Oil + Silk Sketches   one-off pieces
..preparatory portrait work

EARLY SKETCHES ON SILK
HÉLÈNE I
HÉLÈNE II
​JASMINE
​ELSPETH
​LIZZI [ON A SUMMER EVENING]
IRIS
​EVA
ELIZA
EARLY OILS
​PARTY GIRL I
​PARTY GIRL II
STELLA II
STELLA I
CRYSTAL
KATARINA
​ELOUISE
ELOUISE II

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EARLY SKETCHES ON SILK

Having originally started painting in oil in the 1980s, I soon fell in love with painting on silk: Painting portraits on silk, the most sensual medium for a sensual subject. 

Imagine the colour dancing on silk as you paint, seemingly having a life of its own. While oil painting is forgiving as you can correct it, painting on silk needs a certain amount of control and knowhow how to place the paint onto the silk. 


Find £ prices inclusive of VAT and UK postage in each post

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HÉLÈNE I

Captured in a fine silk portrait on Crêpe de chine, 2015

Hand painted with a brush and specialist silk dyes that give the most vibrant colour results when painted on silk fabric and set using the heat from steam

• framed in identical aluminium polished silver profiles, 40 mm
• 29 x 38 cm
• ClearColour PLUS anti-reflective glass
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £780 including VAT and insured UK delivery
 

Please also see pair entry HÉLÈNE I + II

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HÉLÈNE II

Captured in a fine silk portrait on Crêpe de chine, 2015

Hand painted with a brush and specialist silk dyes that give the most vibrant colour results when painted on silk fabric and set using the heat from steam

• framed in identical aluminium polished silver profiles, 40 mm
• 29 x 38 cm
• ClearColour PLUS anti-reflective glass
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £780 including VAT and insured UK delivery
 

Please also see pair entry HÉLÈNE I + II

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​JASMINE

Portrait of a party girl on silk satin

• framed in aluminium nickel profile, 45 mm
• 39 x 39 cm
• ClearColour PLUS anti-reflective glass
• ready to hang

Buy at £1,740 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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​ELSPETH

Portrait sketch on silk chiffon 

• framed in aluminium nickel profile, 45 mm
• 37 x 37 cm
• ClearColour PLUS anti-reflective glass
• ready to hang

Buy at £1,340 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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​LIZZI [ON A SUMMER EVENING]



Portrait on silk chiffon

• framed in aluminium nickel profile, 45 mm
• 39 x 39 cm
• ClearColour PLUS anti-reflective glass
• ready to hang

Buy at £1,340 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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IRIS

Pop Art sketch on Crêpe de chine silk, all original sketches signed and framed 

• 25 x 30 cm
• ClearColour PLUS anti-reflective glass
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £795 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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​EVA

Portrait sketch on habotai silk, framed, all original sketches signed 

• 26 x 33 cm
• ClearColour PLUS anti-reflective glass
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £795 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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ELIZA

Figurative sketch of a PARTY GIRL painted on Crêpe de Chine [Silk], 2010

Hand painted with a brush and specialist silk dyes that give the most vibrant colour results when painted on silk fabric and set using the heat from steam
• original art
• framed in aluminium bright steel profile, 45 mm
• 26 x 31 cm
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £795 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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EARLY OILS

​THE ARTIST: BETTINA NEWBERY

"My paintings are inspired by Fashion and Popular culture, justaposing the subjects with exotic patterns, contrasting prints and bold colours.
The result are visual anecdotes, blended fact and fiction that tell stories.."

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​PARTY GIRL I

Figurative sketch of a PARTY GIRL painted in oil on canvas, 2010

Hand painted with a brush and fine oils
• original art
• 23 x 29 cm
• framed in aluminium nickel profile, 30 mm
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £795 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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PARTY GIRL I + II

These two small oil paintings make a great pair; they were painted separately and found each other later.

Buy the pair at £1,390 including VAT and insured UK delivery
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​PARTY GIRL II

Figurative sketch of a PARTY GIRL painted in oil on canvas, 2010

Hand painted with a brush and fine oils
• original art
• 22 x 25 cm
• framed in aluminium nickel profile, 30 mm
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £795 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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PARTY GIRL I + II

These two small oil paintings make a great pair; they were painted separately and found each other later.

Buy the pair at £1,390 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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STELLA II

Figurative sketch of a fashion model STELLA painted in oil on canvas • 2010

Hand painted with a brush and fine oils
• original art
• 29 x 35 cm
• framed in aluminium bright steel profile, 30 mm
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £795 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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STELLA I + II

These two small oil paintings make a great pair; 
Buy the pair at £1,390 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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STELLA I

Figurative sketch of a fashion model STELLA painted in oil on canvas, 2010

Hand painted with a brush and fine oils
• original art
• 23 x 25 cm
• framed in aluminium natural steel profile, 30 mm
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £795 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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STELLA I + II

These two small oil paintings make a great pair; 
Buy the pair at £1,390 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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CRYSTAL

Fashion inspired portrait of a model painted in oil on canvas, 2011

Hand painted with a brush and fine oils • original art
• 30 x 35 cm
• framed in aluminium dark chocolate profile, 32 mm
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £1,180 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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KATARINA

Fashion inspired portrait of a model painted in oil on canvas • 2011

Hand painted with a brush and fine oils • original art
• 27 x 33 cm
• framed in aluminium florentine cobalt profile, 22 mm
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £1,950 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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​ELOUISE

Fashion inspired sketch of a model painted in oil on canvas, 2011

Hand painted with a brush and fine oils

• original art
• 25 x 31 cm
• framed in aluminium diamond dust profile, 32 mm
• silk texture mounting under glass
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £795 including VAT and insured UK delivery

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The sketch and the subsequent painting make a great pair; they were painted separately but of the same fashion model

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ELOUISE II

Fashion inspired portrait of a model painted in oil on canvas, 2011

Hand painted with a brush and fine oils • original art
• 25 x 31 cm
• framed in aluminium bright steel profile, 30 mm
• ready to hang; no framing required

Buy at £1,180 including VAT and insured UK delivery ———
The sketch and the subsequent painting make a great pair; they were painted separately but of the same fashion model