A past commissioned oil painting of Robbie a much loved West Highland Terrier
This oil painting of Robbie a West Highland Terrier was painted posthumously for the client, who I’m pleased to say was delighted with the result, posthumous paintings are always more difficult to do as I like to get at the source of whatever I paint, particularly people and animals.
To wish you all A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year for Christmas 2022. A snow scape taken from one of my images and to wish all of my clients and to all that have viewed my website the best for 2022.
The image is from one of my paintings and was purchased by a client who lives in Canada, to see the painting click the link, https://wp.me/p2Ijh6-1zQ
He is something of an aficionado of HMS Warspite and purchased a Limited Edition Print of HMS Warspite during the second world war and commissioned me to do a painting of Warspite, which was built in the First World War, embarking for the Battle of Jutland.
A commissioned painting of ‘Bisto’ the Cocker Spaniel
This is a past painting of Bisto a working Cocker Spaniel which was painted posthumously, it will be presented as a gift to the husband of the client who commissioned the painting.
Lucky for me the client provided me with a good enough photograph of Bisto to work from. Albeit the photograph of Bisto was taken in the clients back garden and as Bisto was a working dog, it seemed appropriate to paint him out in the field, posing as a peg dog, it is always an apprehensive moment when clients see commissioned paintings and when unveiling a painting for the first time reactions always speak louder than words. The client picked the painting up from my gallery and I was pleased to say I got the desired result, it made for a great gift on a Christmas Day.
‘Mallard’, the world’s fastest steam engine passing through York Station, the painting is seen here when she was brought out of mothballs in 1988 when it took part in commemorations
Designed by Nigel Gresley, this loco holds the record for speed, on 3 July 1938, the A4 class locomotive Mallard raced down Stoke Bank at 126 mph to set a new steam locomotive world speed record that still stands today.
I found a photograph of Mallard years and years later with the intention of doing a painting, this happens to be the first time I have painted a steam train, which at the moment sits in my collection, the other one being of a steam train pulling in to the Newby Bridge Station whilst I was on holiday in Cumbria.
I find steam trains much more picturesque than diesel or electric. Although life was much harder in times gone bye, I don’t think they were as picturesque, a good example would be the painting of Shire horses ploughing that I painted awhile ago
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You can see hall which sits behind a lake as you pass the drive along side the road ( A51) which takes you up to the estate.
As you travel along the road passed the main entrance to the estate you can just make out the top of the castle across some fields and never realized at the time that it was a castle or even part of the estate, let alone the historical significance of the place, at one time it was used as a garrison for the Parliamentarians during the 1642 –1651 English civil war. http://www.castlesuncovered.com/england/doddingtoncastle.htm.
This is a painting of Dartmouth Castle , built to protect the harbour from a French attack and the earliest parts of the castle date back to the 1380s .
Whilst holidaying in the South West we took in a day at Dartmouth and the weather turned to rain with a storm coming in. You can take a boat from the castle into the town, and I remember asking the boatman to row out into choppy waters to take in this scene of the castle. This is a dour painting of the Castle and as I have an obsession for realism in attempting to paint the elements as is, I don’t think I would go as far as the famous artist J.M.W Turner, the landscape artist, in being lashed to a mast and witnessing a full force storm while out at sea !
This painting was commissioned by a client who lives in Wimbledon London who held his reception on the Trentham Estate that overlooks the garden
After discovering my work on my website the client came up to see me at my gallery. The Italian Garden is situated on the Trentham estate not to far from my gallery. His wife who lived in Trentham and because he married in the church at the back of the estate and held a reception in a marquee on the estate.
The painting was a surprise gift to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. I know the estate quite well as it is situated in my locality, the garden which is very formerly laid out reminded me very much of a Canaletto painting.
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