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Cloud Shadows by JMNeedhamArt Cloud Shadows :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 6 0 Hornsey Road, North London by JMNeedhamArt Hornsey Road, North London :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 2 0 Sunset Over The Waves by JMNeedhamArt Sunset Over The Waves :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 3 0 Reflections in the River by JMNeedhamArt Reflections in the River :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 6 0 Blush Roses by JMNeedhamArt Blush Roses :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 2 0 Curious Piglet by JMNeedhamArt Curious Piglet :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 2 0 Cambridge Architecture Study by JMNeedhamArt Cambridge Architecture Study :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 3 0 The Chicken Shed by JMNeedhamArt The Chicken Shed :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 2 0 Little Red Shed 3 by JMNeedhamArt Little Red Shed 3 :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 7 0 Dappled Light, The Fallen Tree by JMNeedhamArt Dappled Light, The Fallen Tree :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 7 0 Sunlight on Water by JMNeedhamArt Sunlight on Water :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 4 0 Greenhouse At The Allotments by JMNeedhamArt Greenhouse At The Allotments :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 1 0 Red, The Sequel by JMNeedhamArt Red, The Sequel :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 6 0 The o2 From the Air by JMNeedhamArt The o2 From the Air :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 6 0 Finally, Fennel by JMNeedhamArt Finally, Fennel :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 7 0 Fading by JMNeedhamArt Fading :iconjmneedhamart:JMNeedhamArt 5 0

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Evening sun by dismwork Evening sun :icondismwork:dismwork 168 25 Winter Park Evening by kahuella Winter Park Evening :iconkahuella:kahuella 105 10 Stazione Statuto by scifo Stazione Statuto :iconscifo:scifo 39 8 One For  Sorrow by kahuella One For Sorrow :iconkahuella:kahuella 126 26 Track In The Snow2 by kahuella Track In The Snow2 :iconkahuella:kahuella 53 9 Flooding spring by kahuella Flooding spring :iconkahuella:kahuella 80 11 Winterriver by kahuella Winterriver :iconkahuella:kahuella 163 31 WATER-LILIES IN THE MIRROR OF THE POND by Badusev WATER-LILIES IN THE MIRROR OF THE POND :iconbadusev:Badusev 155 38 Sunset over frozen lake by kahuella Sunset over frozen lake :iconkahuella:kahuella 76 20 THE BLACKSMITH'S SMOKE AROUND DEMIRJI by Badusev THE BLACKSMITH'S SMOKE AROUND DEMIRJI :iconbadusev:Badusev 110 21 In The Park by AnMikrAn In The Park :iconanmikran:AnMikrAn 53 7 La Jolla Sunblaze by LS-1302 La Jolla Sunblaze :iconls-1302:LS-1302 48 4 Flowers-Tulips by Lidmar Flowers-Tulips :iconlidmar:Lidmar 38 2 Befrosted Paths by Eleventyteen Befrosted Paths :iconeleventyteen:Eleventyteen 14 4 Prairie Creek and Smoke in Late Winter by HaleyGottardo Prairie Creek and Smoke in Late Winter :iconhaleygottardo:HaleyGottardo 10 1 Arecaceae - household jungle in violets #3 by Zawij Arecaceae - household jungle in violets #3 :iconzawij:Zawij 396 39

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Cloud Shadows
6x8" oil on canvas board


Will I ever get tired of painting skies? I think not! It's quite a calming, almost medatative process; you slow down a lot while observing the lights and darks, the forms, the subtle shifts of colour. In this one, I particularly tried to focus on the shadows - both those on the undersides of the clouds, and the shadows the clouds cast on the landscape below them. I hope it will bring a little peace and quiet to viewers, as it did for me!
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Sunset Over The Waves
6x8" oil on canvas board


While flipping through old family photos, I came across a fantastic one of light hitting the waves as the sun set. I've always wanted to try capturing that 'sparkle' of light on water, and this was the perfect opportunity. I upped the contrast slightly from the original photo, to create a more dramatic and atmospheric composition, and enhanced the purple, which I hoped would complement the golden sunlight. The wave in the foreground was probably the hardest part, getting all those little strokes to pull together convincingly. But I'm really happy with the result, and I hope you enjoy it too!
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Reflections in the River
10x12" acrylic on canvas board


This is the Liverpool to Leeds Canal in Yorkshire, seen on an overcast summer evening. I was struck by the strong, dramatic lighting and wanted to enhance that in my painting. I focused carefully on the reflections in the water, trying to capture its motion and flow, and enjoyed playing with brushstrokes to add the purple wildflowers along the canal's edge.
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I'm back! The last six months have been rough. I fell ill last year, and didn't have the energy to paint or post. Eventually in January, I was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. It's turned my life upside down, needless to say!

But I'm now recieving treatment at one of the best hospitals in the country, under the care of a fantastic doctor who's involved in research into new treatments. So I feel pretty optimistic, all things considered!

I'm painting again, and selling my work on Etsy - you can find my shop here. I also still have my Redbubble store!
You can also find me on My WebsiteInstagram, Facebook and occasionally Blogger.

And now I'm going to post a bunch of my new art here, to refresh my gallery a bit! I'd be incredibly grateful to anyone who can help me share the above links - even though we have the NHS here, having cancer still costs a lot in transport, food, phone bills etc, and every sale I can make helps, as art is my only source of income.


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:iconkognia:
kognia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful paintings! you have a really lovely style. keep up the good work!
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kahuella Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch and faves.
Much appreciated.

Mikael
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VKA3 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, JM! And many more.

Happy Birthday 1 by VKA3
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UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017
Hello ! Happy Birthday to You , JM Needham ! :)

I want to wish to You to be Healthy , Happy , Suckly , Strong , Luckly ; to be more in Positive and Happy mood ! Stay same Creative and Unique as you are right now ! Find many Interesting , Wonderful , Creative and Unique things ! Meet only Nice , Friendly , Kind and Interesting people ! Get Kind , Nice and Supportive Friends ! Visit many Wonderful , Great , Amazing , Enjoyable , Relaxing and Calm places ! Good luck to You in drawing , in painting and also in everything ! :)

I want to wish to You , JM Needham that all yours dreams come true ! :)

Happy Birthday , Happy celebrating ! Many Nice and Enjoyable wishes to You ! :) 
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Krinmu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're gallery is really amazing. I really like seeing works like these because I also use acrylics quite a lot.
Can't wait for your next deviation!
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JMNeedhamArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I've really been enjoying acrylics lately. The colours are just so vibrant, sometimes even better than real life.
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iron2295 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
thank you very muchHug 
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EdibleDoorKnob Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! Your pomegranate paintings have some nice brush work!
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JMNeedhamArt Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, and thanks! I'm glad you think so.
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