LandscapesPosted by Emily King Sat, June 28, 2014 09:20:36
Here's a snapshot of a painting I did yesterday. My best friend and I took the dog for a walk across the neighbouring fields of Earlswood and Nutfield and took photos of the rape seed in full bloom. We got home and swiftly set about painting from the little images we took on our phones. This was great, because we were outdoors and it was hard to see too much detail on the screens of our small phones which forced us to interpret more and be a bit more abstract in portraying the scene.
I've put the painting up for sale on Etsy and shortly it will be available on my own site.
LandscapesPosted by Emily King Mon, August 08, 2011 11:04:22
Dungeness, perched on the Kent coast with it's 3 lighthouses, is without a doubt, one of the strangest places I've ever been. Well known for it's nuclear power station you'd be inclined to make jokes about 3-eyed fish in the sea, but ironically enough, it's actually a vast nature reserve of international interest, protecting numerous animal and plant species.
Dotted about in the vast, flat wilderness of natural gravel and shrubs, there are little fisherman's huts clad in Kent's famous weather boarding. This is where you least expect to see residential properties, but here they are, in the middle of nowhere, some of them beautifully tended with gravel featured gardens and abandoned boats standing like drift wood sculptures, relics of a bygone fisherman era. Derek Jarman's beach house is one of the more popular of these properties, but each one of these unique little beach huts make for wonderful subject matter in paintings and I intend to do many more.
This painting is done in acrylics on a highly textured ground and paint wraps around the canvas so that framing is not essential.
This painting is on block canvas and is ready to hang. It measures 40x40cm or 16x16" with a depth of 1.5".
PS. I sold this painting, literally, as I was packing the car to leave at the end of our holiday in Camber
LandscapesPosted by Emily King Wed, June 15, 2011 13:22:24
Finally used a textured surface I prepped a while ago using black gesso and texture paste with glass beads. It's a local landmark, something of a theme for paintings I'm hoping to get under way, now I've started.
(Image upload on this blog is useless.... might have to switch blog provider)
St Johns & Earlswood Common original landscape by sitesorted
LandscapesPosted by Emily King Thu, June 09, 2011 14:59:02
Ok, I think I'm there and it's ready to go to it's new owner. sniff. bye bye baby Santorini!
LandscapesPosted by Emily King Sat, June 04, 2011 13:14:04
Here's a piece I'm working on for a friend. Santorini strikes again - don't you just love it though - I want to sit on that veranda and sip cold beer, watching the cruise ships slowly meandering through the Caldera below.
LandscapesPosted by Emily King Mon, May 30, 2011 19:33:15
I've just launched a painting on Etsy - it's an abstract landscape entitled "Back to the Beach House - Yours or Mine?"
I really enjoyed this painting. It's a semi-abstract landscape depicting scenes of the coast. It's very dreamlike in it's colour and texture and leaves more to the imagination.
Take a look on Etsy:
Original Acrylic Painting on Large Box Canvas by sitesorted
Detail of painting: