Slight return

A friend of mine suggested that I do a better job with the images of my work, as this is one of the primary reasons why art doesn’t sell on the internet. I had a look at one painting in specific (Windy Day at Caister on Sea) which has received a lot of likes and so on but no purchase.  The original photos were very dull and in fact, when I checked them out most of them had shadow on and were taken in low light.   I took this painting out into my garden this morning (the sun is particularly bright today) and redid some photos – I didn’t use the tripod but I will for all future photos of work.  I think the difference is quite obvious – any comment from my peers (i.e. you 🙂 ) would be welcome?

 

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Old photos of this painting:

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Driftwood

Abstract acrylic multi-media painting
Abstract acrylic multi-media painting

“Driftwood”

51cm x 41cm x 2cm

20″ x 16″ x 3/4″  (approx)

This is a heavily textured piece and a lot of reworking went into its creation.  There are many layers of material that I have sculpted.  The layers were made from caulk, modelling paste, fabric, threads (metallic and cotton), sand and paint.   I used acrylics, as well as metal effect paints and the base is a stretched canvas.

This image taken in reflected natural daylight with tripod.

Anyway, hope you like.
Textural detail:

 

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New mixed-media painting

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“Field”

Substrate of acrylics and metallic paints, collage scraps of silk fabric; overlayed with oils, various nail varnishes, glitter – on stretched box style canvas

10″ x 8″ x 1½”

26cm x 21cm x 4cm

 

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Natural light

Some News and a little painting

My phone made a bleep at around midnight last night and of course I was awake, so had to check it.  The message was from a gallery in New York who wanted to know if I would be interested in exploring representation through them.  I am not going to break out the champagne just yet as I need to know more and what is involved – but it is a personal victory and I’m proud that I have received some recognition from a major gallery.

 

“Silver Sea”‘

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14″ x 11″ x 3/4″

Multi-media – featuring scraps of silver fabric, acrylics, glues and effect paints on stretched canvas.

Texture detail:

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New painting

Been having something of a hiatus of late … too boring to go into the reasons why.   Anyway, I got stuck into the oils AND acrylics today and the result is this one:

 

View from Seletwane Drakensberg

“View from Seletwane, Drakensberg”

30cm x 30cm x 3.5cm deep

Acrylics and oils combined (yes, they do mix)

Silk fabric scraps (collage), pastes and gels on stretched canvas – gallery wrap style.

Unvarnished.

Photo taken with smart phone – better quality image will be uploaded when I have a bit more time.

 

More art from club duvet

Well I started some lickle pieces this weekend …

Art from club duvet - canvasses ready for some texture
Art from club duvet – canvasses ready for some texture

And these are the results of some of them:

 

The old barn SOLD

 

“The Old Barn”

Acrylics, collage, pre-treated silk fabric, metallic painted silk fabric scraps, glue and paper on stretched canvas – gallery wrap style.

11 ¾” x 11¾” x 1½”

 

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“Hedgerow and cloud”

Acrylics, collage,  mixed media, cotton wool shreds, shredded paper on stretched canvas – gallery wrap style.

11 ¾” x 11¾” x 1½”

Texture detail

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“Untitled”

Acrylics, collage, mixed media, pre-treated silk fabric, metallic painted silk fabric scraps, glue and paper on stretched canvas – gallery wrap style.

11 ¾” x 11¾” x 1½

Asgeir

 

“Asgeir”

Acrylics, collage, mixed media, pre-treated silk fabric, glue and paper on stretched canvas – gallery wrap style.

11 ¾” x 11¾” x 1½

Texture detail:

 

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