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‘Lilies for Alison’
This painting is a tribute to my dear sister in law Alison who passed away on 19-04-20 after a short fierce battle with cancer. It can be seen at the Art for the Heart exhibition at Zuleika Gallery who are giving 25% of the proceeds to support Oxford Hospitals. If you are interested please contact lin@linkerrdesign or https://zuleikagallery.com/nhs/
I was honoured that Zuleika also selected Walking the Ridgeway for their Art from the Heart exhibition. If you are interested please contact lin@linkerrdesign or https://zuleikagallery.com/nhs/ Thick impasto and off-set oil painting textures make this a very tactile piece.
Step into the ‘red’ room.
Imagine you are sitting at a table in your home, looking out of the window. This painting depicts some of my vases, lovely pussy willow, lilies (which I nearly always have) and a view of the countryside beyond. As always I have shown my lovely table cloths, here with pure gold squares added to it. (When I am not painting, I am a textile junkie!)
I love all aspects of the sea and below are some small paintings depicting the gnarled windblown milkwood trees from the Garden Route in Cape Town.
I have been exploring sunsets in vibrant colours and textural effects, but the next one was a response to the tree shadows, after an evening of sitting on the patio, sipping wine and sketching.
And so we move into Autumn. Armadillo Copse refers to the little armadillo shaped copses that can be found perching on the tops of hills and all over Oxfordshire. It has deeply ploughed impasto fields, furrows that have collected bits of glaze; sparkles of colour and a calligraphic foreground of painterly marks.
I love skeleton trees with their awesome spectral whiteness.
And then, in the next room, we drift from Autumn into winter…
Puddled Verge was the result of a sudden hour of sunshine on a cold and rainy New Year’s Day – we went for a drive to the back of the Ridgeway and the Winter evening sunset was spectacular reflecting in all the puddles. A few weeks later it was snowing and the next two paintings were painted after snowy walks.
My mini gallery of cold wax paintings are abstract, or suggest hidden landscapes.
These are all 6” x 6” and can be grouped, tray framed or just one will look good in a small space or a narrow wall. They can also be displayed on a shelf on a stand. They are all mounted on 6mm board.
Painting from Life
Each week (when not in lockdown) I go to a life-drawing class. We have an hour of warm-up exercises, frequently with a brief, and after tea, a one-hour pose. I arrive with prepared board, often with gessoed text, my walnut ink and my oil paints. Some people just draw, other’s may do pastels or coloured sketches.
I complete my paintings at home – this is challenging without photos or a model!
If you wish to buy any paintings, please contact me and I can give you more details about any of the pieces. If you wish to see the pieces, please arrange a date with me and we can do so while practising social distancing. You can pay online, via Paypal or by cheque. Prices exclude post and packaging, but collection is free!
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