16 Newtons

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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 simple white trays to protect and contain their overflowing edges and, so that they don’t disappear without trace, they’re saved here in Frames Of Reference.

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Bad Weather, Penrith

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Cool Light, After Rain

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Down and Over

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Grazing Cows, Thirston

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Oil Seed

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Two Empty Fields

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The End of Spring

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Summer Storm

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Small Valley, Big Clouds

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Hazy Light

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Rain Over Eshott

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Day of Expectation

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Twice Raining

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Leaving Home

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Tree Shadows

These are wonderfully evocative paintings, postcard size landscapes captured in generous impasto, small packages of concentrated energy that punch way above their weight. A Newton is a unit of force, and maybe 16 Newtons are the equivalent of 16 Tons, so here’s a song for Robert…

Tennessee Ernie Ford – 16 Tons (Go-Go Version)

See more paintings by Robert Newton at The Rowley Gallery.

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5 Responses to 16 Newtons

  1. Oh my, I never gave it a thought, 16 ton of paintings and just love the simple presentation. The edges continue onto the easel but you can’t have that and there’s no room for the dancing girls in my studio, shame.

    Many thanks Chris!

  2. Hedy Parry-Davies says:

    Another gem Chris!

  3. Paul Finn says:

    Fantastic stuff Robert and Chris

  4. Annabel says:

    What beautiful paintings, and beautifully framed too.

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