PaintersOnline Virtual Patchings Festival - Welcome to Marquee Number 10

Welcome to the PaintersOnline Virtual Patchings Festival, celebrating everything we know and love about this must-visit art event from the comfort and safety of home. Follow the links below to make your way round the Festival

We hope you enjoy our online event and look forward to seeing you in person at the postponed Patchings Festival on July 8 - 11, 2021.


The Green Zone - Live demonstrations and Q&As (note that these are timed events)

The Orange Zone - Video demonstrations

The Blue Zone - Paint scenes from Patchings and other step-by-step demonstrations

The Red Zone - 2020 TALP Open Exhibitions, prizewinners and People's Choice Awards

The Grey Zone - Festival specials

Virtual Café

Virtual Bandstand


LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS AND Q&As                              


Join wildlife artist and popular contributor to Leisure PainterPaul Hopkinson for live watercolour painting demonstrations at 3pm on Thursday July 9 and Friday July 10.

Watch a recording of the first of Paul's live watercolour painting demonstrations by clicking here.

Watch a recording of part two of Paul's demonstration by clicking here.

Gallery owner and regular contributor to The Artist, Mark David Hatwood held a live Q&A session during which Mark shared his top ten marketing tips for artists.

You can still watch Mark's video on Facebook by clicking here.

Mark owns the Harbour Gallery in Cornwall and runs the British Contemporary Art and Art Rehome websites (see the winner of the British Contemporary Art Award in this year's TALP Open exhibition by clicking here). He has also written the best-selling The Artist's Handbook, which outlines artist and gallery relationships in the digital age.

Click here to watch a recording of a live presentation from Glyn Macey as he answers questions on Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours and Designers Gouache.

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VIDEO DEMONSTRATIONS                                             



PaintersOnline Exclusive - Watch Jenny Aitken demonstrate a woodland scene in acrylics by clicking here.


PaintersOnline Exclusive - Follow Tim Fisher as he paints a French farmhouse at last year's festival by clicking here.

PaintersOnline Exclusive - Follow Tim Fisher as he paints a poppy field at last year's festival by clicking here.


Follow Colin Steed to paint a watercolour landscape by clicking here.

Click here to follow Graham Cox's step-by-step demonstration to paint a yacht at anchor in pastel.

Click here to watch David Curtis painting a portrait of editor of The ArtistSally Bulgin at a past Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Design.

The Artist and PaintersOnline Exclusive - You can also follow also a step-by-step demonstration showing how David completed the portrait back in his studio by clicking here.

Click here to follow a demonstration to paint a cactus using Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours.

Click here for a masterclass in artists' tools from Winsor & Newton

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Japanese Bridge, Patchings Art Centre, oil on canvas board, (30x50cm)

PaintersOnline Exclusive - click here to follow Alan Bickley's demonstration to paint this quiet scene from the beautiful Patchings grounds.

Aerial View of Patching’s Art Centre, oil on MDF board, (38x51cm)

PaintersOnline Exclusive - Paint an aerial view of the Patchings Festival with Alan Bickley by clicking here.

A Patchings Vista, gouache, (51x76cm)

Leisure Painter and PaintersOnline Exclusive -  Follow Graham Laughton to paint this Nottinghamshire landscape in gouache by clicking here.

PaintersOnline Exclusive - Paint this view of Bamburgh Castle in just four simple steps with David Thomas by clicking here.

PaintersOnline Exclusive - Click here to enjoy a little Egyptian sunshine as you paint this Nile view with David Thomas.

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Click here to visit The Artist exhibition.

The Artist Purchase Prize Award-Winner 2020 as selected by Adebanji Alade

Louder Than Words, oil, (30x40cm) by Yael Maimon

In the video below, Adebanji shares his reasons for selecting Yael's oil painting as this year's winner of The Artist Purchase Prize Award.

Click here to visit the Leisure Painter exhibition.

Leisure Painter People's Choice Award 2020

Bert, acrylic, (52x39cm) by Heather Love

With 24.5% of the votes, Heather wins £250 worth of Rosemary & Co Brushes.

The Artist People's Choice Award 2020

View from the London Eye, oil, (37x56cm) by Kieran Luke Naish

With 22.5% of the votes Kieran wins £250 worth of Daniel Smith Watercolours from Premium Art Brands.

Leisure Painter Award-Winner 2020

Early Sun at Marford Allotments, oil, (34x64cm) by John Jarratt


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FESTIVAL SPECIALS                                                          


Festival Exclusive - Read advice and encouragement for entering our annual TALP Open Art competition from Paul Bramble by clicking here.

Festival Exclusive - Follow Tim Fisher, over two sessions, as he paints Cae Lem, Pembrokeshire (see below).

Click here to watch part one.

To watch Tim complete his pastel scene, click here.

Festival Exclusive - Follow Jenny Aitken as she paints a seascape in acrylics by clicking here


Babacombe Bay by David Bellamy

Festival Exclusive - Watch as David Bellamy shares his top tips for watercolour painting by clicking here

Festival Exclusive - Bring the kids along to join Lulu Mayo and learn how to draw mermaids

Watch as illustrator, Lulu, shows how to draw mermaids by clicking here.

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Virtual Café

Coffee and Cake Break by Rodney Kingston

Enter the PaintersOnline Virtual Festival café by clicking here.


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Virtual Bandstand

Bandstand, mixed media by David Douglas

Relax with some music at our Virtual Festival Bandstand by clicking here.

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See what else is happening on Patchings' website by clicking here.