Saturday, 22 April 2017
My latest completed painting is a study of a roosting Tawny owl completed in oils with a background of applied 24 carat gold leaf on canvas.The gold leaf has been applied and deliberately distressed to make the surface a little more interesting and allow the painted canvas to show through.This and other works can be found on my website www.clivemeredithart.weebly.com
Saturday, 8 April 2017
Since my last posting my art has taken a new direction as you can see from the images above.These paintings are mixed media pieces incorporating oils,acrylics and gold leaf,both 24 carat and imitation gold leaf and variegated leaf.
I felt that I wanted to create something that functioned as both a serious wildlife piece and a highly decorative artwork and hopefully will appeal to a broader art buying audience.
I spent 5 weeks in the far east at the start of this year and ,amongst other things,i spent time learning the art of gold leafing from a master artist at the Royal palace in Bangkok,where I learned how to apply gold leaf in the traditional manner used in the far east.I felt that,even though I don't use my gold leaf in a strictly traditional manner, it would be very useful to know how to from a professional point of view.
These images above are the result of my experimentation over the last few months and are now available to purchase.For full details of these paintings please check out my website at www.clivemeredithart.weebly.com
I hope you like these new works and I would love to hear your thoughts.Clive
Saturday, 23 July 2016
I am now actively pursueing new gallery exposure for my oil paintings.
Hope you like the new paintings,i would love to hear your thoughts.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
I wanted to let everyone know about a forthcoming show at the fabulous Haddon Galleries in Torquay,UK
The exhibition is a celebration of the british countryside featuring original works by some of the UK's top artists including yours truly and I will be exhibiting seven oil paintings.On the opening day Saturday 25th june there will be a 'meet the artists' event when all participating artists will be in the gallery for visitors to meet.
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Despite having this studio blog for many years and attempting to keep it up to date with studio goings on and details of my exhibition etc and although it apparently has over 700 followers i could count on the fingers of one hand the numbers of people that interact with me which I find very disappointing after all the time and energy I put into it.I have never once had a single enquiry about an original piece featured here let alone a print or even a card sale.Therefore I feel that as an exercise in generating business it has proved to be a waste of my time and energy and I will be abandoning the blog in the near future.Should there be anyone out there interested in purchasing wildlife art originals,prints or cards all can be found on my website www.clivemeredithart.weebly.com I wont however be holding my breath.For those of you who have taken the time to comment here over the years I thank you.
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Last Autumn on one of my regular visits to the Titchfield Haven National nature reserve I watched a group of Snipe feeding in the shallows on the scrape.The day was still and a little overcast and very peaceful as the birds,who normally skulk away in the undergrowth or amongst the reeds,emerged and busied themselves with foraging for food.Snipe are very cryptically coloured to blend into there environment and are very difficult to spot when not in the open and so the opportunity to view and photograph them was too good to miss.In my painting I wanted to try and describe the tranquility of that day and the rich variety of browns and ochres in both the birds plumage and the dry vegetation and reflections.