Back in May I was asked to display paintings in a gallery above a gelato house/restaurant in Monmouth named Green & Jenks: www.greenandjenks.com. (By the way, they make their own wonderful ice cream on site, and serve the most delicious food.) At the time they were promoting a floral theme to celebrate Chelsea Flower Show and asked me, in the first instance, to hang some florals. I had a dozen ready to hang, but they were rather small for the space. The owner asked me to add to these, in the future, with some larger local landscapes, and I was pleased to have a project to complete.
I decided to work in oils as these might be quicker to complete than pastels and, most importantly, would not need to be framed behind glass – rendering them lighter in weight for transport. I also had quite a few 16″x 20″ canvasses, so this was the size I used. By the end of June I was ready to hang, and now have 21 paintings on display at Green & Jenks, 5 oils and 16 pastels, both florals and landscapes.
Here are the recent oil paintings, some of based on previous pastels:
Since completing these landscapes, I have been given a portrait commission. It is now complete, but I will wait to publish it since it will be a birthday gift in August.