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Friday, 25 July 2008

Summer's Past

A Feeling of Summer's Past, Summer's Fun and Summer's Warmth

I was recently commissioned to paint a lovely beach scene with 2 sisters happily walking on the beach, with buckets swinging, not a care in the world..................... I have painted several paintings in my 'children on the beach' series of late, I thoroughly enjoy painting them as they take me back to my childhood and that's where my inspiration came from for these scenes..........many happy memories from holidays in Cornwall as a child. This is the completed piece of 2 sisters, its called 'Sisterly Fun' - it has a crisp freshness about it, you can almost feel the warmth of the sun and the sand inbetween your toes.


It may take you back to years gone by or remind you of your children now. All the paintings in this series are painted in a very loose style, with the emphasis on flow.

'Sisterly Fun' - 10" x 14" oil on 4cm boxed canvas

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copyright of all images remains with the artist Jean G Dayton

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

In Situ

One of the best bits of my job is the satisfaction I feel when a customer is happy with his/her purchase or commission. It's so nice to get feedback from customers and from time to time I receive photos of my paintings in situ, on their destined walls! - recently I was asked to paint a 3rd painting to match a series of floral paintings, 'Fiori' and 'Fleur'; the resulting piece being named 'Flores' - my customer very kindly sent me a photo of the 3 on the wall! and here they are.... they are all oil on canvas 16" x 16" on deep edge canvas and I think you'll agree they look stunning.

So please do send me your photos of any paintings you have bought or commissioned me to paint as I would love to share them on my blog. Thank you.

Commissioning a painting can sometimes be the best way to get exactly what you want - visit my site at where you will find a step by step approach to commissioning an original piece of art!

Monday, 7 July 2008

Latest Commission

My latest floral commission to compliment Fiori and Fleur

16x16" oil on 4cm boxed canvas.

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Artists Preview Night

**Art Exhibition Preview Night at Spice Art Studios**
*** 4th July 2008 ***
6.30 - 9pm

Just a little reminder that the Preview Night for my latest Art Exhibition is tomorrow night from 6.30 - 9pm at Spice Art Studios, Bitterne, Southampton. Spice is Southampton's newest and most exciting contemporary art gallery exhibiting the work of Hampshire artists. The exhibition running from 2nd July to 14th August previews my very latest abstract work.

Looking forward to meeting you at the preview! (refreshments are provided.)

please email me by return if you can make it along as I need to let Spice know numbers.

Thank you