Yes another sunrise. Oils 12x16 inches
Painted in oils on a 16"x12" canvas. From a photograph taken by my mate Graham Turner,(photographer extroadinaire) whilst on holiday in the Lake district.
Don't do many seascapes. Enjoyed this one. 16"x12" oils
This was painted entirely with a knife. Taken from a pcture from my iPhone in the local park in Mablethorpe.
To all you modern art crap lovers/experts out there, you may not like this painting but you can't ridicule it. Like I can 99% of modern rubbish.
More to the point is, the experts in the modern art field are actually not experts.. for the simple reason there is nothing to be expert about.
"The Emotive power of a Cotton Bud" 10"x8" oils £2,000,000 or near offer.
This stunning work of art deserves an explanation:-
I felt the juxtaposition of the sublime etherealism against the powerful earthly emotion emanating from this piece of art(sic) was truly overwhelming....
If you believe that load of old bollocks then please send me your bank details.
And then head off to a neurologist to see if he can find a brain cell.... hahahahahaha
"Winter draws on" oils on 16"x12" canvas board.
Trevor And Patricia's new dog "Tigger" being taken for a walk. painted in oils 10"x12".
"Bale out" Painted in oils on 16"x12" canvas board.
This is another view from the bridge in Rupt-Aux-Nonains, looking east.
Again 8x10 in oils on canvas board.
This is an 8x10 painting of a google street view in Rupt Aux Nonains France, looking west from the bridge
It is legal to use Google street view images for paintings. In fact there is a dedicated website that has painting Google street view images as its sole purpose. I suggest that if you intend to go down that route then go to their site and read the rules.
It is called The Virtual Paintout, click here.
This is a 16x12 oil painting after Charles Warren Eaton
This one is Called Barn in Summer after Me!! this can be found on the Tongue End to Baston rd near Spalding
Here is a few 5x7 oils.
Very pleased to announce my picture "Contre Jour" was chosen for publication in the Society for All Artists Magazine "Paint" January 2018 issue.
Oils mainly by palette knife on canvas board 8"x10"
Got to say I am not that pleased with this painting, but obviously someone was happy with it, enough to choose it from a large entry of paintings.
Talking to Ralph my old mate from the Royal airforce and latterly Harold's group. He told me that Harold is 99yrs old and still driving to the art group, fantastic!
Waiting for a new camera before uploading anymore pics. Next blog I will show you why you need a fairly high spec camera for top notch pics of oil paintings.
Hope you all had a nice xmas.
Sorry for yesterday's blog as I was in a hurry to get something in and get it online.
Now to start from the beginning.
Last year before my performance in an operating theatre, I discovered by perusing the internet through google images a painting by an artist called Dennis Sheehan, consequently I went to his you tube channel.
I was very impressed with his style and method, knowing nothing at that stage of the tonalist movement, although I had seen plenty of paintings of that ilk ie the Hudson river school of artists.
Even though their artwork was outstanding it did not appeal to me to paint in that fashion.
Skip forward 18 months to rediscovering Dennis Sheehan and starting to appreciate the art he was producing which was the same dark and muted tones and moody skies that the Hudson River artists used but in a very loose and modern manner.
Then through my constant search for more information and inspiration I came across THIS This is the you tube channel for M Francis McCarthy an outstanding and prolific artist and THIS is his website if you want to see the most beautiful paintings being produced go there.
Have just discovered an art movement called tonalism, here is an example by one of the artists considered to have started the movement
"Afterglow" by George Inness
I have done a couple of 10x8 paintings in an attempt to paint in this style:-
This is my first attempt No title as yet.
This is the second attempt, yes I know it is similar, but let me say that this is a very satisfying way of painting and as I don't paint to sell getting enjoyment from painting instead of slaving away for realism is a great change.
I have some more to show, but that will be on the next blog.
Welcome back all my fans (just me actually)
I am going to concentrate on oils, and hopefully do something a bit different to realism,I just can't help adding more and more details to any picture I paint, despite setting out with the intention of a very loose painting I always end up with a photograph!!
Watch this space!!