So, well into August now and the weather hasn’t been the best to put it mildly! At least that has meant a little more time in the studio. Two more pieces are on the easel, with recent work now completed, and a few now varnished and ready for their forever homes. I’m also really excited about a new auction feature I will be adding to the website soon.
If you are familiar with my work and website you will be aware that purchasing pieces, be it prints or original works, is simply completed by contacting me through the website or social media outlets, (if unfamiliar, you know now) and that has allowed me to keep a personal touch with my collectors. To the ordering process just follow this link: Order Process
Over the months, however, during my travels at home and abroad, searching for just the right subject opportunity, I have painted many en plein air, alla prima pieces. Just to be clear ‘alla prima’ means ‘all in one go’ and ‘en plein air’ roughly translates to ‘open air’ or painted all at once outdoors.
Up to a point these had remained as reference for larger studio works. Being completed all in one sitting, in the outdoors and situation of the subject, lends a freshness and immediacy to each piece. This came to be noticed by a few of my regular collectors, and I was asked many times if I would sell these.
To cut a long story short, I decided to offer these alla prima pieces for sale, but as they are smaller and less finessed than my larger works I wanted a different platform through which to offer them. From that decision came a search for an appropriate platform. It has taken time to find, and I will shortly be launching my ‘auction platform’ for these smaller pieces.
If you would like to be kept updated, and be the first to know when the auction site goes live, please drop your info into the form below and we’ll keep you posted.
The auctions will be for the smaller alla prima, en plein air works. Most will be from 18 x 24 cm up to 26 x 36 cm. All of the auction pieces are in oils, on stretched canvas and unframed (so you can have the piece mounted as you please). Auction reserves will start as low as £29.99. I’m sure you will agree that this represents a very cost effective way to own a unique piece of art form Chris Gill Gallery to hang in your home or office. Each work will arrive complete with certificate of authenticity, signed and dated by me, and care instructions for your new work enclosed.
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