In this instructional programme, artist E. John Robinson offers tips on how to form waves, represent water running over rocks, and create the most realistic spray bursts.
This series follows Alwyn on a fabulous cruise on board the Saga Rose, an elegant ship built for Cunard in the 1960s. The series starts in Jordan, and from there Alwyn cruises down the Red Sea to Egypt, then up through the Suez Canal to Israel. Finally, he crosses the Mediterranean, spending a day in Sicily before reaching his final destinations, Cadiz and Seville. Alwyn visits and paints some wonderful locations during the cruise, including the rose red city of Petra, the banks of the Nile from a felucca, the Pyramids, Jerusalem and Seville. Combining travel with painting and Alwyn's infectious enthusiasm, this popular and colourful series gives a real flavour of the exotic places he visits and various painting techniques.
This second film with Robert Wade concentrates on simplification. Bob emphasises that one should choose a simple subject and paint it in a simple, straightforward manner. Painting in and around the town of Leuven in Belgium he selects four different subjects that includes a lake with reflected trees and building, an old mill, a group of houses seen from a distance and a very fine old university building. In addition, he shows us the fun to be had from changing the mood of a scene by altering the colours.