Monday, 4 July 2011

Commissions and Rachel

A couple of recent commissions, both oils on canvas. Big Cloud II is 24" x 24" and is a view looking over Tollesbury Fleet towards West Mersea, while From Old Hall is 24" x 12" and shows the marshes and creeks at low tide with the Tollesbury skyline in the distance.
Both of these works came about as a result of customers seeing Big Cloud/Small Boy (look on the 'Landscapes' page) but wanting smaller paintings and, in the case of From Old Hall, a painting where the colours of the mud and marsh were more important than a dramatic sky.

The portrait is of our friend Rachel, and is sort of inspired by Goya's Dona Isabel de Porcel ( in the National Gallery). This one is acrylic and measures up at 36" x 24".