Posts Tagged ‘oil paintings

06
May
16

Paintings available from studio Eel Pie Is. Studio Summer ’16

'Peace' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Sanctuary’ oil on canvas  Lee Campbell – SOLD

Artists and Brexit:  Great publicity in SW Londoner with thanks to Lucy Middleton

http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/eel-pie-island-artists-fear-brexit-cause-tough-winter-creative-industry/

Drawing including some of the many textures and objects around the boatyard;

Eel Pie Textures - Lee Campbell

Eel Pie Textures  Charcoal drawing – Lee Campbell

'Tranquility' 32" x 48" -Lee Campbell

‘Tranquility’ 32″ x 48″ -Lee Campbell

Latest ‘Summer Series’ 2016

June - Lee Campbell

June – Lee Campbell

'Summer' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Summer’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

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‘Portal’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

'Rose Irene' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Rose Irene’     oil on canvas –  Lee Campbell

'Garland' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Garland’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

'Rose Antique' Oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Rose Antique’
Oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Odilon's Dream 31" x 12" Lee Campbell

‘Odilon’s Dream’  31″ x 12″ Lee Campbell

Tubular Roses - oil on canvas on cardboard 6" x 19"

Tubular Roses – oil on canvas on cardboard 6″ x 19″

'Homecoming' Lee Campbell

‘Homecoming’  – 30″ x 30″ Lee Campbell

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Miniature roses – Lee Campbell

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Framed Miniature roses – 4″ x 6″ Lee Campbell

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DSCF5823Tiniest yet! Each painting is 8cm x 6cm – see all with prices on website: http://www.leecampbell.co.uk

'River Mist' Lee Campbell

‘River Mist’ 32″ x 55″ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell  (SOLD)

The Mystic - oil on canvas Lee Campbell

The Mystic – 24″x  39″ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Latest Miniatures – oil on paper – as cards.             Ready to frame

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Private commissions

'Penshurst Summer' 4' x 5' oil on canvas

‘Penshurst Summer’  4′ x 5′   oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

'Florence' - Lee Campbell

‘Florence’ – 30″ x 30″ – Lee Campbell

Vogue 1  As seen in Vogue July ’16 issue – ‘Golden Lace’  No 6.

 

18
Jun
14

Summer 2014 Eel Pie Island

Timeless - Lee Campbell

‘Timeless’ – Lee Campbell

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Lee’s studio Eel Pie Island

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Sun shining on oil painting. Otherwise muted colours come to life and glow.

Sun shining on oil painting. Otherwise muted colours come to life and glow.

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Eel Pie Boatyard

Eel Pie Boatyard

Lovely blog about the history of Eel Pie Island (wish there was a better pic of me though):

http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/08/21/the-tiny-island-on-the-thames-that-once-held-the-rolling-stones-david-bowie-and-the-uks-largest-hippie-commune/

It’s been a very busy month preparing work for Art District:  a fine art gallery in Amsterdam who have commissioned a series of large paintings 130cm x 130cm. These are loose atmospheric landscapes inspired by Turner and a delight to do. Having been doing finely detailed miniature paintings 10cm x10cm for greeting cards working on a large scale allows grand gestures and require a lot of energy.

The cards are ready to frame and at only £8 ea provide an affordable way to own an original oil painting.

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'Awakening' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Awakening’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

New work available this month includes the following paintings:

'Lake of Memories' oil on canvas -  Lee Campbell

‘Lake of Memories’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

'Second Revelation' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Second Revelation’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

'Arcadian Thames' oil on canvas Lee Campbell 2014

‘Arcadian Thames’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell 2014

Mythologique - Lee Campbell

Mythologique – Lee Campbell

Studio Clearance

To make space I am also offering big discounts on a selection of older paintings – see below :

'Rendezvous' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Rendezvous’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Golden Pond - Lee Campbell

‘Golden Pond’ – Lee Campbell

'Gold Heart' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Gold Heart’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

The Dreaming - Lee Campbell

‘The Dreaming’ oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Other news

The Bridgeman Art Library  has a large selection of my older work on their website: Art Library including work from New Zealand, Canterbury and Brighton. These paintings are now available as prints or for reproduction: http://www.allposters.co.uk/-st/Lee-Campbell-Posters_c202638_.htm

'Canterbury West' - Lee Campbell

‘Canterbury West’ – Lee Campbell

Brighton View - Lee Campbell

‘Brighton View’ – Lee Campbell

Bonar Creigh Carew - Lee Campbell

‘Bonar Creigh, Carew’ – Lee Campbell

08
May
14

Lee Campbell Artist on Eel Pie Island – Visitors Welcome

Video of Artist on Eel Pie Island

 The above video was made for me by David Wood using a series of still images of my oil paintings with original music by Steven Parry of Dazzlesound Productions.

Visitors are welcome at the studio on Eel Pie Island where they can see a selection of original oil paintings or commission a bespoke piece for your home or business.

“I am happy to work from photos of your favourite places to create a customised piece of any size. A paintings can make a unique gift for someone special or to mark a special occasion such as wedding or anniversary gifts.”

To arrange a visit or send photos with size required for a free quote contact Lee:  info@leecampbell.co.uk

 Current and available work can be seen on http://www.leecampbell.co.uk

29th June 2016 Twitter Feed

‘I love Lee Campbell’s art – fantastic miniatures and I already own a couple! Highly recommended!’

Miniature Roses - Lee Campbell

Miniature Roses – Lee Campbell

02
Feb
14

Feb ’14 – Valentines Day at BHS Kingston

BHS 14th Feb - Lee Campbell

BHS 14th Feb – Lee Campbell

I’ve managed to create a new series of paintings for my latest project – ‘MEET the ARTIST’ in one of the store windows of BHS in Kingston. 20% of the sales going to support ‘Love Kingston’ www.love-kingston.org.uk  

This is an exciting new campaign to raise vital funds for Kingston upon Thames’s communities: Kingston Savers, Kingston Legacy Fund, Kingston Foodbank, Action on Homelessness, Hestia  and Oxygen.

'Gold Heart' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Gold Heart’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

It’s been a busy time for me this year and despite the rain and flooding – See these great pics from the Huffington Post. They just missed me hopping over the stepping stone earlier – love the chap texting as he wades :

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/31/twickenham-flooded-thames_n_4703488.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

Below are some of the new oil paintings that will be on display in the window – I will also be available to discuss COMMISSIONS – see  www.leecampbell.co.uk – Back Catalogue:

'Memories' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Memories’ oil on canvas Lee Campbell

"Spirit' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

“Spirit’ oil on canvas
Lee Campbell

'Soft Heart' oil on canvas Lee Campbell

‘Soft Heart’ oil on canvas
Lee Campbell

Also available – ART GIFT VOUCHERS – redeemable for ART LESSONS or ART WORK.

My evening WATER COLOUR CLASS  which begins 18th February at Kingston University is taking enrolments now:   Contact Nina Hunt – Head of Short Courses:   n.hunt@kingston.ac.uk

Mini Roses + Frame

Mini Roses + Frame

Mini Roses Gold oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Mini Roses Gold oil  Lee Campbell

Red & Gold oil Lee Campbell

Red & Gold oil Lee Campbell

If you ever needed a practical excuse to commission an original oil painting on canvas – this is it and to ascertain the exact size required – tape a sheet of newspaper to the wall and measure this – once I have the dimensions I can give you a quote:

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30
Sep
13

Winter ’13 Thames River Paintings

'Autumn Gold' - Lee Campbell oil on canvas

‘Autumn Gold’ – Lee Campbell oil on canvas

Light at the Edge Lee Campbell oil on canvas

Light at the Edge Lee Campbell oil on canvas

Gift Vouchers – these are redeemable for painting & drawing lessons, art work, commissions or creative coaching sessions.

Visit the studio on Eel Pie Island to view the latest collection of original oil paintings or to commission one from a photo of a special place. Using your reference and my imagination we can work together to design a bespoke painting that will be unique to you and your family. The painting below was designed in collaboration with the client to enhance the warm tones of their living room.

Private Commission 2012

Private Commission 2012

The above image will be available as a print next month from ‘Frames’ of Twickenham or from my studio.

So sad to see the council executing a row of lovely old chestnut trees along the Twickenham Embankment today to make room for the new development – R.I.P old friends.

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The destruction of the trees has inspired me to make a new series of romantic riverside paintings using colours that I haven’t previously. The second one shows the river bank during the November Thames draw off.

Old Twickenham - oil on canvas - Lee Campbell

Old Twickenham – oil on canvas – Lee Campbell

Low Tide Twickenham - Lee Campbell

Low Tide Twickenham – Lee Campbell

The colours were inspired by a still life painting using the last of the summer roses :

Pink & Gold oil on canvas Lee Campbell

Pink & Gold oil on canvas Lee Campbell

River Glow - Lee Campbell

River Glow – Lee Campbell

Winter Glow - Lee Campbell

Winter Glow – Lee Campbell

River Gold - Lee Campbell

River Gold – Lee Campbell

Twickenham Lights - Lee Campbell

Twickenham Lights – Lee Campbell

Petersham Blue and Gold - Lee Campbell

Petersham Blue and Gold – Lee Campbell

Christmas Studio Window

Christmas Window - Lee's Studio Eel Pie Island

Christmas Window – Lee’s Studio Eel Pie Island

Christmas Window - Lee's Studio Eel Pie Island

Christmas Window – Lee’s Studio Eel Pie Island

Have just completed some of the tiniest paintings I’ve ever done in oils -3 inches square:

Miniature oil painting 4" x 4" - Lee Campbell

Miniature oil painting 4″ x 4″ – Lee Campbell

Miniature Oil 4" x 4" Lee Campbell

Miniature Oil 4″ x 4″
Lee Campbell

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

17
Jul
11

The Shard & The Savoy – Byrne Bros Project

Last autumn I began a collaboration with Michelle Tilley, Health and Safety Executive of The Byrne Group to produce a body of work based on two of their current projects – one being the state of the art Shard at London Bridge and by way of contrast – the refurbishment of the much loved old Savoy Hotel on The Strand. This project is almost completed now so time to reflect and share some of the artwork produced exclusively for their head office in Teddington.  Due to the nature of the on going work it was impossible to do more on both sites other than take photos and make notes, but as with most of my work a degree of imagination becomes an enormous asset in these circumstances.

The Savoy

Working from photos taken during site visits I produced oil on paper sketches and charcoal studies of each of the sites.

‘Ballroom’ Savoy study Lee Campbell

I was fortunate to be able to visit The Savoy just before the furniture was installed and to see the completed interior beautifully lit and this formed the basis for the completed 4′ x 4′ oil painting that resulted. Using details from the interior and gold figure who stands majestically above The Strand entrance, I designed a composition which I hoped would capture the sense of history and the unique mood created by the presence of so many notorious guests and staff. The variety of different styles proved a challenge – how to incorporate the elaborate decoration of the ballroom with the stylish deco chrome pillars and leopard skin patterned carpet with gothic glamour. I have, of course also included the mysterious ‘white lady’ who has been seen disappearing into walls as recently as last year by the security men.

Study for Savoy – Lee Campbell

I also included Kaspar the shiny black cat in the lower right hand corner  – the story goes that in 1898 a South African diamond magnate by the name of Woolf Joel was visiting London and held a banquet at the famous Savoy before returning home. At the last minute one of his guests had to cancel, leaving thirteen to sit at table, which one guest said was unlucky. After a successful dinner, Joel said his goodbyes and rose to leave; the same guest then said that the first person to leave would also be unlucky and would be the first to die. Joel was not superstitious and thought this remark very amusing — but a few weeks later he was shot dead in his Johannesburg office.

Kaspar

For some years after those events, anxious not to have a similar incident that could damage their reputation, the Savoy provided a member of the hotel staff to sit at tables of thirteen, to avoid the unlucky number, but that idea proved unpopular with guests wanting to talk about personal or private matters; so in 1926 a new solution was found. A British architect and sculptor called Basil Ionides was commissioned to design and carve a three-foot-high model of a black cat, which he produced from a single piece of London plane.

Kaspar in his display case at the Savoy Kaspar awaits a party of diners Named Kaspar, the cat now resides in his own display case in the entrance hall at the hotel, but whenever a party of thirteen requires an extra guest he is brought out to sit at table. He has a napkin tied around his neck and is served every course, just like any other guest. Winston Churchill became very fond of Kaspar, to the extent that he insisted the cat should be present at every meeting of The Other Club, a political dining club he had founded in 1911, and so Kaspar has been at all the fortnightly meetings — always held at the Savoy — since 1927.

During World War 2 Kaspar was catnapped by some mischievous Royal Air Force personnel and flown to Singapore, only to have Churchill himself demand its immediate return!

There are two theories as to the origin of the number thirteen being unlucky. One derives from Norse mythology, in which twelve Gods sat down to a banquet in Valhalla. The evil spirit Loki gate crashed the party as thirteenth member of the party and killed the Gods’ favourite, Balder. Thirteen also has significance to Christians, as there were thirteen people at the Last Supper, and the traitor Judas Iscariot was the thirteenth and last to arrive. As to why a cat — the animals have held an important role in mythology and superstition over the centuries, and black cats in particular are considered by many cultures to be lucky.

The refurbishment began in 2007 and over 1000 craftsmen, artists and builders had been involved in the £100 million re-fit. The whole neo-renaissance limestone facade had to be moved forward by hydraulics 0.75cm – a very complex feat of engineering. The original Edwardian style had previously been updated in the 1930s and these current sumptuous theatrical interior designs are by Pierre Yves Rochon. I was shown the sealed room No 878 where a murder had once been committed and told of the many famous guests who had graced this hotel with their presence; Monet and Whistler (a huge hero of mine) had both painted the splendid view of Thames from the hotels windows, Winston Churchill, The Beatles, Marylin Munro and Richard Harris. I was very gratful to my delightful guide Stuart Harvey, The  Project Manager, who explained that the company enforced strict rules about good behaviour and to facillitate this ran an education programme for the 800 strong workforce. A very impressive opperation.

The completed large oil painting took many months and had many transitions before reaching the final composition:

First study – Savoy – Lee Campbell

Second study -Savoy – Lee Campbell

The Savoy – oil on canvas 48″ x 48″ – Lee Campbell 2011

For additional information see:

Gilt trip: Refurbishing the Savoy hotel 8.10. 2010 – Thomas Lane

The refurbished Savoy hotel looks a million dollars – which is just as well because it cost more than £200m to do up. Happily nobody was to blame for the cost and time overruns – except possibly the owner’s insatiably lavish tastes- see images:
http://www.building.co.uk/buildings/gilt-trip-refurbishing-the-savoy-hotel/5006858.article

For a comprehensive history of the Savoy: Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savoy_Hotel

The Shard

Renzo Piano, the building’s architect, worked together with architectural firm Broadway Malyan during the planning stage of the project. Funder by Qatar the tower will stand 1,017 ft (310 m) tall and have 72 floors, plus 15 further radiator floors in the roof. The building has been designed with an irregular triangular shape from the base to the top. It will be clad entirely in glass. The viewing gallery and open-air observation deck will be on the top (72nd) floor.

Keiren Long of the Evening Standard  has written a piece examining the impact that the Shard will have on the area: http://the-shard.com/shard

Andy Bowden – crane operator has also written a piece about the experience of being at the top of his game://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/architecture/8314250/The-Shard-of-Glass-view-from-atop-the-tallest-skyscraper-in-Europe.html

When I first visited the site last year I wrote a blog about the experience of going up the side of the building to a considerable height in a wire cage and The Shard is now almost finished. In fact it is clearly visible from Richmond Park, the Thames at Hammersmith and probably from most of London. It is already truly magnificent! So what a challenge to complete a painting of an incomplete building. It seemed right to show the exposed core while simultaneously showing how the glass membrane will look. when completed on one side. Because the painting is being commissioned by the people building it, I also decided to use the main construction materials to represent the two Byrne brothers – one who specialises in steel and the other in concrete.

The textures that occur on the pillars of concrete are truly lovely and it seemed such a shame to render then with a smooth concrete over layer. The patterns on the raw steel are equally fascinating golden textures which occur as the metal oxidises.

Charcoal studies – The Shard – Lee Campbell

Oil study – Shard – Lee Campbell

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Below – Shard oil study – Lee Campbell

The Shard oil on canvas 48″ x 48″ – Lee Campbell 2011

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