My paintings at Talented Art Fair April 2019

I spent a great weekend in the Trumans Brewery exhibiting at the Talented Art Fair April 2019

This was a great fair, well organised by Oliver and Leah and team, lots of visitors, and especially lots of space to show off my art works so thank you to them all.

for more information on individual paintings click on the link – Talented Art Fair – the paintings

Contact me if you are interested in buying one

See me at the next fair on Brighton Racecourse in October – more details to come

4 stunning seascapes for Gabriel Fine Arts exhibition December 2018

Gabriel Fine Arts is holding a new exhibition at A&D Gallery, 51 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY (just off Baker St. four of my #seascapes will be featured in this exhibition

11th-16th December 2018 – Open 11am – 6pm

Private Show: Wednesday 12th Dec 6-8:30

RSVP to info@gabrielfineart.co.uk

Preparing Canvases

I prepare my own canvases; the top left picture shows the stretcher bars and my first four assembled. I cut my 12oz cotton duck to size with a good fold over on each size, then I start with a staple in the mid bar on one side. I turn the whole through 180 deg. stretch the canvas and then staple in the middle of the opposite side, I then turn through 90 deg, stretch and staple the middle. Turn 180 deg. and staple the middle.  Next stretching as I go I staple along the sides leaving the corners free. I cut across the corners an inch out, fold one side in and then fold the other side of the corners see bottom left.. Next I put hte canvas flat down and paint acrylic / gesso on the back and sides. Turn it over using a cork cut into 4 to balance the underside and paint the flat side. This will take up to 12 hours to dry. I then pint the whole again.  2 coats are generally sufficient but you can use 3. Lastly I rub a base colour on the canvas – I like burnt sienna or brown madder plus white spirit (odourless).