Its been quite a while since the last update – since then I have moved into my new studio at Westgate Studios in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Makes such a difference having a separate workspace, already started on a new series of still lifes, the first couple are being used for Christmas shows and then I’m preparing for a solo exhibition next summer.
During the summer also won The Contemporary Open Exhibition with “Epic Landscape” – -very flattering and very welcome..
. Always nice to be noticed!
PORTFOLIO CLEARANCE SALE!
A few times a year Wakefield hosts an ‘Artwalk’, where for one evening various venues in the city open their doors to the public to view studios and show artwork. As I have recently joined Westgate Studios, I decided it would be a good night (on Wednesday 27th November) to have my first portfolio sale. In the move a few weeks ago I realised just how many portfolio paintings and drawings I have – most of these are pieces were made when I was starting my professional practice, working on drawing and painting techniques, and generally building my portfolio to attract galleries and clients. A majority have never been on sale before, but as I’m now focused on still life and portrait work, I’m keen to create some studio space.
So, for this sale only, all works in the photos will be on offer for £20 each (except for some life drawing sketches, which are £5). Many are already mounted (ready for framing), some are on canvas, but all are a great opportunity to buy an original work of art for less than the cost of a print. In total, there’s well over a year’s work here, with some pieces worth many many times the asking price. Even before writing this, I have been asked for a preview by a couple of friends I’ve told – so I will also be in the studio on Sunday the 24th from 1pm if anyone wants an early viewing. Please contact me on email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07751127920 to arrange this. As there are around 100 works in total, rather than put individual images up, I have taken a few photos of the works in the studio to give you an idea. Hope to see you soon. Thanks Paul
These are the life studies – all only £5 each
Abstract works – many ready for framing
More abstract – all oil based mixed media
- some still life and landscape paintings
Animal (dog, horse, cat) drawings
Figure and portrait drawings
Finally some decent light has arrived to create longer painting days and the motivation to paint once again returns after a long winter.
Included in this post are a couple of new still lifes, along with a some new smaller versions of older paintings. These were made partly because I wasn’t coming up with many fresh ideas at the beginning of the year (and I knew I had to do ‘something’!), but also because, as with many painters I’m sure, your own personal style and ability develops, and I wanted to try out some technical comparisons, AND a new style of framing that seems to be working well. I sold at the recent Harrogate Art Fair, which was personally encouraging, and have recently started to expand the selection of galleries exhibiting my work. Which reminds me, there are still a handful of galleries that advertise myself as one of their artists, when I no longer show with them. I have no problem with that, except it looks like I am spread more thinly than I actually am. Please feel free to ask me direct if you are visiting a gallery that includes me on their website and want to know if I have work there.
Small Lemon Juice painting – 18 x 24cm
‘Top of the Table’ – small painting given as surprise gift to winner of memorial snooker competition generously held in memory of my father.
Only 10cms high, this is part of a new series of small paintings, partly to try out new framing.
Hello – four works being delivered this week to Gallerytop’s new group show, three new paintings and a re-showing for ‘Brassica and Lillies’, the large canvas work that currently hangs in my house. The reality of painting a large canvas is its all seems like a good idea, but every time I want to move or show it, a van has to be hired. On this occasion the lovely Gill and Keith from Gallerytop have agreed to collect for me. After the blizzards last weekend, the roads are clear, but the air remains cold and the painting room still needs a small oil heater most of the day. The allure of spending the winter months in warmer climates is ever-increasing..
From top to bottom: “Brassica and Lillies” – 140 x 100cm. ”Bouquet” – image size 55 x 55cm. “White Rose Study” – approx 20 x 30cm. “Waiting For You” – 18 x 36cm.
Apologies for being away for a while, sometimes real life takes over, but I’m back in the studio, at the moment still creating small works, but with a couple of larger flower pieces being drawn up for spring.
‘King Oyster’ (with a small stone I collected from a visit to my childhood beach) and ‘White Asparagus’ , something I can’t remember seeing before until I went shopping for new subjects and knew I had to try this. Both around 25 x 34cm, oil on canvas mounted on board.
New work entitled “Icicles After Nicholson”, 23 x 34cm, oil on canvas/board. Part of the new smaller work series, progressing slowly but in the right direction.
“The Juice is Worth the Squeeze” – oil, 27 x 34cm
you can also see updates on ‘Paul Stone Artworks’ on facebook -I need/want/seek the ‘likes’!
new work – 27 x 34cm – oil on canvas over board.