Advent Christmas Countdown

Christmas Advent Countdown

As the advent countdown for Christmas is coming, I cannot help but say: Now sing

Holidays are coming. Holidays are coming. Holidays are coming…

And with that, the advent countdown begins. 😀

Every day until Christmas I will post an artwork a day as a blog post and add it to the gallery below. Do pop back and find out which artworks I will be sharing each day. Some you will have seen on the website PLUS there will be a few that’s not yet seen amongst them.

Without further ado…

On the first day of Christmas YIKICI gave to me…

PLUS 🙂

Christmas Advent Day 1: Colourful abstract impression of the Borneo Rainforest. Expressionistic colours.

Day 1

Rainbow Forest is an exciting commission I did a couple of years ago, this painting sparked my imagination and is the perfect painting to start the advent count with – you can read all about it here.

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Rainbow Forest, Oil on canvas | Private Commission.
Christmas Advent Day 2

Day 2

The Storyteller is one of the first plein air painting I did earlier this year, it’s made the countdown at day 2 because it’s national tree week and is becoming a firm favourite of mine (there’s many!). You can read all about it here and find out what’s behind the title.

Come back on Thursday to find a new gift range which will include this artwork – a perfect Christmas treat for you or someone special. 🙂

20% of the profits of the sale of the original painting will go towards the National Trust‘s Plant a Tree Campaign.

The Storyteller, Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, 2021 | £336.00 (sold with frame). Fine Art Prints from £10.00 Currently on exhibition at the Snug Art Cafe.

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Christmas delivery: Order by Saturday 18th December 2021

On the second day of Christmas YIKICI gave to me…

Christmas Advent Day 3

Day 3

Lesnes Abbey Watercolour Study is my first plein air painting, painted at Lesnes Abbey. Inspired by this image, I created 3 small oil studies, two of which will be featuring in this advent. Come back this weekend to see them.

Available for purchase. Not yet added to website.

Lesnes Abbey Watercolour Study, Watercolour on 230gsm acid free paper, 390 x 270mm, 2021 | £260.00 | Fine Art Prints from £10.00

Free UK delivery – Because it’s Christmas 😀
Christmas delivery: Order by Saturday 18th December 2021

Day 4

Lesnes Abbey Oil Study 3, as mentioned above, this colour study was inspired by the plein air watercolour above. I wanted to create an abstract explosion of colour to evoke the colours under the summer sun. This painting has gone to a happy home.

Lesnes Abbey Oil Study 3, oil on oil painting paper fine grain, 305 x 229 mm | Sold | Fine Art Prints from £10.00

On the third day of Christmas YIKICI gave to me…

Day 5

Lesnes Abbey Oil Study 2, inspired by the plein air watercolour and wanting to bring a curious sense of colourful fun, I bridged landscape and abstract expressionism in this piece. I see a man sitting down leaning against a tree. What can you see?

Lesnes Abbey Oil Study 2, oil on oil painting paper fine grain, 305 x 229 mm | £150.00 (sold with frame) | Fine Art Prints from £10.00

Free UK delivery – Because it’s Christmas 😀
Christmas delivery: Order by Saturday 18th December 2021

Day 6

Breathe is an intuitive painting, created using the Surrealist’s technique of automatic drawing. Clear of thought, I felt my way around the page, using watercolour. An underwater feel, with coral reefs breathing within human lungs gave this painting it’s name.

Breathe, watercolour on 300g/m2 paper, 12 x 9 inches, 2021 | £200.00 | Fine Art Prints from £10.00

Free UK delivery – Because it’s Christmas 😀
Christmas delivery: Order by Saturday 18th December 2021

On the fourth day of Christmas YIKICI gave to me…

Day 7

The Path to Compromise continues to explore my curiosity of blending abstract imagery within a landscape setting. This started in Lesnes Abbey Wood, plein air painting and continued back in the studio. How does this make you feel?

Available for purchase. Not yet added to website.

The Path to Compromise, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, 2021 | £336.00 (sold with frame) | Fine Art Prints from £10.00

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Christmas delivery: Order by Saturday 18th December 2021

Day 8

Hope Celebrant I created using intuition as a guide. I usually plan my oil paintings, however, in this instance, despite having a plan, I worked with intuition. This laid the path to explore automatic drawing techniques in oils.

Hope Celebrant, oil on boxed-canvas, 20 x 16 inches, 2020 | £318.00 | Fine Art Prints from £10.00

Free UK delivery – Because it’s Christmas 😀
Christmas delivery: Order by Saturday 18th December 2021

Come back tomorrow to find out what’s behind door number 9 😉

Christmas Delivery (UK) Last Order Dates:
Fine Art Prints: Wednesday 15 December
Original Artwork: Saturday 18 December

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