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Painting for this years Christmas cards

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Painting for this years Christmas cards

This weekend I have been painting my design for this years Christmas card. Having not painted for two years I only wanted to paint something quick but effective. Painting a titanium white circle in the middle then using a lemon yellow, cerulean blue and crimson red in circles around the moon I created the moon and night sky. More red at the bottom and more of a purple at the top with a green glow around the moon. I didn’t make any real decision on this layout, it’s just what felt right while I painted. I then splashed titanium white...

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Painting Hogwarts

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Painting Hogwarts

For Christmas 2015 my wife bought me a very large 152cm x 122cm canvas to paint on. My decision to make was what to paint on my new prized possession. I had been to Harry Potter World in the summer and a picture of the large Hogwarts model from a near perfect angle for the painting. So I started sketching on the large canvas on a scale that I had never before. The building itself was easy as I had the photo I’d taken and felt I’d gotten the scale and range correct. But deciding the scenery around the building...

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Painting Angkor Wat

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Painting Angkor Wat

In 2012 I visited Cambodia. It was a spiritual journey through the country from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. A trip of unspeakable horrors to the most beautiful sites. The highlight of the trip was the beautiful, majestic Angkor Wat. The largest religious temple in the world.  On a bright sunny day with the most perfect blue sky. I found the perfect spot where the temples reflection shimmered in the water and the inspiration was complete. This was what I ended up with. Obviously in my own style. It was one of my first paintings. The reflections in the water...

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