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Highland Cattle Vases
The white bone china plques and vases are made for me near Worcester by brilliant ex Royal Worcester craftsmen.I draw each piece and paint five times ,firing each time.I sign every "one of a kind" piece and add my personal Christopher Hughes backstamp. Prices are from 150 to 950.Commissions accepted Free UK p/p.International at cost.
The Chalk Path
The Chalk Path is an oil painting of a winding white chalk path through the Sussex countryside in springtime. It is 30x30x1.5 inches and was painted from my memory as I recalled a walk up the South Downs near Ditchling last spring. The path winds through fields and meadows and wildflowers up towards the ridge of hills that make up the Downs in the distance. There is a pink and purple blossom tree on the left among the hedgerows and gorse bushes. The edges of the painting are blended and blurred and the centre of it has bigger and bolder brush strokes to give the feeling of looking into a memory and drawing you into the landscape. One of the things that makes me love paintings is the fact that you can be somewhere else in an instant when you look at one. I liked being here and I am happy that I have captured a moment of my life that I loved and hopefully will make a few other people happy too. Painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang.
An original watercolour of a yacht sailing into the sunset in Grenada, West Indies [The Spice Island] in December 2010. The clouds were spectacular lighting up in a rainbow of pastel colours as the Trade Winds blew them across the horizon. This painting will come single mounted and framed to suit customer requirements.
Spring Orchard is an original oil painting of pink and white apple blossom trees in an orchard by a stream. The inspiration for the painting was of an orchard I found last May near Forest Row in Sussex. The style is contemporary, art nouveau and expressionistic was and was made by blending thick layers of paint over and over again and adding more and more colours and paint daubs until the paint is extra thick in the centre. I kept the edges blurred to help with the effect of it being a painting of a memory. The colours are pale greens, whites and pinks. This place was magical and I wanted to capture a little of the moment. I would not have been surprised to see mythical creatures appear in the fields beyond the stream but instead was happy just to listen to the birds who love May even more that I do. This painting is 30x30x1.5 inches and is painted on deep edge canvas, white edges, no frame needed
A fresh spring painting of an apple tree in blossom with a unique contemporary take. The metallic tones of the tree enhance the white and pink blossom petals and new green leaves against a fresh teal textured background. The painting continues round the edges of the canvas making this ready for hanging with no need for framing. The painting has been finished with a protective satin varnish and is on a standard edge canvas.
Steam Train in the Sidings
An old Great Western Railway Train in the sidings at the end of a smokey London day. An impressionist-style watercolour painted in 3 colours: raw sienna, cadmium red and french ultramarine. Signed and dated by the artist. This painting comes already framed in a 70mm high quality mount (charcoal inner 5mm and cream outer 65mm). The frame is dark oak with an inner gold trim. The total size framed is 540 x 440mm.