Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas 2012

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a special New Year!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New DVDs to accompany the book

New dvd titles 
 Paul Apps

There are two new video titles from the Teaching Art group

The two are to compliment the new book of the title,
Learn to paint Dogs and Puppies
from Search Press.

Signed copies of the dvds and book are available from me
Book and Dvd set  £22.50
Book £ 8.99
Lab dvd £ 9.10
Spaniel dvd £ 9.10.
All plus postage

Click on the link above to check out the trailers
I hope you like and purchase the full lesson.
Best wishes

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Venice 2012 Images and Plein air studies

I have displayed most not all of the paintings from my recent Venice trip.

Five and a half days yealded 22 oils 4 watercolours several sketches and once pastel.

I had tired shoulders from the backback I was hauling around each day, p.s. not teh shoulder bag in the photo, though enjoyed my experience of Venice and trying so hard to bring home its light in my head and in my images.
 Evening light Della Salute 6 x 8

 Morning Light San Giorgio Maggiore 6 x 8

 Sunrise San Giorgio Maggiore from the Dogana 6x8

 Santa Maria and Gondola  6x 8

San Giorgio Maggiore nocturne 6 x 8

 Top most painting from the Dogana

Great motif the Santa Maria Della Salute from the Acadamia Bridge

I shall post more very soon, please leave any comments you wish, and please follow this blog

Best wishes

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Paul Apps

Has great pleasure inviting you and guest to the

Opening of his new Studio and Exhibition of Paintings
(which are for sale)

 To be officially opened by

The hon. Michael - John Knatchbull


Paul Apps Fine Art Studio

Marine Walk Street, Hythe, Kent CT21 5NW

On Saturday September 8th from 18.00 to 21.00

This is his First Official Show exhibiting paintings of Maritime, Local Themes and Birds.


01303 261314/07746 887815

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Two récent plein air studies at Hythe

 These are two small 220 x 160 Jullian Pochade plain air studies recently

Painting and canoeing for the day, when I was tired of one I did the other. My son Barnaby was with me enjoying the first trip in the boats for 2012.

The top image is a little way from the Hythe Imperial towards the Fisherman's beach. Painted in just over an hour. Crowds of people enjoying the sunny day, filled the scene with colour.

The lower image, painted at the end of the day, was further along towards fisherman's beach. A couple of dog walkers entered the scene, and found their way into my painting.

Friday, June 15, 2012

My new one man show at Haddon Galleries in Torquay, starting tomorrow for two weeks. 
So if you are around and want to take a closer look please do not hesitate to drop by.
Sadly my commitments have not allowed me to be there in person on this occasion, but I know the owners Fiona and Paul Haddon will be delighted to show the work.
If you see please drop me a message as to what you thought.
Best wishes

Friday, June 8, 2012

This was taken by my son Barnaby, whilst I was painting a near nocturne well a 25 minute study on the beach at Hythe the other night, 8.55 to 9.20 working fast and furiously to capture the rolling clouds and a rapidly setting sun, with a force 8 wind in my ear.
Barnaby has a natural flare with images, and I feel will go far with his photography.

He has taken some others which I really like and will post here soon.

Sunset over Fisherman's Beach
Oil on panel 12 x 16

One very recent image of the beach near to my studio in Hythe. It depicts the Fisherman's Beach looking towards the famous Napoleonic forts of Wellingtons defences known as Martello Towers. This is one of my favourite places to paint plein air, and I have several recent works to share with you, including the study for this painting

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cley Mill

This image was completed from studies that I manged in North Norfolk. This image is a 12 x 16 oil on panel Cley on Sea, Cley Mill

This image shows the hand made 23ct gilded frame

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Tiger Portrait 12 x 16 oil

Just finishd this painting which started life a couple of weeks ago as a Big Cat demo at my workshop in my studio. I liked it a lot so spent a little more time on it to bring it to a conclusion 

This is a lot more fresh and spontaneous than previously painting and I enjoyed the process of painting it.

Monday, June 4, 2012

'The Grey'

20" x 28" Oil on Natural Canvas.

This is one of my more recent works and a long overdue subject matter of the Grey Wolf. 
 My son Barnaby, who is so interested in Wolves, inspired this canvas.

The wolf was one of several studied at the West Yellowstone National Park refuge where I visited a few years back with artist friends Mat Hillier, Lindsey Foggett and John Mullane.
We painted our way around Yellowstone.

This work will shortly be available through my one man show at Haddon Gallery
Torquay starting June 16th for two weeks.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This is a very recent painting and will be one image that will feature at my up and coming one man show at the Haddon Gallery in Torquay.

This is a oil on canvas measuring 18 x 24
'Golden Majesty'

This was concieved as a demo on one of  my workshops earlier this year on an African theme.
I do hope that you like it.

Feel free to leave a comment or two.

Just a sneak peak and preview of how the new book might be looking as it takes shape.
I have just had a second proof reading and seen the colour proofs of the new title being launched by Search Press in early August 2012. Tala is the latest puppy to join Catherine and I at home. she is such a delight and inseparable from our older 3 year old  GSD, 'Khan'.

I took this image the first day she arrived home and painted the image as fast as I could as the dealine for the book was only days away at the time. She fitted in well with the brief and completed my task of 9 new paintings.

Learn to Paint Dogs and Puppies
Due out 12th August 2012.

So many new events at my studio, these include new workshop titles and dates going into the second half of 2102.

In addition there are a few places remaining for my tuition on a weekly basis, Monday Tuesday and Wednesday sessions.

A life session on Thursday evening is growing and the 2.5 hours of work is well appreciated by those attending.

I have so many wonderful ideas for the future, and so little time to fully impliment any. So forgive me if some take a little longer to appear than I would like.

All the new dates and workshop titles can be found on my website at

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

My latest workshop last Saturday was a great day. Painting Big Cats in oils and acrylic.
It was well attended and all enjoyed the event. The feedback was fantastic and I shall be posting some on the website very soon.

Students enjoyed my 90 minute demonstration of a Tigers head, closely followed by a well deserved Fish'n'Chip lunch.

We were all flagging when 5pm came around all too fast. Even so everyone worked hard and took some positive points and a painting away with them.

Looking forward to my next workshop 'From Charcoal to Chalk'

This can be found on my website under the studio/workshop tag

£80 all day, all materials and a hot lunch....

come and have some fun

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Saturday's Workshop Learn to Paint Birds

We held a great day at the studio on Saturday 21st. Learning to paint Birds. The comments and feedback were really lovely and students signed up for future workshops.
The next one will be Acrylic for beginners on Saturday 5th May 10 - 5
Followed by
Painting big Cats on Saturday 12th May
Both dates have now got limited places available
Cost is £75 including Lunch. Own materials except supports for Oil or Acrylic only.
message me if you are at all interested
Best wishes

Friday, April 20, 2012

Long overdue post I guess

It has been such a long while since my last post, indeed I started a new one linked within my website. I have now abandoned that one and linked this my older more established blog in its place, again from my website.
So I do hope that those of you who followed my progress before will follow me once more. Over the coming days and even weeks I have so much to tell you all, so please pop back to my site and check out the blog posts from time to time.
Best wishes

Monday, February 20, 2012

Still Time for workshop 25.2.12

Workshop Saturday 25th February 2012 

Last few days before my one day workshop in Acrylics for beginners at my new studio in Hythe Kent. Cost includes materials, refreshments and a good lunch. 10am to 5pm ish £75.00 per person.
Just a few spaces remaining so call now and enjoy a day with me working in Acrylics.... message me on Facebook or email me on
There is still time to join in and have a great day

Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Blogs on my own website

New blogs!

I have been updating my website and have already transferred my Tales from the Easel blog to it some weeks ago.
For those who have wondered why my Blogger site has remained quite, now you know.

check out

All my news can now be found on one of two blogs being updated.

'Tales from the Easel'
and the second a new one called

'Studio News'

This new blog is where everyone including all my collectors and students alike can stay up to date and in touch with all that is happening now in my new studio, based in Marine Walk Street, Hythe, Kent CT21 5NW.

From news bullitins to what is coming up at the studio to what I am painting on will be posted here.
so book mark this blog and stay in touch.
constructive feedback is always welcome.

many thanks 



Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Weekly Art Classes

The first terms classes of 2012 have now started in the new studio at Marine Walk Street in Hythe.
Monday morning along with Monday afternoons are now full. 
There is now a waiting list for places for next term should they become available.

Due to the demand a new session has been arranged for
Tuesday Afternoons between 2pm and 4pm.

If you are interested in a place on this class please call Paul on 07746 887815 to avoid disappointment. Classes are strictly limited to 12 students.

Wednesday evening class is growing fast and now has only 4 spaces remaining
times are 6.45 to 8.45