Monday, November 20, 2017

Pre-Christmas Sale- today`s featured pochade

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Valparaiso- beside Parque Italia, oil on card, 14 x 13 cm



Today's featured work is from the charming old port of Valparaiso in Central Chile, and is in a light impressionist style.  



Pre-Christmas Sale

Unsold pictures on this site labelled pochades are for sale at the special reduced price of just 75 UK pounds each, a 30% reduction.

Postage and packing/handling is 15 pounds  for up to 4 items (up to three weeks delivery time), or 30 pounds for fast (Sedex) delivery (up to ten days delivery time). 


Please contact me for information: Tadeusz598@yahoo.co.uk or 0055 48 99967 3041


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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pre-Christmas Sale- today`s featured painting- Bucket, mop, pot, kettle

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Bucket, mop, pot, kettle, oil on card, 10.5 x 14.5 cm




Here`s today's featured work: Bucket, mop, pot, kettle



This painting is  is a bold still life in blues and reds, and was painted this year in oils. It`s a play between simple rectangular shapes and textures.




Pre-Christmas Sale

Unsold pictures on this site labelled pochades are for sale at the special reduced price of just 75 UK pounds each, a 30% reduction.

Postage and packing/handling is 15 pounds  for up to 4 items (up to three weeks delivery time), or 30 pounds for fast (Sedex) delivery (up to ten days delivery time). 


Please contact me for information: Tadeusz598@yahoo.co.uk or 0055 48 99967 3041





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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pre-Christmas Sale: today's featured painting: Laurel tree

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Laurel tree, oil on card, 12.1 x 10 cm




Today's featured painting: Laurel tree



Today's painting is from Florianopolis and was painted in 2010.

 It was painted plein air in oils in a dry technique. It is among the first pochades I painted and at the time I was espcially interested in the atmospheres created by mid-nineteeth century French painters such as Corot.






Pre-Christmas Sale

Unsold pictures on this site labelled pochades are for sale at the special reduced price of just 75 UK pounds each, a 30% reduction.

Postage and packing/handling is 15 pounds  for up to 4 items (up to three weeks delivery time), or 30 pounds for fast (Sedex) delivery (up to ten days delivery time). 


Please contact me for information: Tadeusz598@yahoo.co.uk or 0055 48 99967 3041





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Friday, November 17, 2017

Pre-Christmas Sale: today's featured painting: Cusco

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Cusco: a view from north to south, oil on card, 13 x 14 cm




Today's featured painting: Cusco: a view from north to south


Today's featured painting is from Peru  and was painted in 2016,  in the hilly, historic city of Cusco. Like all the pochades, it was painted plein air.





Pre-Christmas Sale

Unsold pictures on this site labelled pochades are for sale at the special reduced price of just 75 UK pounds each, a 30% reduction.

Postage and packing/handling is 15 pounds  for up to 4 items (up to three weeks delivery time), or 30 pounds for fast (Sedex) delivery (up to ten days delivery time). 

Please contact me for information: Tadeusz598@yahoo.co.uk or 0055 48 99967 3041



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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A trip to São João Batista and Canelinha

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 Canelinha, distant hills, oil on card, 16.5 x 18 cm





Canelinha, trees, houses, oil on card, 16.5 x 15.5 cm





Canelinha, factory, oil on card, 16 x 16.5 cm






 Near São João Batista, settlement, oil on card, 16 x 18 cm





São João Batista, view west, oil on card, 15 x 19 cm










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Pre-Christmas Sale: today's featured painting: Mafra

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Mafra: simple houses, oil on card, 14 x 14 cm



Today's featured painting: Mafra: simple houses


Today's features painting is from Santa Catarina and was painted in 2013, in  Mafra, in the north of Santa Catarina, a smallish city that is largely of Polish colonisation. The painting capures the atmosphere at the end of the afternoon on a grey day.



Sale

Unsold pictures on this site labelled pochades are for sale at the special reduced price of just 75 UK pounds each, a 30% reduction.

Postage and packing/handling is 15 pounds  for up to 4 items (up to three weeks delivery time), or 30 pounds for fast (Sedex) delivery (up to ten days delivery time). 

Please contact me for information: Tadeusz598@yahoo.co.uk or 0055 48 99967 3041




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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

When I paint still life...; Moccasins

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Moccasins, table, stationery, oil on card, 15 x 17 cm





When I paint still life I don't much like the traditional set-up with a fruit basket, a vase and a wine bottle.

 I prefer to paint the things that are lying around the house lying, like the stuff  in boxes, the mess of papers and books or the tea things on the table, or discarded clothes. I like to come across these things. I don't like to "set them up". Setting them up would be a bit like a hunter deliberately placing woodcock in a wood for himself to shoot*. I like the sense that these items convey something personal, and so finding them in their places according to circumstances other than compositional needs is most important (it's true that I do occasionally paint flowers in a very traditional format in vases, but I do find this correspondingly restrictive).

I work on small pieces of card and I prefer things that have easily recognisable profiles such as jugs, spoons and shoes, or perhaps certain items of clothing. I give these things a context such as a table top or the corner walls of a room. I use simple colours: dark reds, grey-greens and blacks and I often try out new paints when still life painting.

I usually paint standing up and I walk around a lot, hovering. I work on several pictures at the same time, then at the end of the session discard many. 

I find painting still life is very mentally taxing: I work much longer sessions than when I am working on landscape and have many negative critical thoughts that I process or combat, with considered responses:

     This is weak: Weak in which way? What might strengthen it?

   That is the same as what you did before: Why did I chose that subject before and what are its virtues? Is there something that has similar virtues that simultaneously allows a new angle?

    How boring!: boring is about engagement in this subject. If it isn't engaging then is this because of the subject (because it's impersonal, randomly chosen) or the treatment (usually it is the former) or my mental set (apathetic, tired, over-familiar with the motif)? This question is the critical and shouldn't be dismissed. 

   That looks too easy to deserve respect: what matters is delight. Children's art is unskilled but often  highly pleasurable. Contrariwise, cemetery carvings are often highly skilled but joyless.  


I also listen to music and self-help talks and drink coffee to try to make myself feel better.



* I know that, ridiculously, this is how grouse shooting is arranged in Scotland: with the grouse safely reared in wire enclosures then released a few days before the "glorious twelfth".



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