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Autumn in Alexandra Park
Whilst walking in the park this autumn on a very foggy morning, I was captivated by this scene of the wonderful colours of autumn against the purple/grey misty background. Picture is painted on a narrow edge canvas and the sides are painted in keeping with the picture; however, it can be framed if required or hung as is. A certificate of authenticity is supplied with the painting.
Gentle Souls is 40x40x1.4 inches large oil on canvas semi abstract painting with two spotted fallow deer in a woodland clearing. The two female deer have appeared in a strange space that hints of the heart of a forest but is overlapping in possibilities with transparent layers. The colours range from white and cream through to pale yellow, blues, violets, orange and pinks. The inspiration for the painting came having seen the herd of deer at Knole Park in Kent. I was struck by how elegant and perfect these little deer are, and simply wanted to express this. I chose a semi abstract background as it allows me freedom that contrasts with the traditional handling of the deer. Above to the right is a suggestion of a moon. I like the mystery of this painting and I am happy I have caught some of the essence of the deer who remain a constant source of fascination for me. I often see them when walking and are always amazed at how such relatively large creatures can appear and disappear with such apparent ease. It is quite magical. The painting is on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed, ready to hang. https://youtu.be/lQiauXzoKYk
Horse In Purple And Yellow
This horse painting in yellow and purple is an original oil painting. It is painted on Winsor and Newton canvas and is ready for framing. It measures 30cm x 25cm and would make a great gift for a horse lover. It is suitable for a hall, lounge, stairway, bedroom or in any room. The vibrant colours would enhance your home decor and add a touch of interior design to your house It was painted from one of the horses at the Ballynainch stud farm near the Mount Juliet Estate in Ireland.
This is Buster, a loveable rogue painted as a commission from a photograph supplied by his owners, although I did meet Buster in person on a number of occasions. If ever the film "Lady & the Tramp" were to be re-made using real life characters, Buster would be the stand-out favourite to play the leading role. This is painted on a standard stretched canvas and is framed in a contemporary tray frame measuring 68cm x 53cms x 35 mm overall. I am happy to undertake similar commissions - please contact me for information.
A Place in the Sun
This is an evocative piece showing two young ladies on tour in their iconic Citroen 2CV with the even more iconic Mont St Michel as a backdrop. They have broken their journey while one of the friends enjoys the sunshine while the other contemplates who knows what? This piece is set in a contemporary tray frame, either white or brushed cream - the choice is yours - which measures 68cm x 48cm overall x 35mm deep.
This painting features the distant light on the hills and fields, as the clouds travels across the landscape, driven by the ever-present wind. Painted with brushes and pallet knives, lots of texture in the foreground to show the roughness and the beauty at the same time. Painted on a stretched canvas.
The Awakening is a large oil on canvas painting 48x48x2 inches of a vibrant woodland path in autumn. It is semi abstract and expressionist in style and is another in a series of paintings featuring Sussex inspired woodland landscapes. I often walk in rural England and I particularly like forests and paths in ancient woodland as they have their own atmospheres and hint of magic attached which is unique to them. Some are beautiful and uplifting while some are vaguely sinister. I love to walk along such paths glimpsing fields and hills and lakes through the gaps in the trees where I often spot deer or foxes or birds. The best bit on a sunny day is coming to the end of a path and wondering what I will see next. It is sometimes a stunning landscape and sometimes just a muddy ditch. But whatever it is, it is magical and that is what I am trying to articulate in the painting. It is large, in order to better deliver the impact I wanted, and I used a technique of laying oil paint over many different layers called glazing. It gives the painting different aspects and the colours tend to change throughout the day as the sun moves around it. It is called the awakening as country walks often inspire ideas and hope and alterations in perspective and I hope it will inspire more people to simply go out and walk! It has deep edges, white, and is ready to hang, frame not necessary. https://youtu.be/YsKoxri0PrQ