Welcome to my art gallery of paintings and photographs which I update on a regular basis.
As you see, I'm addicted to strong colour and strong images! I love the challenge of stepping
outside of the 'safe' approach of layers of muted colours. There is a joke in our family that I
suffer from the 'Naughty Brush Syndrome". All is going well, when the brush just HAS to move
ITSELF into a puddle of full strength colour. Watercolour needs to be fresh and not muddy, so
no correcting is the rule.
The process of translating painting to computer always loses something with paintings, which it
doesn't seem to do with photographs. Preserving detail in the painting without the texture of the
paper making the picture on screen look muddy is well nigh impossible! The colour rendition is nearly always too garish and contrasty because an image adjusted for my monitor (which is set up for accurate photo rendition), will not come out the same on a normally set up monitor.
My paintings have varied enormously and I seem to go through phases (sometimes taking steps backwards) as I try to improve and also as I try to avoid becoming clichéd. More recently a particular 'style' seems to be emerging, although this may change too....
The paintings and photos are in mainly chronological order, therefore they get better in the later galleries! I have resisted the temptation of removing earlier, less competent work, as one can see my personal painting and photography 'journey' and (hopefully) how I have progressed....
Over the past few years, I have become more and more focussed on bird and wildlife photography. The challenges are enormous. Very few birds are co-operative! Taking a fast moving bird through a long telephoto lens is a real test!
I hope that you will enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoy painting and taking them!
Feedback is always welcome.
The paintings and photographs are not always the best technically, but they all have meaning for me!
They are updated very regularly, so please visit the site often.
The copyright of all of these images is owned by Tom Tomlinson
any unauthorised use is expressly forbidden
A personal collection of paintings and photos by
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THE IMAGES CAN TAKE A WHILE TO LOAD. IF I MAKE THE FILES SMALLER, IT DEGRADES THE IMAGES CONSIDERABLY
LATEST : Birds 7.10.2020, Landscapes 1.2.2020, People 21.11.2019, Wildlife 13.7.2019, Flowers 2.5.2019,
Creative 5.2.2018, Pictorial 3.10.2017, Painting 3.8.2019