THE NEW collEcTioN from RolF HARRiS compRiSES TEN mAgNiFicENT NEW pAiNTiNgS WHicH HE has pERSoNAlly SElEcTEd FRom hisSTudi...
Each print has been reproduced tothe highest standard and is individually   signed by Rolf. Then, each piece is immediatel...
“          Amsterdam morning               is a composite from a couple ofphotographs i took in Holland. i was doing a pro...
AmSTERdAm moRNiNg  paper edition of 195 copies Size 20” x 16” framed £695  canvas edition of 195 copies Size 24” x 19” fra...
“     Wildebeest, as you probably know, is another name for the gnu - wildebeestis how it’s better known today. For   Zebr...
ZEbRA ANd WildEbEEST  paper edition of 195 copies Size 30” x 14” framed £795  canvas edition of 195 copies Size 34” x 16” ...
“      lioness, mother and cub               was very much a delightful exercise inimpressionism, trying to get the feelin...
lioNESS, moTHER ANd cub    paper edition of 195 copies Size 14” x 14” framed £575    canvas edition of 195 copies Size 16”...
“       A Sea of grasses, uluru.           uluru, formerly known as Ayres Rock, themystical aboriginal sacred site, seems ...
A SEA oF gRASSES, uluRu   paper edition of 195 copies Size 24” x 13” framed £695   canvas edition of 195 copies Size 28” x...
This spectacular retrospective ofthe life and work of Rolf Harris isavailable as a signed limited editionof 1950 copies. b...
“        dead Flat calm          is painted from a big close-up of two rowboatsjust sitting motionless, with gentle ripple...
dEAd FlAT cAlmpaper edition of 195 copies Size 21” x 14” framed £695canvas edition of 195 copies Size 24” x 16” framed £725
“        gondola in the Rain, venice              was a fascinating picture to paintbecause you’re trying to get the persp...
goNdolA iN THE RAiN, vENicE      paper edition of 195 copies Size 18” x 24” framed £795     canvas edition of 195 copies S...
“        Tsavo orphans After mud Wallow                  is done from a photographthat i took when we were in kenya. We’d ...
TSAvo oRpHANSAFTER mud WAlloW paper edition of 195 copies Size 16” x 12” framed £595 canvas edition of 195 copies Size 20”...
“        The title of this painting,   Winter Sunrise, gives you an idea of whatit’s all about. it was painted from a phot...
WiNTER SuNRiSEpaper edition of 195 copies Size 26” x 16” framed £775canvas edition of 195 copies Size 30” x 18” framed £875
“      Tall Tiger on the prowl. To try and create the painting i started offvery boldly and very bravely – just sloshed on...
TAll TigER oN THE pRoWl     paper edition of 195 copies Size 14” x 26” framed £775    canvas edition of 195 copies Size 16...
“        Fishing Felucca, Hot day Egypt is a title that says it all. it wasjust wonderful to paint from start to finish. i...
FiSHiNg FEluccA,   HoT dAy EgypTpaper edition of 195 copies Size 24” x 12” framed £695canvas edition of 195 copies Size 26...
The sculpture   iNTuiTioN was  inspired by Rodin. i got my dear      daughter bindi to pose and modelled it from her hand ...
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  1. 1. THE NEW collEcTioN from RolF HARRiS compRiSES TEN mAgNiFicENT NEW pAiNTiNgS WHicH HE has pERSoNAlly SElEcTEd FRom hisSTudio. RolF TAlkS uS THRougH the TREE-liNEd cANAlS of AmSTERdAm ANd the vAST plAiNS of THE AuSTRAliAN ouTbAck, to THE SERENE WATERWAyS of vENicE ANd the AWE iNSpiRiNgWildliFE oF the kENyAN buSH, THiS collEcTioN of vASTly diFFERiNg WoRk SHoWS oFF thevERSATiliTy, dEpTH and viTAliTy of the WoRk of THE NATioN’S moST bElovEd ARTiST. THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  2. 2. Each print has been reproduced tothe highest standard and is individually signed by Rolf. Then, each piece is immediately numbered as a mark of its authenticity and status as a genuine collector’s item. The sophisticated, cutting edge techniques used to create these limited Edition prints give them a remarkable closeness to the original, with the true vibrant colours and superb detail. Each print is then completed by demontfort with a beautiful hand-crafted frame.
  3. 3. “ Amsterdam morning is a composite from a couple ofphotographs i took in Holland. i was doing a programme about Rembrandtfor a bbc1 ‘Rolf on Art’ programme some years ago. in one of thesephotographs, a man had just gone past me on a bicycle and i was ableto snatch a shot of him going off into the early morning sun. on the lefthand side there was a canal lined with trees, and on the other side of thecanal were all these buildings drifting off into the blue haze of distance.on the right of the picture, quite a way away, a man was walking towardsme, almost obliterated by the blinding early morning sunlight. i waited ‘til hegot a bit closer so that i could actually see him properly, almost alongsidea parked bicycle, and i took another shot. by this time of course, the cyclistwas way off in the distance, but i was able to combine the two pictures tohave both the cyclist and the pedestrian big enough to register properly.The line of cars parked alongside the trees by the edge of the canal, andthe buildings to the right completed the picture. i just loved the way thewhole thing went off into the blue grey distance in my painting, and if youlook closely you’ll realise that the road was constructed of bricks laid in aherring-bone pattern. i started trying to paint each individual brick but “soon gave up. it was driving me mad! i loved the shine put on the stonesalong the sidewalk on the right by the millions of feet over the centuries,and i particularly loved the bits of sun, bursting from the polished cars andexploding at the far end of the road. if you look closely, you can almostsmell the dutch coffee aroma wafting out of each doorway. THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  4. 4. AmSTERdAm moRNiNg paper edition of 195 copies Size 20” x 16” framed £695 canvas edition of 195 copies Size 24” x 19” framed £795
  5. 5. “ Wildebeest, as you probably know, is another name for the gnu - wildebeestis how it’s better known today. For Zebra and Wildebeest i conceived anidea that it would be nice if everything in Africa, instead of being green, green, “green wherever you looked, might look more exciting if all the grassy areas of apainting were red. it was a good thought. i painted the zebra and the babyzebra and the wildebeest in their accurate colours, from a photograph i’d takenout in Africa, but then, instead of green grass everywhere, i painted brilliantlyred grass. i really rather liked the effect. i hope you do. THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  6. 6. ZEbRA ANd WildEbEEST paper edition of 195 copies Size 30” x 14” framed £795 canvas edition of 195 copies Size 34” x 16” framed £895
  7. 7. “ lioness, mother and cub was very much a delightful exercise inimpressionism, trying to get the feeling of that gorgeous calm, relaxed, lovingmother who’s cuddling that little cub in to her. if you look at it, all the differentcolours are so close to one another, the greeny-grey of the background creeps “into the brownish reddish colour of the nose of the mother. Then you get littlebits of brilliant light along the top of the eye, nose and ear of the mother andthe brilliant white of the part just under the nose of the lioness and then the partof the chin with the little dark areas, and it all comes together. it was a paintingthat more or less painted itself. THE STudio collEcTioN 2011 THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  8. 8. lioNESS, moTHER ANd cub paper edition of 195 copies Size 14” x 14” framed £575 canvas edition of 195 copies Size 16” x 16” framed £650
  9. 9. “ A Sea of grasses, uluru. uluru, formerly known as Ayres Rock, themystical aboriginal sacred site, seems to surge up, isolated and magical, fromthe very centre of a vast sandy plain. This huge sandstone monolith stands 900feet high and is about five and a half miles around the base – it is enormous! upclose, it dwarfs we humans into insignificance, and from a distance, its shadows “assume a mantle of incredible soft blue, cast by the haze of the interveningatmosphere. When the setting sun adds its own amazing red highlights to ‘TheRock’, as it’s known, this amazing blue creates a wonderful and intricately detailedcontrast to the vibrant orangey-red. Seeing ‘The Rock’ in all its different guises,it is no wonder that it has been a sacred site since time immemorial. THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  10. 10. A SEA oF gRASSES, uluRu paper edition of 195 copies Size 24” x 13” framed £695 canvas edition of 195 copies Size 28” x 15” framed £750
  11. 11. This spectacular retrospective ofthe life and work of Rolf Harris isavailable as a signed limited editionof 1950 copies. beautifully encasedin a presentation gift box, the bookis accompanied by two collectablelimited editions signed by the artist.its 260 full colour pages reinforce thehuge impact that Rolf has had onthe world of art, as an educator, anentertainer, and of course as a majorartist in his own right.limited Edition book of 1,950inclusive of two limited Edition prints £295
  12. 12. “ dead Flat calm is painted from a big close-up of two rowboatsjust sitting motionless, with gentle ripples on the water and a lovely calmness allaround. it gives me a lovely sense of being totally relaxed. i like the reflection ofthe brilliant white boat in the foreground on the left. underneath that boat the “reflection in the water paints itself as a sort of dingy yellow ochre colour. Withthe boat on the right hand side, you get a back view of the brilliant white backsection, and that’s reflected in the water as a sort of a pale, pale yellow ochrecolour – a slightly strange shaped reflection but that’s because of the ripples inthe water. if you want relaxation, here’s your picture! THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  13. 13. dEAd FlAT cAlmpaper edition of 195 copies Size 21” x 14” framed £695canvas edition of 195 copies Size 24” x 16” framed £725
  14. 14. “ gondola in the Rain, venice was a fascinating picture to paintbecause you’re trying to get the perspective of everything that’s happening withthis strange shape of the canal which goes round in a series of curves to the leftand then back to the right and the buildings going up and up and graduallydisappearing into the background. Nothing is straight! it was fascinating topaint all that and to get a feeling of impressionism in the shapes of the wall andto get the perspective of the lines of bricks running along the wall to show theway it’s all following the complex shapes and curves of the canal. And then tosee that gondola coming towards you with the man controlling it, standing on “the back platform with the white of the muted sunlight reflected off the platform,silhouetting his legs. The two customers sitting in the gondola underneath theumbrella, sheltering from the lightly drizzling rain, are loving the whole experience.i love the odd spreading ripples created by the lightly falling raindrops in theright bottom corner of the painting. THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  15. 15. goNdolA iN THE RAiN, vENicE paper edition of 195 copies Size 18” x 24” framed £795 canvas edition of 195 copies Size 21” x 28” framed £895
  16. 16. “ Tsavo orphans After mud Wallow is done from a photographthat i took when we were in kenya. We’d been to daphne Sheldrake’s orphanagewhere she raises tiny baby elephants that have been orphaned by poachersand she brings them back to maturity and gives them a family of other orphanedelephants and keepers to join. it was wonderful to go out with the young adultorphans when they went to a mud wallow. The way this was all done was, theydug a big hole in the red earth and poured gallons and gallons of water into it.The elephants couldn’t wait to get in amongst it and they all waded about likenaughty little kids, laying down and wallowing and sloshing about. it was justwonderful to see. And of course the mud painted them all completely orangey-red. These photographs were taken after they’d come out of that mud wallowand they were just relaxing. To try to get the feeling of the thickness of the skin ofthese elephants, i first of all used hugely thick, dark brown paint to get the shape “of the elephant’s body, and then, using the thin, pointed wooden end of a smallbrush, i scratched lines into the thick wet paint to indicate where the wrinkleswere. When that was all thoroughly dry, i was able to paint the elephantsthe correct orangey colour and the grooves in the original thick paint helpedindicate the patterns in the leathery skin. THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  17. 17. TSAvo oRpHANSAFTER mud WAlloW paper edition of 195 copies Size 16” x 12” framed £595 canvas edition of 195 copies Size 20” x 15” framed £675
  18. 18. “ The title of this painting, Winter Sunrise, gives you an idea of whatit’s all about. it was painted from a photograph sent to me as a christmascard, by a dear friend of mine, penny Tweedie. She’d got herself up earlyin the morning one freezing cold Winter’s day last year and had taken thisastounding photograph as the sun rose, with the silhouettes of the varioustrees against the great mass of greeny-grey trees in the background. in theforeground you have the darker greeny-grey of shadows on the slightly lightercolour of the snow. Then once again on top of that you get a much darkercolour pinpointing the edges of the hedge and the little bits of trees and the “trunks covered in ivy and empty of leaves against that orangey sky as the sunrises. The fascinating thing with penny’s photograph was the intensity of thesunlight coming from the half orb of the sun on the left hand side, bleaching outeverything around it, even turning the trunks of the trees a vibrant red againstthe gleaming white of the sun. THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  19. 19. WiNTER SuNRiSEpaper edition of 195 copies Size 26” x 16” framed £775canvas edition of 195 copies Size 30” x 18” framed £875
  20. 20. “ Tall Tiger on the prowl. To try and create the painting i started offvery boldly and very bravely – just sloshed on the colour and tried to get thecentral part of the nose and the section above the mouth that orangey-redcolour, then tried to paint the rest of it as it went out in all directions into ayellow ochre-y sort of colour from that basic nose colour. i had two big brushesand a lot of very wet oil paint and it was all painted wet on wet on wet, sloshingon the really dark lines of the patterns on the tiger’s coat with very deep purple.– i didn’t wait for anything to dry in the initial phase, just painted it all wet andtried to get the perspective, the proportions and all the lines of the stripes asthey went around the face and across the back. Further off towards the backof the shoulder going towards the real back of the tiger, you can see that “there’s a certain amount of daylight softening the colour of those dark stripes.The way that i indicated that was, i didn’t use any blue for the daylight, just apaler version of the purple i’d used for the dark stripes. i did actually wait foreverything to dry before i carefully painted on all those dramatically contrastingchunks of white everywhere. What amazing patterns tigers have! THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  21. 21. TAll TigER oN THE pRoWl paper edition of 195 copies Size 14” x 26” framed £775 canvas edition of 195 copies Size 16” x 30” framed £895
  22. 22. “ Fishing Felucca, Hot day Egypt is a title that says it all. it wasjust wonderful to paint from start to finish. it was from a photograph that i tookwhen we were in Egypt many years ago. i’ve got so many photographs sittingthere waiting to be painted and this one was tremendous, mainly because of thefact that it all seemed to be green. Everything was a sort of bluey green exceptfor the brilliant sunlight and i was fascinated by the fact that the green-nessof the photograph, somehow seemed to indicate a terrific background heat.you felt that heat and i think the reason you felt it, was because of the brilliantsunlight on the top of the mast and along the bit of bamboo holding the sail,as well as along the edges of the boat and the fierce yellowy-orangey sunlighton the curve of the sail and the brilliant sunlight on top of the figures. i think “the whole thing created an impression of intense sunlight coming from above,even though normally you would think to yourself that to get a hot scorchingsunshine effect, you would want to have orangey-reds everywhere. i love thepoor sea-sick fisherman with his head in his hands. He can’t wait to get off theboat and on to dry land. THE STudio collEcTioN 2011
  23. 23. FiSHiNg FEluccA, HoT dAy EgypTpaper edition of 195 copies Size 24” x 12” framed £695canvas edition of 195 copies Size 26” x 13” framed £725
  24. 24. The sculpture iNTuiTioN was inspired by Rodin. i got my dear daughter bindi to pose and modelled it from her hand in clay before casting it. i was amazed when i found out that Rodin hasactually used the same hand twicebut placed it in different positions in his sculptures like ‘The Secret’ and ‘cathedral Hands’. bronze Sculpture Edition of 595 Size 12” x 10” £995

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