Saturday, December 23, 2006

I've been busy

Since moving away from eBay I have been busy with a couple of commissions for some of the nice folk selling elsewhere.

This is a completed commission from a photograph submitted by a client, if you would like to commission a painting don't be afraid to ask, an enquiry is not going to cost you anything so I look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Things are taking off

Well since moving over to eBid at the end of August the site has grown tremendously and there is now so much to browse and buy. My eBay store has now been emptied of stock and will shortly be listed there.

Ebay's failure to properly address the concerns of sellers regarding fraud and scams, which place not only innocent buyers, but also honest sellers at risk, has resulted in the transfer of my buying and selling to this new venue. I recommned that you check it out.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

My Shop is Moving Location

Following the extortionate price increases by eBay and the removal of shop items from searches. My online Art Store has relocated to new friendlier premises where the landlord listens to the tenants!

This will enable me to continue to offer art to you at affordable prices and absorb recent postal increases. So you continue to get good value.

Just click the logo to visit Affordable Art

Monday, August 07, 2006

Record Numbers and Bargains

Well the 'HAMMER' auction protesting at eBay's massive price increases for shop sellers had a record number of 43 bids. It even made it to the Pulse Art page ahead of Rolf Harris! Thank you to all who bid or watched this thus gaining publicity against the sheer greed of eBay.

I have had to restock my store using the last opportunity at the current rates before the increases take place. I am unsure as to whether I will continue to keep the store open after early November.

So here may be your last chance to buy some of my art on eBay, and as an incentive all shop items are POSTAGE FREE during August.

Grab a Bargain

Monday, July 31, 2006


My protest at the massive Price Hike at eBay

If you are a buyer on eBay then your choice in the future will probably be much reduced, so add this to your watch list and if you can bid as well to voice your protest.

Join the protest group

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Change in Strategy

As you may or may not be aware eBay has announced massive rises in fees for store sellers which has resulted in a large number leaving and seeking other outlets for their art. If you are missing an artist you like on eBay then use the search engines to find them.

I shall probably be closing my eBay store and will sell direct from my website where you will still be able to buy using Paypal or Credit Card.

You can continue to check out my work here

If you wish to view comments about these matters please follow the following links.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Commissioned Waterfall Painting in Watercolour

I've just finished and delivered this commissioned waterfall painting in watercolour to another new customer who was delighted.

This waterfall in Yorkshire is approached through a pub!
You go through the pub, you can of course stop for some refreshment to fortify you for the 1/4 mile walk to the scene! and down the back path and onwards.

There are a number of waterfalls at Ingleton and although the trip here will take you several hours it is well worth the effort. Another famous waterfall is Aysgarth Falls, which I have also painted, this one is in Acrylic and rather large at 48" x19"

I am shortly off on a pilgimage to 'Constable' country, so should have some material for inspiration on my return.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Life is busy

I've not had much chance to paint recently, however here is a picture taken with my new camera, which hopefully will prove useful in obtaining refrence material for future paintings. Went for a sail with my brother yesterday in his new boat (wealthy git!) managed to get back without downing or sinking anything else. Have been preparing for a Craft demonstration day tomorrow.

This is a rose (I think,I belong to the 'machette and flamethrower school of gardening') taken yesterday evening.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Only this one now available

Surf Shore

From the paintings posted here earlier this is the only one left still available, so check it out soon.

Check out the auction for Surf Shore

And a new ACEO also up for auction

Path to the Beach

Ken Gillam

Friday, June 16, 2006

Original Watercolor Sunset Seascape Painting

This is one of a number of miniature seascape paintings that have just been completed. Another highly collectible ACEO it has just been listed on eBay.

For more information on this and my other worldwide selling artwork, just click on the image.

Sails at Sunset

Saturday, June 10, 2006

New Miniature Watercolor Seascape Paintings

Haven't had time to do much but have managed these two miniature seascapes.

The texture of the paper seems to have shown up rather badly in the photos, perhaps I'll have another go later. They will be off shortly to an exhibition with some others.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Been a lttle Busy

Have been a little busy, away for a few days attending a friends wedding. So not had much time to paint.

Anyway here is a great opportunity to get some seriious camera kit as I am selling my Olympus setup as I now have my Father's Nikon setup as he was a pro photographer.

Lots of stuff included, a real bargain bundle, check out the Auction for details

Monday, May 29, 2006

Seascape from Original Watercolor

This is a Limited Edition print from the original watercolour commemorating Ellen MacArthur's record breaking trip around the world in 71 days 14 hours 18 minutes and 33 seconds, in her B&Q sponsored trimaran.

Profits from these prints are going to the Ellen MacArthur Trust a charity for young cancer and leukemia sufferers. This one is up for auction on Ebay, but if you miss out can be purchased from my eBay Store.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Original Acrylic ACEO 'Moonlight Anchorage'

Following on from my much sought after ACEO 'Moonlight Beach' this latest miniature acrylic painting is on a similar theme.

Moonlight Anchorage

To bid on this painting Click Here

Thursday, May 25, 2006


This is my latest listing for the ACEO collector. A place with an average rainfall of 130 inches, I think they shipped it here over the last week !

Langdale Pikes

Latest Acrylic Seascape Painting

Have just completed my latest Acrylic Seascape Painting entitled 'A Rough Passage Home'. Unsure whether to keep this for the Summer Exhibition or to place it on eBay. If you are interested in this piece please contact me.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Busy time

No new pictures to show you today as I have been trying to sort out a few things, plus a walk to my twin brother's house to check if a parcel had been delivered (it hadn't) He's sunning himself in Spain at the moment, lucky so and so, the weather here is appalling, windy, wet, and they keep slapping on drought orders!

I hope it improves tomorrow as I have to go to Buckinghamshire, perhaps I might get a chance to do some quick sketching. Now where's that paintbrush.......

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Todays Bargain

Your opportunity to obtain a Limited Edition print of an original acrylic seascape showing the majesty of the old J class yachts of the early 20th Century. This was real gentleman's yachting.

A Slight Lead

Friday, May 19, 2006

Another Miniature Seascape

Just finished another miniature seascape ACEO, which is up for grabs just don't get trampled in the rush. Also working on a new larger Acrylic Painting so check back later to see how it turns out.

Moonlight Beach

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A few more added

Have just added a few more bargains for the avid art collector. I must now get down to some serious painting to replenish my stock.

For more information on these paintings Click here

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Bargain Time

Since eBay decided to have a cheap day for listing fees , there are now a number of bargains that you can check out. Bargain time Now is perhaps the time to buy that painting or print that you've been promising yourself, and fill that space on your wall that is just asking for a picture.

On the Beach

Not listed an ACEO for ages so check this one out. For those who have not heard of ACEO's they are 'Art Cards Editions and Originals' miniature works of art that are always 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Avidly collected, particularly in the USA they can be a good way to have an art collection for which you don't have to be a millionaire.

On the Beach

Friday, May 12, 2006

HMS Victory Entering Portsmouth

This is the latest bargain up for auction, and can be found in my eBay Store.

HMS Victory was Admiral Lord Nelson's famous flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It is now preserved in Portsmouth's Historic dockyard where it is open to visitors. It is the oldest commissioned warship in the Royal Navy, though now used for ceremonial duties only. Not really equipped to cope with modern warfare.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Watercolor Seascape

Here is a great opportunity to bid on a Limited Edition print of one of my Original Watercolors which is now in a private collection. Please feel free to comment on this painting or on any of my artwork.
Click here for more information on this picture

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Good News Bad News

The BAD NEWS - The original of this painting has just been sold. The GOOD NEWS is that limited edition prints are available from my Ebay Store just Click Here

Don't miss out on the opportunity to own an original piece of artwork, 35 of my originals have already gone this year, and not all have prints available.

Seems like I must get down to some serious painting, particularly for the Summer Exhibition.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Independent Artists Exhibition

These are a couple of entries for the eBay Independent Artists Exhibition, only a few days left to see some great art by one of the most talented groups on eBay.

My poor wife now has a temporary filling and has to go back in a few weeks for more dental work. Glad it's not me!.

The website glitches just get weirder, I kept getting messages that things weren't available last night, then it seemed to work a bit later. Have just spent the morning sorting out a Water Butt and drainpipe system as we are desperately short of the wet stuff and the Water compnaies are starting to place restrictions, guess I'll just have to not clean the car!

Enjoy these
Aysgarth Falls

Victory Entering Portsmouth

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Just when you sort one problem!

Just when you sort one problem another rears its ugly head! Having got the posting sorted I'm now having trouble with my website, it doesn't seem to want to take any uploads.

So you will just have to look at the picture here.

My latest listing on Ebay, and is part of the Independent Artist Spring Exhibition.

Have to visit the dentist tomorrow, my poor wife has just lost a large filling.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Tearing hair out!

Spent a good few hours trying to amend a post to another blog, only to be sent in an endless loop... Grrr don't you just hate computers at times. Still seems to be sorted now.

Have been a bit busy sorting out an online exhibition, have a look at my entry and there are links to some great work by other artists.
Art Exhibition

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Affordable Art

Well here we go then, I've joined the world of Bloggers. Having had a website for a few years, and now selling my paintings on eBay , I thought it was about time to start providing a little more information about my self, my art and how I work together with what's happening. So stay tuned to keep up with the latest developments, particularly while I find out how to work this Blogger thing.