http://www.clivemeredithart.weebly.com is my latest website and this site designed by me is the first to bring together all aspects of my art business.Here you can browse and purchase original works of art,limited edition prints and greetings cards as well as keep abreast of forthcoming exhibitions where my works can be seen.It's still a work in progress but i hope you'll check it out.
Finished this one up this morning.I havn't thought of a title as yet but it measures 16" x 8".
I'm really pleased with the way it's turned out and it looks just as i remembered the avocets when i first observed them.The reflections took some time to get right and in the end it took 3 coats to get them as i wanted them.
ive been tinkering with this small oil study for a while now and finally decided to call it a day and sign the thing!.i have to admit to not being entirely happy with it but ive had to resign myself to that fact and hope that as my oil painting journey continues my techniques will improve and as such this one has been a good learning experience.
This is the start of my latest oil painting of a pair of avocets.here you can see that once the design has been drawn out on the board ive underpainted the water areas with a grey tone in preparation for the detailed top coat of oil.In the lower picture the top coat is well underway and the top picture shows the painting at the end of the day with the water completed.The next stage will be to re-define the birds and there reflections with a thinned underpainting before proceeding with the detailed top coat.
I was thrilled to find my original oil painting 'Reflections' hanging on the wall at Collier and Dobson's High street gallery in fordingbridge,uk.I think they've made a terrific job of the framing and as it's the first of my oils that ive so far seen framed up it was really exciting to see it taking pride of place.My remaining oils have all been framed in hand-finished frames and will be shown all together for the first time on the Collier and Dobson fine art stand at the South of England show in ardingly,west sussex from the 9th till 11th june
ive added some further refinements to the cat's coat and whiskers etc.i was planning to further refine the image but decided that i rather liked the slightly looser feel to it achieved by using larger brushes and so decided against over-working the piece.the image shown is a little paler than the original painting but its the best shot i could get with my camera.i think it's worked out okay but i'll let you be the judge
South coast based Clive Meredith is an entirely self-taught artist and has been working professionally since 1993 specialising in detailed portrayals of wildlife from both Britain and abroad. Clive's initial interest in wildlife and the countryside was fostered in his early years, brought up the son of a dairy farmer, and spending hours outside in the Shropshire countryside birdwatching and larking about on the river Severn and its streams in his hometown of Shrewsbury. Working in both graphite pencil and oils,observation is vital to Clive's working practice.Each drawing or painting reveals meticulous attention to detail,achievable only by hours spent in the field observing and photographing subjects in their natural habitat.As a result Clive has become renowned for the stunning realism of his images and an incredibly assured ability to inject real life and character into his works. His art has been extensively published with over 50 limited edition releases to date and can be found in galleries throughout the uk and beyond. In 2010 Clive was named Wildlife Artist of the Year by Wildscape magazine after winning the prestigious annual competition with his image 'The Egret pool' and appeared as a finalist in the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010,2012 and 2013 with works exhibited at The Mall Galleries in London. Clive is a member of the Pencil Art Society and the RSPB.