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Morris Minor hen house

TITLE:  Morris Minor Henhouse

SIZE OF IMAGE:  320mm x 240mm

SIZE OF MOUNT & COLOUR:  500mm x 400mm in white

PRICE:  SOLD

ARTIST'S DESCRIPTION:  While visiting some friends of very long standing in Scotland last summer, I was commissioned to paint this picture, which was the first car my friend had owned, and it had been used as a henhouse.  I had to do some reseach to find images of the old style Morris Minor with a split windscreen, trafficators, and "British racing green" colour.  I found the colour the most difficult thing to paint, and although normally when I paint Citroen 2CVs I make them very rustic (and rusty), this was not allowed!  It was fun to do, and took some considerable time, with three attempts.  I think if I was to do it again, I would make it more "cartoon-like", take the odd door off to show the insides, and paint loads of rust - just for the sheer fun of it.

CARDS:  Handmade cards are available.

 

Morris Minor hen house
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Morris minor henhouse II

TITLE:  Morris Minor Henhouse II

SIZE OF IMAGE:  320mm x 240mm

SIZE OF MOUNT & COLOUR:  500mm x 400mm in white

PRICE:  £150.00 Plus P&P

ARTIST'S DESCRIPTION:  This painting shortly after the first Morris 1000 henhouse, in my attempt to produce something which would please my buyer.  In the end I sent off the original painting, which I think was probably better in some ways.  I always find that a commission is really quite tiring as there is so much more to take into consideration than pleasing yourself!

CARDS:  Handmade cards available.

 

Morris minor henhouse II
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Blue Citroen with chickens

TITLE: Blue Citroen with chickens
SIZE: N/A
PRICE: SOLD
ARTIST'S OBSERVATIONS: Watercolour and ink. A friend of mine in France had a little old "derelict" and rusty Citroen in her garden and it fired my imagination. It was painted a little tongue in cheek, using my own chickens as models, and although it will never be a masterpiece, it was fun to paint and it sold!
CARDS: Handmade cards available.

Blue Citroen with chickens
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Yellow Citroen with geese

TITLE: Yellow Citroen with geese

SIZE: N/A

PRICE: SOLD

ARTIST'S OBSERVATIONS: Watercolour and ink. Same inspiration as Blue Citroen with chickens. One of the things that fascinated me was trying to portray the rust which speckled quite a lot of this cheeky little car.

CARDS: Handmade cards available.

Yellow Citroen with geese
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Boat in Christchurch harbour I

TITLE:  BOAT IN CHRISTCHURCH HARBOUR I

SIZE OF IMAGE: 120mm x 170mm

SIZE & COLOUR OF MOUNT:  200mm x 300mm in white

PRICE:  £105.00  (Plus P&P)

ARTIST'S OBSERVATIONS:  This scene attracted me, firstly the colour and slightly scruffy state of the boat, then the pattern and reflections in the water.  It's one of the few which I didn't draw into afterwards, which probably tells me that I was quite pleased with the contrast of tone.  This then led me on to Boat in Christchurch Harbour 2 with the sun playing a greater part.

CARDS:  Handmade cards available to buy.

Boat in Christchurch harbour I
Detail
Boat in Christchurch harbour II

TITLE:  BOAT IN CHRISTCHURCH HARBOUR II

SIZE OF IMAGE:  110mm x 170mm

SIZE & COLOUR OF MOUNT:  200mm x 300mm in white

PRICE:  £105.00 (Plus P&P)

ARTIST'S OBSERVATIONS:  This painting was based on the first version, with the added interest of the sun on the horizon and reflected in the water.  Although it was the same fishing boat, I did take liberties with details, just for the fun of it.  They are meant to be a pair.

CARDS:  Handmade cards are available to buy.

Boat in Christchurch harbour I...
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