Painting Commissions in Oils and Watercolour

Painting Commissions

Anniversary The first of October is a landmark date for me. It was this day in 1984 that I went self employed as an artist. I began undertaking all kinds of Painting Commissions. Over the last 36 years I’ve been through all kinds of challenges, particularly during the recession which began in 2008 with the … Read more

Newcastle Quayside on Gold Leaf

Newcastle Quayside

Newcastle Quayside on Gold Leaf Newcastle Quayside on Gold Leaf is one of a number of painting commissions from a new client. To begin with, they purchased an original oil painting of Arabian Dhows painted on gold leaf. They really liked one of my watercolours available as a limited edition print title “Tyne Bridges, Summer … Read more

Arabian Dhows

Arabian Dhows

Sur When we first visited Oman in 2007 we were fortunate to go on a day trip to the coastal town Sur. It’s famous for its building of Arabian Dhows. I recall doing a couple of sketchbook watercolours in the heat of the day, the high sun catching the top of the clouds. These studies of Arabian … Read more

Painting of the Angel

Painting of the Angel

In a previous blog post I described a recent painting commission. I was asked to do an oil Painting of the Angel of the North. As part of the project I decided to do a smaller study to try out some ideas with colours and cloud shapes. This new Painting of the Angel can now be … Read more

Painting of the Angel

Painting of Angel

Earlier this year I received a request to do an oil Painting of the Angel of the North. Although I have painted several paintings of the Angel since it was first erected in April 1998 the client had very specific ideas about the size, colours and view point which were completely different from my other … Read more

Painting on Gold Leaf

I first started painting on gold leaf in 2009 when I was working on a large painting commission. As part of the project I worked on some small boards about 19″x 15″ which were primed with gold leaf. I used these to produce some experimental paintings, one of which was a portrait of my wife Susan. … Read more

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