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Oil on board

Original Size: A3


A recent commission from the villagers of Clayworth for the retiring postmistress.

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oils, post office, clayworth


  • Scott Simpson
    Scott Simpsonabout 5 years ago


  • Hi Potty… how very English, but I take it you like it!
    Your latest acrylic work is outstanding, to think that ‘Sardoo’ is just a practice run, I would love to see what follows, fantastic work!

    – Graham Clark

  • Scott Simpson
    Scott Simpsonabout 5 years ago

    ‘Crikey’ does sound a bit ‘Carry On’ doesn’t it!! Yeah I love it.
    Thankyou so much for saying you think my paintings are outstanding. The same can be said of yours Graham.
    Do you teach?

  • Hi Potty, ha, ‘Carry on’ indeed!
    No I don’t teach as yet but have been asked many times if I will do demonstrations…the thing is, I paint instinctively with no particular procedure, its something I might explore in the future but would need to spend a lot time preparing a lesson.

    – Graham Clark

  • Scott Simpson
    Scott Simpsonabout 5 years ago

    Yeah I guess you would have to design some sort of curriculum. Even if you were to start with Still Life instead of your usual master works, people (like me) would still get a great insight into how to use oils, and brushwork. I tend to draw with colour, rather than actually ‘paint’ if that makes sense. I personally would love to start uses oils, as I’m told they’re more natural than acrylics, but can’t afford to set myself up with all the equipment at the moment. If you ever hold a workshop in the future, let me know. I would definately make the journey to spend a weekend learning from a British Master such as yourself.
    By the way, how good is Scott Naismith?! Just found him through your faves. He’s awesome. Such a bold use of colour, and uses really open, confident brushstrokes.

  • Graham Clark
    Graham Clarkabout 5 years ago

    Hi Potty, well this all very encouraging, I might start doing classes one day and if I do I shall let you know. And yes Scotts work is very powerful, full of drama and as you say confident. I visited the western isles of Scotland earlier this year but I didnt get the weather I was hoping for, however some of the places I captured on camera are on my huge list of things to paint in the future, its an awesome place. Tell me Potty do you know of anyone ever selling any work through Redbubble?

  • wendymcwilliams
    wendymcwilliamsabout 5 years ago

    you know you are crazy good right?

  • I might be crazy… but crazy good? Its the first time I’ve been called that Wendy… LOL!!! YOU are a tonic! G X

    – Graham Clark

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 4 years ago

    Lucky Postmistress! What a wonderful gift and absolutely superbly painted.

  • Oops, I almost missed this! It was all a surprise to her! Thank you for a lovely comment Lynda! G X

    – Graham Clark

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