David Howell PPRSMA
Over 2 years ago, my daughter fell off her horse and broke her neck in the process and after 8 months in hospital and continual physiotherapy she is now very intent on raising money for both Spinal Research and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. With this project in mind, I painted a 24" x 30" oil, entitled 'A Dirty Day at Duncombe Park' and this is now being produced as a Limited Edition print, with all profits from sales being passed on to the 2 charities.
The painting was produced from sketches at a freezing cold point to point meeting and when finished was scanned by Sally Mitchell Fine Arts Ltd., - www.sallymitchell.com - who have the expertise and a flat bed scanner to ensure the highest quality and accuracy and their services have been generously donated to the project. The giclee print is produced to the highest standards on 100% cotton acid-free, 308 gsm paper, with an image size of 40 x 50 cm.and each print is numbered and individually signed. They are available in both framed and unframed form and for details on how to order go to:- www.buckinghorses.co.uk
PAINTING WITH WATERCOLOURS - THE BOOK
It has been a long project but the new book on watercolour is finished and will available very shortly from Crowood Press - www.crowood.com Writing a book like this requires a lot of time and effort but the process encourages a considerable amount of research about the medium and how I work with it. Like the earlier 'Painting with Oils', the book not only covers the medium itself but the importance of composition and construction, perspective, materials, sketching and understanding colour theory. More details on a release date on this page soon.
'JUST WATERCOLOUR' VIDEO IS NOW ON VIMEO
Many digital devices these days don't have a DVD player and therefore Vimeo are offering a service where you can buy a film and it is held in your online library for viewing whenever it suits you on whatever device you find convenient. APV Films are now offering my DVD 'Just Watercolour' through this service - Have a look at :- http://vimeo.com/ondemand/dh1 to find out more and see the trailer.
CURRENT STUDIO WORK
The run up to Christmas is always hectic with demands from both galleries for Christmas exhibitions and commissions and I'm currently obsessed with winter landscapes, which are somehow more interesting and colourful than the overwhelming greens of summer. Meanwhile new work has been shipped to the Wykeham Gallery in Stockbridge - www.wykehamgallery.co.uk and the Chantry House Gallery in Ripley - www.chantryhousegallery.co.uk for their Christmas exhibitions. More pictures here soon.