Orange Peeled Still Life

Oil painting entitled Orane peeled by Steve DriverMy new still life oil painting is now available.

It’s entitled Orange Peeled Still Life and its oil on 12 x 10 inch canvas board.

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This painting is now SOLD but you can still buy a Giclee print of the original.

Each print is on 100% acid free paper of museum archival standard and guaranteed not to fade.

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Blue and White Vase Still Life

fruit-vase-still-life-This is my new oil painting entitled Blue and White Still Life.

It’s oil on canvas board 24 x 18 cm

It’s painted with a limited palette of white, lemon yellow, cadmium orange, Indian yellow, cobalt blue, and venetian red.

I painted this with a very impressionistic approach using broad direct brush strokes, limited blending and mixing of colours.

It has a very free feel to it but I think I managed to capture the light which was my main goal.

Selling this for £90 free UK postage. Click on the image for a better view.

Limelight

limelightThis painting is a study of 3 limes in acrylic paint, with focus on the light and dark dynamics. It was painted fairly quickly and has an impressionistic feel to it.

The centre lime was a very yellow green colour emphasised by the lighting arrangement while the other two were a blue green colour.

To achieve this I had to use sap green and lemon yellow for the centre lime and pthalo green, cadmium yellow and ultramarine for the other two.

Its acrylic on canvas board 24 x 18 cm. Painting now SOLD

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Apple Halves Still Life

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My new painting is oil on canvas board 24 x 18 cm

Palette used for this was titanium white, lemon yellow,  cad yellow medium, cad orange, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue.

Selling this one for £75 pounds free UK postage (now SOLD)

Strawberries on plate still life

strawberries-and-plateThis is my new oil painting entitled Strawberries on plate still life.

Its oil on canvas board 24 x 18 cm with free postage in the UK.

I kept this one simple with emphasis on colour. The brush strokes were applied quickly without too much detail giving it an impressionistic feel.

Selling this for £60, contact me via the Contact Form if you are interested in purchasing.

(Painting now SOLD)

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Apples and Studio Vase Still Life

apples-and-vase-galleryThis is my new still life painting.

Its oil on canvas board 24 x 18 cm

I had to expand my normal palette for this to include Cerulean blue for the lighter part of the vase and multiple reds including venetian red, crimson light, as well as the usual alizarin to get the whole range from pink to dark red.

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This painting is now sold.

Jampot and Knife Still Life

jampot-galleryFor this one I decided keep the background  free of detail and focus attention on the jam pot with it’s red, oranges and purples.

I liked the way the light was passing through the jam and have tried to capture the bright colours that jumped out.

The knife I have kept simple just wanting to keep the focus on the jam pot but add some interest to the space on the right hand side.

Its 30 x 24 cms oil on canvas board  - SOLD

Studio Vase and Fruit Still Life

studiovase-fruit-galleryMy new painting is oil on canvas board 30 x 24 cm.

I love trying to paint strong lighting and deep shadows as it seems to bring everyday objects to life and add a dramatic effect.

This style of painting goes back hundreds of years and isn’t  used so much today, but for me it is very appealing.

I personally find lots of art today has a “washed out” look as if the artist is almost apologetic about putting colour and tone onto the canvas.

But art is art and everyone has there own preference which is what makes it such a fascinating subject.

Anyway enough waffle – I am selling this for £80 with free UK postage. Now SOLD

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Recent Work

abundanceI haven’t posted for a while due to a few things going on outside of my oil painting life.

However I have been working on this recent commission for a private client. This is a large painting for me, its 28 x 20 inches, and as I am used to painting on a much smaller scale it was quite a challenge.

It worked out very well however.

I do have another painting which is almost ready and I will be putting it up for sale at the weekend so watch out for that one.

Fragile

fragile-1000This is my new oil painting entitled Fragile.

I love the way light passes through objects and makes them glow with translucent effects.

Oranges and lemons are great for this – but then I noticed some eggs in the kitchen and thought “hmmm I wonder”

Well this the result. It’s oil on canvas board 30 x 24 cm and is available for £120 pound free UK postage.

SOLD

I was struggling at first to get the eggshell colour so added cadmium yellow deep and cadmium orange to my palette. These two colours were used as a starting point then different amounts of blue white and burnt sienna were mixed in the achieve the final results.

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Recent Commission

Wine-and-cheese-30x40cmThis one’s not for sale. It’s a recent commission I did for a private client and I am putting on the blog as a record of my work.

It’s entitled Wine and Cheese still life and is oil on canvas board 12 x 16 inches finished with a semi-gloss varnish.

 

 

 

 

 

Oranges and Vase Still Life

oranges-and-vase1000Oranges and Vase is my new still life oil painting.

It’s on canvas board 24 x 18 cm.

I am selling it for £70 free postage in the UK. SOLD

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Please note I have started to accept Bitcoins and Litecoins for payment.

If you would like to pay by either of these methods then let me know and I will give you an address to send the payment to.

 

Loaf and Cheese Still Life

loaf-and-cheese-gallery_0My new oil painting is a still life of Wensleydale and cranberry cheese with a brown uncut loaf.

It’s on a canvas board 30 x 24 cm and comes, as all my paintings do, with a semi-gloss varnish finish.

Palette used was: titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue.

 

You can view a larger image on the Gallery

Price is £70 (free UK postage) SOLD

Chocolate Break

chocolate-breakMy new painting entitled Chocolate Break was a little bit of a challenge.

Trying to paint chocolate is not as easy as it sounds, neither is the foil wrapping.

But painting is a constant learning and searching process (which is part of the fun for me)

I used burnt sienna and ultramarine blue for the chocolate colour and for the foil I used yellow ochre, lemon yellow, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue.

The blue background was cerulean blue which is a cooler blue.

It is 30 x 24 cm and is oil on canvas board.

Selling this for £60 (free UK postage) SOLD

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Apple on Table

apple-on-table-1000Apple on Table is my new painting.

This is acrylic on canvas board 30 x 24 cm.

I used my standard still life palette for this one which consists of:

titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow medium, bright red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

Click on the image to see a larger version of it.

I am selling this for £60 and postage is free in the UK (SOLD)

Glassy (Marbles 4)

marbles4-glassy-1000My new oil painting took a few weeks to complete.

I built it up in a few layers of paint then added various glazes to get the translucent effects.

Quite painstaking but well worth the effort.

It’s painted on hardboard which I don’t do very often but the smooth surface lends itself well to the subject.

Dimensions are 40 x 30 cm.

If you purchase it I would suggest getting it framed professionally as hardboard can curve slightly and care is required.

Also do not display in or near a source of heat such as a radiator or in a conservatory.

Palette used for this was: titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow medium, bright red, permanent rose, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, ultramarine blue and cerulean blue.

This painting is now SOLD

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Two Red Apples

two-apples-orig-1000New still life painting of two red apples.

This is on a homemade canvas board, size 242 x 162 mm and will require a custom size frame.

I have used acrylic paints for this one with a palette of, white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow medium, bright red, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue.

I am selling this for £80 postage free in the UK.  - SOLD

To see a larger image go to the gallery and click on the thumbnail here.

Ocean Sunset 2

ocean-sunset2-blogThis is my new seascape oil painting.

Please note this is a large painting and I cannot post it outside of the UK due to it’s size.

It is oil on canvas stretched over a wooden frame and would suit a nice floater frame.

Size is 70 x 50 cm x 2 cm deep.

It is done in an impressionistic style with attention to colour rather than detail.

Palette used was Titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium red, permanent rose, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue and cerulean blue.

I am selling it for £120 (free postage). Updated:This painting is now SOLD

 

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Unpeeled

unpeeled-blogI occasionally use Acrylic paints as well as oil paints.

The techniques involved are very different as acrylic paint dries within minutes giving you limited time to work with the paint.

This can lend itself to a faster more spontaneous painting which was the case here.

I used a similar palette to my oil paints, white, lemon yellow, medium yellow, bright red, burnt sienna and ultramarine blue.

Acrylic on homemade canvas board 264 mm x 174 mm, requires custom framing.

I am selling this for £70 with free postage in the UK

SOLD

Lemon and Glass

lemon-and-glass-blogLemon and Glass still life is my new painting.

This is a fairly small painting 17 x 22 cm on homemade canvas board.

Although it has a degree of realism it’s quite impressionistic for me.

I haven’t added too much detail or reworked sections and I quite like it’s simplicity.

Palette used was also minimal: titanium white, lemon yellow, yellow ochre, permanent rose, ultramarine blue and burnt sienna.

I am selling this one for £60 and postage is free in the UK

SOLD