Sunday, 5 November 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Summer Woods

Summer Woods
30" x 40" - acrylic on canvas - $700
This is actually an updated version of a painting I completed and posted in July. Since then I have been looking at it on and off and finally had to face the fact that there were things that could be improved, so I made some changes - specifically adding more trees in the immediate foreground at the right and adjusting some of the colours in the foliage and sky. Fortunately this does not happen very often, but better to do what you think is best, and I am now much happier with the painting. 

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Escarpment

Escarpment
30" x 40" - acrylic on canvas - $700
This painting has been on and off the easel for at least two months, and finally it's finished. I really wanted to keep the brush strokes loose, mushy and varied while toning down the colour and allowing a more neutral palette to dominate. A bit of a departure for me - it was good to try something new - and I am happy with the result. 


Sunday, 22 October 2017

Drive By

Drive By
10" x 10" - oil on archival canvas paper - $45

I have been experimenting, in a minimal way, with oil paint. I have generally avoided them because of the solvents and other smelly-toxic substances required in their use. However, I do like the way they smear and move more like butter on a surface, and for that reason used will continue to experiment with them, and keep the windows open. This painting was inspired by views out of the car window, sometimes a blur, as the scenery whizzes by.