Daisy Sims Hilditch

The Boat House, Tavern beach

Painting Ref. DSH-071-2020
40cm x 50cm
Oil on Linen
2020, United Kingdom

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Painted on Tavern beach in St Mawes entirely en Plein air, I loved capturing the glistening light on the water below the St Mawes Castle. Having been fortunate to have had the most outstanding light which is very special for this time of year I have had the most fantastic painting opportunities. The St Mawes Castle was built by Henry VIII after his divorce to Catherine of Aragon to protect Britain from the Holy Roman Empire. I have enjoyed working in the footsteps of Turner who loved this area and the Castle.


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Daisy paints from life under natural light, using the Sight-Size method. The sight size method has been used by masters since the seventeenth century, including Reynolds, Lawrence, and Sargent, while its origins lie in the practice of Titian, Van Dyck and Velázquez. It is a method of constructing realistic drawings with great accuracy. Rather than focusing on detail, the artist observes the motif from a distance and conveys the visual effect.

To find out more about having your portrait painted by Daisy please email hello@daisysimshilditch.com


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Daisy is pleased to offer complimentary framing on all purchases. She works with her preferred London framer who handcrafts each frame individually to suit the painting.

The framing process begins by applying a gesso finish to the frame which dries to a plaster and provides a hard, smooth foundation for layering the base colour with a beautiful tonal palette chosen to work well with painting. An antique gold leaf finish is then applied followed by a soft wax. For ease, the back of the frame has strong metal fittings and a robust wire.

If you have any specific requests regarding the framing please email: hello@daisysimshilditch.com