Homage to Major Oak

Homage to Major Oak is an original oil painting on board.

The painting is inspired by the well-loved veteran oak tree, Major Oak, situated in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.

For inquiries regarding this painting, please contact Sue Wright at Meander & Mooch.

Homage To Major Oak
Homage To Major Oak, 2016. Oil on board.

A Beautiful Little Painting Titled ‘Heat Source’

Heat Source

Heat Source - An original painting by Mark Gisbourne

Heat Source is a small painting with a big heart. If you have the tiniest space available on your walls and you want to inject a little warmth into your abode then this stunning little oil painting may be what your art collection needs.

The story of Heat Source dates back a few years. To 2013 as a matter of fact. Back then, my practice had already downsized after moving out of my Stratford-upon-Avon studio. My work space was now a disused garage and in the move I had managed to gather together as many supports as possible, no matter how small. As it happens, I had already worked on canvas much smaller than this. Postage stamp size even. But at the time this was the smallest. It had also been covered in sand and thick adhesive so had a glorious texture with it. As with many of my works, I had pondered a course of action and there were several ideas attempted but none of them sang to me so to speak. But as with many of what I consider to be my abstract thought process, I applied paint to board once more, and what emerged was a beautil glow, radiating heat, and what would appear to be an earthlike or indeed, planetlike source of heat, to me at least. So I grabbed the inspiration and went along with it. Who was I to disobey my decisive creative authority?

Describing the work I will first say it measures approximately 19 x 15 cm, or 7.5 x 6.5 inches. At the very top of the piece, our source for life, water, depicted as two blue profiled reservoirs whilst below, the crust is still belting out heat of some sort. The only question: Is it planet Earth? or is it some other celestial body?

Heat Source is currently available for £275, shipping included. Click here if you would like to own this delightful little gem.

From The Archives: Wall Street Lunch Is For Wimps Painting

Oil Painting Wall Street Lunch Is For Wimps

“Lunch is for wimps” Theses are the words uttered by the ruthless Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas in Oliver Stone’s 1987 film, Wall Street. This is the first time we meet Gekko as we are thrust into the cutthroat world of stocks, shares, and copious amounts of city money. Fast forward to present time and I cannot imagine it is any different. Nowadays, however, those who practice Intermittent Fasting would no doubt disagree with the “lunch is for wimps” philosophy as would Muslims who are following Ramadan.

Red River Abstract Painting

Red River - An Original Abstract Oil Painting by Mark GisbourneRed River is an sold abstract painting inspired by the Red River that runs through China and Vietnam.

The Red River (simplified Chinese红河traditional Chinese紅河pinyinHóng HéVietnameseSông Hồng), also known as the Hồng Hà and Sông Cái (lit. “Mother River”) in Vietnamese[citation needed] and the Yuan River (元江Yuán Jiāng) in Chinese, is a river that flows from Yunnan in Southwest China through northern Vietnam to the Gulf of Tonkin. According to C. Michael Hogan, the associated Red River Fault was instrumental in forming the entire South China Sea at least as early as 37 million years before present.

The Red River begins in China‘s Yunnan province in the mountains south of Dali. It flows generally southeastward, passing through Dai ethnic minority areas before leaving China through Yunnan’s Honghe Autonomous Prefecture. It enters Vietnam at Lào Cai Province. It forms a portion of the international border between China and Vietnam. The river, known as Thao River for this upper stretch, continues its southeasterly course through northwestern Vietnam before emerging from the mountains to reach the midlands.[citation needed] Its main tributaries, the Black River (Da River) and Lô River join in to form the very broad Hồng near Việt Trì, Phu Tho Province. Downstream from Việt Trì, the river and its many distributaries spread out to form the Red River Delta. The Red River flows past the Vietnamese capital Hanoi before emptying into the Gulf of Tonkin.[citation needed]

The reddish-brown heavily silt-laden water gives the river its name. The red river has a reddish-brown tint to the river because of the silt. The Red River is notorious for its violent floods with its seasonally wide volume fluctuations. The delta is a major agricultural area of Vietnam with vast area devoted to rice. The land is protected by an elaborate network of dikes and levees.[citation needed]

The Black River and Lô River are the Red River’s two chief tributaries.