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Hole in the Hedge by NorthumbrianArtist
Hole in the Hedge
I was out with my family at a local petting Farm for kids, and whilst my wife and kids were busy in the petting Barns I happened to turn around and through the door saw a heart shaped hole in the hedgerow, getting closer and knelling down I took a photo and decided to paint it in acrylics. I demonstrated painting it in one of my weekly morning art workshops I run. This is the final result. Canvas size 20" x 16" duration 3 hours.
Grand Canal by NorthumbrianArtist
Grand Canal

This is a painting, I completed this morning in my studio of the Grand Canal. 

The ref photo I used was by John Egan from my Facebook group Photos for Artists.

I videod the entire process and hopefully within the next few days, you will be able to stream/download the video of it's creation from my online streaming art web at and watch my progress in real time.

Duration 2.5 hours
Canvas size 16" x 20'
Medium acrylic.

Cat in the Rain by NorthumbrianArtist
Cat in the Rain
Cute acrylic painting of a very sad and wet looking pussy cat caught in the rain, looking somewhat bedazzled and forlorn.

It is such a miserable day, rain, rain, rain and more rain, I decided to cheer myself up and found an old square textured canvas (covered with Polyfilla) and decided to fill it with something apt.

Medium: Acrylic
Canvas: Old stretched canvas textured
Size 15.75" x 15.75" (40cm x 40cm)
Duration 1hr 45 mins


Jan Szymczuk
United Kingdom
Art is my life, my dreams and my aspiration is to improve beyond my own capabilities and be remberered as having left a mark in the dirt...

Current Residence: Northumberland, UK
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXL
Favourite genre of music: Country
Favourite photographer: The one that make me stop and zoom in
Favourite style of art: Graphite
Operating System: Windows XP (maybe Windows 7 - if I could afford it)
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Favourite cartoon character: Tom and Jerry
Personal Quote: I'm pink, therefore I'm spam

Journal History

For this oil painting of a nude, I was kindly given permission by the source photographer Stephen Schultz  :iconearthboundart1: :EarthBoundArt1:
to use one of his photograpgh 563…



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WIP21 Finished

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Railguns Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
You have a gorgeous style of sketching!
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HikariYumiya Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the favMirai Kuriyama (Smile) [V1]  hope you like my gallery 
Scotston Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Shame you felt the need to leave the group because you didn't follow submission guidelines?
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WordSmudger Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Good grief, your art's amazing. :salute:
mylifeits Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Jesus christ, youre amazing
donchild Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Great gallery!
SpectreKoix Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is amazing!
Giselle-M Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Happy BirthdayParty
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   General Artist
:iconsuperduperhugplz: welcome to :painter: :iconwatercolorists:

FYI: the rules [link] of the group :manhug:

we look forward to seeing your work

:iconslipperyhugplz: #watercolorists :iconheartballoonplz:
Pol3cat Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work and a brilliant talk tonight.
I am really pleased at what I managed to achieve in such a short time.
Thank you :)
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