Skies, landscape and other subjects.

Pastels are a dry medium, requiring no fluids to mix or create colours; they are perfectly suited to the delicacy of clouds and sparkling atmospheric effects. Oil paint is thicker and provides body and presence to even the smallest work. This painter likes both mediums for their different qualities. Examples of work are below, plus links to more images and information.

Recent Work

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Sunset Around the Corner

Pastel on PastelMat card, approx 6x4 inches. Unframed: £30 excl. delivery.

loch_assynt

Loch Assynt, Scotland

Oils on Arches oil paper 12 x 9 inches. Unframed: £50 exc delivery

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Rain At Sea

Pastel on PastelMat card, 13 x 9 inches. Unframed: £50 excl delivery.

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Hail Cloud

Oil on canvasboard 6x6 inches. Box-framed: £ 45 excl delivery

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Summertime Haze

Pastel on PastelMat card 13 x 9 inches.

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Cloud Over Heather

Oils on gessobord 7x5 inches. Box-framed £45 excl delivery

Buying and Contact

Paintings are available directly from the platforms/galleries mentioned above; but can also be reserved/purchased from the artist via Paypal invoicing. In all cases, the work is dispatched directly from the painter. Any queries can be made to sales [at] christinederrick.com.

About the Artist

Christine has painted for several decades, but the greater volume of her activity has been since 2005. She joined evening classes in the 1970's, starting with oils and tackling mainly local landscape features. While in search of a mental break from oils, she was encouraged to try pastels, since these are another opaque medium. Despite exploring other avenues such as acrylic and semi-abstracted styles, she has come back again to pastels and alternates these with oils when she wishes. Subject- matter has varied widely, with florals occupying a long stretch of time through the 90's and 2000's. At this point (2016) a body of skyscape work has been forming, in both media. She belongs to very few groups, preferring to do the bulk of her creativity alone. Paintings can be found online at dailypaintWorks.com, and Original-Art-Under100.com. Christine lives in England, UK.

Geographic location: 4 Hillside Cottages, Barrow Gurney, North Somerset BS48 3RX England.