"Pocket Paintings - Affordable paintings that fit your pocket"

Small jewel-like paintings - Generally dimensions are 8 x 12 cm - oil on stretched linen

Symbol of painting a heavy burden Dungeness

Since 1992 Paddy Hamilton Studios has completed numerous monumentally large painting commissions.

During the process I establish the work by painting a tiny version or versions to try out radical changes or to pre-empt the finished painting.

These small pocket sized paintings are hugely enjoyable to produce.

I think about Goya and work with an increased intensity, concentration and subtlety on this tiny scale. These small paintings are not 'sketches' they are fully formed large compositions contained within these dimensions.

Commission a Pocket painting to mark an occasion, celebrate a passion, a favourite view or pastime, an object of your desire.

View the examples below... Contact us to discuss a commission.

Or... purchase an existing pocket sized painting.

Melted fish boxes onthebeach at Dungeness

Stack|Melt

'Structure Painting' (continuation of series work) - see other examples of paintings and prints 'Structures'
Oil on canvas - Size 10 cm x 14 cm

Red Spot - Sold Sold

Orange Combi painting Sky Combi painting Combi green painting

'Tri-colour Combi'

Size 12 cm X 8 cm X 3

Red Spot - Sold Sold

Last Combi - The final three available paintings in a series of Type II buses encountered on this beach.
Looker on the beach Dungeness small oil painting

'Looker' on the beach

'Looker' - Select image to view larger paintings

Oil on linen - Size - 12cm x 10cm

Price - £80

Roots Manuva on the rise Dungeness small oil painting

Musician on the rise

Roots - Select image to view larger paintings

Oil on linen - Size - 12cm x 10cm

Red Spot - Sold Sold

Small shed painting

'Twister' winch shed

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Oil on Linen - Size - 12 x 8cm

Red Spot - Sold Sold

pocket painting blustery lady at Dungeness

Blustery lady

Red Spot - Sold Sold

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Red Container on the beach at Dungeness

Red container

A companion 'Pocket Painting' (painted simultaneously) to a larger painting 'The long view'

Oil on linen - Size 12cm x 8cm - Red Spot - Sold Sold

South buoy off the beach at Dungeness

South buoy

'Structure Painting' (continuation of series work) - see other examples of paintings and prints 'Structures'
Oil on linen/canvas mix - Size 12cm x 8cm -

Red Spot - Sold Sold

Dungeness beached lifeboat Boat painting

Vie

Lifeboat - Oil on Linen - 12cm x 8cm

Red Spot - Sold Sold

Rocker Boat

Rocker

Rocker (midday heat) - Oil on Linen - 15cm x 11cm

Red Spot - Sold Sold

Couple on the rise Dungeness small oil painting

Little couple on the rise

Intimate version - Select image to view larger paintings

Oil on linen - Size - 12cm x 10cm

Red Spot - Sold Reserved

Tosca on the Beach - a Pocket Painting

Tosca on the beach

Oil on linen - Size - 8 x 14cm Red Spot - Sold Sold

Little couple on the rise Dungeness

Emblematic little couple - diptych

'Pocket Painting - diptych' (painted simultaneously) to a larger commissioned work 'Mirror diptych'

Oil on linen - Size - 12 x 14cm + 10 x 14cm - (Diptych)Red Spot - Sold Sold

Dunny of Gt George Dungeness beach

Dunny of St George

Not unike a little beach chapel or refuge.

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Oil on Linen - Size - 12 x 8cm Red Spot - Sold

Beach copper, Dungeness beach

Structure - Beach copper

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Oil on Linen - Size - 16 x 14cm

Red Spot - Sold Sold

pocket painting goats

The Visitors

Oil on Linen - size: 8 x 12cm - Price: £80

(Larger sizes £120 - £240)

Combi Baby blue

pocket painting blue combi

Combi Orange

pocket painting orange combi

Transit Camper

pocket painting transit camper

size - 8 x 12cm

Red Spot - Sold Sold

(Larger sizes £120 - £240)

Commissioned 'Orange' Combi - Oil/beeswax/damar on linen

size - 9 x 14cm Sold Red Spot - Sold

size - 8 x 12cm

Red Spot - Sold Sold

Lucky Licker II

pocket painting licky dog

Commissioned birthday painting - Oil/beeswax/damar on linen

size - 8 x 13cm Sold Red Spot - Sold

Small commissioned paintingsLucky dog of destiny on Dungeness beach

Three of four commissioned 'lucky' birthday paintings

Commission a Pocket painting

Open Studios' Five steps to happy commissioning:

1. Make contact online or face to face to discuss the size of painting, cost and the desired outcome.
2. Initial discussions will establish preferences for painting style, composition, overall tonality and the 'mood' of the proposed work.
3. A detailed drawing will be created for viewing online. The commissioner now has the opportunity to ask for any changes. Both parties come to agreement and the painting begins.
4. Photographic email updates ensure the client is involved at every stage of the painting's creation and feedback is always welcome.
Daily progress can be viewed on the 'work in progress' pages of this website.
5. When both the client and artist are in agreement that the work is complete then the painting will be dispatched or exhibited to be viewed at Dungeness open studios, ready for collection.

A unique and permanent gift finished to the highest professional standard, securely delivered worldwide.

All paintings are signed and dated on the reverse, supplied with accompanying written and signed accreditation - detailing medium, dates and the location of production.

This authentication (visible on-line) reinforces the value of each individual work, ensuring a provenance for a future sale.

A Pocket painting enables an easy entry into starting or adding to a private collection of valuable contemporary paintings.

Small is strong and beautiful...

View more tiny work here... Go to the Fleet Page

The 'Fleet' small oil paintings

Available Paintings

paintings structures Dungeness Art

4 studies for 'Space Junk'

Rises | Falls Dungeness Art
Rises | Falls

Beach Art

Structure Simplified structures - Encountered, ingenious, functional, hand made, beautiful....

Beach Box Dungeness paintings

Shingle box

Beach  Dungeness beach, oil painting

Stages | Requirements series

Beach  Dungeness beach, oil painting

Stages | Requirements series

Beach  Dungeness beach, oil painting

Mountains