Bluebells and grapes. watercolour. 35x50cm. £150.

Bluebells and grapes.
watercolour. 35x50cm. £150.

Spring came and was glorious, but grey clouds have cut it short.

I’ve been working on commissions, a painting of Whitby Piers for A.L., and a larger panoramic painting of Cleveland hills for R.H.  Both have been challenging in their way. And neither are yet completed.

I see commission work as a weaving of 3 strands: the subject, my reaction to the subject as an artist, and the wishes of the client. This must be fitted within the framework of time, as most people have a limited budget. Sometimes I wish I could paint faster, but I think that my slow contemplative approach gives a certain serenity to my work.

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