Blue Valley

Blue Valley (Full)
Blue Valley, 2018. Watercolour on paper. 29.7 x 21cm

Blue Valley is an original watercolour painting on paper.

The painting has no connection to the fictional city within the DC Comics universe.

It is, however, a carefully thought out abstract watercolour painting making use of varying hues of blue.

You can own the original Blue Valley painting here.

 

Wandering

Wandering
Wandering, 2018. Watercolour on paper. 29.7 x 21cm

Wandering is an original abstract watercolour painting on paper.

The painting is a reflection on the human trait of wandering.

Three figures are at the centre of the painting, but where are they wandering to?

Are they wandering into danger or are they in fact wandering to their destiny?

You can buy the original painting here.

 

 

 

We’ve got ourselves a heatwave

Heat Wave (Full)
Heat Wave, 2018. Watercolour on paper. 29.7 x 21cm

Yes, it’s that time of year again.

Summertime.

It’s a season when, funnily enough, our weather improves markedly on the previous three seasons; autumn, winter and spring.

So it should come as no surprise that, on occasion, a prolonged period of warm weather is always possible. This, despite the cliche that it always rains in Great Britain.

It’s true, it does rain. Thank goodness.

But, more often than not, with the climate as it is, the UK does have the occasional heatwave.

And, as of Monday June 25th 2018, much of Great Britain is in the midst of a heatwave,

The illustrated painting depicts just that; a heat wave.

You can own the original watercolour painting titled Heat Wave here.

Also available, a limited edition print.

 

We Won! We Won! (Maradona’s middle fingers)

We Won! We Won!
We Won! We Won!, 2018. Watercolour on paper. 29.7 x 21cm

We Won! We Won! is an original watercolour on paper depicting Maradona’s “celebration” at Argentina scraping through the group stages of the FIFA World Cup 2018 at the expense of a spirited performance by the Super Eagles, Nigeria.

You can own the original painting here.

Alternatively, you can buy a limited edition print here.

 

 

 

 

FFS (Everyday)

FFS (Everyday) (Full)
FFS (Everyday), 2018. Watercolour on paper. 29.7 x 21cm

FFS (Everyday) is an original watercolour painting on paper.

FFS is an acronym for the term “For Fuck’s sake” and is used on an everyday basis by a large number of people, and usually for good reason.

With a lot of incompetence in the world, it is the competent’s “go to” phrase to describe their fellow human without resorting to violence.

You can own a limited edition print of FFS here.

 

 

Slice of bread

A watercolour painting of a slice of bread by Mark Gisbourne
Slice, 2018. Watercolour on paper. 29.7 x 21cm

Slice is an original watercolour painting of a slice of bread.

It may or may not be the best thing since sliced bread depending on your opinion. In fact, it may be the worst thing since sliced bread although this would be a slight overreaction in my humble opinion.

Either way, it is most definitely a depiction of a slice of bread.

If you would like to own this particular rendering of a slice of bread, you can do so here where it is available via my online shop for a limited time.

 

Summer Solstice, June 21 2018

Summer Solstice, June 21 2018 (Full)
Summer Solstice, June 21 2018, Oil and pencil on board. 29.7 x 21cm

The summer solstice, or midsummer, occurs when a planet’s rotational axis, or geographical pole on either its Northern or its Southern Hemisphere, is most greatly inclined toward the star that it orbits. In Earth’s case, that star is the Sun.

Own the original painting, Summer Solstice, June 21 2018 here.

The summer solstice occurs during the hemisphere’s summer. This is the June solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the December solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Depending on the shift of the calendar, the summer solstice occurs some time between June 20 and June 22 in the Northern Hemisphere and between December 20 and December 23 each year in the Southern Hemisphere. The same dates in the opposite hemisphere are referred to as the winter solstice.

As seen from a geographic pole, the Sun reaches its highest altitude of the year on the summer solstice. The colloquial term “midsummer” refers to the day on which the solstice occurs. The summer solstice day has the longest period of daylight, except in the polar regions, where daytime remains continuous for 24 hours every day during a period ranging from a few days to six months around the summer solstice.