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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.
Contemporary painting of a white poppy depicted against a pale brown background. This is a modern painting that will go with most colour schemes. There are bronze/gold highlights and texture to add extra interest. The painting continues round the edge of the canvas making this ready to hang. The painting is on a deep edge canvas and has been finished with a protective satin varnish.
An imaginary original acrylic painting of a white dove resting on a branch of cherry blossom in a Japanese garden in springtime commissioned for a newly interior designed living space. 80 x 40 cm (32 x 16 inches) 3D deep stretched box canvas. Finished with a satin spray to protect the paint and canvas. I\\\\\\\'m happy to take similar commissions.
Sunset over San Francisco Bay
Acrylic on 12 x 16 inch stretched canvas box frame (335g/m2). Painted sides so can be hung without needing framing. Painted from the top of a hill overlooking San Francisco Bay at the end of a warm October day during the most incredible sunset. A street lamp and parked car in the foreground draw the eye into the picture. Signed by the artist: D Shawcross. Painting finished with a protective silk spray to prolong the quality of the paint on the canvas.
A Fish In A Mystical Place
I love the vibrant colours that leap out of the canvas at you! Turquoise ,cerise pink, along with a dash of yellow in each canvas mingle and merge with each other-creating a slighly different affect on each canvas. Swimming along the top of the top canvas is a sweet little goldfish--I have no idea how he got there! But he lives in a very beautiful, mystical place ! The artwork is made up of 3 chunky canvas-each measuring 8in x 8in and are attached to each other with adjustable thick cords. You can make the gap between each smaller or larger quite easily.I have it adjusted to 24in long. All edges of the canvas's are painted black and the art work has been varnished to protect it. Price includes P+P to mainland UK
Still Life with Apple
This is a beautiful oil painting of a still life with a vase of flowers and a red apple which is painted on a canvas. It has a protective coat of varnish and is priced unframed as it can be hung without a frame if wished. It is also available in a 2" wide brown wooden frame with a gold inner line for £199. Please email me if you would like it framed.
Lakeland Sunset Calm
A calming lakeland scene inspired by visits to Canada, Scotland and The Lakes. The painting continues round the edges of the frame so it is ready to hang with no need for framing. This creates a very simple but effective style. This painting has been finished with a protective satin varnish. This painting is on a standard edge canvas.
April Echoes is a large green woodland contemporary landscape oil painting of a distant lake seen through the trees of a woodland path. The painting is mostly made up of shades of bright green ranging from yellow greens through to dark viridians, purples and blues. The saplings and trees are dressed in the bright vibrant greens of springtime in England. This painting was inspired by a walk I took around Ardingly reservoir in Sussex. Woodland paths are a very constant source of inspiration for me as you never know where they will lead and what is across the next field, through the next wood and over the next style. It is exciting and you often come across deer, birds and other woodland creatures which adds to experience. This painting was made by blurring the edges of it to look out of focus whilst making the paint thicker and thicker towards the centre. The white of the glimpse of the lake is thickest of all which gives a 3D feeling of walking the path thought the trees and past the foxgloves and other woodland flowers. I dedicate this to everyone who is waiting for the grey winter to give way to spring again. Painted on 3D canvas, white edges, ready to hang, no frame needed.
Assembling Horse is a large original equine oil painting (47x32x0.5 inches) of an art nouveau, semi abstract, golden purple horse assembling out of nothing. The inspiration for this painting was simply that I find horses very beautiful and I sometimes just need to indulge in painting one just to feel happy. This horse is being created out of golden particles assembling out of the ether. I like this idea as all life forms are basically assembled from smaller particles so all I am doing here is showing the process in a more fanciful way. The horse is painted realistically around the eye and parts of its face in contrast to other parts of her which are partially formed, transparent or decorated for no particular reason other than it looks pleasing to me. The colours range through dark blue, purples, lilacs, golds and pinks and is thin and transparent in places and thick in others which further add to the idea of the horse in the process of appearing. I am a great fan of the artist Gustav Klimt and this possibly shows in this painting as he too liked to contrast realistic with abstract and decorativeness in the way that I am doing here. It is painted on thin canvas, edges white, ready to hang.