Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Colourful Forest

Following the success of Tree of Life! Yggdrasil I thought I would like to try a forest!
Very much going with the flow at the moment
Oil paint watered down with a great deal of turpentine

Website:- www.nicholasjohnart.com 

Colourful Forest

Work complete 03/10/2016 - Just wait for it to dry and the hand on my wall ..... never know someone may want to buy a painting!!!

Fourth night 29/09/2016 - A couple of colourful leaves added 

Third night 28/09/2016 - Branching out.....

Second night 27/09/2016 - Trunks and ground now in 

First night 26/09/2016

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Autumn Wood

Well summer is coming to an end ......... 
What we have had of a summer that is!!

So as I am not out and about as much in the evening its back to the painting!
Here's the new Autumn Woods

27/09/2016 finished Autumn Wood

A few more leaves - nearly finished!

More leaves

Start of some leaves

Trees finished off

Trees added

Background finished off

Background bottom added

Start of a new Autumn Wood Painting

Monday, 12 September 2016

ETSY Listing

Well I have dipped my toe in the waters of sales!
Though I would try listing a painting on ETSY to see how it works and to see what sort of response I get.

I have listed my Southerndown painting as;

Southerndown After the Storm


Thursday, 8 September 2016

Tree of Life! Yggdrasil

Nice to try a new technique for me.
Oil Paints greatly thinned down with turpentine, I have been working on several autumn treescape paintings, this is the only lone tree for the moment.
With all the Norse / Celtic tattoo work I have been having it seems fitting to call this one Tree of Life! Yggdrasil.
All work view-able through http://www.nicholasjohnart.com

Complete work 08/09/2016

Progression work

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Website - Nicholas John Art.com

It seems that as the summer draws to an end I have more time on my hands for my paintings.
To get ready for my new works I have revamped my Website;


I currently have two works in progress, both of which are Autumn Trees.
Two very different techniques have been employed to create these works.

1. Pallet Knife

Thick layers of oil paint have been added to the canvas to create the current back ground for a Birch Grove with sunlight through from behind the trees Autumn leaves pending

2. Thin layers of Oil Paint

Oil Paint which has been greatly watered down with turpentine looking to create a colourful impressionist art work

All works can be viewed through the website as well as the blog page

Thursday, 1 September 2016


Seascape Paintings

Well its been a little while since I last posted .... 
                                                                          ...... or painted for that matter!!!!

I guess this living by the Seaside has too many distractions to allow me the time, well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

After The Storm Painting 40 x 60 inches

Southerndown Painting 16 x 20 inches