Butterworth

Landscape Gallery

“  Ice Cream Weather...”
       Kirkby Malham  in the Yorkshire dales, a perfect     day for wandering and indulging .  
        Watercolour size 11 x 21  plus frame and mount.  POA
 
Painting English landscapes has always been a great pleasure. Every County has a different feel and capturing the warmth and texture of each subject is both challenging, and rewarding.

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        This garden is one of the country’s best. Divided by Hedge and wall, Banks and ditches, areas are entered though archways and arbors and all are unique. Even when busy you can find quiet solitude in the way that each separate garden is hidden. The Pool is my favourite.

 

Original Watercolour on Fabriano 300gm Not.  Size 68 x 33 cm image.

Framed and Mounted     POA

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The Skies of Kent

Watercolour  view of the  flat Planes  of the Kentish

Down lands.  Oast Houses on the Horizon

 

Size  14 x  23 cms

“ Evensong...”  Tewkesbury Abbey.

 

Watercolour painting 2007

Viewed from the water meadows and mirrored in the River, the Abbey church built by the Normans still stands proud and undamaged after nearly a thousand years of turbulent history.

Beautifully framed in 2.5” silver and gold with ivory mount and gold fillet.

Overall size including frame 76 x 65 cm.

  Bluebells  Rydal Water

 Small watercolour sketches framed in Oak  with warm white mounts available at Beckstones Gallery

                                  Image Size 5” x   12”

 Daffodils  Ullswater

“Splendid Isolation”   Martindale

The Lost valley above Ullswater  has a fascination  which attracts  seekers of solitude like no other. People who drive in can only drive out the same way and you can easily find yourself completely alone. A rarity  for the Lake District.

Watercolour size 30 x 58 approx

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“The Road to Middleham...”      

                            ...Thoralby, Yorkshire

This watercolour was painted after a Yorkshire outing and looks back down into Bishopdale and the tiny hamlet of Thoralby.

The idea of a wide panorama with no sky works because the atmosphere is woven into the colours

reflected onto the distant moors. The strong shadows and the beautiful colour tells us that summer is well and truly here.

 

Size  23 x 75 cms  image  on Arches 140 Not Paper.

 

 

 

   

    “May ...”  Hebden Bridge

   The industrial powerhouse driven by Mills and Barges in the early 19th century has given way to the mellow tranquility of leisure and pleasure. Looking it’s best in the month of May.

    Watercolour size 11” x 21 “ approx   POA

 

“After the Harvest...” The small village of  Horsmonden in Kent , Oast houses, a Flint and Stone Church and a late summers day, not far off a Pub either... Perfect.

Watercolour size 18 x 9” approx                 POA

Geoff

BUTTERWORTH

Fine Arts

 

“The Valley...”

    The  rugged border country between Lancashire and Yorkshire

 

Size approx 79 cm x 85 cm framed.  Fabriano Paper.

 

The Pool,  Hidcote.”  

“Perfect Peace”   Stonethwaite

The lake district of Borrowdale has been a late discovery for me but now the small villages scattered around provide great subjects. This new watercolour is available at Beckstones Gallery

Approx Size 30x 58 cms

 

 “Life at a slow pace...”  Just down the lane    where I live, easy going, slow summer days,

      a perfect subject for a waterclour.     

     Size 9” x 26”  approx      POA

“A Winter Breakfast...”

 

 

High up in the Pennine's again on Blackstone Edge. Melting snow and trampled soil , broken walls and beaten trees hammered by the wind and rain. A hard land, not the  soft, rich lowland pastures of the south. This painting captures it all. Not pretty but pretty real.

 

Painted in pure watercolour on Fabriano 140lb  artistico

Size 13” x  29”

“In the Pink... “  Moseley Old Hall

 

After the Battle of Worcester in the English Civil War, King Charles fled and hid in a secret Priest Hole  here and escaped the Prliamentary troops.

The gardens are now a place of peace and light.

 Highly Commended at Birmingham Watercolour society summer show 2015

Watercolour on Arches 140 lb rough paper size 17 x 25” approx POA

“Towards the Saxon Warriors...”  

  Lenham in Kent. Hidden under the stone floor of the old Tuder shop  workmen found six Saxon warriors buried after the Battle of Hastings. The name has stuck

 

Watercolour on Saunders Waterford 140 lb size 8.5” x 15”approx

POA

 

        The Shopkeeper...

                     Down in the Historic village of Lenham in Kent, our man ambles down to his shop at a civilised time in the morning some of the antiques he sells are a little older than he is,  retirement, I don’t think so.

 

  Watercolour on Arches 140lb Rough

Size 48 x 26 cms approx

e-mail   geoffbuttart@gmail.com

Two Watercolour Sketches

“The Peace of Evening...”

Smallhythe Place in Kent, home of actress Helen Terry,

Treading the boards in the late 19th century , a Lady of Shakespeare and Shaw and a love of Gardening .

The evening light does the rest.

Watercolour on Whatman 200 lb Paper.  Perfect.

Size 15 x 21 approx   POA

        “Distant Sun...”
This is Walsden on the Rochdale Canal. One of my favourite places to paint. The winter light barely breaks through into the chill of the day . Keep moving is the order of the day no place to be painting, a quick sketch and a couple of photos will suffice. Back to the studio for the rest.
  Watercolour size 12 x 23  

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