I have found a new creative hobby in painting since lockdown and I’m doing commissions, just send me a pic to work from. If you want one my email is p.mcdonnell@outlook.com and I’m very reasonably priced. I’m having a lot of fun with it, especially as my meds dull my creative side a bit, so it helps to have something to keep my right brain active. The zoom should work pretty well here. There are a few other things on this site worth a few minutes, check out menu in top right, shares are welcome.

“Commission – View From St. Catherine’s Hill, Winchester”

I think this is my finest work yet… as I seem to improve with each one.

“I wrote a post about painting this mural for the same ward I used to be a patient on, click menu in top right for home page”

It was rewarding going back to the ward! They didn’t want detail, just something bright and colourful.

“Coffee table project”

I made and painted this coffee table. Distressed pine, acrylic paint and varnished top. Couldn’t be happier with it, hope it sells!
Detail, I like the mist from the water fountains and the French men playing boules. Apologies for the impaired clarity when zooming in.

“Commission of The Dundas Arms Pub”

Thrilled with how this turned out, so was the client.

“An Interesting Day At Sea”

Oh no! I guess that’s what happens when you travel with Bermuda Cruises…

“Spanish Windmills”

Just for fun this one…

“Forest Scene With Fly Agarics And Liberty Caps”

My fourth commission, customer requested a forest scene with Fly Agaric and Liberty Cap mushrooms. Zoom in to the left mountain to complete the journey.

“Commission For My Auntie”

I’ve started doing commissions, this one for my auntie of a Greek holiday in 2001. If you’d like to hire my services please get in touch (p.mcdonnell@outlook.com), just send me a favourite picture and I’ll paint it. P.S. can you spot the hidden Sydney Opera House?

“Untitled Earth and Moon”

Can’t think what to call this one

“Nature – Glebe Gardens, Basingstoke”

Mural number seven, the sense of the summer sun from the west is very cool.

“Shadows in the Moonlight”

Sixth mural…I love the moonlight on the Conifers

“The Willis Museum (et al), Basingstoke”

Fifth mural, usual oddities. Statue of Jane Austen (as it is in real life), Gringotts Bank (not apparent to muggles), etc. Hadoken.

“On A Gold Theme”

My fourth mural, just having a play here. A few gold references with a hidden song.

“The Anvil Theatre, Part Capriccio”

Lots of imagination in this my third mural. The traffic warden is telling two stories simultaneously, see detail below.


“Time Flies When You Are Shopping”

My 2nd mural for the Basingstoke Community Furniture Project shop of our shopping centre

“French Dream House”

Another little one, 10 x 8 inches

“Lady of The Lake”

Two weeks ago my boss asked me to paint a series of murals of Basingstoke landmarks/beauty spots in his shop. This is the first, of Eastrop Park.

“A Picture of Happiness”

Just a little one, 10 x 8 inches

“Rosy Cottage on Abbey Road”

“Scaramanga’s Paradise”

“The Magic Dragon”

“Ice Creams at the Beach”

“Lake Como”

“2020 – March”


“The White Dog of Happiness”

“I Ain’t Gettin’ On No Plane, Sucka”

“My Grandparents House, Imagined in About 1942”

My dear departed Granny and Grandad, they lived by Heathrow, Grandad was an Air Traffic Control Officer


“Nap Time”

That’s it for now, as I paint more, I’ll put them up.

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