Thursday, 17 April 2014


This is a lovely print of a winter scene in Bruges, that a customer bought in for framing a couple of weeks ago. We used a white mount and hand painted frame to match the colours in the picture. Lovely job, we and the customer were very pleased :-)...Last weekend (before we started on the mad work in the new workshop) I was in Bruges myself for a short break, just around the corner from the (wonderful) B&B I was staying in, is this very location...and down a little side street from there, is the artist who painted this, selling his work on a stall. He was delighted that his work had made it home to the UK and his stall was packed with lots more lovely if you ever visit Bruges (and you really should...) hunt him out and buy yourself a beautiful souvenir :-)

Monday, 7 April 2014

Green Forest - Finished

Here’s the commissioned painting all finished & framed in a black lacquered frame with silver insert :)

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Green Forest...

The painting stage of this commission piece is all finished now...onto the gilding next :)

Friday, 4 April 2014

Canvas repair

Here we have a painting by a young lady, who bought her masterpiece home from school. Her brothers were playing and accidentally sat on it, ripping a large hole in the middle…cue one unhappy little girl…

As is often the way in life however, granny came to the rescue, bringing the painting into us to see if we could do anything…We removed it from the broken stretcher bars, flattened everything, stuck it to a new piece of canvas and stretched that to a new support.

Once that was done, we filled the little gaps between the tears and painted over the top to match the surrounding artwork. We’ve popped it into a black tray frame so it can hang up on the wall…

Away from little brothers…;)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Green Forest Two...

Here’s another painting I’m working on at the moment. A customer bought the piece on the left from the SOTA gallery in Witney and wanted a second matching piece to go on the other side of their fireplace. I should get the painting part of things finished over the next few days, then it’ll be onto the gilding. I’ll post a few snaps as I go :)