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  • Still Life in Blue

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    A lively and visually striking still life composition, executed in oil on canvas.

    Depicting a group of objects including a pair of flower vases and apples set against an outstanding cobalt blue backdrop, this painting explores the expressive qualities of brushstrokes and colour.

    The colour scheme of this composition is bold and bright; and the artist has swiftly and confidently executed multi-directional straight lined brushstrokes to fill in all areas of the canvas, adding a sense of dynamism to the work.

    This painting on canvas is in excellent vintage condition. It is currently unframed but should you wish to have assistance with framing, feel free to contact us at info@discerningpalette.com.

    Size: 65 x 58 cm (including frame)

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    Double Sided Portrait I

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    An intriguing double sided oil on board:  one side depicts a pair of women looking into a book, and the other side features a striking single portrait of a woman.

    The painting of the two ladies with the book is very textured, with multi directional and distinct brushstrokes creating a very dynamic and layered image. On the other side, the portrait of the woman is smoother in texture overall, but still has a very three dimensional effect. The woman has an air of mystery about her, leaving us wondering what she might be thinking about.

    Painted onto board, both paintings are in very good vintage condition and can be displayed on either side. There is some slight paint loss to the very edges of the board but certainly does not detract from the overall charm of either picture. It could be displayed in its current state on an easel or leant against a shelf. Should you wish to have it framed and would like our assistance, you can contact us via email info@discerningpalette.com.

    Size: 48 x 30cm

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    Double Sided Portrait II

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    An intriguing double sided oil on board:  one side depicts a striking single portrait of a woman, and the other side depicts a pair of women looking into a book.

    The painting of the two ladies with the book is very textured, with multi directional and distinct brushstrokes creating a very dynamic and layered image. On the other side, the portrait of the woman is smoother in texture overall, but still has a very three dimensional effect. The woman has an air of mystery about her, leaving us wondering what she might be thinking about.

    Painted onto board, both paintings are in very good vintage condition and can be displayed on either side. There is some slight paint loss to the very edges of the board but certainly does not detract from the overall charm of either picture. It could be displayed in its current state on an easel or leant against a shelf. Should you wish to have it framed and would like our assistance, you can contact us via email info@discerningpalette.com.

    Size: 48 x 30cm

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    Reverie

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    This modernist style painting strikes a fine balance between realism and abstraction. We see a calming and dreamy riverscape on the one hand, but the combination of bold lines, subjective use of colour and  distinct forms and shapes adds an element of abstraction to the piece. We’re unable to tie the landscape to any particular place or moment in time, which lends a sense of mystery to the piece. It allows us to let our minds wander, transporting us to a distant place faraway, away from the stresses of everyday life. The post-impressionist elements of this painting would make it a good fit for a contemporary interior.

    This oil on board comes unframed, and has minor surface marks on the edges that would be easily hidden by a frame.

    Size: 44 x 36cm

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    Roosters

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    A truly striking and vibrant scene of a pair of roosters set within an expressive landscape dotted with trees and other animals. This painting has an exceptional three dimensional quality to it, with very thickly applied brightly coloured oils on the canvas. The artist has caked on the paint and has then shaped it, not using a brush, but with a palette and fingers.  Here the artist has used the paint not simply to depict part of the picture, but to be part of the picture. These techniques are reminiscent of modernist artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, whose use of paint was often pronounced and dramatic, as is the case with this painting.

    The scene taking place has much to offer, with other animals appearing in unexpected places. Every aspect of this picture has been given a life of its own – the swirls of the trees, the dynamic strokes of the sky, the comma like stabs of the grass. Wonderful contrasts of colour and different forms of paint applications lend a sense of depth, and create such an array of interesting features to notice.

    This oil on stretched canvas is in excellent vintage condition. It is unframed but can be hung as is.

    Size:  46 x 55cm

  • Fishing Huts

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    A fun, playful, mid century Swedish oil, painted on board in a Naïve style (Naïve art is characterised by childlike simplicity of execution and vision. As such it has been valued by modernists seeking to get away from what they see as the insincere sophistication of art created within the traditional system).

    A row of red fishing huts line the fishing lake, and behind them we see the forest, and mountains and the salmon pink sky. To the left stands a cheerful figure, adding a wonderful playfulness to the composition.

    The painting is currently unframed and is painted onto very sturdy board. It has surface wear around the outermost edges (as shown in photos) where it was previously framed. A new frame would cover these marks. You could also choose to display in its current state on an easel or leant against a shelf. Should you wish to have it framed and would like our assistance, you can contact us via email info@discerningpalette.com.

    Size: 39.5 x 50 cm

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  • The Sermon

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    A very striking abstract composition of a group of silhouetted figures, painted in 1972. The artist has used a restrained palette of blues, purples and greens to render this composition in oil. Setting the dark figures against the lighter blue background, the artist has created a palpable rhythm within the picture, encouraging our eyes to follow the alternating upward and downward curved outlines of the figures. There artist has included a tiny pop of yellow to the right side of the painting, which punctuates the painting wonderfully.

    This oil on board is in excellent vintage condition. The painting is currently unframed, and is painted onto sturdy board. It could be displayed in its current state on an easel or leant against a shelf. Should you wish to have it framed and would like our assistance, you can contact us via email info@discerningpalette.com.

    Size: 51.5 x 61cm

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  • The Counter

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    We have here a really unique piece that has been painted in oil on both front and back, both still lifes equally stunning.  The artist has applied the vibrant tones in an expressive and dynamic manner, accentuating the patterning to the wall and table cloth. This heightens the texture and form of the composition giving the painting an impressionistic and nostalgic feel. There is an additional study on the reverse, showing a breakfast spread complete with butter, rolled napkin and open book.

    This vintage painting has accrued patina and areas of losses and scuffing (as seen in the photos)  from its journey thus far, but we think it really adds character to the painting(s).

    The painting is unframed and is on board, and can be displayed without a frame (allowing you to be flexible about which side you choose to display), but should you wish assistance with framing we are always happy to help. You can drop us a message here or email us at info@discerningpalette.com

    Size:  50 x 60 cm

  • Break of Dawn

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    This calming mid 20th century oil on canvas depicts a scene of a Spanish village with a woman carrying a basket filled with fresh produce on her head in the foreground.

    It is the break of dawn, and the lady has just completed her first round of transporting the freshly harvested crops from the highlands down to village below.

    Despite the hardships of her livelihood having to balance a heavy load on her head through rough terrains, her upright posture with her hands on her hips exudes strength and pride, and an impressive sense of balance.

    This artwork is painted by Swedish artist Tage Gavik (1914-1981); who has used distinct brushstrokes and contrasting earthy colours to give rise to the various forms in this painting.

    In good vintage condition, and comes unframed.

    Size: 70 x 30 cm

  • Terra Firma

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    A rich palette of golden ochres, variegated greens, chocolate browns, blues and yellows, all contrasted and controlled with a sureness of touch. Bold and earthy layers of paint that form this abstract work of art parallel the rock structures and striations found on the ground and in the soil.

    This stunning abstract work rendered in oil has been painted on canvas on stretchers and is in excellent vintage condition.

    The painting is unframed and is on stretched canvas, but should you wish assistance with framing we are always happy to help. You can drop us a message here or email us at info@discerningpalette.com

    Size:  55 x 46 cm

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  • A Quiet Village

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    A delightful and very textured street scene painted in oil, depicting a group of houses in a village. The colour palette used parallels the natural world, with a mix of neutral tones such as white, earthy orange, and variegated greens. It is a highly textured work, with several areas of distinct impasto (where the paint has been applied thickly such that it stands proud from the surface) creating a three dimensional effect.

    The painting is currently unframed, and is painted onto sturdy board. It could be displayed in its current state on an easel or leant against a shelf. It is in very good vintage condition. There is some surface paint loss to the outermost edges but this does not detract from the main image.

    Size: 26 x 38.5 cm (unframed)

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  • The Laundress

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    A stunning impressionist oil painted on board, depicting an interior scene of a washerwoman at work. Visible brushstrokes in a earthy palette of blues, browns and greys have been used to capture this simple yet captivating composition.

    The painting is currently unframed, and is painted onto sturdy board. It could be displayed in its current state on an easel or leant against a shelf. It is in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 30 x 25 cm

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  • Poppies

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    A well balanced and captivating still life that would add charm to any interior space.

    Placed atop a table with a green checked tablecloth sits a vase with an assortment of poppies.
    The red, white and blue flowers are painted so vibrantly, standing out beautifully against the lightly textured ash grey wall in the background.

    Painted in 1939, the artwork is executed with confident and painterly brushstrokes, and the colours used harmonise beautifully.

    This work is on canvas and stretchers and can be displayed without the need for a  frame, as seen in photo. It is in excellent condition. Should you prefer to have it framed however, we would be happy to assist.

    Size: 40.5 x 35.5 cm

  • Lemons in Colour

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    A really striking and vibrant still like composition in rich saturated colours. The artist has depicted an arrangement of lemons and decorated objects, against a colourful striped interior.

    The painting is in good vintage condition, with some minor surface marks and scuffing, typical for a painting of this age.

    The painting is unframed and is on board, but should you wish assistance with framing we are always happy to help. You can drop us a message here or email us at info@discerningpalette.com

    Size:  60 x 50.5 cm

  • The Catch

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    A very large and vibrant oil painting on board with a wonderful array of details to notice. The painting almost ‘unfolds’ before  us as we look at it, with lots of individual areas of detailing becoming apparent as we let our eyes wander across the picture. At first glance we notice the main scene taking place in the foreground, where a group of fishermen surround their catch of the day. Then we start to notice the other activities taking place, such as the woman spinning yarn on the right, as well as the features of the cityscape beyond. Then, almost as if to surprise us, little animals along the lower border soon reveal themselves to us – the rabbit, frog, dog with bird in mouth, and duck. Even as the picture recedes, the artist has taken great care to paint in all the details, including the cranes and factories in the far distance.

    This wonderful painting with so much to offer measures 80.9 x 48.1cm. There are some areas of paint losses to the bottom of the painting but this would be easily covered by a frame.

    Size: 80.9 x 48.1cm

  • Abstract Forms

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    A cacophony of colour renders this unique abstract.

    Painted on paper and in excellent condition.

    Size: 45.7 x 58.9cm (including frame)

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  • Boat Club

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    An unframed oil on board seascape.

    Size:36 x 48cm

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  • Marble Eggs

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    This delightfully charming and very finely painted watercolour features delicate detailing. There is a softness and subtlety to it that makes it really unique. The artist has managed to capture the wonderful tactile qualities of the stone and marble materials, including its smooth polish and solidity, all while working in the medium of watercolour.

    Painted in watercolour on paper, it would look stunning a slim frame and card mount. It is in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 36 x 26 cm

  • The Kitchen

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    A wonderfully expressive and textured painting of kitchenalia and vegetables. We adore the earthy tones and thick brushstrokes that add depth and a tactile-ness to this painting.

    This picture is unframed and is in excellent vintage condition. There are some paint losses to the outermost edges but these will be perfectly hidden when the artwork is framed.

    Size: 46.3 x 30.7cm

  • Roses

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    In excellent condition.

    Size: 35 x 25.7cm

  • Summer Pasture

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    A small, stunning and very well balanced oil on board. We see cows resting under a tree in pasture, keeping themselves cool and shaded from the summer heat. The mix of contrasting green tones against the blue sky add depth to the picture. The two large trees are punctuated by the string of resting cows on the left, adding a wonderful sense of balance and harmony to the picture. The combination of the cows in repose, the rich green brushwork and the blue skies really lend a sense of tranquillity and calm to this small but confident picture.

    This oil on board is in excellent vintage condition.
    Size: 25 x30 cm

  • The Teaparty

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    This wonderful and delightful early 20th Century garden scene depicts three ladies taking tea outside. The artist has composed the scene in the impressionist manner, reminiscent of the famous garden party works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The ladies perch on garden chairs, while one rests against a tree, drinking tea from a small table.

    Subtle dappled sunlight from the tree canopy above aids the picturesque, calm qualities of the setting, and the overall composition has a distinct and purposeful elegance.

    Painted in oil on canvas which has been laid down to board, this painting is in fine vintage condition with a very minor surface mark to the lower left corner.

    Size: 40.7 x 50.3cm

  • Bellbind

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    A delicately painted watercolour piece depicting twining bellbind with its trumpet shaped flower in all its glory.

    This painting comes unframed and is painted on watercolour paper. It is in good vintage condition.

    Size: 25 x 18cm

  • Jersey Lilies

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    Wonderfully shades of pink and green beautifully capture the detailing of this floral specimen – the Amaryllis Belladonna (also known as the Jersey Lily). This delicate piece would suit any interior and would look lovely in a bedroom or library setting.

    This painting comes unframed and is painted on watercolour paper. It is in good vintage condition, typical for its age (1991) with some slight age toning.

    Size: 32.5 x 23.5cm

  • Peach Blossom

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    A blue vase filled with lush pink peach blossoms in full bloom is presented on a table top, with light streaming in from the window behind. The pink tones stand out beautifully against the deeper blues of the vase and background, and the stems of the peach blossom branch out confidently in different directions, its strength and wildness on display, never to be subdued.

    Painted in oil on canvas board, it is in excellent vintage condition.
    Size: 30 x 24.3 cm

  • The Ship

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    This exceptional impressionist style three-masted ship will be a stand-out feature piece in any home. The areas of chalky white paint against the darker bronze and cocoa tones create a stunning textured and matte effect without losing its vibrancy.

    Painted on board, this artwork would look splendid in both a dark or light coloured frame. Given its robust substrate, this painting could also be displayed unframed on a shelf or table leaning up against a wall. It is in fine vintage condition.

    Size: 50 x 60cm

  • Gone Fishing

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    The rewarding nature of fishing is encapsulated in this charming watercolour. The worn hoop net suggests the passion of an avid angler who relishes reaping the rewards of patience, persistence and serenity of the mind.

    Painted on paper laid down to card, the watercolour is in fine vintage condition.

    Size: 24.2 x 19.9cm

     

  • Red Peppers

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    A charming 20th century still life of red peppers and a unique blue vase.

    This watercolour on paper is unframed and is in excellent vintage condition.

    Size: 36.7 x 27.7cm

  • Strings

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    This picture is unframed and is in excellent vintage condition. There are some paint losses to the outermost edges but these will be perfectly hidden when the artwork is framed.

    Size: 46.3 x 31cm

  • The Marina

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    This lovely and bright early morning scene of a marina is a 20th century gouache and watercolour painting on paper. The artist’s quick and soft brushstrokes give this painting a ‘freshness’ and a lightness which perfectly encapsulates the feeling of being by water – the saltiness in the air, the calming sound of water as it swashes against dry land.

    This painting is unframed and is in good vintage condition.

    Size: 27.5 x 37cm

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