DAVID LADMORE
Inspiration, Materials and Techniques




INSPIRATION

My work is a response to the beauty and simplicity of the things I find around me. In figure and landscape, careful study reveals the undercurrents and rhythms of existence.

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MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES

I study the old masters everyday. One of my favourite books is The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting: With Notes on the Techniques of the Old Masters by Max Doerner

The quality of all the materials is important. I use the best quality handmade paints: Williamsburg, Old Holland, Michael Harding, Blockx. I use different painting mediums depending on the effect I want. These include sun thickened linseed oil and dammar resin in various proportions, walnut oil, poppy oil, liquin, and cold wax medium.

You have to master technique first. Like driving a car, you have to learn the basics, but then they become second nature and you have the freedom to be spontaneous and expressive.

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DETAILS

image of landscape painting Moorland 76 by David Ladmore
Moorland 76   oil on yupo paper   8.375" x 10.375"   enlarge



detail from landscape painting Moorland 76 by David Ladmore
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detail from landscape painting Moorland 76 by David Ladmore
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image of landscape painting Moorland 75 by David Ladmore
Moorland 75   oil on yupo paper   8" x 10"   enlarge



detail from landscape painting Moorland 75 by David Ladmore
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detail from landscape painting Moorland 75 by David Ladmore
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image of landscape painting Sea Cave 19 by David Ladmore
Sea Cave 19   oil on yupo paper   8" x 10"   enlarge



detail from landscape painting Sea Cave 19 by David Ladmore
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detail from landscape painting Sea Cave 19 by David Ladmore
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image of landscape painting Winter 5 by David Ladmore
Winter 5   oil on yupo paper   8" x 10"   enlarge



detail from landscape painting Winter 5 by David Ladmore
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detail from landscape painting Winter 5 by David Ladmore
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image of landscape painting Woodlands 100 by David Ladmore
Woodlands 100   oil on yupo paper   10" x 8"   enlarge



detail from landscape painting Woodlands 100 by David Ladmore
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detail from landscape painting Woodlands 100 by David Ladmore
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