Gregory Paul Learmonth's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
Scott's favourite view 2011
The river Jed in Jedburgh 2011
St Andrew's Castle 2011
The Grange in Winter 2011
Field in Lannigou, Brittany 2011
Otley allotments 2011
portrait of Monet (2008)
In 2008 I started painting in acrylics. I used to paint in oils, but for me they took too long to dry and acrylics are quick drying and suited my tache style of painting thus causing no muddying of the colours. My favourite mentor is Claude Monet and I only had a few acrylic paints and this canvas spare (not an ideal size for a portrait) and off I went. I prefer to do portraits using primary colours and lots of titanium white held together by vigorous brushstrokes. The tache style of painting is one brushstroke of pure colour over or next to another.
Grainstack, end of summer morning (after Monet) (2018)
Like the portrait of Monet this painting is part of my private collection, but I will gladly paint you another just like it, same size, same quality and at the price shown below. Monet painted a series of grainstacks at his home in Giverny, France. I enjoy painting versions of Monet's paintings because my stle of painting is very similar to Monet's. Similar, but very different. I would never try to pass one of my paintings off as being by Monet as to me it would be sacriledge. The signature would give it away anyway!
Waterlilies (after Monet) (2018)
Another of my Monet versions and again this painting is part of my private collection and is not for sale, but again I will gladly paint you another. I have been accused of trying to paint like Monet, but I vehemently disagree. I paint how I paint because that is the way I paint naturally. Besides it is not surprising that after nearly 20 years of studying the Impressionists and their work that a bit of their style has rubbed off on me.