I'm sorry I've been missing in action from this blog since almost the beginning of this year. Truth is commissioned paintings have taken over my studio life, and I've been fighting to keep up. So much so that I got to the point of feeling some pressure, and now feel the need to do other work for a while, just to re-charge my painterly batteries.
Please excuse me if you were about to contact me to commission a painting. I'm not stopping commissions for good .... I just want to explore the possibilities of making other artwork for a while.
I truly appreciate the clients I've been working with. Without exception they are wonderful people, who do me a great honour when they choose me to paint their loved ones, pets and favourite places.
Here in rural England we are having what passes for summertime. And I've been taking my plein air easel outdoors to work from direct observation of the beautiful world I see around me. It's a completely different process for me compared to working from photos, which is mostly necessary when painting commissions for clients via the internet. Few clients live in locations where I can easily visit and paint from life.
If you'd like to see my new paintings as they happen I'd love you to come back for a peak. In the meantime, here are a few of the commissioned paintings I've completed recently.
I'll be updating my website www.beeskelton.com with new paintings available for sale as often as I can.