On this beautiful December day, I'd like to share with you No.5 of my "12 Bays of Christmas" watercolour series. "High Tide" , it's the view painted from the very end of the point looking back across Woolacombe Beach down to Putsborough Beach. 12 x 9 inches framed and available for £120.
Enjoy your sunny Sunday!
"Golden Gorse" One of my favourite views of our beautiful stretch of coast, as you come down Challacombe Hill into Woolacombe. Number 4 of my "12 Bays of Christmas" watercolour series. Framed 12 x 9 inches £120 available for purchase with three monthly payments of £40, or a one hit payment and I'll ship it straight away!
Okay, so here are the first three watercolours in the "12 Bays of Christmas" series.
Number one is "Sea Pinks" , painted from one of my regular spots, I walk this stretch of coastline every day with my little dog and we always stop to take in that day's particular spectacle.This day's special mood was just the stillness and tranquility of the moment, framed by the stunning display of Sea Pinks, just beautiful !
12 x 9 framed £120 Sold.
Number 2 is "Fresh Sea Air" . Some days when the Northerly winds blow down the air just gets so crisp and clear , this was such a day. Looking over Morte point from Black Cloud Hill, just stunning!
12 x 9 framed £120 sold.
This shows you how the twelve paintings in this series will all be framed, just nice and clean and white, perfect for any wall.
Number 3 is titled "Summer Sizzler" and is one of those flag cracking days at Woolacombe Beach, the daisies are in full bloom and the sand is hot and the sea refreshingly cool.
12 x 9 inches framed £120 available.
As Christmas is not too far away, I will be putting together my available paintings newsletter tomorrow , which I will email out to all of my collectors and subscribers, just in case there is anything that might take your fancy for a festive treat.
Have a great day! Steve PP.
" The 12 Bays of Christmas" - On the twelfth day of Christmas , my true love bought for me....a watercolour by Steve PP.
Just for a limited time only over the next few weeks, I will be painting twelve watercolours of Woolacombe Bay. They will be 12 x 9 inches and framed. Each framed painting will be available for a special price of £120 and can be paid for in three monthly instalments of £40.
If you are interested or would like to reserve one , please leave me a comment below.
Had a busy week breaking out the oil paints again after a spell of design work on the computer over the last month.
This was a commission from a new collector. So, I thought that I would share a few stages of it's process with you. First was a call to the friendly team over at Fine Art Canvases, based here in North Devon, they make the most beautiful, high quality custom canvases. I'm not kidding when I say that these are the best that I have ever painted on. The build quality is superb, with solid timber frames connected with an adjustable allen key system, just brilliant!
First came a primer undercoat of a pale crimson was laid on to lift the warmth of the finished light effect, a request from the collector to give an overall feel of pinks and purples.
Next came the light sky colours, ultramarine blue, titanium white, alizarin crimson and a tiny amount of phthalocyanine green.
After the sky, I concentrated on the greys and dominant colours in the sea, agin, a combination of ultramarine blue, a.crimson and t.white, mixing in small amounts of the sky mixes to keep a harmony throughout.
Adding more pinks to the grey mixed from a.crimson, cad red light, t.white and cad yellow pale, gave a glow to the reflected light on the sea, not forgetting to add some to the sky.
A good juicy dark mix of u.blue , a.crimson and p.green was added to give weight and definition to the waves and then reflected light was added onto that from all corners of the palette to finish off the highlights.
By now , you can work out that I have a pretty limited palette, really just those five or six colours can give you a wealth of mixes. A couple of blues , a couple of reds a yellow and white will serve you well.
I use Sansodor low odour solvent to clean up with and Liquin to thin the oil down and speed up the drying time of the thin layers. W&N Griffin Alkyd Quick Drying Oils are also a bonus as they let you work on thin dry layers a day later. I was pleased with the finished painting and happily so were the new collectors. The cost of this painting was spread out over a few months to help with the purchase, so if you were thinking of purchasing a painting or commissioning one, I am always happy to spread payments out to make this possible and affordable! just get in touch and we can have a chat about it. You can see more of my work and all of my available and latest paintings on my Fine Art website here.
Well, it was great to get messy with the oils again, but the stink from them is hard to live with now that the Winter is setting in and opening the studio windows and doors is not always possible, so I think it will be back to the watercolours for a while.
I've just finished and framed my fourth watercolour for the upcoming RNLI art fundraiser at the North Devon Yacht Club, Instow on the 25th-27th October , more details can be found on their website here.
"Low Tide , High Pressure", is a calm day on the river bank looking south from the Tarka Inn at Heanton. watercolour 17 x 13 inches framed. £145. You can win a free framed print of this painting by subscribing to my blog, just enter your email address over on the right there! Thank you!
I'm also happy to announce that my new fine art website, " Steven Pleydell-Pearce Fine Art" is now live and can be found here. Thanks to Mat at Goto11 for all of his help with the new design. My old site was in need of a revamp and update, and I hope you find the new one a clean and easy to navigate experience.