Monday, May 28, 2007

Goolwa Road oil painting

I did this small painting a couple of months ago. My painting buddys were all facing the other direction, painting boats on the water but, me (being a maverick!) chose to paint this suburban road going off in the distance and changing to a dirt road.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

last nights drawing.

Enjoyed the life drawing last night, as usual, But this time I have only the one image that passed my rigorous selection criteria!!
hope you like it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007

still life with apple.

One new still life picture, oil on canvas, about 500x600mm the single apple may be pointing me to a more simple kind of arrangement, if I can get out of my office and up into the studio I'll try another spartan layout!!

Last Thursday's life drawings.

These are two of my drawings from last week, each pose would have been 15 or 20 minutes,
I am trying to hold back on using other colours, it is so tempting to grab the full range of pastels!!
so keeping them in a tonal range is so much better, (I think! ?)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Red Onion

SOLD!!! Here is another still-life. I like the blue shadow. It is about 450mm x 350mm, oil on canvas.

Illustration Friday - Citrus 2

Herewith another submission for Illustration Friday. With the lemon at centre stage!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Illustration Friday - Citrus

Here is a painting I did a few years ago - but it is very suiting, don't you think?

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Drawing from life

Had a good night at drawing last night. Came away with three or four pictures that I am reasonably pleased with. I also enjoyed my lasagna and two glasses of red, (Australian of course!!) in the Cafe Pallazo. Anyone else out there in life-drawing groups? Is it making a come back?

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Illustration Friday - Neighbour2

I bet we have all had a neighbour like this!

Illustration Friday - Neighbour

As everyone else is doing this Illustration Friday, I thought I may as well join in the rush. And, if my work load permits, I will try to do one each week.
My neighbour has just bought a new leaf-blower, and this was the first image to come to mind. Hope you like it!

Friday, May 4, 2007

New Faces.

Again, I'm focussing on the faces of the two models, I like the way the smudgy lines and little flourishesof the pastel, all add to the texture and interest of the picture, hope you agree,?? let me know.

Up Close and Personal!

These are some close ups from some of my recent life drawings. When I go to a life class I am always interested in the faces of the models, when I get a back view (which seems to be most of the time, damn it!!) thats the time to make a coffee or wander around the room and watch the other artists doing their thing. I draw on a fairly large scale, the paper I use (white off-set) is around 1m deep. If anyone is interested in purchasing a life drawing, they are $200 US each + postage. Just email me for details.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


These are both fairly large oil paintings. The one on black has been sold, the other one is one of my favourites so far.

Art Deco Jug and Lemon

This is a small painting, oil on canvas. This little jug has sat on the shelf at home for maybe five years, just waiting to be featured in a picture!

New work

This painting was completed last month. It is about 1m wide, and is oil on canvas. Hope you lik it!