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Richard Harpum
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This is another new product being launched by The Limpet Heating Company. An electrical platen heating system that is significantly lower cost than a heat exchanger and provides very precise temperature control.
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My painting, "The Treasury, Petra, Jordan" has been selected by a jury to be part of the ARTBOX.PROJECT, Armory Artweeks, New York City and put on display from 5 - 16 March 2018.
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This is my latest painting ("Winter Woodland") and depicts a winter scene with a thin sprinkling of snow and a thatched cottage. It is largely made up out of my imagination, although I have used some photo references from my large library.
I have made use of a number of golden sections in the composition, notably the vertical positions of sun, the lady in the red coat and the stream.
My favourite dog, Oscar, makes an appearance again, this time apparently having a conversation with his owner.
I used this painting for one of my Christmas cards.
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My painting of Whitby Harbour, North Yorkshire received a "Highly Commended" in the 2017 Patchings Art Competition.
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My latest painting: Tower of London Poppies - Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
This painting of the Tower of London was a commission for an existing client and used photographic references supplied by her. It shows the massive art installation “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”, which was installed to mark one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the 1914 – 1918 First World War. The poppies and original concept were created by artist Paul Cummins and the installation designed by Tom Piper and included 888,246 ceramic poppies installed in the Tower's moat between 17 July and 11 November 2014. Each poppy represented a British or colonial military fatality during WW1.
Although my original reference photos showed shadows of people in the foreground, I have replaced these with shadows of WW1 soldiers, which gives the painting a somewhat “spooky” aura and I hope reinforces the theme of this artwork.
The ceramic poppies encircled the whole castle, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all sides but also an opportunity for personal reflection. All of the poppies that made up the installation were later sold, raising millions of pounds which were shared equally amongst six service charities.
As with many of my paintings, I have made extensive use of golden ratios and somehow my favourite dog, Oscar, has also put in an appearance again.
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I have been informed that my painting "Positano Vista, Amalfi Coast, Italy" has been accepted in the Patchings Art Festival 2015 Exhibition and Competition in the Artists' Category. The competition is organised by The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines in partnership with Patchings Art Centre.
The Festival runs from 4-7 June at the Patchings Art Centre near Oxton, Nottinghamshire. The exhibition will continue until 19 July. If you are in the area, please drop in.
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I have just re-launched my web site at www.richardharpum.com . It has taken me about 8 months on-and-off to complete it using the new software on one.com. It allows me to do a lot more than the previous version. If anyone has any suggestions on how I could improve it, please let me know. I won't be offended by any criticism - I'm a thick-skinned artist!!
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Season's Greetings and best wishes for 2015 to all my friends on Google Plus.
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Forgot to post this on Remembrance Day but it's still relevant.
"Tommy" is my painting of a WW1 soldier in Flanders.
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