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Paintings of Winchester by Don Lavelle
All these paintings were totally created and painted on location in and near Winchester UK by Don Lavelle. He may spend up to two weeks in town, on site, with a painting capturing all the details and character of this historic city. Click on an image to open a larger version of a painting. Purchasing one of these beautiful paintings or commissioning a special work is easy, just contact Don Lavelle and we will do the rest. Paintings tagged as 'private collection' are not for sale but arrangements can often be made to create a similar one if desired.


Winchester Square

Winchester St Cross
"Winchester Square Coffee Bar"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

"Winchester St Cross Beaufort Tower"
Watercolour, 52cm by 36cm

A lively part of Winchester.

One of the resident brothers is in his formal dress and coming through the gateway.



Winchester water garden

Winchester High Street nocturne
"Winchester Water Garden"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

"Winchester High Street Nocturne"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection
A tranquil spot in Winchester.

The artist painted details during the daylight hours and then added the mood in the late evenings and nights.



Winchester College

Green's Wine Bar
"Winchester College Gatehouse"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm

"Winchester, Green's Wine Bar Interior"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection
The artist set his easel on College Street to create this accurate study of the college entrance. Even the scholars in the courtyard were painted from life.

Many hours were spent painting and capturing some of the staff and customers that make this bar a great meeting place. More detail may be seen here.



Winchester Cathedral west window

Winchester High Street and St Giles Hill
"Winchester Cathedral"
Acrylic on canvas, 122cm by 91cm
private collection

"Winchester High Street With St Giles' Hill"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection
Don spent three weeks working on the spot with an extra large canvas to create this magnificant painting.

Painted towards autumn when the leaves were beginning to turn.



Winchester High Street Buttercross and Lloyds Clock

Winchester Parchment Street
"Winchester High Street With Buttercross And Lloyds Clock"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

"Winchester Parchment Street"
Watercolour, 36cm by 52cm
private collection
The artist had to wait for rainy days to capture the authentic atmosphere and reflections. His wife posed for one of the figures.

A side street with a variety of specialized shops.



Winchester High Street

Winchester Queen Elanore's Garden
"Winchester High Street"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

"Winchester, Queen Elanore's Garden"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm
Don has caught the essence of this part of the city with its varied architecture and interesting people.

A really quiet spot in the middle of the bustling city. The girl in the background kindly posed for the artist.



Winchester Cathedral Close


Winchester Buttercross
"Winchester Cathedral Close"
Acrylic on canvas, 122cm by 91cm
private collection

This painting shows the lifestyle enjoyed by all in the Cathedral grounds: peace, relaxation, friendship and pleasure.

"Winchester Buttercross"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm
private collection

This 15th century iconic feature in Winchester is a busy intersection and meeting place.



The Flowersellers

Winchester High Street and Buttercross
"Winchester Flowersellers George And Dave"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

"Winchester High Street With The Buttercross"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
private collection
A colourful spot on Tuesdays and market days.

Three main locations were used by the artist to ensure that all the features were included.




Winchester Cathedral South Aisle

Winchester Square
"Winchester Cathedral South Aisle"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm


"Winchester Square"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

This unique part of Winchester is always busy with pedestrians and people relaxing.




Winchester Westgate

Winchester Cathedral interior showing west window
"Winchester Westgate"
Watercolour, 35cm by 48cm
private collection

The gateway holds a small museum. This painting made a special family portrait.

"Winchester Cathedral Interior"
Watercolour 35cm by 52cm
private collection


A view from under the pulpit looking towards the west window which was renovated in the 17th century after destruction by Cromwell's troops. The artist has remained true to reality, even though the stained glass looks like modern abstract art.




Winchester Cheyney Court

Winchester Holy Sepulchre Chapel doorway
"Winchester Cheyney Court"
Watercolour 54cm by 36cm

The artist worked at this location five times and, each time, he said he enjoyed the sounds of choir practice from the Pilgrims' School from the left.

"Winchester Cathedral Holy Sepulchre Chapel"
Watercolour 36cm by 53cm

Some of the mediaeval fresco can be seen through the archway. The right hand pillar has fallen and the doorway has distorted because of subsidence.




Winchester Cathedral Quire

a view of Jewry Street Winchester
"Winchester Cathedral Quire"
Watercolour 34cm by 53cm
private collection

The centre of the cathedral with cathedra, choir seating, quire screen , vaulting, organ and west window.

"Winchester Jewry Street"
Acrylic on Canvas, 122cm by 91cm
private collection

A large canvas of a bustling Winchester street with popular restaurants and shops. Some detail may be seen here




Winchester market

Winchester Cathedral North Transept
"Winchester Market"
Acrylic on canvas 50cm by 75cm
private collection

Painted on the spot in seven sessions. All the main characters were aware of their inclusion.

"Winchester Cathedral North Transept"
Watercolour 36cm by 50cm

The visiting choir of St James' Church Sydney stored their scarlet robes here whilst the artist was working on this corner of the cathedral.




Alresford Broad Street

Winchester High Street with Sylva
"Alresford Broad Street"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
private collection

"Winchester High Street with Sylva"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection
The artist used licence and reduced the number of trees so that the buildings could be seen. The number of cars were also obviously reduced.

Painted over a dozen sessions with Sylva - the busker - added towards the end.



Winchester High Street Reflections

Winchester Priory Gate
"Winchester High Street Reflections"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection


"Winchester Priory Gate"
Watercolour, 50cm by 75cm
Yes- this was also fully painted on the spot - and several of the people actually posed for the artist.


(C) 2018 Don Lavelle all images and text. Version 23Sep18 Document made with KompoZer