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New paintings for the Christmas Season

New paintings for the Christmas Season

It’s a bit strange thinking of and planning ahead for Christmas during the hot hot summer we’ve been having in London. However, I’m planning to offer a great many small, easy-to-take-away original oil paintings at the Country Living Christmas Fair (7-11 November, Islington, London) and the Mayfair Christmas Market (30 November – 1 December, near the lovely Ritz Hotel, London): new paintings for the Christmas Season. This means painting a huge stock, and I’ve started with my beloved heritage tulips. Last year I bought bulbs of the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries from the gene bank Hortus Bulborum in Holland and planted these in my garden. When these glorious tulips surfaced in April and May this year I didn’t only paint them before they faded but I also took a large number of photographs for my tulip library. This somewhat, stressful against-the-clock activity serves me well now, because I can use my library to paint series after series of tulip paintings – perfect little presents for Christmas.

Although this is some serious stock-building for the Christmas season, it doesn’t mean that these paintings are not available for purchase now. Please get in touch (artist@dutchoils.com or use the contact form) for any enquiries / reservations. And of course if you would like your own bespoke tulip painting, why not commission one?

You can see a 22-second video of the first paintings on my instagram page:

Available now! ..Building stock for this year’s Country Living Christmas Fair ( 7-11 Nov, London) but if there is anyone out there who wants a small oil painting of a historical tulip, they are available. – All heritage tulips – 16th to 19th centuries, oil on linen or wood. Unframed as yet. #countrylivingchristmasfair2018 #countryliving #cottagegarden #countrykitchen #flowers #heritage #tulips #historicaltulip #flowerpainting #paintingsforsale #available #tulip #collecting #artcollector #gallery #oil #art #artoninstagram #dutchpaintings #dutchartist #london #christmas #christmasgift #giftideas #specialpresent #fair #visitlondon #ownanoriginalpainting #buydirectfromtheartist @clfairs @countrylivingmag

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