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David Barber
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I'm an artist who makes paintings with oils on canvas.
I'm an artist who makes paintings with oils on canvas.

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I've been busy!
Sorry for the absence. Here are some of the paintings that I've produced recently. Some of these and prints of my work will be available from Northern Lights Gallery in Keswick: http://www.northernlightsgallery.co.uk/

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New directions
Just a quick update on some new work that Jenny has made. She's really enjoyed making these little sculptures and is now looking for outlets where she can sell them. If anyone has any suggestions they'll be very welcome. thanks

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Struggling
This is my latest painting - which I've yet to finish. I'm really not happy with it. I don't particularly like the composition, the foreground is giving me a hard time and as you can see I've wiped it back and am about to start again. When I started this I ...

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What to paint next?
I've been looking some old photographs to try and get inspiration for my next painting. I found some of a river in north wales. The light in these pictures is terrific. I began playing around with the images, cropping bits out of them based purely on the co...

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Fussy, fussy, fussy!
Well the title of this post should say it all really. I did some more work on the painting that I started yesterday, and yes, you guessed it, I got bogged down with irrelevant detail. After some thought I think I've identified the reason that this happened....

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Starting a painting - Value and Composition
Here's a painting of a cafe scene that I started today. I visited the cafe yesterday with my wife and children and the colour of the light really caught my eye - I took half a dozen photos to work from. The painting is 12 x 12 inches. Unfortunately I was on...

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My palette and studio
I work from a converted garage at the back of my house. 'Studio' sounds too grand title for this building, as it's never really been designed for this purpose. Rather, it evolved into it's current use over the past ten years. I initially added windows and a...

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Welcome!
Hello, and welcome to my new blog. I decided to create this painting blog in addition to my pottery blog, as I felt that mixing the two was confusing for readers (am I reading about pottery or painting?) I've been painting for many years in fits and starts ...

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