Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Exciting New Book From Shirley Trevena

A new book from Shirley Trevena RI is always a big event so there is a great deal of excitement in Shirley's latest - Breaking The Rules of Watercolour - the same title  as our DVD -  which is due out in about a couple of weeks. Pre-orders on Amazon have already propelled it, on Jan 31,  to the number three spot in their Painting and Drawing Books chart.

I'm pleased to report that the Amazon price is just £10.66 - that's A WHOPPING 44% REDUCTION!

You can pre-order it here: Breaking The Rules Of Watercolour

And here's Shrley in action on our DVD of the same name.

And more good news for Shirley Trevena fans - we are filming a new DVD with her which will be out in the first week of June. More details later.

Shirley also has a new look website with loads of wonderful pictures and all her latest news: http://www.shirleytrevena.com/

Monday, 23 January 2012

Paint In Venice With Robert Brindley RSMA

Painting In Venice - May 2012

Have you ever fancied painting in the magical City of Venice?  Robert  Brindley will be tutoring an 8 day course for 'WEST NORFOLK ARTS CENTRE' in May and there are still a few places if you'd like to join him.

The course will be run on a structured basis, visiting carefully chosen painting locations, where you can paint in your chosen medium.
So, if you would like to find out more about this fabulous opportunity, please visit

Saturday, 14 January 2012

'Painting Landscapes In Oil', Robert Brindley's new book, now available for Pre-order.

Robert has just received a copy of his new book by 'The Crowood Press' and should be available on or before 6th February. This book deals with the many aspects of oil painting and a large proportion of the 'plein air' paintings were undertaken with a limited palette of colours, see our DVD with Robert, 'Oil Sketching On Location'. The following is taken from the back cover and gives a resume of the books content.

'Oils are an extremely versatile and immediate medium, enabling the artist to express themselves in a variety of creative ways. They are relatively easy to use, suitable for both the beginner, or more experienced painter.

This book is a comprehensive study of how oils can be used to capture light, colour and texture in a wide range of subject matter. It includes well over two hundred illustrations, including eleven 'Step by Step' demonstrations and discusses the entire painting process from materials, inspiration, subject selection through to the finished painting. Throughout, emphasis is given to the importance of good drawing, composition, tone, colour and the need for constant assessment, all of which are vital to the success of any piece of work.'

If you are  interested in pre-ordering or purchasing the book, please visit Robert's website: www.robertbrindley.com.

Here are some images from the book:

Robert's  Oil Painting DVD Oil Sketching On Location is also proving very popular.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Brian Ryder Becomes Full Member of the ROI

Congratulation to Brian Ryder who has just been elected to full membership of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in time for the launch of his latest DVD Winter Landscapes In Oil - released today.

Many congratulations to Brian from Town House Films for this great honour.

You can order Brian's new DVD here: Winter Landscapes In Oil

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Trailer for New Brian Ryder DVD Now On Line

Soon available for pre-order and set for release on Jan 13. Five full demonstrations on this two hour DVD.