece de resistance was an amazing one hour  11 x 8 inch sketch of my wife Elaine pictured in the red top at the end of this sequence of portraits.

Portrait painting is my first love and apart from the filming I learned so much from Andy.

The DVD - Expressive Oil Portraits -  will be out at the beginning of August and runs two hours.