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The Scarecrows Abode
original oil painting - Making it Real
30 x 40 x 1.5 inches semi abstract landscape on canvas of a desire being made real. This is an unusual painting for me in that it took a few years to complete. It was inspired by a desire I have to live in Switzerland - a beautiful country as I found out when I was 20. I fondly recall sitting on the side of a mountain in Interlaken in a field of wild flowers and buttercups and looking down on a glittering blue lake with an ancient wooden church below me and cow bells tinkling beside a waterfall. It was a complete Sound of Music moment and I have not forgotten it. This painting is my attempt to make it real. It is painted in thick textured paint and is multi layered. The purple and green dark colours of the canvas represents the view through dark pine trees that obscures most of the landscape but allows tantalizing glimpses of a lake, mountains, forests, a church and the wildflowers. There are several little cameos showing different aspects of the scene, each one of which goes from fairly realistic to just abstract spots and lines towards the edge of the canvas. The red lines are branches but also look like veins and the dark patches are acting as barriers to the perfect vista as they emotional as well as physical. In summary this is a painting about wanting something and trying to make it real through intention and by simply continuing to create it until it begins to happen. This is how anything is achieved isn't it?...
Norwich Market in the rain
Acrylic painting on canvas-board, ready to frame. This is painted from a photo taken by my neice of Norwich market on a rainy day. the vibrancy of the flowers against the rain attracted me. I may have taken a little artistic leeway in colours and changing the buildings to suit - I'm an artist, its allowed ;-) This work is 20 inches high by 16 inches wide Varnished and ready to frame. Postage to mainland UK is included, postage abroad can be quoted for on request.
This is part of my series of popular paintings featuring either sunsets or evening scenes on a wide canvas..they are an ideal size for placing above a sofa,bed or table maybe.. Lovely shades of oranges and yellows in the beautiful sunset , the little family of rabbits are watching the sun come down.. The painting continues around the edges of the painting and it does not require a frame. It has been varnished to protect it and comes strung ready to hang and P+P in mainland UK is included in the price
The Golden Bough
The Golden Bough is a 30x30x1.5 inches contemporary oil painting of an oak tree and a deer in an autumn forest clearing. The painting was created by weaving and layering lots of paint layers in a semi abstract art nouveau style using pale yellows, orange, violets and pinks which give an intriguing glimpse into the heart of a forest. A female deer stands guarding her tree which is an ancient oak matriarch of the forest. The Oak, who has golden leaves, knows exactly what is going on in her wood and has tracked every movement by man and beast over centuries. The painting was inspired by the fact that oak trees and deer do, in fact, have a mystery to them. You always wonder what they would tell you if they would talk. I like the idea of worlds beyond the mundane and have used veils of paint to hint at possible mysteries or fairy tales being revealed. I painted it at this time (Sept 2019) as it is the end of summer and beginning of autumn and it is a palpable change in nature that prompts walks in forests and musings about the stories they could tell :-) Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang. Video at: https://youtu.be/Np_RgIiwnfE
Toucan - Acrylic/mixed media
Sunset at Sea
One of my large range of canvases. If you'd like to commission a smaller version of this painting please get in touch. A fresh and vibrant sunset seascape. The warm colours in this painting will compliment most colour schemes and provide a calming focal point for your room. The painting continues round the edges of the canvas frame so that it comes ready for immediate hanging with no need for framing. This painting has been finished with a protective matt varnish and is on a deep edge box canvas
The Cave Wall
THE CAVE WALL Hunt, eat, survive; sleep repeat and thrive. create tools to make the kill, eat till youâve had your fill; leave your mark here on the wall, tally how many youâve made fall. the evolution of man, for all to see, the cave wall is part of our history. This is painted on Daler Rowney 300 gram 140lb Watercolour paper and is in a black box frame with a cream mount.Includes Poem printed on cream card and certificate of authenticity.