paul wuensche art

Paintings and drawings (mostly my own). I'm hoping this will be a more lively and up-to-date way of presenting my work to anyone who is interested. I will post mainly recent work, but may occasionally slip in something from my archive. Any comments/feedback most welcome.

Self-portrait

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Self-portrait, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 14 inches

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Nadia

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Nadia, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 16 inches

Cyclamen

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Cyclamen, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 16 inches

Devon

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Hartland Quay, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24 inches

Spent another 10 days in Devon with the Old Street group, exploring Dartmoor and the North Devon coast. Here is a re-post of the painting I did earlier in the year on the same stretch of coastline (see https://paulwuenscheart.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/to-the-lighthouse/):

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Hartland Point, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches

We didn’t have great weather this time, even though it was July. However, I found a place where you can paint even when it’s raining. The Two Bridges Hotel in Dartmoor, a charming old family-run hotel, that has hosted among other people, the actress Vivien Leigh, has a gazebo next to a stone bridge that forms part of its driveway. This allowed me to work on this painting for a good two and a half hours without getting wet:

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The Bridge at the Two Bridges Hotel, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24 inches

We did find one more place to paint under shelter: the beach at Welcombe has caves in the cliff face. If you’re an artist and you’re seeking to increase the value of your stock by dying an early and romantic death, this is a good place to set up your easel: while you’re busy establishing exactly the right shade of rose-tinted grey, the tide will come roaring in and swallow you up:

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Welcombe Mouth Beach, Oil on Canvas, 18 x 24 inches

The figure in the middle is not in fact an artist fighting off the waves with his palette, he is a German surfer and travelling fire-throwing/swallowing (artist), the kind of person you often bump into in North Devon.

Lastly, during a brief interlude in the British July rainy season, I painted this sitting on the dunes at Bude beach:

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Bude beach, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 inches

Ronald Board

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Ronald Board, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 24 inches

Spent last weekend in the village of Coombe Raleigh in Devon. We were surrounded by beautiful countryside but I couldn’t resist painting this wonderful face instead.

Morning view

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Morning view, Oil on Canvas 28 x 24 inches

Similar, though more restricted view to the one I posted in ‘Love Story’ (see previous months). Done around 9.30am, so more contrejour.

50 shades of grey

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The Highmaster’s House, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Orchard

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Devon Orchard, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 16 inches

To the Lighthouse

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Hartland Point, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Tesco Flowers

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Tesco Flowers, Oil on Canvas, 22 x 14 inches

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