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Colourful large London oil paintings centred around the River Thames and near to the centre of London including Westminster Bridge and Soutwark Bridge using colourful oil paints and Gold Leaf. Please see web link for paintings.
This is a beautiful oil painting of Westminster and Westminster Bridge with Big Ben piercing the skyline. The sky has a real atmosphere and creates a great glint across the Thames river. Lots of colour detail make this a really interesting and exciting painting to have. 100cm x 50cm x 4.5cm oil on block canvas.
A really beautiful painting just down river from Westminster capturing the fantastic winter light which is so prevalent along the River Thames in February. Big Ben, Westminster and Westminster Bridge in the distance. Stunning colours and texture really make this a painting to treasure. 60cm x 60cm x 4.5cm oil on canvas.
You can see in this painting how the white gold captures the glint of the sun shining through the clouds. On the water the variety of golds really capture the feeling of the sun glistening off the Thames.
This really is such a beautiful oil painting embellished by real Gold leaf. I have used a mixture of Golds from 12ct up to 24ct to add tone and colour to the light in the large paintings. In places copper and silver have been used to add to the colour spread.
I always love to add light to the paintings and that is why I paint for the light and the love of light and colour. For years I added white and used a dark background to increase the effect of light on the canvas, to convey a sense of brightness.
The Gold leaf adds many new dimensions to the work. Its a metal instead of soft oil and canvas. It shines and reflects light and it forms different shapes to the brushes and knives I use. It can have soft edges, hard edges or just glistening speckles. There are different colours from white gold to pure 24ct gold.
What I love about it above the light is how it draws you in and reflects the light back. When you look at the painting from different angles and at different times of day it changes depending on how the light catches the gold. When the gold is bright the colours sit back a little and when the gold is reflecting less from another angle the colours come to the front more.
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