More information about sold and commissioned pieces.......(see below for the finished works).
The first two paintings were Top Secret commissions for Christmas 2016.
"Bill's post, Quay Rocks" is a watercolour on paper, a painting of a place on the Isle of Wight which holds special memories for Ken and Karen. Karen posted on facebook, "We are the proud owners of a Sally Slade original and couldn't be more pleased....Thank you to our very good friend for our Christmas present and to you Sally for the Masterpiece...Ken is delighted; we will treasure it".
"Mollie" is a watercolour portrait of an 8 year old labrador, painted for her "mummy", Mandy. It was a secret present from her husband. Mandy said "One of my Christmas presies from my hubby is a Sally Slade one too, of my 8 year old lab Mollie. I love it".
The acrylic of the "The Priest's Door" was exhibited at Lincolnshire Churches Trust 2015, Surfleet St Laurence Autumn Show 2015 and South Holland Open Arts 2016, and has now been sold to John, who is pictured by the actual Priest's Door in Pinchbeck.
The watercolour of St Mary's, from a photo I took one Autumn, has now been presented to its new owners (seen below) so I am able to show it to you at last! A thank you goes from me to Norman Rossiter, for framing it so beautifully, as usual.
You can now buy the card of that painting....see below.....a limited number of these cards are available for sale from St Mary's Church, with all proceeds going to the church.The cards were printed by Norman Rossiter, who has helped the church by donating the cost of setting. Thank you!
The watercolour on the second row of "Quay Rocks, the steps by Newell's Slip" was a present from me to another Seaview family.
The two small ink and watercolour sketches (Abi with Bunny and The two ladies at the bar) were also recent sales, and the "Tulips in a Jar" (postcard size) sold even before I had finished it! The power of the internet is such that the pen and ink sepia drawing of "Sissinghurst Castle" (bottom right) sold within 20 minutes of my publishing it online!
The watercolour of the couple on the boat (All at sea) was a commissioned work, as was the Jug of Freesias, which was commissioned by a lady who saw and liked the Jug of Tulips.
Bourne Abbey Church was commissioned to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of a couple who married there in 1992. I visited the church and took the photos; a service that I can offer if the venue is local. If you look really carefully, you can see the date of the wedding painted into the sky above the church roof!
Finally, Swiss Cottage, Cromford, was another top secret commission for a birthday present. I loved painting this, as we had stayed in the cottage for our silver wedding anniversary, meaning that it held an special place in my heart! Plus it is a lovely cottage in a spectacular location near to many amazing stately homes (we visited Chatsworth and Hardwick Hall) as well as the Peak District, Matlock Baths and Cromford Mills. The recipient was delighted with her painting!
Keep an eye on my facebook page - Sally Slade: Artist - for fast-moving developments such as these!