Gregory Paul Learmonth's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
Self portrait (2019)
This is me painted in the way that I like to paint portraits by using only blue, red and yellow the three primary colours along with a lot of titanium white. I allow the colours to mix so that I can achieve the greens and oranges. Using titanium white allows me to achieve the different shades of colours that I might need.
Wisteria bridge at Monet's pond. Before sunset (2019)
The Wisteria Bridge at Monet's gardens is a constant source of inspiration for me. The gardens don't look quite like they did in Monet's day (the plants are different around the pond and they are a bit over mature for my liking) and so people ask me why do I go every year. I reply by saying "even though it's not the same this is where it all happened and I see or feel something different each time I'm here. The spirit of Monet and Impressionism is still here".
Burley in Wharfedale Main Street (2019)
The large building on the right/middle of the painting is called "Elm House". Until recently it had a large elm tree in the front garden and would have blocked the view of the building and the painting would have looked completely different if I had painted it about four years earlier! There is a little bit of Lowry influence in this painting and that is the red coat worn by the pedestrian. Lowry used to paint things like a coat in red to make them stand out more.
The Magpie (after Monet) (2019)
This is my favourite painting in my Monet Versions collection. I particularly like the light on the snow and the blue colours. Should you commission me I will paint another one of this painting for you. Obviously it is not exactly the same as Monet's original and I am glad of that as I wish the painting to contain more of me. The only thing the same is the subject matter.
Stormy sea at Flamborough
Flamborough is a small town on the Yorkshire coast near the more well known holiday destination of Bridlington. The headland in the distance is called Flamborough Head and contains in it many of my favourite coastal scenes like those of Selwicks Bay. The remaining cliffs are called Bempton Cliffs which is well known to birders as they are a popular nesting site for a variety of sea birds mainly Gannets. This painting captures the area on a stormy day in Winter.
The Calf Rock afternoon in early Autumn (2015
Again another painting of the Calf Rock viewed again from the base of the larger Cow Rock. In the distance is the Cow and Calf Inn where many of the tourists to Ilkey Moor stay during their visit. I used a bit of what they call "artistic license" and did not include in the painting the large car park which is situated between the inn and the rock. I thought it didn't "fit" and was unpainterly.
Portrait of Gail
This is a portrait of my friend Gail which she commissioned me to paint for her. It stands proudly on the a wall in her house and is much admired by her family. I have included it in this gallery as I feel it to be a good example (along with the other two) of my technique in painting portraits. If you would like to commission me to paint a portrait please be advised that it will be done in the same manner (using prime colours and white only) as this one and the other two in this gallery.
Waterlilies (after Monet (2014)
This is the first of my Monet versions. I painted it because an artist friend of mine was convinced that not only could I paint them, but also sell them on line. This idea never came to fruition, but because I enjoyed painting versions of Monet's originals I painted many more, but keep them for myself, but as I have Mentioned before I will gladly paint another if you want.
Impression sunrise (after Monet) (2018)
Yet another Monet version. This painting gave the Impressionists their name. The painting was exhibited by Monet at the Impressionist's(then called the "society of anonymous artists") first exhibition in 1874 in Paris. The painting was ridiculed by art critic Louis Leroy as he joked about it's titled by saying that he was not "impressed" by it and that he had seen more finish in wallpaper in it's embryonic state. Again I will paint it again for you if you should so wish.
The Mill Pond and Malt Shovel 2011
This is one of my many paintings of the Mill Pond in Burley in Wharfedale. The direction of the view is south and the painting also includes the rear of the Malt Shovel. The ivy on the rear of the building was removed when it was turned into apartments and the bridge in between it and the pond has a small opening at it's base (middle of the bridge)to allow water in from the local beck to replace the water flowing out of the pond that drove the old mill that has now been turned into a house.