Category Archives: Oil Paintings

Miniatures 1

Although I have a number of small artworks, I, for me, like to reserve the term miniature for works 2″ or smaller. This makes their creation very precise work indeed. We begin with an ormolu box with a ladies portrait … Continue reading

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Creation or Copy

I have been contemplating a question. Which is greater, an artist who creates his own image or one who copies from another? To do this I have been looking at two oil paintings in my collection. So as not to … Continue reading

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James Adley, a true Modernist

You can be forgiven for not recognising today’s artist for until I acquired one of his works, I also had not heard of him.  Great fame did not come to this artist but #JamesAdley (1931- 2015) was respected and admired. … Continue reading

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William Hogarth Etcher

When it comes to famous artists, certainly, #WilliamHogarth (1697-1764) ranks very high.  An Englishman known for his satirical illustrations and social criticism.  He was fascinated with the street life of London and usually sat sketching at many a city fair … Continue reading

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Cuzco School

We as viewers of art, generally, see and can connect one stage in art history to another.  What we do not often see and recognise is the effect which one people’s art has on another.  One of the most obvious times … Continue reading

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Joseph Farquharson Artist

You may not recognise the artist’s name but you will recognise the art which #JosephFarquharson has created.  Joseph Farquharson (1847-1935) was a Scottish artist who specialised in country and winter scenes.  Many of these scenic paintings were turned into Christmas … Continue reading

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Jacobus Houbraken Etcher

#JacobusHoubraken (1698-1780) was the son of Dutch painter and writer Arnold Houbraken.  He was one of ten children, several of which followed their father into the arts. Jacobus Houbraken was possibly the pre-eminent Dutch etcher of his time.  He excelled in … Continue reading

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Peter Gilman and Julia Cassels

For me #PeterGilman (1928-1984) is a local artist.  He was born in Surrey and lived in Bedfordshire.  Peter specialised in marine and landscapes in oil, acrylic, and watercolour.   He loved to paint in situ outdoors enjoying the companionship between painting and nature … Continue reading

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Art of Real Life

In most ways an artist’s creation is an interpretation of life as they see it or as they interpret it.  And we as viewers or possibly voyeurs are provided an opportunity to see life through another’s eyes.  Is it that we who … Continue reading

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Art a la Latouche

#LouisLatouche (1829-1884) is a name that is not well known to people and possibly even to experts but to a few very famous artists he was well known.  Latouche was a painter.  His applications to exhibit his paintings at the … Continue reading

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