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3 months, 4 weeks ago Posted in: Gallery, Still Life Comments Off on The Old Skip – oil on panel – 61 x 74 cm
The Old Skip - oil on panel - 61 x 74 cm

I painted this picture a few years ago and it’s recently been re-photographed. They say that every picture tells a story, if you want to find out more about this one please go to colinsart.blog.

4 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on The Eternity of Life – oil on panel – 45 x 60 cm
The Eternity of Life - oil on panel - 45 x 60 cm

This fantastical painting contains a lot of symbolism. It has recently been re-photographed. To find out more about this picture please visit my blog at colinsart.blog.

4 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Self Portrait on a Blue Ground – oil on canvas – 41 x 50 cm
Self Portrait on a Blue Ground - oil on canvas - 41 x 50 cm

This portrait and its companion piece ‘Self Portrait on a Warm Ground’ were painted so that I could clearly see the difference that the choice of ground colour makes to the finished result.

4 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Self Portrait on a Warm Ground – oil on canvas – 41 x 50 cm
Self Portrait on a Warm Ground - oil on canvas - 41 x 50 cm

This portrait and its companion piece ‘Self Portrait on a Blue Ground’ were painted so that I could clearly see how the choice of ground colour effects the finished picture.

4 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on The Perfect Pint – oil on panel – 51 x 61 cm
The Perfect Pint - oil on panel - 51 x 61 cm

  I’ve recently had this painting re-photographed. It was largely painted from life when I was staying in Kilcommon high up in the Silver Mountains in Co. Tipperary. A local publican called TJ stands behind the bar with his arms folded. On the counter is a fresh pulled pint of Guinness. TJ and I became friendly […]

5 months, 2 weeks ago Posted in: Gallery, Landscape Comments Off on Wivenhoe Sunset 3 – Oil on Canvas – 20″ x 30″ – (51 x 76 cm) – 2017
Wivenhoe Sunset 3 - Oil on Canvas - 20

Another view of boats on the River Colne just after sunset. I find these paintings very peaceful and I’m intending to paint some more pictures in a similar vein.

5 months, 2 weeks ago Posted in: Gallery, Landscape Comments Off on Wivenhoe Sunset 2 – Oil on Canvas – 20″ x 30″ – (51 x 76 cm) – 2017
Wivenhoe Sunset 2 - Oil on Canvas - 20

Another view of the River Colne seen from the towpath.

5 months, 2 weeks ago Posted in: Gallery, Landscape Comments Off on Wivenhoe Sunset – oil on Canvas – 20″ x 30″ – (51 x 76 cm) – 2017
Wivenhoe Sunset - oil on Canvas - 20

This picture and the other 2 related images are loosely painted using glazes onto a blue-grey ground. In these paintings I’m hoping to invoke the misty atmosphere that sometimes pervades this stretch of the River Colne.

5 months, 2 weeks ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on T Shirt designs
T Shirt designs

Recently I’ve been doing some fabric painting. The technique is very different to oil painting as fabric paint is slow to work and dries quickly. A number of my T Shirt designs can be viewed on Facebook.

1 year ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Lady in Red – oil on canvas – 24″ x 43″ – (61 x 111cm)
Lady in Red - oil on canvas - 24

This painting was commissioned by Miss Cookie Jane a noted hostess who lives and works in Fitzrovia. She is seen here with her chihuahua Tequila peeping out from behind her dress.