10
May
13

Eel Pie Island Summer 2013

'Limberlost' oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

Latest Work

Inspired by the cemetery where I run with Holly I painted this imaginary forest and was thinking of a title when I suddenly remembered a book that I’d loved as a kid. Apparently a classic ‘A Girl from the Limberlost’ was written by the naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter and set in a swampy forest in Indiana with lots of bug action  (I loved bugs when I was a kid) so this book had embedded itself in my memory. According to the History of Jay County by M.W. Montgomery, published in 1864, the name Limberlost came from the following circumstance: A man named James Miller, while hunting along its banks, became lost. After various fruitless efforts to find his way home, in which he would always come around to the place of starting, he determined to go in a straight course, and so, every few rods he would mark a tree. While doing this, he was found by friends. Being an agile man, he was known as ‘limber Jim,’ and, after this, the stream was called ‘Limberlost.’

Enchanted Oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Enchanted Oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Awakening - Lee Campbell

Awakening – Lee Campbell

Twickenham Rowing Club

This painting is oil on paper and was commissioned by a client who wanted autumnal colours in the trees. This painting also shows the new extension to the clubhouse and is available as a print from Frames in Twickenham

Twickenham Rowing Club - Lee Campbell

Twickenham Rowing Club – Lee Campbell

Miniature Flowers Oil on paper - Lee Campbell

Miniature Flowers Oil on paper – Lee Campbell

About this time every year I feel the need to paint flowers and this series on tiny ones are the latest.

Each one is approx. 6″ x 4″ and sold with a 4″ deep neutral coloured mount.

Cloud Racing - oil on canvas Lee Campbell

This painting is inspired by my friend Kate who posted some lovely photos of riding on the beach. I often wondered if the seascapes needed some ‘action’ and this has provided the focus that was missing.

Blue Velum - Lee Campbell

Blue Velum – Lee Campbell

After Sales Service

Happy to say that should any of my artworks become damaged (on the surface) I’m happy to restore it to it’s former glory as I have just done for the large Golden Orb painting that was splashed with paint during decorating:

Gold Orb - oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Gold Orb – oil on canvas Lee Campbell

New Zealand News

I grew up in Carew about 7 miles from Geraldine, a place called Carew near the Rangitata River. After all the earthquakes it’s so good to hear positive news from Canterbury.

http://www.wired.com/business/2013/06/google_internet_balloons/

South Canterbury NZ

South Canterbury NZ

Street Pianos

In 2009 I participated in Luke Jerram’s public art project which involved painting pianos and placing them in public places world wide. See this link for some amazing art works around the world: http://www.streetpianos.com/

Lee Campbell's Union Rose Piano Soho 2009

Lee Campbell’s Union Rose Piano Soho 2009

My favourite from the recent ones is in L.A. and by  Alexander Mihaylovich http://mihaylovich.com

 

Advertisements

0 Responses to “Eel Pie Island Summer 2013”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: