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Powis Castle; Painting & History

A Welsh Prince built Powis Castle in the thirteenth century. Following the end of the Welsh Wars (1282) and for his loyalty to Edward I, the King permitted Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn to begin building Powis Castle circa 1283.  Lord Powis (Edward Grey) took possession of the whole castle In the 1530s, and started the process of re-building it. In 1578, Powis Castle was leased to Sir Edward Herbert, 2nd son of the Earl of Pembroke and Anne Parr (sister to Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of King Henry VIII). In 1587, he purchased the whole castle and estate outright. From then onwards generations of Herberts transformed Powis from a fortress into a manor house – a beautiful and comfortable home. Each...

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Still life commissions

It’s been a great summer for still life painting.  I’ve had the pleasure of discovering some lush, colourful gardens with an abundance of inspiration to paint my still life commissions. This year has also seen seen an increase in the number of demands for personal, still life commissions.  So with that in mind I thought I would continue with the theme from the last blog.  This week I take you through the simple process of commissioning your own still life painting.

Cabane des Violettes, Crans Montana, Switzerland. Sunrise. oil painting

Commissioning a landscape painting

Commissioning a landscape painting is unknown territory for many people. So I’m writing this blog to take you ‘behind the scenes’ and show the whole process of commissioning your own landscape painting from start to finish. What the process involves and which choices you might make as the commissioner.  This particular painting is being painted in the Swiss Alps.