AMATEUR ARTWORK: 2002 to 2005
Please note that all paintings listed by Artist Codes 0000 to 0020 were painted prior to my turning professional. I started to number them in this way not in any particular order, then realized that if I was to be a professional, I needed to have a proper coding practice. So I decided after these 21 pictures that I would have four-digit Artist Codes, the first two digits representing the year, and the second two digits the order in which I either painted or sketched the artworks (not necessarily completing them at the time), i.e. “1023” was painted in 2010 and was number 23 of 23 paintings started during that year.
ORIGINAL OIL ON STRETCHED CANVAS FRAMED. Completed September 2005. Framed size: 22” x 18”
Artist Code 0016. SOLD
Commissioned by a friend for two special friends, who have given permission for 10 limited edition prints to be run from the original oil painting.The resource material for this composition was photographed after waking to a very white, snowy morning in late January 2004. I promptly jumped into my land rover and drove precariously to the church (a mile from my house). I needed to hurry because the snow was melting fast. It was a beautiful scene, though the sky was just grey. A few days later I awoke and rather than a grey sky it was a brilliant sunrise and bitter cold. So again I scuttled to the church and imaged my sky for the painting. The two melded together with wonderful effect.The ‘special friends’ lived in Comberton for nearly forty years and were delighted to take this keepsake with them to their new home in retirement. This painting was featured in one of my calendars for the month of December.
A little Christmas poem:
Dear Lord, please protect us from all that is evil in this world, Amen
Thank You Lord for saving me, for being ever close to me.
Each passing day is filled with love, for things that You have given free.
Thy wisdom knows no bounds, You help us when we speak with You.
But some are unable to hear: Please bless them God and help them through—
across the evil abyss to the blessed love of You.
Lend a hand to the man who stumbles, lend a hand to the poor and the humble
Take a look at yourself today, let God’s will show you the way
In whatever you do, let your love shine through, for this is the giving day.
As we sing merry music all over the world, Buon Natale, Joyeux Noel
As we sing merry music all over the world, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Happy Christmas as well!