Friday, 16 November 2018

THOMAS, Oil on canvas

Oil on canvas 
My latest portrait.


I have received this message on my website....
So nice to have my work acknowledged but... I would prefer to be paid than to pay them.

I am pretty sure this mail is genuine. A few years ago I received a similar one from Vogue.

However, with all the scams we encounter on the web, I still would be extremely careful if I had wanted to proceed with this offer.

As you have guessed... Thank you but No thank you!

Hi Beatrice,

I hope this finds you well and you've had a great start to the week! I really love your art portfolio. 

I am getting in touch regarding an exciting art advertorial showcase I am working on within House & Garden magazine for our Premium Winter/New Year Campaign including our much sought after January, February and March issues. Entitled ‘The Art Edit’, this advertorial will focus on unique and captivating artwork to inspire our readers. House & Garden combines the best houses and gardens from around the world with an eclectic mix of features that influence the way we live today. It is an invaluable sourcebook of what’s new in interiors and what no interior design project should be without! I came across your artwork online and I think that it would hugely appeal to our 451,000 affluent readers, who look to House & Garden for unique masterpieces to add a touch of novelty to their homes. 

After discovering your fantastic website, I would love to have a chat about your artwork. Could we perhaps schedule a call to discuss this further? Please do let me know a convenient time or, if it is easier, I can send across further information via email, including rates and deadlines. With space available from as little as £295+VAT per issue, it is such a fantastic time to be involved with House & Garden!

So you are aware, space is extremely limited within this campaign and we are expecting it to fill within the next few days, however, we do have longer to work on artwork together.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Thursday, 8 November 2018

AUTUMN EVENING IN VENICE... Romantic enough!!!

This is at last the commission that has taken so many months to paint!

My excuse... it is in Oil and the drying time is killing me!

When I feel so inspired and cannot carry on as everything has to dry before starting again on the painting... it sends me into serious frustration!!!

It is a good size painting 18" x 24"
On Linen.

So here is my latest and last commission.

"Autumn evening in Venice"


Tuesday, 6 November 2018

So what is going on???

Life of an artist is never boring, this is if there is inspiration!

I have heard a few artists saying they were in a hole. It means for some reason, they do not find inspiration.
Yes it happens!

My advise would be to forget about the studio.
Go out, visit exhibitions.

There is nothing like visiting and viewing the work of other artists.

It does not mean, copying what they are doing!!!

It can give us ideas. The idea of one artist can trigger another idea in another artist.

After being refreshed, come back to the studio, clean it, get ready for action and work on a new masterpiece :D

Well, these last few days, I have been busy. I have completed another watercolour.
I also have almost finished my commission that I will post pretty soon. (a canvas)

So here is the watercolour

"Strawberries and Roses" 
on Arches paper with Winsor Newton  and Sennelier paint.

I had started this painting a while ago.
I was not too sure where I was going with it, until I bought a set of Sennelier paint.
I fell in love with these watercolours.
I decided to rework the painting with the Sennelier paint.
It was a joy.
They are vibrant. They are made with honey.


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