Category Archives: Oil Paintings

Art Vandalized

There is an oil painting, which now hangs on the wall in my spare room, which I bought on a dare for one pound. A section of it had been painted over by someone who thought it would be funny. … Continue reading

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Still Life Painting

We visit an artist known as a ‘painter of fruits’. #RobertKell (1829-1902) was born in Woodbridge, Suffolk. Little is known of his artistic life and I have only seen a couple of landscapes which belie his talent. I picked up … Continue reading

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William Frederick Hulk artist

Today, we look at an artist who was at his best when he painted on a small scale but did paint a number of fine large pieces. #WilliamFrederickHulk (1852-1906) was born in Holland. His father Abraham Hulk and uncle Johannes … Continue reading

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Dean Wolstenholme, the Elder, painter

Because I collect in the manner I do, I find items which are considered valueless. Often times they are damaged and imperfect and in need of love and attention. Such is the case with today’s artwork. I picked up this … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Mane-Katz

An artist who loved more than one country. #EmmanuelMane-Katz was born in the Ukraine. He use to say his real home was Paris (He became a French citizen) but his spiritual home was Israel where he is buried. His Jewish … Continue reading

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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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