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Recent works- The Lake District.

I recently returned from a wonderful trip to the Lake District bringing with me 5 new works. I stayed with my little family at Fallbarrow Park situated on the east side of Windermere, right next to the shore line. I … Continue reading

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Rejection, use it to fuel your passion!

So for everyone dying to hear the verdict regarding my two pre selected portraits……It’s bad news I’m afraid. Both pieces were rejected and I have to be honest and say I am disappointed that not one of them was selected … Continue reading

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to the new owner of ‘Tracks’ from my Summer 2014 series Fields. I would like to say a public thank you for your continued support. This is one of my largest outdoor paintings, probably the climax of the field … Continue reading

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Portraits, no secrets here.

Following on from my previous post. Here’s 3 new portraits of my wife Sarah. Portraits have to be one of the most complex subjects to work on. If you think about it, we see faces throughout the day and are … Continue reading

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Portrait painting in progress

This year I am determined to enter a number of well known portrait exhibition within the UK. I have now turned my focus to doing just that. Here’s a self-portrait which I started this morning.  Starting a painting is really … Continue reading

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A visit to London

I was recently shortlisted by the Royal Academy to be entered into the world famous Summer Show 2014. I managed to get through to the second round of judging which meant I was requested to bring the painting in the … Continue reading

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Painting the bridges along The River Don….dodging stones!

  I recently had an idea which was to tackle every bridge along the River Don from Sprotbrough through to my home town of Conisbrough. I have 3 more bridges to paint in this series of paintings, all of which … Continue reading

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Racing against the sun! (Painting the garden)

Inspired by Monet, most of my paintings are painted from observation, ‘en plein air’ as the French say. Yesterday night I started these two paintings just as the sun had begun to set. I had only 20 minutes of light … Continue reading

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A lesson learned from ‘plein air painting’

After arriving at my painting location, which happened to be under the A1 motorway bridge in Doncaster, I quickly realised I had forgotton my brushes……. I wasn’t about to cycle all the way home without having a go at a … Continue reading

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Self-portraits

Currently working on a series of self-portraits in preparation for some major Art competitions/exhibitions. Feel free to check out my Facebook Fanpage if you would like to see more. https://www.facebook.com/andrewfarmerfineart?ref=hl

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