Sometimes a customer likes a painting's style and wants their own favourite view treated that way. This is 'The Horse Bridge, Brugges', a painting of a famous bridge in Belgium, sold by private commission. My customer had got engaged to his wife on this bridge and supplied me with photographs (sadly he didn't fly me out there to paint from life!). The bridge is actually wider and more 'stretched' than this, but it was clear from layout sketches that compressing it would make a more pleasing picture in portrait orientation. He had seen my 'Evening on St Charles' Bridge' and liked the style and colour scheme, and therefore asked my to give a similar interpretation. This was quite a challenge because, whilst the St Charles' Bridge painting has a minimum of detail, detail was required here. Actually, I think the mixture of romantic, esoteric colouring and a more formal representation of the scene has worked OK. What do you think?
A professional artist living and working in the beautiful north of Scotland. My work is realistic and quite traditional, though strongly interpretational in nature. My inspiration is the beauty of Nature, and the wonderful colours and moods she shows everywhere.