Sunday, 30 September 2018

Richard Witham Art

Since the beginning of 2018 I have been building my presence on Instagram to allow people to view a greater selection of my archive work.


Please feel free to click on the below link and view my work.




Thursday, 7 June 2018

Matisse - for my Wife

My wife did not have a few millions £s to buy a Matisse collage so she asked me to create one for her at a much lower cost - nothing!! This is a simple cut card collage trying to capture the feel of Matisse - she seems to like it!!



Set behind glass in a heavy grained real wood frame which is lightly lime washed.

30" x 25" x 2.5"


Thursday, 31 May 2018

Arp Shapes II

This piece is hand cut textured board set as relief style.



Set behind glass in an ash wood box frame finished in chalky white paint  - the overall framed piece measures 32" x 27" x 3".

Price £365.00 [includes courier delivery to mainland UK]


Thursday, 24 May 2018

Inlet [Portland Bill]

This piece is hand-cut textured board laminated in relief style



Set in an ash wood box frame behind glass measuring 39" x 27" x 3"

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Portland Quarry

Portland Quarry is hand-cut board set in relief style with textured undercoating and finished in two colours which reflect the surfaces I found during a recent visit to a quarry in Portland, Dorset.




Set behind glass in a hand-made wood box frame the piece measures 23" x 23" x 2"

Price: £315.00 [includes courier delivery to mainland UK]




Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Three pieces

Wells Relief



Set behind glass in a real wood box frame the overall piece measures 
32" x 20" x 2"

Coast I



Set behind glass in a real wood frame the overall piece measures
25" x 19" x 2"


White Relief 3/18



Set behind glass in a real wood frame the overall piece measures
23" x 19" x 2"




Thursday, 19 April 2018

Land & Sea I - II


I have gone back to geometric and simple lines for these two pieces. Both are framed behind glass in wood frames hand painted in off white paint.

Both pieces measure 32" x 27" x 2" framed.

Land and Sea I






Land and Sea II

















Friday, 13 April 2018

Scott Grey Still Life

I have been quite distracted by other work and sadly the artwork has had to take second place which it may have to for a short while to come.

In the meantime I have had time to finish off a large canvas which carries on the William Scott still life theme.




Set in a natural wood surround frame measuring 43" x 33" x 3" 

Friday, 16 March 2018

Two new pieces

Beach Road Blue

A new piece in which I have  incorporated canvas with board laminated to the face to create the large blue panel - I have used heavy textured undercoat and various paints with sanding.




Currently shown in a natural finish wood surround frame and measures 44" x 33" x 2.5"


March Relief 3/18





Set in a wood box frame which is finished in a grey wash the piece measures 23" x 19" x 2"


Thursday, 22 February 2018

Still Life with charcoal


This was more an exercise in learning how to use charcoal pencils rather than creating a still life!! Having now learnt how messy it can be it has not deterred me from exploring the use of pencils in the future once I have more time to spend on my art and I have cleared up the current mess I made with this one [thank you Ben Nicholson once again!!].



 

The backboard was undercoated in texture medium then dry brush painted before the shapes were created with medium and hard charcoal pencils.

Set behind glass in a shallow wood box frame finished in white - 29" x 21" x 2"

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Lyme Regis revisted

With time for my art at a premium I have been turning back the clock and working on a piece which was a style that I created almost at the beginning of my new career. The style and pieces I created back in 2009 were well received and I was fortunate to sell each piece which left me with very little to refer to. I had always thought that I had abandoned the style a little too soon and look forward to developing it further with what I hope to be a little more ability acquired since 2009!!!

A funny but satisfying experience in trying to remember just how I did them and I am pleased with this 2018 version.

Lyme Regis 2018



Various paints on board and set behind glass in my trademark shallow box frame and the framed piece measures 29" x 23" x 2"

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

On the wall in February 2018

Some of you are aware that I am currently on 'other duties' rather than working in the studio - to this end I thought I would list the pieces of completed artworks which are available for purchase.


Scott Blue Still Life - SOLD



Various paint on stretched canvas set in a real wood natural finish floating frame the framed piece measures 44" x 33" x 2.5"


'Order and Chaos'




Various paints on board set behind glass in a real wood box frame finished in chalky white paint - the framed piece measures 33" x 25" x 2"


White Relief  1/18


Hand cut board laminated in relief style and set in a real wood natural finish box frame behind glass the framed piece measures 29" x 23" x 2"


Breaking the Edge - SOLD


Various paints on canvas board set in a wood box frame behind glass finished in chalky white paint  the framed piece measures 22" x 18" x 2"


Scott Still Life


Set behind glass in a wood swept frame finished in chalky white paint - the framed piece measures 30" x 25" x 2.5"


Branksome Beach




Set behind glass in a real wood shallow box frame finished in off white - the framed pieces measures 29" x 23" x 2"


Pollock II - SOLD



Set behind glass in a real wood swept frame finished in black with inside gold detail - the overall piece measures 31" x 26" x 2"


Lulworth View I


Set behind glass in a real wood frame finished in chalky white - the overall framed piece measures 33" x 25" x 2"