Sunday, September 27, 2009
This is a recent painting, it's just over 1 meter in width, oil on canvas. This will be my last posting for a few weeks as I am moving to Victoria from South Australia. I will need to set up a new internet account, I will also be having a new email address, so much to do and so little time! I'm hoping to setup my own Studio/Gallery 5 kms from a beautiful town called Daylesford. I'm building a studio and it should be up and running about April next year.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
This is a photo of a painting did about 10 years ago. I did it to look like a George Stubbs original! It has fooled many visitors to our house. I used an oil paint cracking substance to give it some authenticity, and lots of layers of different varnishes. We have just sold our house to move to Daylesford in Victoria, the people who bought the house wanted me to include the painting in the sale, which I did. It's about 1 meter 20 cm in width.
Monday, August 17, 2009
This drawing was completed last week at our groovy life drawing session!! I loved this pose, and knew straight away it would make a nice drawing. The pastel that I used left a lovely texture on the paper. Also it was an unusual colour to select, but it seemed to work nicely.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I have been selling a few of my larger nest paintings recently, which is good one way but leaves me short of work to display at my upcoming SALA exhibition. So, this is a new one fresh off the brush. It is 1m x 1m. It has a Japanese impressionist feel with some calligraphic brush strokes.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
If you are visiting this site as a result of seeing my ad in the Australian Art Collector Magazine, thank you for making the effort. When I paint something, I'm interested in bringing out the essential beauty in everyday objects. I'm a traditionalist, I'm not out to make smart comments, political stands or shock the community, I just love painting, I do hope you enjoy looking at my work.
A lot of the paintings shown have already sold or are on show in galleries interstate.
However if you are a collector and are interested in purchasing something, email me and let me know the genre that interests you: 1. Nests 2. Still Life 3. Life Drawings. I would then send you a PDF of available works with a price indication. Only genuine enquiries please.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Another painting of this little ginger jar, done on the weekend. It is oil on canvas and measures about 350 x 230 mm. This painting will be part of the up-coming SALA exhibition at St Peters Cathedral, Adelaide - open from August 14th - August 16th - come if you can!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
keeping it simple, small painting oil on canvas, 26c.m. x 26.c.m.I like the central full on, layout, not what anyone would teach you, but it has an air of mystery about it, you will notice my display of nest paintings at Hunt Leather as you scroll down the page, they have sold 2 works so far, with another two weeks to go before they change the display, so only 3 left for any keen art loving bloggers in Sydney, so go to it!!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I have just used this painting in an advertisement in the new edition of the Australian Art Collector Magazine. It is on display at the New Hampton (Without Pier Gallery) in Melbourne. It's only a small painting, it has a beautiful gold frame. You can contact Richard Watson, gallery manager, on (03) 9598 5006. If it's still available, he would put a hold on it for you. Snap it up!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I have lightened the background of this picture, It is done in oils, ( most of the backgrounds to my large nest paintings are done on acrylic.) it has improved the look of the painting generally, and while I was at it, I added some colourful highlights here and there, no one else would notice, but you have to do what you have to do!!
This a little promotion I did recently to give my illustration work a plug, we just emailed it around, I'm tempted to have them printed at Ai size to get the impact I would like, the headline will mean nothing to most overseas visitors to my blog site, it was a phrase used a few times by our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to gee up the workforce!!
Monday, June 1, 2009
My paintings (5 of them) have just gone on display at Hunt Leather, a prestigious leather goods store in Sydney, at the MLC Centre, right in the heart of Sydney. If you live in the area, go in and have a look! And even better, purchase one! It will be on show until the end of this month.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Our new drawing group has started, we used to go to the local art school, but a new CEO wanted to change things such as, no music, and that a supervisor would be taking charge, etc, etc, so we all walked out and have now organised our own drawing group, so here are the results from last night.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Another couple of still life paintings. I will be having an exhibition at the Adelaide Cathedral as part of the South Australian Living Artists Week (SALA) with three other artists. The Cathedral is pretty big, so I must get a lot done to fill the allotted space. If anyone is interested in making some comments, don't be shy please enter into the fun!! And speak to me.
Hi fellow Bloggers! Sorry I haven't been very active in adding pictures recently. Like many other artists, I'm trying to surf the Global Financial Crisis without falling off my board! Hope you like this little picture. It is 25 cm x 25 cm, oil on canvas.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
This is a portrait of my beautiful granddaughter, Arrabella. She was in the studio, so I requested she sit on the chair next to my easel and asked her to keep as still as possible! the process of making the painting was around half an hour. It was at the limits of her patience! Can you spot the difference between the two images? I took out the heavy line under the chin and the dark line on her hair parting, and a couple of other minor adjustments. The following day, a friend saw it and has requested I paint her grandchildren and daughter-in-law. I'll let you know what happens (pressure!!).
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Another new painting, the background effect was a new experiment for me. It was almost good enough to leave as it was without the nest! But then, Jackson Pollock has already done this! I struggled a little bit with the weave of the canvas, it needed another coat of gesso to prime the canvas and fill in the little craters between the weave. It's a meter by a meter.