Winners of our summer landscape painting competition

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Winners of our summer landscape painting competition

Sheila Cunningham selected as the overall winner in our recent competition with Tim Fisher and Search Press

To celebrate the launch of Tim Fisher's latest book, Palette Knife Painting in Acrylics, published by Search Press in July, we invited artists to enter their best summer landscapes for the chance to win copies of the book along with one special prize for the overall winner of an original painting by Tim of Bamburgh Castle.

We had some beautiful entries depicting landscapes from around the world and the judges, Tim, Sally and Ingrid had their work cut out choosing the winning works.

In the end the choice of Corfu Trail, see below, by Sheila Cunningham as the winning entry was unanimous and Tim's painting and book are now on their way to their new home.

Corfu Trail, gouache by Sheila Cunningham

'This painting immediately stood out for me with its bright, clean colours that give the work a feeling of peace and tranquility. I like the way you have handled the paint to create a very pleasing composition. Congratulations Sheila,' Tim.

As runners-up, the following artists will each receive a copy of Tim's book.

Beautiful Lake District, acrylic, by Loraine North

'This work has a pleasing slightly abstract quality to it. The texture of the paint and the colours chosen have been exploited fully to give a real feeling for the moody atmosphere and rugged texture of the mountainside,' Tim.

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Gardener's Shed, Gertrude Jekyll Garden, Lindisfarne by Julie Powell

'The discovery of this tranquil little corner on Lindisfarne has led to a very accomplished painting of a subject that many would just pass by. I particularly like the way the dappled light plays on the shed and the objects in the foreground and I felt that the rendering of the plants and foliage had been carried out especially well,' Tim.

Steady Number, acrylic by Stephen Kelly

'I think the artist has handled this subject really well, a study of a farmer scything in the immediate foreground.  The figure is well seen with the correct posture and a facial expression that denotes one who is experienced in the task in hand. It is a good composition with the person offset from the centre of the painting, nicely balanced by the farmhouse and swirling smoke in the distance,' Tim.

Memories, oil by Jean Briers

'The thing that first  attracted me to this work by Jean is the wonderful colours that have been used, especially to describe the distant mountains and their reflections in the Tarn. The clever use of composition and the way the paint is applied  gives a real sense of depth to this work,' Tim.

Thanks to Tim and Search Press for sponsoring the prizes and congratulations to all the winning artists.

If you'd like a copy of Tim's book we currently have 20% off the RRP in our online bookstore!


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Well done! A lovely selection of paintings.