A new 95-minute DVD by David Bellamy.
David is a great exponent of painting winter landscapes, particularly under snow. Filmed in the Brecon Beacons and North Staffordshire, we see him on a winter’s day as he sketches alongside a canal and paints a cascading waterfall. He then finds some snow and paints a variety of subjects including cottages, trees, water and atmospheric skies. Finally, in the studio, he works up one of his sketches into a finished watercolour.
“In winter, there’s generally a bit more colour around and you get away from all those awful summer greens” – and I don’t think he’s talking about cabbage.
That’s quite a challenging statement, especially as David is standing in a landscape thickly covered with snow at the time. “Monochrome” is the word that more obviously springs to mind. However, this is a film as much about overcoming preconceptions as it is about the process of painting.
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David Bellamy specialises in painting mountain and wild coastal scenes, and is particularly fascinated by the moods of nature in the wild places. A full time artist and author, he has written seventeen books illustrated with his paintings and eight dvd’s on David’s techniques in watercolour have been produced by APV Films.Through his painting and writing he hopes to bring about a greater awareness of the threats to the natural environment, and he is particularly active in conserving the wild areas.
Click on the underlined link to go to the current offer on the Winter Landscapes in Watercolour DVD on the Jackson’s Art Supplies website.
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Images at the top are stills from the DVD, paintings by David Bellamy.