Paul J Best

Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2013

Artworks for sale: 325

(23)

United Kingdom

Updates from Paul J Best's studio

  • Hill Head I. Insitu

    Hill Head I. Insitu

    It is always a real pleasure when a purchaser of one of my paintings sends me some feedback and a photo of the paintiing insitu. 'Hill Head I' now has a great spot in a Lovely Surrey Home. "We are thrilled with the painting and enclose a photograph of it 'in situ'.... we particularly love the perspective across the sea in your painting and chose the spot in our Hall so that walking from the kitchen to the sitting room, we would see into the perspective across to the horizon over the sea...We see lots of 'green' in the forest but less 'blue'! So we love to visit the sea for sea views."

    30 July 2021

    Palette

    Palette

    Sometimes the palette makes a great abstract painting that would be be real struggle to create purposefully! ....Embrace the happy accidents.

    12 July 2021

    Winchester College Fields

    Winchester College Fields

    I have really enjoyed painting outside again on the banks of the Itchen Navigation in the Winchester College fields in Winchester, Hampshire. There is something very special about painting 'En plein Air'. Over the course of the day the painting becomes a synthesis of the landscape over this period of time concentrating and capturing the best of it. I always choose to paint next to footpaths and enjoy interacting with the walkers.

    12 July 2021

    Northern Skies I

    Northern Skies I

    Have been working on some larger scale paintings in recent weeks. Square format seems to work well to me. With Northern Skies I I have looked to the northern lights for inspiration, bringing in some silver, green and blue reflective highlights. Is this painting landscape or is it abstract? .... Everything is landscape.

    05 July 2021

    Bluebell Wood IV

    Bluebell Wood IV

    I have enjoyed creating this large scale 1.2 x1m painting this past week. Bluebell woods are a favourite theme for me and the Bluebells have been particularly spectacular this year in Hampshire.

    01 July 2021

    Lymington Harbour Sunset

    Lymington Harbour Sunset

    Depiction of the recent dramatic bright red sunsets at Lymington Harbour in Hampshire. Pure indulgence with thick Windsor and Newton perylene red professional acyrlic paint !

    27 June 2021

    Opulence

    Opulence

    I have enjoyed creating my latest painting 'Opulence I' where I have incorporated real gold leaf and powdered pure ultramarine pigment with reflective paints. I feel that we deserve a bit of opulence at the moment!

    20 June 2021

    Aerial series

    Aerial series

    This week I have been creating a series of paintings inspired by colourful satellite aerial views of estuary landscapes. They make very striking abstract images!

    14 May 2021

    Betula Seasons

    Betula Seasons

    I have enjoyed creating a series of four paintings inspired by the changes in Silver Birch woodland ( Betula pendula) throughout the seasons. These paintings have been created on a gold painted base and will reflect light within a room in a similar fashion to mirrors.

    14 May 2021

    Cape Town Harbour

    Cape Town Harbour

    I was pleased to have recently received a commission for a painting of Cape Town Harbour through Artfinder. Whilst I have some doubts about the integrity of portraying convincingly a place that I have not in fact visited, if the client is happy that the painting evokes happy memories, then I believe that I have painted with artistic integrity! I am always very happy to take commissions and to listen very carefully to the client's brief. In this instance I see the painting as theirs rather than mine.

    29 April 2021

    On Mute

    On Mute

    Many of us are having meetings on 'Teams' or 'Zoom' platforms at the moment and stretching our broadband capacity to the limits. Occasionally there will be that moment before having to go 'on mute' or to stop the video when some inspirational technicolour background effects can be seen. There is also some wonderfully wild hair out there...probably never to be repeated! My wife has been reluctantly shearing me with electric clippers..

    22 March 2021

    Primrose Woods

    Primrose Woods

    I have enjoyed creating a Diptych this week Primrose Woods I & II, celebrating the flush of primroses in the Hampshire landscape at the moment and experimenting with incorporating powdered copper into the painting which adds a special quality.

    19 March 2021

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