Hello! Here’s a few of my paintings that I have for sale to get you started. You can see lots more on my gallery page.
Occasionally I list paintings for sale on the Gumtree website. I travel to London every so often so usually list these paintings for Central London collection. Some of my very large drip, splash and splatter paintings have proved popular with London-based customers, especially when they are looking to add some colour to modern, white interiors.
Lidia enquired about this painting on a very large box canvas that measured 120 x 100 x 4.5 cm.
The customer opted for me to send this painting to her via courier and Lidia paid a bit extra for a Saturday delivery courier service. I try to offer customers several different delivery options whenever possible. Lidia very kindly provided the following testimonial:
“I came across Richards art by searching on gumtree. I was interested as soon as I saw it, I emailed him and he got back to be within moments. I don’t usually buy things on gumtree so I was a little bit sceptical. Richard made me feel at ease, gave me multiple delivery and payment options and even went above and beyond to get the painting delivered on a Saturday. As I hasn’t seen the painting he assured me that if I didn’t like it that I could return it. It arrived well packaged, he gave me instructions on how to unpack and hang on the wall. He was supportive and his customer service was excellent. The painting is beautiful and I love it. He’s incredibly talented and reasonably priced. I have no hesitation in recommending him to my family and friends. Fantastic!!!”
Lidia also provided the following ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos:
My abstract Autumn tree painting on a landscape canvas is one of my most popular pictures that I can paint in a variety of different sizes. I’ve just completed one of these for a customer on a box canvas that measured 120 x 80 x 4.5 cm. ‘Box’ canvas refers to the fact the stretched canvas is thicker than a regular stretched canvas, that is, the wooden stretcher bars are deeper. I used a box canvas for this painting because it makes the canvas stronger and less likely to bend or twist, which can occasionally happen with these larger canvases when you use thinner 1.8 cm thick wooden stretcher bars.
I experiment with lots of different background colours and compositions for my grass and flower landscape paintings. I find a vivid blue sky that fades to white on the horizon works quite well and sometimes I like the grass to be lower in the centre of the painting and then reach up the sides at either end of the canvas.
Using the painting techniques I have developed over the years I build up a rich mixture of colourful grass and flower stems, waiting for one or two of the layers of paint to dry before applying the next layer of paint. I sometimes like to then contrast these long streaks of colour with round dots and splashes of paint to simulate wild abstract flowers. I’ve painted this particular style of painting a number of times now and have found it’s quite popular with customers. Shown here is the latest version of this painting, which measures approximately 160 x 107 cm.
- Semi-abstract Autumn tree painting on a stretched canvas
- Very colourful, with lots of orange and yellow in particular
- Some semi-abstract red poppy flowers at the base
- Canvas measures approximately 130 x 100 x 1.8 cm
- Acrylic paint on a white canvas background
- Metal picture frame hook attached to the back so this painting is ready to hang on your wall straight away
Probably my favourite style of painting to work in is the ‘splatter’ and ‘drip’ art style. It rejects any notion of depicting form and instead concentrates on pure expression. Most of the time I like to use many different colours in these paintings and each painting is a unique piece of art. Although I sometimes have in mind a certain colour that I want to feature more prominently than others, I begin painting each one with very little plan. Depending on things like my mood at the time and the particular combination of pots of paint that I choose, the painting goes in one direction or another.
This is a new version of my semi abstract red flower painting. This large canvas measures approximately 150 x 107.5 cm and I have used acrylic paint. In this picture I’ve experimented with using some light yellow as a base colour for the flower area, before then adding the red abstract flowers on top. Using the yellow in this way helps to suggest some yellow flowers in the background and also creates a degree of ‘warmth’ in the picture that was perhaps absent on some of my other paintings like this, where I applied the red paint for the flowers directly to the white canvas.
A friend of one of my previous customers got in contact recently, after he had seen the tree painting I had done for that customer hanging in his house. The friend was interested in commissioning a tree painting as well as one of my landscape paintings. Initially, this new customer enquired about paintings that were about 180 x 140 cm. Though not impossible, I did explain that my normal maximum height for a painting is about 107 cm, based on the length of the canvas roll I tend to use. After a bit more discussion we settled on me producing two paintings that would be about 180 x 107 cm and 170 x 107 cm.