Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Two NEW Paintings!!!!

Well, just to reassure you that I haven't fallen down a big hole, I thought it was about time I painted for a living again!  I've been somewhat busy in the last 6 weeks trying to get my garden back in order after having my big brand new studio built at the bottom of the garden, and a winding gravel path to get to it.  And my partner Janey has moved in with me too, so have been sorting out all the detritus of an artist's life scattered in almost every room of the house, now into the new studio, and letting the house become girlified - you know, cushions breeding like flies everywhere,  and flowers and stuff.
But you don't want to hear about my domestic arrangements, let's cut to the chase and see the new paintings.  I've really got to paint like fury over the next few weeks to supply my galleries who all need new stock after a selling spree, so here goes with the first two:
April Bluebells, Oil on Board, 6x8 inches SOLD

Well, it's that time of year isn't it - the glorious English Bluebells are carpeting the woodlands with their violet colours, making that stunning spectacle that just says 'Spring is here'. Using my 1" brush to depict most of the fresh green foliage and grass and the sunlit flowers, woods are always a joy to paint at this time of year

Summer Breeze, Oil on Board, 6x8 inches

Another little painting, I enjoyed painting the lively sky with its clouds skudding by and the warm breeze just catching the water and reeds in the foreground.

I've painted this view from a bridge near my studio many times in different seasons, and it always presents a lovely composition with the winding river taking the eye through the landscape. The bush just left of centre is an Elderflower and used to have an abundance of flowers on it, but it is it's twilight years methinks, with its best years behind it. When it does finally topple over, the composition won't be nearly as good, but hopefully, it's got a few more years in it yet.

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  1. We wondered, but wonderful to be able to enjoy your paintings again

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  2. Wonderful work, Peter, as always, but methinks you hath slipped up a tad.....Photos of your new studio to make us green with envy are what is needed my friend. It might just be me but looking at other artists' work space (especially if it's brand new) is always a real treat :) Anyway, loving both paintings, you have really captured that spring feeling. Excellent

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    1. Thank you Cheeky Chappy - I shall definitely post some photos of my (currently very messy!) studio when I've finally got it sorted a bit - still in a state of flux. Watch this space...!

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  3. Missed you Peter I,m sure you will enjoy your new studio and I know you will create lovely pictures as always, but don't, get too carried away and leave her indoors alone too long Ve

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    1. Thank you Ve! Fear not, I put in plenty of appearances and often do the cooking. Maybe see you next month at Patchings?

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