Sunday, April 7, 2013
This is one of my new paintings, bright bold colourful and popular, if anyone is interested in purchasing this or any other of my pictures, please email me at the address shown, this one is about a meter square,
oil on canvas. and if you live in Victoria between Melbourne and Bendigo, I might even deliver it
Thursday, March 28, 2013
I did this painting while in Adelaide a few weeks ago, it's in acrylic, ( most unusual for me.!)
it was for my daughter Emily, its big, and fun, it has helped me go in a new direction, away from the dark colours, I painted it under the car port in the open, with grandkids whizzing past on skateboards, saying Cool ,man, thats awesome etc!! I did another 3 or 4 at the same time. let me know what you think.?
Hi bloggers! I must add some new pictures to my blog, I have been painting and drawing a lot recently, this one is 1 meter by 1 meter, oil on canvas and has been sold twice, !! this one goes to Adelaide to a lovely home by the North Adelaide golf course, and I have done a twin version for a couple up here in Daylesford. the background is actually whiter than it looks on this photo.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
A new nest painting done only a couple of weeks ago, it's on a big canvas, almost a meter and a half in width, really punchy, I'm not keeping track of my nest series paintings, some get sold before I photograph them,
keep visiting my blog in 2013, I wish you a fantastic new year. thanks for viewing my work.
This is another small format painting ( 310 x 150 mm. ) in oil on canvas, done for a new exhibition coming up in the new year in Sydney, I will post the details later. thank you for viewing my art, please email me if you are interested in purchasing anything, or just to chat. cheers Roger.
A new drawing done recently at the Ballarat life drawing class, I was pleased with sales of my drawings at the Daylesford art show, I displayed them in plastic sleeves, with no framing,
I just put them in a pile on a trestle table and people rifled through them,
so I was able to keep the prices down, to around the $100.00 mark, considering they are large pieces,
the art collectors got a bargain!!
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This is another painting in the new still life series, it is 120 x 98 oil on canvas, it will go on display in Kyneton Victoria, at the St Pauls Anglican church in Yaldwyn Street in a group exhibition, as part of the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Art Trail, you can check out all the artists on the new website, www.dmropenstudios.com.au my studio will be open on the 3rd 4th 5th and 6th of November should anyone be up this way, If I get my blog act together,!! I will add a few more images soon.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
My camera hasn't done justice to this painting,! I just took the photo, but I must admit the sky is dark grey, the temperature is only 7 degrees, it's freezing and about to rain, and it's 2.00 in the afternoon,!! but that's what I have got to get used to here in Western Victoria.! I love the brooding mystery of this one.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This one is 1x1 meters, it has a very rich finish, with 2 layers of varnish,
I can imagine this picture hanging somewhere in a modern apartment, maybe in an open plan kitchen space,? it should look really fantastic.
I wonder where it will end up? thats the nice thing about creating art, to imagine where they end up, in which city,? which state ? or even which country,? what a privilege it is for someone to enjoy your paintings enough, that they will live with your work on their walls for many years,
Monday, June 25, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
This little painting was done about 5 years ago, something troubled me about it,
so I added the leaf to the lemon, and changed the colour of the bottom edge, from blue to Van Dyke Brown, it puts the colors back in 'Range' and improves the overall appearance. the little dolls head has been staring at me from the shelf for many many years, it doesn't seem to get any older, I wish
I could say the same for me.!!
Friday, May 4, 2012
This is a largish painting 920 x 610 mm. it has two coats of varnish on it, and in real life looks very,
much like a painting from the 16th century, I have a few people asking for new work so I must start to produce more paintings. The cold weather is settling in now, with grey leaden skies,
here in Daylesford, luckily I have the studio fire on!!
I'm reading a book at the moment called 'A Bigger Message' conversations with David Hockney
( Hence the title above!!) published by Thames and Hudson, well worth a read, he is so knowledgeable about art, and it's history, you will love it. anyone that follows my blog will know how much I love life drawing, and in the book Hockney remembers at a meeting of teachers and administrators.... when
the discussion was about the abandonment of drawing in art schools, they said to him So, it's back to the life drawing room is it Hockney? he said No, it's forward to the life drawing room.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
If you like any of the work please leave a comment, I had an old email address in the system and for 2 years all the comments from you nice people disappeared into cyber space,!!! but it should be O.K. from now on.