Sarah Luton

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Nearly an Island

Nearly an Island

Part of a series recording the floods at Cookham, Berkshire in 2014. Partially painted en plein air in water mixable oil.

Oil on canvas
This painting is part of a series about the floods in Cookham when the River Thames burst its banks in 2014. It was started 'en plein air'. I was standing on the causeway which was the only access to the village during the floods. I had just set up and started when I was asked to move by the police to let the traffic through. Once i had set up agian, the early morning mist was lifting and the light was already beginning to change. I found the canvas was too big and i was getting in the way so i couldn't stay there for long. Luckily i had managed to catch enough of the essence of the scene from life to continue working from photos and memory in the studio over several weeks.
Painters at work

Painters at work

A study of painters during a portrait class.

Oil on canvas
Sold
I turned away from the model to paint the class. In effect I was painting five portraits! There was then a battle over who should buy it.
Graham's Geese

Graham's Geese

The original pen and watercolour, has been sold but giclee prints are available. Please contact me if you are interested.

Watercolour on Paper
10cm x 14cm
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
Sold
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!
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.
'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
Daydreaming

Daydreaming

Oil on canvas
20cm x 20cm
Dennis

Dennis

This painting was done with a limited palette of four colours and used very thinly. it was an interesting experiment.

Oil on Board
Joan

Joan

Oil on Board
Nearly an Island

Nearly an Island

Part of a series recording the floods at Cookham, Berkshire in 2014. Partially painted en plein air in water mixable oil.

Oil on canvas
This painting is part of a series about the floods in Cookham when the River Thames burst its banks in 2014. It was started 'en plein air'. I was standing on the causeway which was the only access to the village during the floods. I had just set up and started when I was asked to move by the police to let the traffic through. Once i had set up agian, the early morning mist was lifting and the light was already beginning to change. I found the canvas was too big and i was getting in the way so i couldn't stay there for long. Luckily i had managed to catch enough of the essence of the scene from life to continue working from photos and memory in the studio over several weeks.
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
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.
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
Wave, California

Wave, California

Oil on Board
Bluebells under Beech Trees

Bluebells under Beech Trees

Oil on canvas
30cm x 35.5cm

£300.00 Framed
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!
Man in Leather

Man in Leather

Charcoal on Paper
Terry

Terry

Drawn from life, as are all my portraits. I am happy to undertake commissions.

Charcoal on Paper
Apple Blossom

Apple Blossom

Watercolour on Paper
Dan

Dan

Oil on Board
64.5cm x 79.5cm
Sea and Sky

Sea and Sky

Oil on Board
22cm x 16.5cm
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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.
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.
Terry

Terry

Drawn from life, as are all my portraits. I am happy to undertake commissions.

Charcoal on Paper
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.
Bluebells under Beech Trees

Bluebells under Beech Trees

Oil on canvas
30cm x 35.5cm

£300.00 Framed
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
Sold
Mike

Mike

Oil on Board
Sold
Michael R

Michael R

Oil on canvas
20cm x 20cm
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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Man in Leather

Man in Leather

Charcoal 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.
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.
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
Walk in the Snow

Walk in the Snow

Oil on canvas
Sold
Cookham Church from Clivedon

Cookham Church from Clivedon

Painted en plein air in watercolour.

Watercolour on Paper
A view of the village of Cookham in late summer from the National Trust property Cliveden in Buckinghamshire. All you can see is the church tower amongst the trees. painted en plein air in watercolour.
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.
Dartmoor Falls

Dartmoor Falls

Pastel
59cm x 70cm
Snow Men

Snow Men

A quick sketch with an artpen from the window.

Pen on Paper
210cm x 297cm
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
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.
Tamerisk

Tamerisk

Oil on Board
22cm x 59cm
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!