Sarah Luton

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Thea, Theatre Nurse

Thea, Theatre Nurse

The first of a series for #portraitsfornhsheroes
I wanted to capture the utter exhaustion that Thea described to me through her eyes.

Oil on Linen
40cm x 30cm
Marie

Marie

The second of a series for #portraitsfornhsheroes

Oil on Linen
20cm x 20cm
Study of Tom

Study of Tom

Painted from life in oil in one sitting, this portrait captured the tension of a teenage boy. I had seen the Rembrandt exhibition the day before and remembered the way he highlighted small areas of the face. I would like say I was influenced in the way I painted Tom's nose!
Commissions are welcome.

Oil on canvas
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Catriona

Catriona

Oil on Board
38.5cm x 26cm
I like to paint my portraits from life, usually in oil, but sometimes I do them in watercolour or charcoal. I am happy to undertake commissions.
Smiling Man

Smiling Man

It is so rare to have a model who can keep smiling throughout the sitting.

Oil on canvas
40cm x 30cm
Joan

Joan

Oil on Board
Monty

Monty

A commission of a very handsome dog. This was done from several photos as he was a young dog and wouldn't keep still long enough to work from life.

Pastel on Paper
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Thea, Theatre Nurse

Thea, Theatre Nurse

The first of a series for #portraitsfornhsheroes
I wanted to capture the utter exhaustion that Thea described to me through her eyes.

Oil on Linen
40cm x 30cm
Uju, Theatre Recovery nurse

Uju, Theatre Recovery nurse

Another in the series for the project #portraitsfornhsheroes

Oil on Linen
20cm x 20cm
Corvid 19 No.1

Corvid 19 No.1

Inspired by a spelling mistake I saw on Facebook, I decided to start a series of cartoons about a group of 19 Corvids.

Pen on Paper
Corvid 19 No. 3

Corvid 19 No. 3

Next in the series about a group of 19 Corvids. I take a topical subject in the news for my inspiration.

Pen on Paper
Submerged Bench

Submerged Bench

Part of a series recording the floods at Cookham, Berkshire in 2014.

Oil on canvas
This painting is part of a series recording the floods in Cookham, Berkshire in 2014 when the River Thames burst it's banks. I went there several times a week during that period to sketch, photograph and paint. The people in the background of this painting are on a causeway which became the only access into the village as all the roads were flooded. The water in the foreground was held back by a bank which surrounds the village. The bench and it's reflection was evidence of the dramatic change from the usual green area where people can sit.
More Snow Coming

More Snow Coming

I usually work from life but unfortunately I had only my camera with me when I saw this view in Cookham, Bucks. It was so beautiful I had to paint it later.

Oil on canvas
Approaching Storm

Approaching Storm

This painting is all about the impending sky and the contrast over the light coloured field.

Oil on canvas

£300.00 Framed
I was out painting another scene when the clouds built up and I had to run for it. Painted from photos and memory.
Rising Water

Rising Water

Painted en plein in water mixable oil. Part of a series about the Floods at Cookham

Oil on canvas

£350.00
This painting was part of a series I did to record the floods at Cookham when the River Thames burst its banks in 2014. I painted it en plein air, battling against the wind. I had to stop the easel blowing over towards me with the palette. Whilst painting I was very conscious of the seagulls shrieking and the clacking of the halyards on the masts at Cookham Sailing Club. I was frozen to the core and my hands became so cold that I found it hard to pack up the easel. Most of it was painted on site but I did have to work on it at home.
Claire's Allotment

Claire's Allotment

This painting was completed en plein air over several days.

Oil on canvas
This painting of an allotment was completed en plein air. I thought it was a beautiful mix of flowers and vegetables and loved the sunflowers. It originally had another figure in the background but when I was chatting to a friend I discovered it was her allotment! i painted out the man and put her in it instead. It now hangs pride of place in her house.
Runner Beans

Runner Beans

I saw this on the kitchen table and just had to capture it before we ate the beans.

Oil on Linen
Lilies by the Fireplace

Lilies by the Fireplace

A painting made during an open studio.

Oil on canvas
Snow Men

Snow Men

A quick sketch with an artpen from the window.

Pen on Paper
210cm x 297cm
Corvid 19 No.2

Corvid 19 No.2

Next in the series about a group of 19 Corvids. I take a topical subject in the news for my inspiration.

Pen on Paper
Field of Rape, Cookham

Field of Rape, Cookham

I was so inspired by this majestic Oak tree standing proud above the rape. I was surprised how tall the rape plants were. I discovered there was a footpath which ran across this view but only saw the heads of people as they passed.

Oil on Board

£250.00
Dan

Dan

Oil on Board
64.5cm x 79.5cm
Patrine, Nurse on the Covid ward

Patrine, Nurse on the Covid ward

Oil on Linen
20cm x 20cm
Uju, Theatre Recovery nurse

Uju, Theatre Recovery nurse

Another in the series for the project #portraitsfornhsheroes

Oil on Linen
20cm x 20cm
Mike

Mike

Oil on Board
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'I can mend anything.'

'I can mend anything.'

Portrait painted in water mixable oil from life in one sitting.

Oil on canvas
20cm x 20cm
Dan

Dan

Oil on Board
64.5cm x 79.5cm
Girl with a ponytail

Girl with a ponytail

An unusual angle of a girl drawn in charcoal.

Charcoal on Paper
56cm x 46cm

£200.00
I chose to draw this girl's portrait in charcoal from the more unusual angle from behind. I loved her little pony tail which seemed to be hastily tied back and it was just catching the light.
Sammy Missed You

Sammy Missed You

Watercolour on Paper
18cm x 24cm
Marie

Marie

The second of a series for #portraitsfornhsheroes

Oil on Linen
20cm x 20cm
Patrine, Nurse on the Covid ward

Patrine, Nurse on the Covid ward

Oil on Linen
20cm x 20cm
Corvid 19 No.2

Corvid 19 No.2

Next in the series about a group of 19 Corvids. I take a topical subject in the news for my inspiration.

Pen on Paper
Corvid 19.No. 4

Corvid 19.No. 4

Next in the series about a group of 19 Corvids. I take a topical subject in the news for my inspiration.

Pen on Paper
Cowslips on Thicket Meadow

Cowslips on Thicket Meadow

Painted en plein air. A National Trust meadow covered in Cowslips. Part of a series of the same scene.

Oil on canvas
20cm x 60cm
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This is a meadow is owned by the National Trust, just outside Maidenhead in Berkshire. Seeded several years ago with cowslips which have now multiplied, it is something I marvel at every year. I chose this size of canvas to try and capture the panoramic view of the meadow. painted en plein air in water mixable oil. Completed on site.
Bluebells under Beech Trees

Bluebells under Beech Trees

Oil on canvas
30cm x 35.5cm

£300.00 Framed
Field of Rape, Cookham

Field of Rape, Cookham

I was so inspired by this majestic Oak tree standing proud above the rape. I was surprised how tall the rape plants were. I discovered there was a footpath which ran across this view but only saw the heads of people as they passed.

Oil on Board

£250.00
Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow

A common garden scene, painted en plein air in water mixable oil.

Oil on Board
22cm x 29cm

£200.00
I saw the shadows on the lawn with the wheelbarrow and abandoned what I was planning to do in the studio. I had to paint this quickly en plein air before the shadows changed. Always a challenge!
Home-grown Peppers

Home-grown Peppers

Painted from life in water mixable oil.

Oil on Board
19cm x 24cm

£200.00
Painted in water mixable oil. I am fascinated by the shapes of fruit and vegetables. These peppers were self sown and had grown amongst my runner beans. I wanted to capture the shiny reflective skin while they were still fresh. The skin becomes dull if left. It was painted in strong sunlight which bounced off the blue plate. The peppers were a joy to paint and a joy to eat!
Pheasant II

Pheasant II

I have made many studies of birds that I have found. This is the second one of a pheasant.

Oil on canvas
Study of a Buzzard

Study of a Buzzard

A rare opportunity came up to study a buzzard that had been found on the road

Oil on canvas
Corvid 19 No.1

Corvid 19 No.1

Inspired by a spelling mistake I saw on Facebook, I decided to start a series of cartoons about a group of 19 Corvids.

Pen on Paper
Corvid 19 No. 3

Corvid 19 No. 3

Next in the series about a group of 19 Corvids. I take a topical subject in the news for my inspiration.

Pen on Paper
Girl with a ponytail

Girl with a ponytail

An unusual angle of a girl drawn in charcoal.

Charcoal on Paper
56cm x 46cm

£200.00
I chose to draw this girl's portrait in charcoal from the more unusual angle from behind. I loved her little pony tail which seemed to be hastily tied back and it was just catching the light.
Walk to Cookham Lock

Walk to Cookham Lock

Painted en plein air in water mixable oil.

Oil on Board
41cm x 51cm

£380.00
Another local scene in Cookham. This was painted en plein air in water mixable oil. I have tried to capture the heat of the day with the contrast of shadow against the sun-lit meadow. When I started painting, I was standing in the shade but by the time I finished I was extremely burnt on one side!