I had been saving this painting together with some other garden subjects to form the basis of an exhibition on a garden theme. Its good to see it framed at last and going off with some of my other work to feature in an exhibition in a beautiful garden setting.
Above: The Garden Path, oil on canvas.
Post published by Tomas King 29th May 2014


A recent oil painting produced on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in late Spring. 41cm x 55cm (16"x22").
Post published by Tomas King 27-05-2014


It has not been a good Spring here but for two days last week the sun came out and transformed everything, including my neighbours garden. The old apple trees came to life and the ground beneath was filled with a carpet of wild flowers. I did not have far to go far so grabbed my easel, paints and a flask of coffee and made-haste while the sun was shining.
The Orchard in Spring 45cm x 60cm (18"x24")
Post published by Tomas King 12th May 2014 


These three pictures were painted for an exhibition called 'Four Square' as part of a food festival. The vegetables above were dug up from a neighbours garden especially for the painting. I wanted to avoid the clean washed look of produce from a supermarket and create an awareness that they had come from the earth. 
The fish above proved more difficult to paint. The iridescent nature of their surface made their colour very elusive and difficult to define. I was surprised how much they had, at first glance there appeared to be very little but that was not the case.
I borrowed the basket from a friend and grabbed a few things from the kitchen for the painting above. I am always amazed that such simple everyday objects make paintings.
Top: Fresh Harvest. Oil on Board. 30cm x 30cm (12"x12")
Second from top: Catch of the Day. Oil on Board 30cm x 30cm (12"x12")
Bottom: Egg and Tomato. Oil on Board 30cm x 30cm (12"x12")
Post published by Tomas King 7th May 2014


These two watercolours span several years. 'Crabbing in Shallow Waters' above was painted some years ago but had been badly framed and I had been meaning to have it reframed for some time. I eventually got round to doing something about it and decided that while it was out of its frame to scan it in onto my computer. It's a painting I have always been fond of so it's good to have a record of it on file. 'The Breaker's Yard below is, by contrast, my most recent watercolour. The style of painting is much broader but that is largely to do with the subject matter.

Post published by Tomas King 1st May 2014