29 May 2012

New paintings for sale

12 x 9 inches (15.5 x 12.5 inches framed)
SOLD to the Cooley Gallery USA

12 x 16 inches (15.5 x 19.5 inches framed)

12 x 9 inches (15.5 x 12.5 inches framed)

I thought that instead of posting these one at a time that I would just go the whole hog ;-)

I have decided to sell all my paintings framed from now on because I always worried about them being damaged in transit abroad and I know that the postal services don't particularly care about the 'fragile' stickers I place on the boxes! The frames should help protect the panels and the painted surface.
I think this moulding works well with the paintings so this is the frame I went with (made for me by my artist/teacher friend Ray).

Please feel free to contact me if you are at all interested :-) 

21 May 2012

Red Pears

12 x 9 : oil on Belgian linen panel
SOLD (framed ... see photo below)

I'm sure these pears have a name but I can't for the life of me remember what it is (it was there on the sign when I bought them but in my dotage it has totally slipped my mind).
It made a nice change to paint something red but always a new challenge when painting something totally new to you.
The pear on the right was painted in a very high key at first and then glazed many times to get it to recede into the background (the old master influence creeping in there).

More paintings to follow ..... I didn't post any new work recently because I just wasn't happy with a lot of the work I was doing but I am hoping that the new paintings I am doing will set me in the right direction again (to be posted in the following weeks ... hopefully).