Very Large Drip Painting For a Customer in North London

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.

Drip and splash abstract painting on very large canvas
Drip and splash colourful abstract painting on very large box canvas
Drip and splash abstract painting on very large canvas - detail
Drip and splash abstract painting on very large box canvas – detail

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:

Customers room showing where my large painting will be hung
Customer’s room showing where painting will be hung on the newly painted black wall
My large drip and splash painting now hung on the customer's wall
My large drip and splash painting now hung on the customer’s wall
My large drip canvas painting hung in customers room
My large drip and splash painting hung in customer’s room

Newly Completed Autumn Tree Painting Commission

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.

Very Large Autumn Tree Painting on Canvas with Orange and Yellow
Very Large Autumn Tree Painting on Canvas with Orange and Yellow
Very Large Autumn Tree Painting on Canvas with Orange and Yellow - Back
Very Large Autumn Tree Painting on Canvas with Orange and Yellow – Back

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New Yellow Grass Meadow Painting with Wild Flowers and Blue Sky

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.

Yellow Grass Meadow and Wild Flowers with Blue Sky
Yellow Grass Meadow and Wild Flowers with Blue Sky

 

Grass and flower landscape painting detail 1
Grass and flower landscape painting detail 1
Grass and flower landscape painting detail 3
Grass and flower landscape painting detail 2
Grass and flower landscape painting detail 2
Grass and flower landscape painting detail 3

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.

New Semi Abstract Red Poppy Flower Painting

Modern art painting with abstract red poppy flowers
Modern art painting with abstract red poppy flowers on very large canvas
Modern art painting with abstract red poppy flowers
Modern art painting with abstract red poppy flowers on very large canvas

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.

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New Semi Abstract Tree and Landscape Painting Commissions

Modern art tree painting wih yellow and grey
Modern art tree painting with yellow, grey and black on very large canvas – final version
Semi abstract landscape painting on large canvas
Semi abstract landscape painting with blue, grey and pink, on large canvas – final version

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.

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Large Abstract Surrealist Landscape with Blue Sky

Large modern art landscape painting with yellow hills on canvas
Modern art landscape painting with yellow hills and blue sky

In this painting the vivid green and yellow sweeps across the foreground and then up both sides of the canvas. With some of my semi abstract work I like to suggest the form of something, rather than depict it fully. This leaves room for the viewer’s imagination to work and our imaginations, afterall, are one of the most precious things we have.

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Modern Art Tree Painting on Canvas with Green Leaves

Modern art painting of tree with green leaves
Modern art painting of tree with green leaves – original version
Modern art painting of tree with green leaves
Modern art painting of tree with green leaves – original version

A customer asked if I could paint a similar version of the modern art green tree painting he had seen online. Every painting I do is unique but, when requested, I try to create a similar painting to one that a customer has seen. I particulary enjoy painting these semi-abstract trees with the multi-coloured grass at the base, the wide tree trunk and then the leaf section where I energetically splash and drip a lot of paint on to the canvas.

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