In the past week, I’ve sold three paintings. Going, going, gone! Sold!
The first was Sunlight on Avon River, a watercolour, and one of the few of mine to be predominantly green.
There is water, as ever, but it’s not blue, and there’s no blue sky. And no sailing craft in sight … or seagulls …
This painting has graced the walls of Beacon House Gallery for some time now. Painted in 2012, it will be missed.
The second sale was Dawn at South Pool Creek, an acrylic painting of the view from my studio window.
It’s rare for me to be up so early. I am a night owl and enjoy sleeping late. However, my wife, Anne, is always up before dawn and, if it’s an especially beautiful one, she will wake me. I take photos and go back to bed, and she goes back to her computer.
Last but not least to be sold: Paddling at Burgh Island – a painting which captures one sunny day when Anne and I visited her friend, Sheila, and we walked across from her house to Burgh Island.
Like many of my paintings, Dawn at South Pool Creek and Paddling at Burgh Island are available as fine art greetings cards.
When the original is not square, the card image is created by cropping – and you can be seen the difference between the two if you compare the featured image (far above) with that shown immediately above. I decided to focus on the two lady paddlers and the island and to lose some of the left-hand part of the image.
You may be surprised to know that 52 of the 127 original paintings I’ve created to date are available as a fine art greetings card.
For less than 1% of the sales price of an original, you can invest in a card. Send it to a friend or frame it for yourself. Whistlefish sell frames that fit… about £10 each.
Where can you buy my cards?
The complete range of cards is available at Malborough Post Office. View while you queue!
Bonningtons (the newsagents) and Salcombe Information Centre are both a short walk from the Loft Studio and stock a range of cards.
Cards are also on sale at The Gallery Project (at Avon Mill and in Noss Mayo), and at Salcombe Yacht Club.
If you are visiting Kingsbridge, our newest stockist is Bloomers, the florists, 37 Fore Street (about half way up the hill!).