Posts Tagged ‘Birds

13
Sep
16

Eel Pie Artists Winter Open Studio W/end 10-11 Dec 2016

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Danse pour Deux‘Danse por Deux’ oil on canvas 24″ x 36″ -Lee Campbell

'Reve Rousse' oil on canvas - LeeCampbell

‘Reve Rousse’ oil on canvas 24″ x 36″ – Lee Campbell

'Rhapsody' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Rhapsody’ oil on canvas 70cm x 140cm Lee Campbell

'Celestial' oil on canvas 70cm x 100cm - Lee Campbell

‘Celestial’ oil on canvas 70cm x 100cm – Lee Campbell

Sylvan Gold 35" x 35" oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Sylvan Gold  35″ x 35″ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Dreaming Pool - Lee Campbell

Dreaming Pool – 2 x panels 50cm x 81cm – Lee Campbell

dscf6161 A pair of oil on canvas paintings based on images of oxidation with rust ‘cherries’ – 70cm x 70cm x 2 – Lee Campbell.

Below – Paintings produced to celebrate the Hogarth Press and Virginia Wolf Exhibition at Orleans House Gallery. Historic interiors are a subject I relish exploring and these rooms are loaded with atmosphere and multiple light sources. Monk’s House in Lewes and was a former home of Leonard and Virginia Wolf and is now owned by the National Trust.

'Monks House II' - oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

‘Monk’s House II’ – oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

'Monks House I' oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

‘Monk’s House I’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Oil on paper paintings – with mounts ready to frame.       For sizes and prices see : http://www.leecampbell.co.uk

'Dawn' oil on paper - Lee Campbell

‘Sunrise’ oil on paper – Lee Campbell

'Winter Gold' - Lee Campbell

‘Winter Gold’ – Lee Campbell

'Heron at Dusk'

‘Heron at Dusk’ – oil on paper Lee Campbell

'Jetty in Mist' oil on paper - Lee Campbell

‘Jetty in Mist’ oil on paper – Lee Campbell

'Richmond Bridge'

‘Richmond Bridge’ – oil on paper – Lee Campbell

'Eel Pie Dawn' oil on paper Lee Campbell

‘Eel Pie Dawn’ oil on paper Lee Campbell

'Autumnal' oil on paper Lee Campbell

‘Autumnal’ oil on paper Lee Campbell

'Mysteryscape' oil on paper Lee Campbell

‘Mysteryscape’ oil on paper Lee Campbell

New work on canvas:

'Richmond December' - Lee Campbell

‘Richmond December’ – Lee Campbell

Petersham Sunset oil on canvas 18" x 22"

Petersham Sunset oil on canvas 18″ x 22″- Lee Campbell

'Richmond Bridge' oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

‘Richmond Bridge’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Richmond Sunrise - Lee Campbell

Richmond Sunrise – Lee Campbell

Twickenham Pink & Gold - Lee Campbell

Twickenham Pink & Gold – Lee Campbell

petersham-gold‘Richmond Gold’ 24″ x 24″ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

'Sea Gold' oil on canvas

‘Sea Gold’ oil on canvas 31″ x 12″ – Lee Campbell

Sea Gold - detail

Sea Gold – detail

'Elysian' oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

‘Elysian’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Many thanks to all who supported the above event.

Lee Campbell studio

Lee Campbell studio

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                                                                  Visitors and commissions welcome

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15
Nov
11

Commissions and Prints – Updated 2015

Past Commissions

Tribute to Turner - oil on canvas 5' x 3' Lee Campbell

Tribute to Turner – oil on canvas 5′ x 3′ Lee Campbell

Having copied the above painting as closely as possible from Turner’s ‘Fighting Temeraire’ I have so much respect for him. Imprecision when painted so perfectly, is harder to emulate than something precise and specific.

There are many historical inaccuracies in the painting, for example the masts and sails would not have been visible as the old sailing ship was being towed to the wrecker’s yard to be broken down. She had been lying at Sheerness Dock for some time where her splendid masts, 98 cannons , anchors etc. would have been removed. There would have been two steam tugs towing her and because she is being towed westwards up the River Thames to Rotherhide the sunset would not be behind her and the delicate crescent moon on the far left would not have been visible.

Such factual details are insignificant when the power of the image lies in it’s symbolism and nostalgia. The end of the Royal British Navy’s era of fighting sailing ships and the contrast between the dignity, grace and beauty of “Saucy’ (as the sailors used to call her) and the dirty metallic modern steam boat is starkly evident. The ‘Temeraire’ had played a distinguished role in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 but 30 years later has become redundant and is recommissioned.

The fact that Turner had created this painting in his later years, kept it in his studio and referred to it as his ‘darling’ suggests that he may have also identified with something great in it’s twilight years and being past it’s best.

The experience of walking the footsteps of such a master has left me humbled and reassured that my motto ‘Never let reality get in the way of a good painting’ is surely justified.

To see a map of the interior of the ship and the battle damage she sustained – see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1245180/HMS-Invincible-Inside-battle-ship-famous-Turner-fighting-Temeraire.html

Orleans House - Lee Campbell

Orleans House – Lee Campbell

White Lodge - Lee Campbell

White Lodge – Lee Campbell

Melinda's Sunset - Lee Campbell

Melinda’s Sunset – Lee Campbell

Sunset Bushy

Bushy Park – Lee Campbell

Emma's Sunrise - Lee Campbell

Emma’s Sunrise – Lee Campbell

Pembrook Wedding - Lee Campbell

Pembrook Wedding – Lee Campbell

Sailing – oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

‘Adrian Rocks’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Petersham Golden Green – oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Kingston Bridge - Lee Campbell

Kingston Bridge – Lee Campbell

Cardiff Bay - Lee Campbell

Cardiff Bay – Lee Campbell

MG on Embankment - Lee Campbell

MG on Embankment – Lee Campbell

RCA Secret Postcard Roses - Lee Campbell

RCA Secret Roses – Copy- Lee Campbell

Thames Dawn - Lee Campbell

Thames Dawn – Lee Campbell

The Savoy -  - Lee Campbell

The Savoy – – Lee Campbell

To Commission an Original Oil Painting

The above are all commissions – some from photos sent to me and some from my own research – some more intricate than others but all have taken me out of my comfort zone providing exciting challenges.

To commission a piece of original art work from all I need is your photo/s and the dimensions of the finished piece – from this I can give a quote and the approx. time of completion. I ask for a 50% deposit (PayPal or BACS) and the remainder is paid on collection of the finished piece. I work closely with my clients providing regular e mail updates.

In order to work out the best size for your space – tape a sheet of paper to the wall and measure this.

Available Prints

The following Giclee Prints are available from ‘Frames’ in Twickenham or from the artist http://www.leecampbell.co.uk

Embankment – Lee Campbell

White Swan Twickenham - Lee Campbell

White Swan Twickenham – Lee Campbell

Twickenham Green – Lee Campbell

Teddington Lock - Lee Campbell

Teddington Lock – Lee Campbell

Rowing Club - Lee Campbell

Twickenham Rowing Club – Lee Campbell

Eel Pie Autumn - Lee Campbell

Eel Pie Autumn – Lee Campbell

Golden DaysPap

Golden Days – Lee Campbell

October Gold

October Gold – Lee Campbell

Frozen Blue - Lee Campbell

Frozen Blue – Lee Campbell

Marble Hill House - Lee Campbell

Marble Hill House – Lee Campbell

‘Twickenham Gold’ –  Lee Campbell

Twickenham Mist – Lee Campbell

‘Twickenham Blue’ – Lee Campbell

Union Jack/Roses - Lee Campbell

Union Jack/Roses – Lee Campbell

The Thames November Draw Off

 This new series of local scenes feature the ‘draw off’ which takes place each November between Richmond and Teddington Locks to allow for the river bank to be cleared of debris. This year the draw off will last until 25th Dec to allow for repairs to Richmond Lock gates, apparently they are waiting on a cable to be sent from Russia.
This can result in some unusual views of the riverbed dotted with feeding birds – swans, ducks, coots, gulls, rooks, crows, cormorants, grebes and herons can all be seen easily from the bridge over to the island.  Whilst these low tides reveal many horrors to be cleaned away by volunteers, they also reveal all sorts of treasures normally hidden beneath the waters. Under the rocks are hundreds of freshwater shrimps, crabs and  eels. These range from 2-inch elvers right up to more mature specimens over a foot long. Marine biologists from the Zoological Society of London have previously recorded he freshwater gastropod, the river snail, pea muscles, zebra muscles, freshwater cockles, swan muscles, leeches and flatworms.

‘Twickenham November’ – oil on paper Lee Campbell

Draw Off – Sunday

26
Apr
10

Sun Dogs and Fat Birds in Love

‘Epiphany’ – Lee Campbell

Update Feb 2012

See fabulous photo of a Sun Dog on BBC weather site:http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/feeds/16945733

After a month of working on moody misty landscapes like the one above, the arrival of spring means that my painting is due to take on a more colourful attitude any day now. Coming from the South Pacific where the colours are brighter means that using bright strong colours comes naturally so it has been a real challenge to find beauty in subtle neutral shades – one I enjoy – but occasionally I need to replenish my soul with deep turquoise blues and red golden purples.

I’ve been exploring atmospheric optical effects and the latest I’ve found are Halos, Moon and Sun Dogs – A circular halo, is formed by the refraction of sun or moonlight through cloud suspended ice crystals as opposed to raindrops or other liquid water suspended in the air. Sometimes only arc sections are visible as opposed to a full circle. Brighter sections can occur above, below, and lateral to the center (where the sun is visible). The lateral bright areas are referred to as “sun dogs,” “parhelia” (plural), or mock suns because of their bright appearance and possible confusion with the actual location of the sun.

The use of this awesome phenomena may be a way to introduce more colour while keeping the ghostly atmosphere in the landscapes.

With spring’s arrival our wood pigeons have been very active and are keeping us entertained with their antics.The one on the right (we assume to be the male) has lost part of his foot while seeing off a rival but he seems to be doing OK and has learned to balance even in the wind with only one claw. They are nesting in the lime tree outside our kitchen window.
FAT BIRD HAS DUVET DAY

Fat bird has duvet day

Columba Palumbus

Columba Palumbus

That Monday morning feeling! This was the sight that greeted me along with a note under my studio door one soggy Monday. Some people have owls to deliver messages ……

NEWS FLASH

Steve’s new web site for his Sound Production company is launched  http://www.dazzlesoundproductions.co.uk

Sound Recording – Music Production – Audio Restoration

Smashing photos of the equipment by Anthony Wood