Sunday, 11 June 2017

Two small songbird paintings

                         'Robin' 12" x 10" oil & 24 carat gold leaf on canvas

            'Goldfinch on teazle' 9" x 10" oil & 24 carat gold leaf on canvas

These two little paintings are my latest studio offerings,both subjects that ive never painted before for some reason!
They will be heading off to the framers shortly and then available to purchase.Do leave a message if you'd be interested in purchasing these or any other of my original artworks,more of which can be found at
Unlike traditional oil paintings which can be scanned and printed these paintings incorporating gold leaf cannot be scanned or reproduced and so each piece is unique.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

'Pheasant' 16" x 28" oil and 24 carat gold leaf on canvas

This is my largest gold leaf piece to date and will be joining others on display shortly at my latest Gallery.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

New oil and gold leaf painting

This is my latest creation using oil paints and 24 carat gold leaf on canvas.'Cockerel study' measures 22" x 18" and will be off to the framers shortly.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Little Bee-eaters painting

'Little Bee-eaters' 15" x 11" oil and variegated metal leaf on canvas,my latest completed mixed media painting.The Bee-eaters are such beautiful little birds and whilst on safari in Botswana in 2014 I came across several species.The colours are so vivid that I wanted to put the birds onto an equally vivid background and so the variegated imitation gold leaf seemed the perfect accompaniment.Metal leaf is very difficult to photograph and so my efforts with the camera really don't do it justice but I hope you like it.More mixed media paintings can be found on my website

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Tawny Owl 18" x 12" oil and 24 carat gold leaf

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

Saturday, 8 April 2017

A New Direction

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
I hope you like these new works and I would love to hear your thoughts.Clive