Tag Archives: Robert Newton

Six From Robert Newton

A box of paintings, newly arrived from Robert Newton, full of the smell of fresh oil paint even before the bubblewrap came off. A box of delights, each one thickly painted with quick strokes that capture the fleeting presence of … Read more

Frames Of Reference

A collection of photos arrived on our desk last week with a thank you note from a valued and long-standing customer. He had rehung his collection of pictures, most of which were framed by us, so it was a rare … Read more

Momentum

Waiting on Holme Moss – TV helicopter just above the yellow van. You could hear the crowd roaring as they climbed the valley from Holmfirth. Electric! Momentum (p=mv) Newtonian Mechanics = One thing leads to another.

16 Newtons

This little oil painting, titled Passing By and roughly the size of a small paperback, is one of sixteen that Robert Newton was commissioned to paint at the end of last year. We’ve just finished framing them. They’re set in … Read more

On Painting

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realise how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” (Socrates?)

En Plein Air

Getting into habits regarding working methods can be really liberating. You only have to think of Morandi and the way his limited subject matter and studio discipline created ultimate freedom for him. I have been used to making my landscapes … Read more

My Work

Well, after delivering some new work to The Rowley Gallery, I made it home in one go from Kensington back to the North East. Last time I got lost but kept coming back to the same place near Holland Park, … Read more