Old Green Flowerpot

Old Green Flowerpot
Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

For sale

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‘I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.’ Claude Monet

Flowers and pots are always great to paint! They provide a plethora of shapes, colours, textures and edges. One of the things that I most enjoy about painting them is the opportunity to play off the chaos of the flowers and leaves against the sharp edges of the pottery – in this case, an old and worn green ceramic pot.

Magne lane

Oil on canvas, 30 x 50 cm

For sale

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‘Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.’ Paul Cezanne

This piece was painted a couple of weeks ago at the Magne annual painting festival ┬áin Magne, France. A great festival and a lovely little village – always plenty of potential subject matter around. Every time I have painted at the festival, it has always been very hot and sunny, and normally a few showers later in the day as well. So, this time, instead of painting a piece of the environment, I focussed on the effect of the light and shadows using colour.