Tuesday 28 June 2011

New website launched

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.

Friday 24 June 2011

Avocet oil painting complete

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.

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Avocet oil painting progress

After an enforced break due to 'real life' getting in the way of things ive now managed to complete the top coat of oil on the avocet's.All that remains is to create the reflections on the water.

Thursday 16 June 2011

Avocets underpainting complete

This is the next stage in my avocet painting.Ive now completed the underpainting of birds and reflections and once this coat is dry i'll start to add the detailed top coat of oil paint.

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Kingfisher 16.5" x 8" oil on board

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.

Tuesday 14 June 2011

new oil in progress

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.

Friday 3 June 2011

'Reflections' framed

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

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Tiger cub 9.5" x 10"

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