Broadcasting live on 04 August 2022 11:00
Evening Light on the Nile with David Bellamy
Rescheduled date: Thursday 4 August. Take a trip down the Nile with David Bellamy, as he demonstrates how to to create a sense of mood and space in a landscape
Rescheduled: This webinar was originally due to take place on Tuesday 21st June and has been rescheduled to Thursday 4th August.
Thursday 4 August at 11am (BST)
Join David Bellamy as he paints the Nile at Twilight! This demonstration is aimed at those who wish to create a sense of mood and space in a landscape, with a sky that is simple, yet enhances the centre of interest. The importance of unity and choice of colours will be emphasised, how to manage sparkling water, introducing life to a scene and adding interest where part of the composition may need a little embellishment. All this plus a generous sprinkling of Oriental mystery!
Example painting: Sunset on the Nile
- The webinar will take place on Zoom and will last for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes including a Q&A session (these are approximate timings and may vary slightly).
- Once you have registered for the webinar, you'll receive an email confirmation containing your link to join the webinar on the day, plus David's suggested materials list, sketch of the scene and example images.
- During the webinar, you'll have the opportunity to submit your questions and chat with fellow attendees using the Q&A and 'chat' buttons at the bottom of your screen.
- The webinar will be recorded and will be made available to all registered attendees the day after the live session, for a one month following the live webinar.
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About David Bellamy
Born in Pembroke, David travels widely in search of subjects to paint and is especially fascinated by mountains, the Arctic in its various moods, and desert scenery in the Middle East. In his search for subjects to paint he has fallen over a crocodile in Kenya, sketched on dog-sledges in Greenland, drawn ephemeral moonlight effects on a glacier in his underwear, and taught spear-hugging Maasai warriors to sketch in Tanzania.
His paintings are mainly in watercolour, and all done from first-hand experience, his original sketches often showing signs of being done in pouring rain, the washes frozen into intricate patterns, mud-spattered, and even one or two blood-stained. He has paintings in the collections of mountaineers Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott, broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and the author Bill Bryson, among others.
A full-time artist and author, David has written twenty-one books illustrated by his paintings, with several translated into other languages, including David Bellamy’s Arctic Light, published by Search Press, and his latest, Arabian Light. Eight films on watercolour painting by David have been produced by APV Films of Chipping Norton, and he has also made three DVDs on his Arctic adventures in Greenland and Svalbard. He writes for Leisure Painter magazine and the outdoors press, and also runs watercolour courses and demonstrates to art societies.
Through his painting and writing he endeavours to bring about a greater awareness of the threats to the natural environment. David has been featured on radio and television in numerous programmes both painting and conservation roles, including his own series, Painting Wild Wales.
His work can be viewed on his website.