These two original paintings are currently on display, along with other artists work - at the RHS gardens, Rosemoor, near Great Torrington north Devon - in the annual, September 'Open Art Exhibition' ..... the exhibition runs for another week.
The roses in our garden didn't like the hot dry summer and have been very reluctant to flower. With the cooler moister days recently .... buds are forming and it looks like they will put on one more show; before the frosts nip at their heels.
We have this soft yellow/apricot climbing rose, which shows a blush of pink as the flowers age and a delicate scent; unfortunately I don't know it's name ... but I managed to grab a couple of flower heads in early summer, to do this painting.
A painting of the 'potager' - at the RHS Gardens, Rosemoor. One of my favourite gardens to visit ... and it's only just down the road from where I live!
Framed with a hand finished frame.
'Potager - RHS Gardens, Rosemoor - oil on board, in hand finished frame.
Moving from the coast and inland .... here's one of 'Tarr Steps', Exmoor.
'Tarr Steps', Exmoor - oil on board
Painting of 'Victoria Plums' .... now framed in a bespoke, hand finished frame.
Price available on request.
'Victoria Plums' - Oil on board. Overall framed size 25.5 cm x 22 cm
I've had a couple of palette knives sitting around for quite a few years ... which have only been used for mixing paint colours and most recently, applying putty to the studio windows!
I was becoming frustrated by my progress with the land and seascapes and re-worked a couple of the seascapes with the palette knife .... enjoyed the experience and was pleased with the results.
'Blustery Day, Instow' oil on board. Overall framed size - 33 cm x 22 cm
'Storm Approaching, Instow' oil on board. Overall framed size - 39.8 cm x 29.5 cm
I painted this one a while ago and have finally got around to framing. It is framed within a bespoke, channel or moat frame ... I used a warm cream for the outer frame and picked out the backing and inner frame with a fresh white .... finishing with Anti-reflective/UV glass, to protect and keep the dust out.
Price available on request.
Original oil on board - 'Daffodils in Glass Vase'. Overall framed size - 37 cm x 32 cm
Bespoke Hand Finished Frame with Anti-Reflective/UV Glass - price available on request.
Wishing you a very happy 2018.
A special birthday last year - so for an extra treat went to Venice for a few days ..... couldn't pass over the opportunity to do a few paintings of this amazing place!
"Gondolers at rest" - oil on board 7" x 9"
I did enjoy painting these plums. The lovely warm crimson with just a blush here and there of dusky purple, makes Victoria plums one of the best to paint ..... and eat!
'Victoria Plums' - oil on board