Details of an English street, the old and the new together

These paintings are mainly of houses in St Albans, Hampshire and Wiltshire. The buildings are generally very old, but the mix of the old and new makes the pictures more interesting. I could have chosen to completely miss out the telephone box below, or the street sign, or even the bin but I think they all add visual interest, and help to create a sense of place and time.

Paintings by Rebecca Jelbert

Paintings by Rebecca Jelbert

Post boxes – free standing and inset…

Rebecca Jelbert_post box_painting_01      Rebecca Jelbert_painting_building_05

 Bikes – with both plane and detailed backgrounds showing through the spokes

Rebecca Jelbert_painting_shop_07       Rebecca Jelbert_painting_house_07

Segmented facades – original cottage and a modern house in a tudor style

Rebecca Jelbert_painting_house_06       Rebecca Jelbert_painting_thatched cottage

I now live in Bristol where, due to bomb damage in the war, old and new houses stand together in many streets. Although I don’t have examples of those pictures, here are a couple of paintings where the focus is on the modern details, the colour and style of the doors…

Rebecca Jelbert_painting_Bristol_01           Rebecca Jelbert_painting_building_3

I’ve been meaning to paint buildings with murals and graffiti on them, and living in Bristol there are some great Banksy works of art to capture, so I have no excuses. I must do that soon.

Mediterranean buildings, with their shutters, their climbing plants and brightly painted walls undoubtedly offer a wealth of opportunities for the artist but we should not forget the beauty of the English phone box, the humble post box, or the delights of a well painted garage door!

If you would like to commission a painting of your home, or of any other building, please feel free to email me:


About jellywalk

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