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Ocean Calling - blue sea seascape
A 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches large original seascape painting of a lady on a beach by a blue sea. The tiny figure stands at the edge of the white foam as the waves are pulling back. She is being drawn into the sea and the painting does have a real pull to it which makes it a little scary but also quite inviting. The water is turquoise, aqua and blue and the sand is pale. It is painted in thick paint in an expressionist semi abstract style. It reflects the feeling of fear mixed with fascination that the sea has and was inspired after a stay I had in Florida in January 2017. Most people love the sea and this it is because of the space plus energy that it gives to you when to look at it, smell the salt and listen to the rhythm of it. Painted on deep edge canvas, edges white, ready to hang, no frame needed.
Steam Train in the Sidings
An old Great Western Railway Train in the sidings at the end of a smokey London day. An impressionist-style watercolour painted in 3 colours: raw sienna, cadmium red and french ultramarine. Signed and dated by the artist. This painting comes already framed in a 70mm high quality mount (charcoal inner 5mm and cream outer 65mm). The frame is dark oak with an inner gold trim. The total size framed is 540 x 440mm.
This wren is flying backwards to catch a fly, and I thought his pose was so acrobatic that I chose crazy colours and a rather abstract approach to match his zany antics. Painted in acrylics on a 40x40cm canvas ready to hang. All sides are painted, as per Gallery hanging requirements. The work is signed on the front, and a Certificate of Authenticity is included in the purchase.
A Summer Place
A large 36 x 48 x 1.5 inches semi abstract original oil painting of a summer landscape. I called it 'a summer place' after a song I used to love as a little kid - I can hear this song when I look at the painting. The landscape shows three swallows swooping over the scene with red reeds or poppies, a lake, some pine trees and the sea. It is art nouveau and decorative but also quite painterly and abstract. I painted it after a visit to the Cuckmere river in Sussex and tried to capture the gorgeous ecstatic enthusiasm of the wildlife and birds there as they follow the river to the sea. I was quite happy to be there myself :-)
Poor Little Betty
This naïve painting was inspired by a short surreal verse written by myself which reads as follows: Poor little Betty slept on a jetty all day and night. Cat's whiskers grew long and all day the sun shone while Jonathan flew his kite. It is painted in mixed media and collage on watercolour paper and is available in a gold frame as illustrated. Please contact if you want it unframed.
Silence is Golden
An original acrylic watercolour of a naked lady kneeling painted from behind; silent and contemplating. Her long golden hair tumbling over her right shoulder. Signed by the artist: D Shawcross. Framed and ready to hang. Frame:25mm wide cushion shaped silver coloured picture frame moulding. Made from real pine wood with a distressed/leaf finish and acrylic safety glazing. Single ivory mount 55mm diameter.