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Portrait of Natalie
A Kind of Magic
A Kind of Magic is a large oil on canvas painting of an exuberant river landscape with a kingfisher bird that celebrates the beauty of summer 2020 in Sussex. The river emerges from the dark on the left where a curtain of trees cast shadows into the water in rich blues, greens and purples. Then it flows off into the sunlight and around a bend where you can see a meadow and low hill in the background. An abundance of wild flowers are in the foreground where they seem to be communicating with the kingfisher who is dispensing magic. This is another in a series of river walk inspired paintings that reflect the fun I had during the summer walking along the banks of the Rivers, Ouse, Cuck, Medway and Rother in Sussex. I saw two kingfishers and because it was magic for me, I tried to instil this sense of the wonder of nature into this painting. It was especially poignant as nature was thriving despite the troubles of mankind at that time and it was very heartening to see that. The build-up of different layers of paint make it a little art nouveau and mysterious.
By the French window
Boats at Buttermere, Lake District
A beautiful view of Lake Buttermere in the Lake District, Cumbria, England with two small rowing boats moored up at the side of the lake. It is painted in oils on a 12x9x1/2 inch canvas painted on all sides so does not need framing though you could have it framed if you wished. It is varnished and can be hung from the canvas.
Whitby Lifeboat Station
A view of Whitby on the North Yorkshire coast as the sun starts to go down creating a luminosity in everything for a brief moment of time before the light finally fades. You are looking across to the Lifeboat Station on the old side of town and the old church on the cliff top. It is painted in oils on a stretched canvas with the painting continuing around the sides so no framing is required but it could be framed if you so wish.
Such a pleasure to do this painting with the colours and the strong caracter of this tiger, It is the second painting I have done of tigers the first is the female which is also shown in my gallery, they could be sold as a pair. This is oil on boxed canvas and painted edges so no need to frame.