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Softness of Spring 1
Two become One I
A contemporary painting of a couple united in body and soul. Acrylic on 22 x 18 inch stretched canvas box frame (335g/m2). Painted sides so can be hung without needing framing. Signed by the artist: D Shawcross. Painting finished with a protective silk spray to prolong the quality of the paint on the canvas.
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.
C3, Rose petals, Resin Coasters, Coasters, round Coaster, Resin Coaste
Set of four resin coasters. These are reversible, one side having a brighter colour, the other being a slightly softer look. They are made from resin, with the addition of a selection from glass, acrylic diamonds, glitter flakes, metallic mica powders, beads, stones, sand, semi precious gems, paint and resin inks. These are hand made, so each is unique. The edges are finished in liquid gold or silver leaf, according to colour selections. They are resistant to heat to 70-80 degrees. They come presented in a gift bag. Price is Â£20 for the geode style, Â£25 for the circular coasters. Postage to mainland UK is free.
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.
Somewhere Waiting is a large semi abstract square oil painting of a mythical landscape with deer (40x40x1.5 inches). The stag and three female deer, stand at the centre of the painting and there is a hint of a waterfall below them and trees and mountains above and around them. The deer are small and well defined though slightly nebulous at the same time. I often use this same little posse of deer in my paintings as they seem perfect together. Below the deer, if you look closely, you can see the outline of a much bigger stag who was painted over and has now become part of the waterfall. The painting began with a simple desire to use the colours in it which include magenta, rose, purple, lilac, pale blue, white and golden yellow. The painting worked well as an abstract landscape but I feel it is better with the little deer adding some focus to it. Most of my paintings have a story or memory attached. This one is about the spiritual nature of deer and the idea that maybe they can move between worlds and can act as guides. This idea is common to many cultures and I like it. This painting is on 3D, deep edge canvas, edges white, ready to hang, frame not needed.
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.
Seven Stags Appearing
Seven Stags Appearing is a very large oil painting of seven ethereal fallow deer stags in a bluebell forest. It is 36x60x1.5 inches on deep edge canvas and is ready to hang. The painting zooms the viewer into a springtime bluebell wood from dark blue edges into a clearing where seven stags are materializing. The stags appear and disappear fast in British woodland as do bluebells. In fact, spring is over way too fast and thus has a fairy tale feeling about it. As a keen walker I am poised every year for the first bluebells and when not actually trawling around in woodland can be found painting my memories of the woodland I have been trawling around in. This particular woodland was inspired by the many pockets of woodland around the Cowden area and the fallow deer I see at the same time (park near the church and head in any direction! TN8 7JE). The stags themselves are a magic number seven and one of them is white. The bluebell flowers are not botanical studies but the colours themselves suggest them as I am fond of things that are not abstract and not too traditional either. This painting says what I wanted to say about the transient nature of spring in an English woodland and the magic that is there if you care to look for itâ¦
Sunset Beach View
Relaxing sunset scene set at the beach where the watcher peeps through the sand dunes towards a pink sunset out to sea. Contemporary painting that will suit any home. This painting has been varnished with a protective matt varnish and the painting continues round the edge of the frame making this ready for hanging with no need for framing. This is a standard edge canvas.