Category: Painting

The Image of Him

I painted this post fauvist portrait of my husband, Seamas, as a birthday present. The strange thing is that the further the way one steps from the painting, the more it resembles him!? I called it the “Image of Him” because some have said I have also “caught”…

A Busy Week!

Delighted to say it’s been a busy week on the limited edition Giclee front – here I am signing and numbering quite a few, ready for shipping to the USA, Australia and Aberdare! Most were bought as part of my 30% sale onArtfinder – artwork inspired by Wales! https://www.artfinder.com/artist/emma-cownie/sale/   

Self Portrait (after Matisse)

This self portrait is inspired by a painting by Matisse, “The Green Line” or “The Green Stripe”, also known as the Portrait of Madame Matisse,  which was a portrait of his wife. I just loved, the name, the use of different colours in the background and the bold…

Fauvist Lily

60x70cm Free Shipping Fauvist Lily is inspired by the use of green and red by the fauvists, in fact this fauvist inspired painting is inspired particularly by the colours of Gauguin’s “Vision after the Sermon”

The Singing Ringing Tree

This oil painting, on linen canvas is inspired by a fauvist approach particularly on the vibrant stripes of colour which accentuate the muscular form of this grand, twisted beech tree and it’s grasping feeling limbs. The background rainbow of coloured trees is a representation of the misty hued…

Crick in the Snow – A Brecon Beacons painting

I love painting snow, whether brillant midday sun, blue-tinged, snow or pinky sunset snow. I love how blues and pinks hover above the snowy white. I love the snow’s power to transform, to turn a plain town into a lovely town, and a lovely town in something quite majestic. In “Crick in the Snow, the lovely village of Crickhowell in the Brecons is transformed into a picture-postcard beauty by the snow and the dramatic background of the snow glistering hills.

Perpetual Light

  “Perpetual Light” People have commented variously how this painting “captures sunshine”, “reminds me of hope”…and sometimes comments inform you about what the painting evokes in others and in a sense what it is about, almost.. The subject material here is one of my very favourite chapels in…

Crick and Beyond

I love painting snow, whether brillant midday sun, blue-tinged, snow or pinky sunset snow. I love how blues and pinks hover above the snowy white. I love the snow’s power to transform, to turn a plain town into a lovely town, and a lovely town in something quite…