Monday, 12 September 2016

Paintings on New York

Here's a couple of New York paintings from my recent trip. More available this week in the eBay store http://stores.ebay.co.uk/James-Coates-Fine-Art

Monday, 5 September 2016

Dear Blog - I am so sorry...

Dear Blog - I am afraid I have been neglecting you. I am so sorry and I promise to look after you from now on and post pictures every week - please forgive me.
Here's a painting to be going on with. It is available now in my eBay store http://stores.ebay.co.uk/James-Coates-Fine-Art/Originals-/_i.html?_fsub=12331375018&_sid=81251258&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Retuning to to real

Today I have been thinking about why people are retuning to vinyl. The truth is it sounds so much better, so direct. We have a record player from the 1960s and it sounds so much better than anything digital. I think it is the same with film. More film makers seem to be turning back to real film realising that digital isn't quite good enough yet. Then I though that actually this relates to still images too. Photographs and digital art have their place, but there is nothing quite like looking at an original oil painting that is rich and involved and about the artist as much as the image. People flick through thousands of images on their phones, PCs and tablets every day and won't often study one for very long. A good oil painting can can stop you in your tracks, completely blow your mind and most of all make you feel like a member of he human race.

Getting my stuff out there

Hi all. I have resolved today to be more active on social media. I am lucky that my paintings are quite popular on eBay and I haven't needed to be too active on the web. This means unfortunately that I neglect my audience who like to read the newsletters, blog, Twitter feed, Facebook page and all the rest. So I am now boosting my online presence. Would be grateful of any advice i.e. how to get more Facebook followers. I think one of the best things to do is post interesting stuff so keep looking because I will now be posting on a regular basis. In the meantime why not go and like my Facebbok page www.facebook.com/jamescoatesfineart

I will leave you with this pic of one of my paintings which has been a firm favourite with you all.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Happy New Year

Hey all! Sorry about the not blogging. Well, new year and a new hope of regular blogging. If you are interested in some unique artworks then keep an eye on my eBay store over the next few days where I will be selling over 20 new original pieces. Have really enjoyed capturing the beauty of Chinese porcelain. The examples below will be listed in the next few days. All listings start at 99p. Happy bidding!