16 December 2011

New paintings on eBay

Thank you everyone .. all the paintings are now sold.
I can't say that I am happy with the new eBay pricing structure and have signed an online petition against their 100% commission increase (they even charge commission on the postage you charge now!!!!!). There must be a better way ;-)

7 December 2011

The Musician

16 x 12 inches oil on Gatorfoam panel

OK! Last one for today. This was a commission for the owner of the Martin Committee trumpet shown in the painting (as played by the greats). I was asked to do this by his parents as a birthday gift and they suggested adding the hat and suitcase because they had really liked the ones I had done previously).
My first trumpet painting and probably my last (way too much fiddly work ;-) but I did enjoy it.

Three Grannies

12 x 9 inches oil on Gatorfoam panel

Granny Smiths, my favourite apple (and Neil Hollingsworths too I believe), always good to paint and they don't take as long as lemons, so another plus in their favour ;-)

Lemon in the Balance

8 x 8 inches oil on Gatorfoam panel

Another trompe lemon. These are heaven and hell to paint and every time I ask myself why I do it!!! It can be difficult to make these work but I guess you will be the judge if it does ;-)

Lemon and Green

12 x 9 inches oil on Artfix oil primed linen panel

Wow! I didn't realise how long it's been since the last post so I'll post a few today. I have been busy doing a few commissions but I didn't post them because they were similar to others I have done (as requested by the clients) so I didn't want to send everyone to sleep ;-)
I have been making my own panels with Artfix L84C quadruple primed linen (expensive!!) and Ampersand hardboard. The linen is amazing to paint on, very smooth and the paint goes on wonderfully for each layer (way better than acrylic primer), I would really recommend it.