Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Currently Exhibiting.

Dear all,  Spring's finally here and not a moment too soon.  It's wonderful to see everything budding and blooming once again, enjoy !
I'd like to let you know that I'm currently exhibiting at a lovely gallery, 'Arteology'
based in Colne, Lancashire.

The proprietors, David and Lesley Turner will give you a warm welcome and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the displayed artworks. For further details you can contact the gallery at

Please use the link at the bottom of this page to be directed to my website for a full viewing of my work.

Wishing you all a happy easter.  Jonathan Marchant.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

A break from straight lines !

March 1st, St David's Day.  (Patron saint of Wales.)

Over the past two weeks I've been concentrating on a series of outdoor studies of local buildings. This has been a real challenge for me as I'm far more used to the soft, organic lines of the more general landscape.

 Burnley Town Hall.  Sepia Wash.

Canal Back streets.  Ink Wash.

Burnley Library.  Sepia Wash.

High St, Colne.  Felt Marker.

Later in the year I hope to make a foreign painting trip and perhaps be presented with scenes as below.
Imaginary scene !  Sepia Wash.

For the time being I'm really looking forward to getting back into the countryside and having a 'break from straight lines'

I hope this reaches you in good spirits and remember it's Shrove Tuesday on March 8th so get those pancake supplies in!

Please use the link to my website at the bottom of this page to see a larger variety of my work.
Keep smiling. 

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Please stand still !

Grazing through snow.

Animals present a particular challenge to sketch as, unlike a tree, they don't stand still. I have to constantly practice to gain a 'shorthand' knowledge in order to include them in my landscapes.

Grazing Meadows. Oil On Board.

The above painting is an example of how these studies of animals allows for spontaneity when painting out in the field.

Over the next few weeks I'll be concentrating on a series of local architectural landmarks executed outdoors in line and wash. I hope you'll come back to have a glimpse.

Please use the link to my website at the bottom of this page to see a much larger variety of my work.

Until next time, keep smiling.

Friday, 28 January 2011

Beauty from my window.

Dear Subscriber,

Today I've been so absorbed with making frames for an upcoming exhibition that I've barely looked up.
As I sat to write this installment I gazed out of the window and was met with the sight of a blazing sky. Crimsons, burnt siennas, oranges and scarlets merging and mingling to mark the days end, true beauty from my window (and free)

Last Light.  Oil. 8'x6'  £150.00

Please see the link to my website at the bottom of this page for a further selection of my work.
Keep smiling.