Sunday, 29 December 2019

Ham Radio operator captures Photographs of Pot plants

Ham Radio operator captures Photographs of Pot plants       

Ham Radio operator captures Photographs of Pot plants.   Thank you again for your comments about my photography and paintings-its been a busy three months writing and maintaining my blog and dealing with a huge amount of emails from my many readers-please keep them coming-they keep me going.

Agents have been sourced and the response was very slow but there is now are a steady stream of people looking to act as agents for my bespoke work-who says trying to get a business off the ground is easy?

I have been looking through your comments and many people have highlighted the work of the Queen Mum as their favorite oil painting-it is interesting that the comments about The Queen and Prince William oil portraits have come from a large age group, people from 16 through to 80 have made comments about the Queen Mother, many have said that they only know her through my oil painting-they have gone on and engaged in research.

My portrait of Alan Shearer together with Kevin Keegan has drawn comments from around the world-one person has enquired about American Football Art-another lead maybe for additional work and exposure.

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Artist captures flower pictures

Artist captures flower pictures

Artist captures flower pictures

Artist captures flower pictures

Artist captures flower pictures

Artist captures flower pictures

Artist captures flower pictures

Artist captures flower pictures

Artist captures flower pictures

Artist captures flower pictures

Artist captures flower pictures

Ham Radio operator captures Photographs of Pot plants       




Monday, 23 December 2019

Ham Radio operator and Artist John G4YDM-Oil paintings from a love of flowers

Ham Radio operator and Artist John G4YDM-Oil paintings from a love of flowers


Ham Radio operator and Artist John G4YDM-Oil paintings from a love of flowers.  AS we head in towards Christmas & the New Year, I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to comment on my website, your suggestions are what keeps me adding content.

Photography has always been a great part in my artwork creation and many have asked me to put up other pictures featuring flowers which I have talked about on other pages when referring to oil on canvas works



Rural Northumberland


Flowers make excellent subjects for oil paintings

Flowers make excellent subjects for oil paintings

Flowers make excellent subjects for oil paintings

Flowers make excellent subjects for oil paintings

Ham Radio operator and Artist John G4YDM-Oil paintings from a love of flowers



Saturday, 21 December 2019

Ham Radio operator and Artist Otterburn area of Northumberland

Ham Radio operator and Artist Otterburn area of Northumberland

Ham Radio operator and Artist Otterburn area of Northumberland.  Capturing pictures of your local area is a great starting point for landscape paintings especially oil paintings, oil is very vivid and has a variety of color tones which are very important for creating realistic works of art.

I,m essentially a portrait artist but I do enjoy photography especially landscapes, one never knows maybe these local pictures of Otterburn in Northumberland North East England will form the basis of landscape paintings in the future, art is an evolving creative pursuit and one will never know where your interest will take you.

Thank you to everybody who writes to say how much they enjoy reading my blog posts, your comments are very welcome, please continue to comment, add your email address using the form on this page to keep up to date with information about oil portraits on linen canvas and future landscape paintings.

Otterburn Mill in  Northumberland

This is part of Otterburn Mill




Otterburn in Northumberland North East England

Otterburn in Northumberland North East England

Otterburn in Northumberland North East England

Otterburn in Northumberland North East England

Ham Radio operator and Artist Otterburn area of Northumberland


Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Ham Radio operator and Artist-Oil paintings and portraits need good photographs as reference

Ham Radio operator and Artist-Oil paintings and portraits need good photographs as reference

Ham Radio operator and Artist-Oil paintings and portraits need good photographs as reference.  I use photographs as a form of reference all these pictures you see below have been taken in various parts of the North East of England, this part of the U.K. is a gold mine for scenery and many artists find inspiration from its many beauty spots, coastal areas in the Northeast lend themselves to great seascape paintings and many travel from and around the country to paint in the Northumberland National Park.

Oil paintings and portraits need good photographs as reference.      One of my favorite areas of the Northeast in Otterburn and the surrounding hills, coach parties are frequently seen stopping off in Otterburn before heading on the Jedburgh and Edinburgh. During the summer months, the area is full of livestock from sheep to cattle and we have also seen more exotic animals including lamas and alpaca which are reared for the dense and quality wool.

Photographs are the lifeblood and starting point for many planned artworks and there is no better place than Northumberland to search for those unique seen of farm animals, here are some of my pictures of Otterburn in Northumberland County.

Oil paintings and portraits need good photographs as reference

Oil paintings and portraits need good photographs as reference

Oil paintings and portraits need good photographs as reference

Ham Radio operator and Artist-Oil paintings and portraits need good photographs as reference


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Saturday, 14 December 2019

Ham Radio operator-Oil paintings for the future

Ham Radio operator-Oil paintings for the  future 

Ham Radio operator-Oil paintings for the future.  Thank you for writing about my artwork blog and where I live, many have asked if I have pictures that I may use in the future to create oil portraits or paintings from.

This splendid picture of a sunflower will probably make a great oil painting, you may have seen the famous sunflowers painted by Van Gogh, I'm sure this wonderful bloom would make great art.


Oil paintings for future creation   A bunch of tomatoes an excellent subject for a print for a kitchen all food-related pictures would make interesting works to display and enhance a cooking area.




Here we have some old men enjoying a game of bowls at Usworth park, pictures like this one would be interesting if turned into a painting. Everyday life has been captured by artists for many years, they tell stories in a visible form that describes the culture of a particular part of a country, bowls are played throughout the United Kingdom by many people, young and old









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Ham Radio operator-Oil paintings for the  future 

Ham Radio enthusiast-explains the use of photographs oil on canvas artwork

Ham Radio enthusiast-explains the use of photographs oil on canvas artwork


Ham Radio enthusiast-explains the use of photographs oil on canvas artwork.  Thank you for making comments about my artwork and photographs, they are very complimentary and help me decide on what oil on canvas works I will create next.



Artists use photographs for their oil on canvas artwork.  Oil portraits on linen canvas make excellent unique gifts, they are one-off or bespoke products that you own and no one else.


The process I use to create oil paintings is to first choose a good quality photograph, they must be clear and above all colorful, these create the scene for works which I will work on in the weeks and months ahead.

Ham Radio enthusiast-explains the use of photographs oil on canvas artwork


Ham Radio operator John G4YDM-Oil portraits are special gifts.

Ham Radio operator John G4YDM-Oil portraits are special gifts.


Ham Radio operator John G4YDM-Oil portraits are special gifts.  Thank you for commenting on my oil portraits hand-painted on linen canvas, I am very pleased with your response since starting my blog posts and many readers have made very complimentary comments about my work, your recent comments are all very helpful, these are the pages which receive most comments.


Oil portraits hand painted from photographs, North East England Artist John Allsopp


Sporting fans have reacted to all of my sorts portraits, listed below are the portraits with most complimentary comments and questions.


Oil portraits hand painted from photographs, North East England Artist John Allsopp


Alan Shearer is a hero to many people who follow Newcastle United Football Club, my portraits of Alan receives a lot of comments mostly asking how I painted his portrait and why I use oil on canvas to create works of art.

Many people have made excellent comments about my dog portraits especially Digby in oil on canvas, he was a very special friend and like all our dogs over the years they become part of the family.

Oil portraits hand painted from photographs, North East England Artist John Allsopp




I receive many positive comments about the layout of my art website and people love to surf through my pages, here is a list of popular web pages containing a wide variety of art-related subjects.  

Ham Radio operator John G4YDM-Oil portraits are special gifts.




Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ham Radio operator-explains Modernism

Ham Radio operator-explains Modernism 


Ham Radio operator-explains Modernism. Thank you for writing and commenting on my blog and website about my oil portraits and description of my artwork

I see modernism as a period of time in art development from the 1800s through to around 1970.

Modernism is a style of art that breaks away from the well-understood form of art especially painting in a realistic style.

Modernism is a fusion of traditional styles of creating artwork to form a new completely different style.

Modernism is a very radical type of artwork requiring a study of the thought process used to create it. Modernism is a very different approach to creating art and differs from my own style which is realism.



This picture by Gloria Goodman illustrates an example of modernism 



Ham Radio operator-explains Modernism 


Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ham Radio constructor Hand paints oil portraits

Ham Radio constructor Hand paints oil portraits

Ham Radio constructor Hand paints oil portraits.   Oil painting featuring special occasions anniversaries make very special gifts which will be admired for many years.

The painting below was created from two photographs by people who enjoyed a worldwide cruise for their retirement, the work in oil on canvas is hand-painted and measures 24 x 20 inches, and ideal size for a living room wall.



Portraits of famous children and their parents have lined the walls of the very rich and famous for many years, you now have the chance to have your own painting or portrait created.

Almost any subject can be created in oil, you don't have to have people painted I do a number of animals including dogs, cats, and horses.



I have created long-lasting portraits for parents showing their daughters or sons wedding, these paintings can be created from a favorite picture and several can be combined to form a painting, an example is sown below.




Ham Radio constructor Hand paints oil portraits


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Ham Radio operator John G4YDM paints Portraits in oil featuring loved ones

Ham Radio operator John G4YDM paints Portraits in oil featuring loved ones


Ham Radio operator John G4YDM paints Portraits in oil featuring loved ones. Are you looking for a special Birthday present for a loved one? why not consider a hand-painted oil portrait created in vivid oil paint on Belgium linen canvas.

I can produce oil paintings and oil portraits of any subject all would make a very unique and special birthday or anniversary gift for that special person in your life.

All I need is a good quality photograph showing your subject, this can also include animals, dogs, and cats painted in oil on canvas make terrific gifts and will be admired for years to come.

I am open to your suggested sizes but 20 x 24 inches is a minimum for a dog portrait or an oil on canvas work depicting your dog or cat, simply contact me using the form provided on this page.

I can also supply you with a master copy of a famous painting, we have several artists who copy works of art from old masterpieces, once again simply use the contact form to make an inquiry.

Below are some examples of portraits in oil on canvas.

Oil portraits as presents

Oil portraits as presents

Oil portraits as presents


An example of an old master copy


More examples of hand-painted portraits in oil

Ham Radio operator John G4YDM paints Portraits in oil featuring loved ones



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