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Reading Into Tomorrow

Posted by: Paul A Reeves

Tagged in: tomorrow , Scottish , Reeves , Reading , Paul , Painting , oil , canvas , artist , art

Paul A Reeves

Reading Into Tomorrow - Oil on canvas.

I was experimenting with painting using only very few colours and using colour to express mood. I had this painting in mind to reflect on the issue of the energy crisis in the future. How much are we dependent on electrical technology for communication and entertainment. Try going just one day without using anything electrical whatsoever. It’s not as easy as it sounds. Where would you be without your iphone, or your Kindle, or you computer? I have to admit, I’m not sure I’d like it myself.



The character in the painting is a self portrait. I’ve often used myself for many of my paintings, even if the characters are physically different, I still find myself an inexpensive and readily available model when I need such reference. I do enjoy using and painting other people when I get the opportunity.


Here I am while I was working on, Reading Into Tomorrow.


Prints of Reading Into Tomorrow, can be seen and purchased here, along with many others. Paul Reeves Art

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Wee Scrapper

Posted by: Paul A Reeves

Tagged in: Wee Scrapper , Scottish , scotland , Paul Reeves , oil , fighter , canvas , boxing , artist , art

Paul A Reeves

Wee Scrapper - Oil on Canvas.

This painting is quite life size, and has caught a few family members and friends offguard when entering a room and seeing this when I had it resting in a chair waiting to be taken away to be exhibited.

I loved painting this one, it was one of those paintings that just flowed.

I've always been impressed by people or organizations that build and fight their way to the top, quite often being confronted by far bigger and more powerful opponents. I love boxing, and what better way to tell the story of the underdog fighting to the top, than that of a wee tough character, gritting his teeth, not backing down, and squaring up to someone far bigger. He knows he's going to take a few hard knocks, but he's going to come out on top no matter what.

Prints of Wee Scrapper and other artwork of mine can be seen and purchased here. Paul Reeves Art

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The Simple Things

Posted by: Paul A Reeves

Tagged in: urban , The Simple Things , smoking , Scottish , scotland , Paul Reeves , Painting , oil , labour , canvas , artist , art

Paul A Reeves


Being a non smoker, I was pleased about the UK ban on smoking in public places. I've lost count of the number of times I've returned home reeking of second hand smoke. It did however occur to me, that it was a bit unfair on those that don't chain smoke in public places, and this is one of the very few comforts that they desire, to enjoy a smoke along with a drink.

I wanted to show this with the image of a middle aged man, still working and clearly a labourer. A clear example of the backbone of our nation. Here he is enjoying a few of the simple pleasures he desires in life, a smoke and a dram.

This is quite a large oil painting, and I experimented with some new ideas of moving the oil around the canvas using my fingers and pieces of cloth. I was very pleased with the results, and continue to use the same methods with other paintings.

Prints of The Simple Things and other artwork of mine can be seen and purchased here. Paul Reeves Art

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