Saturday, May 20, 2017

"Glass of Flowers" w/c 8x10

I saw these flowers jammed into a canning jar and rather liked the effect. My flowers are somewhat abstract.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Partial Pencil study

I love pencil 'cos it's so honest and non-boastful. Even a little hint like this one can be so rewarding. I just love art.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

November Snow-Swan Lake

A bit of an overcast morning in the Swan Lake sanctuary today
 had me thinking snow...
'November Snow-Swan Lake'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10

Your thoughts and comments are always encouraged...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Moonlit Birds" charcoal 5x7

I actually saw this then sketched it in charcoal. No, I don't think it's sinister or anything, I just see it as an extension of an artist's experience - if you're (say) a portrait painter in oils it is educational to use a different medium, what you learn does visit back to your home genre - portraits in oils for example.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

This was from an ALF's paint out a couple of weeks ago. 
I set up thinking I would be done before 
the wind really got up...note to self, 
you know nothing about when and 
how hard the wind will blow... 
 'Summer Morning-Albert Head'
oil on wood panel
8 x 10
Your thoughts and comments are always welcomed.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Almost Summer

Here on the south Island, as the last few days of spring slip by
our skies have been filled with those wonderful clouds that
seem to mesmerize and delight a painter such as I...
 'Almost Summer'
oil on wood panel
6 x 8in.
 Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

"Tree at Michell's farm" w/c crayon 4x6

I am using the new watercolour crayons - you apply them dry on your Arches paper then use a wet brush to get that w/c effect. It's quick and easy, so much easier than the traditional approach to watercolour. You should try it....

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