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RICK STEINS ---PADSTOW
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¦
RED BOATS HOME-- PORTH LEVERN
The Mists on Snaefell Mountain
Sarra on the summit of Snaefell Mountain. Locally the mists are known as the Cloak of Mannan which can envelope the whole of the mountain, sometimes even spilling out onto the island itself. It is said that when the mists clear, one can see 6 Kingdoms - Isle of Mann, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and the Kingdom of Heaven.
October Glows is a wet into wet oil painting of an autumn path with autumn colours in semi-abstract style. It is 30x30x1.5 inches. This painting was painted after a walk I took near Glyndebourne in East Sussex. It was a beautiful clear autumn day and the path was lined with trees glowing yellow, red, purple and green in the low autumn sun. This path led up to a steeper path that eventually goes to the top of the South Downs. I tried to capture my impression of the place in an abstract, possibly expressionist style using very thick wet oil paint and I worked into (wet into wet) over the course of two days. I wanted to capture the low angle of the sun and the impression of the light through the leaves picking out glimpses of ivy on the ancient trees, ferns and leaves in autumn golds and greens. I was very pleased with the result as it gives a satisfying flavour of the scene and how I felt being there rather than trying to be traditionally realistic. I love paths such as these as I always imagine something fantastic being about to be discovered just around the corner. Sometimes I am rewarded with a glimpse of a deer or fox but usually a view through trees to another world keeps me very happy. Painting on deep edge canvas, white edges, ready to hang.
THE MOUSEHOLE CAT
THIS IS MY EXTRA LARGE SIZE OF CANVASE DEEP EDGES ALL PAINTED WHITE SO NO FRAME IS NEEDED ITS READY TO HANG------ALL IN MY OWN STYLE OF THICK OILS---LOTS OF COLOURS ANG GOOD TEXTURES-----MOUSE IS A GREAT LITTLE HARBOUR TO VISIT ONE OF MY FAVORIT ----I VISITED IT A LOT WHEN I WAS LIVEING IN PENZANCE FOR 7 YEARS A GREAT COSTAL DRIVE FROM PENZANCE