Friday, 8 June 2012

Don't Forget To Book For ROI Masterclass

Tickets are selling fast for the  next ROI masterclass to be held at the end of September. So if you want to attend I suggest you book now to avoid disappointment.

The new ROI masterclass event is to be held on Sunday September 30th 2012.
The location will be the same as the last hugely successful event - Picturecraft Gallery in Holt, North Norfolk.

Demonstrating on the day will be the ever popular David Curtis ROI, RSMA  and  Roger Dellar ROI. RI, VPPS

David is the author of several books on painting and has appeared in many DVDs for APV Films

Roger is a hugely in demand teacher and demonstrator with a vibrant, dynamic painting style.

Tickets for the event are on a strictly first come first served basis and there is a discount for Friends Of The ROI. To book your place  contact  Picturecraft Gallery on 01263 711040 or email them on

There will also be an exhibition of selected ROI members work to view in the gallery on the day.


  1. Hello! I'll be looking forward for your other posts. Keep it up! This blog could really help me out with my business. Anyway, all of the paintings are really one-of-a-kind and it really is worth its price. This is definitely going to be a hit for Asian art lovers. Wow! This is cool. Thank you so much for sharing this one. You have such an awesome page! Most Renaissance sources, in particular Vasari, credited northern European painters of the 15th century, and Jan van Eyck in particular, with the "invention" of painting with oil media on wood panel. However, Theophilus (Roger of Helmarshausen?) clearly gives instructions for oil-based painting in his treatise, On Various Arts, written in 1125. At this period it was probably used for painting sculptures, carvings and wood fittings, perhaps especially for outdoor use. Early Netherlandish painting in the 15th century was, however, the first to make oil the usual painting medium, and explore the use of layers and glazes, followed by the rest of Northern Europe, and only then Italy. Early works were still panel paintings on wood, but around the end of the 15th century canvas became more popular, as it was cheaper, easier to transport, and allowed larger works. Venice, where sail-canvas was easily available, led the move. The popularity of oil spread through Italy from the North, starting in Venice in the late 15th century. By 1540 the previous method for painting on panel, tempera, had become all but extinct, although Italians continued to use fresco for wall paintings, which was more difficult in Northern climates. At our May Fine Art Auction on May 19, 2011, the top lot, “A Spanish Dancer” painted by American Impressionist, William Merritt Chase, sold for $105,300. Circa 1896 , in white dress, oil on wood panel, 14" x 9 3/4", 17 3/4" x 13 1/2" in original carved gilt wood frame. This work is included in Ronald G. Pisano's The Complete Catalogue of Known and Documented Work by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)Vol 4, F.52.
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  2. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is
    also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,

    The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.