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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Seascape Yachting Extravaganza!

My latest abstract Seascapes:

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Thursday, 25 October 2007

Scenes of Winter

Thoughts of winter approaching are making me think of snow and colder days, so I decided to paint an abstract winter scene of Snowy Alps and have called the painting 'Alpine Ravine':

copyright of all images remains with the artist Jean G Dayton 2007

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Seascapes as they happen !

Abstract Seascape Yacht Painting - I love doing these, they are amazing to do - painted in oils, very fluid, very quick, lots of pallet knife strokes, I almost feel I am there on the sea when I am painting these seascapes, truly exhilerating. 16x12" oil on canvas - cool!

copyright of all images remains with the artist Jean G Dayton 2007

Monday, 22 October 2007

Latest Seascape

My latest seascape

copyright of all images remains with the artist Jean G Dayton 2007

Hey, I got a mention in the newsletter, my painting 'Harvest' features - the article can be viewed on their site at:-

ArtBiz Coach is a really cool site for artists, with helpful tips and business advice, a very motivational site run by Alyson Stanfield - a little bit about her work:-

"This is the greatest job ever! I completely enjoyed my ten years working in art museums, but this is way cooler.
I began consulting with artists informally fifteen years ago as part of my position as a museum curator. When I left museums, my old artist-friends continued coming to me for help and advice. Everyone wanted an agent! A little research into that field led me to conclude that I wouldn't be doing artists any favors by doing all of the work for them. Instead, I decided to teach them how. You know the Chinese proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
I guess that's what I enjoy doing most—Teaching artists to fish!
The neat thing is that almost everything I teach artists to do, I'm doing myself for my business. See? The art business isn't so different from the rest of the world. We all need to know how to promote ourselves and our businesses—online and off. To that end, I keep up with marketing, business, and artworld goings-on."

To read more please visit Alyson's site:

Friday, 19 October 2007

Autumn Falls

I am very busy with painting Abstract Seascapes at the moment, however, I had a sudden inspiration to paint an Abstract painting of autumnal leaves as they fall to the ground with a hint of frost in the air. Inspired by the colder mornings and the colours the falling leaves are already presenting to us on the ground, I painted this abstract in rich warm browns, golds and smatterings of white and have called it thus..... Autumn Falls.

It is a 32x12" oil on 4cm boxed canvas and is £175.00 and will be available to purchase on my website in about a week. If you would like to reserve this painting please email me

copyright of all images remains with the artist Jean G Dayton 2007

Tuesday, 16 October 2007


Now the nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling from the trees, the temperatures are dipping and summer is just a distant memory, our thoughts can turn to autumn. This is a particularly colourful time of year, as the leaves turn from green to yellow & red, and then to brown - it must be a childhood thing, but there is nothing quite like kicking your way through a pile of fallen leaves.

Autumn is a time of harvest, a time of gathering together. Nature really does excel in its majestical displays of glorious colours; with vibrant reds and golds of autumnal foliage starting to surround us as Winter draws nearer. It’s a time of year when the landscape treats us to one of nature’s most spectacular displays, noble tree-lined avenues and walks forming the framework of our beautiful English landscape.

Inspired by Autumn, ‘Autumnal Flow’ represents the colours of the leaves as they fall and the array of exquisite colours that Autumn produces; golds, reds, vibrant oranges and rusty browns.

Autumnal Flow
20x50cm £120.00
copyright of all images remains with the artist Jean G Dayton 2007

Monday, 15 October 2007

If you see this Car !

So.........if you see this car, you know its me!! My website has gone live on the back of my lil 'ol VW Polo............... :o).............. gotta advertise where you can!

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Flower Commission

Starting a commission for a flower painting, I firstly decided on the flower that I was going to use for the project.. I have some lovely Hydrangeas in my garden and am always fascinated by their beauty, i particulary love the uniform of flowers that go to make up a seemingly larger flower creating a wonderful display of colour with different hues.

Firstly I draw a rough sketch of the flower, this will form the basis for my painting.

Then I decided on the layout as i wanted to use the same image in different posititions on the canvas, to create a relatively uniform image. I have been colour charts and samples of colour by my client so I have a very good idea of what i want the finished painting to look like.

So I draw out on my canvas the position of the flowers and start the first flower. I am painting in a loose abstract style using a palette knife and flat end brush and using a blending brush to soften certain areas. I like to do each flower individually as it helps me with the flow of the painting.

All the flowers finished now, I have blended the oils and spent time on building depth and with the darker 'rose' colour:

Finally, I add the background, an ivory cream and also add blushes of rose within the background to soften. I also use smatterings of grey/silver and the darker rose colour around the painting to add more interest. This is the finished result:


copyright of all images remains with the artist Jean G Dayton 2007

Friday, 12 October 2007

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

October Newsletter

My first newsletter in the new format, please click on the link below to read the October newsletter:-

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Exciting News - Magazines

2 of my paintings appeared in the House &Home Ideas magazine, November issue 31 - the mag is out now in the shops. My work also appears on the House & Home Ideas website, an offer of 15% discount with a special promotional code:

The paintings that appeared in the November issue are:-

Harvest - 24x24" oil on canvas, available for sale at £165.00 from my website at

New Abstracts Flowing

Over the weekend I have been working on some new Abstracts - they were all about flow....and here they are:-

Autumnal Flow

Swirls of reds, browns and gold with smatterings of white creating Autumnal Flow - 20x50cm oil on canvas

Aqua Flow

Following on from Aqua this smaller abstract concentrates on the flow of aqua, blues, greens and smatterings of white - 32x12" oil on canvas

copyright of all images remains with the artist Jean G Dayton 2007