30 November 2009

blue bird

Oops. Clean forgot I was doing a little painting a day - weekend got in the way. But got right back into it - this one is called 'my blue bird' and it's 255 x 255mm or 10" x 10" acrylic on stretched canvas, selling through trade me for this week. Thanks for checking my blog ..e^)

27 November 2009

me no lisa

oil on stretched canvas - 255 x 255 x 35mm - this is nr 4 in the little gem series for this year. It is done in monochrome colours, white and Vandyk brown and the inspiration comes from - what else - the Mona Lisa. Available as usual with these, from Trade Me for this week. Thanks for looking ..e^)

26 November 2009

blue dome day

400 x 200 x 35mm acrylic on stretched canvas - summer's here in the southern hemisphere - at last! Love the deep azure blue of the summer sky. This little painting is number three of the 'little gem' series of about 30 works, available from trade me for a week. Thanks for popping in ..e^)

25 November 2009

moon eye view

moon eye view - 255 x 255 x 35mm acrylic on stretched canvas - little gem series 2009 I’ve had this canvas for I don’t know how long, forever adding paint to it and then painting it black again. The lower layers even have some resin added and at some point I had glass pebbles imbedded in that (one for each family member). The pebbles fell off (but family ties remain) and left these delicious little pools in the resin - footprints? So today I thought I’d add this to my ‘little gem’ series and signed it at last, and listed it on TM as part of the 'little gem' series for 2009 ..e^)

24 November 2009

poppy talk

400 x 200 x 35mm acrylic on stretched canvas, ready to hang as is. It's that time of the year again when one is on the hunt for little gifts with meaning for the people close to our hearts. Every year around this time I create a number of smaller works and name them Little Gems, list them on trade me and hope they find a wall in a friendly home somewhere. Thanks for visiting my blog, and do consider subscribing if you're interested in viewing the rest of the series...e^)

11 November 2009

african sun

Hot hot African sunset, some relief from the relentless sun in sight - but oh so beautiful the colours... this is now available on auction through Trade Me for this week. Thanks for taking a look, I will be back in 2010 with a regular "painting a week" ok? ..e^)

5 November 2009


I had my mind made up about painting a good honest abstract - but first I had to do the 'stract' without the 'ab'. A while ago we travelled through to Taupo from Auckland, through beautiful bountiful green land, hills and valleys, rich growth and the odd herd of cows or sheep. This resulted in this painting that I call 'lambscape' - 350 x 450 x 35mm in acrylic. Then on a loose piece of canvas I worked on abstracting my lambscape and after a number of stages the painting ended up looking like this: Next I went ahead and ripped the canvas to pieces, yes I did, remarkably easy too - canvas is a joy to rip - and placed the pieces on the original representational painting. Note that I had to have it on the horizontal, like the land, to be able to do this. Now we literally have realism supporting the abstracting of the lambscape. Now for me to be able to hang this on the wall, the strips will have to be collaged down, so I started playing with placement, and this is it. The end...e^)

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