Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Nest Painting

This painting will be destined to hang in an exhibition for SALA (South Australian Living Artists) at St Peters Cathedral later in the year.  

Arrangement with Protea

This painting has been sitting in the corner of my office since '04.  I liked it at the time, I still think it has some merit and I might pursue this kind of layout in some future pictures.

Quadrata - SOLD

Another new painting, the background effect was a new experiment for me.  It was almost good enough to leave as it was without the nest!  But then, Jackson Pollock has already done this!  I struggled a little bit with the weave of the canvas, it needed another coat of gesso to prime the canvas and fill in the little craters between the weave.  It's a meter by a meter.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Voyager 2. SOLD.

I sent the first painting called Voyager to an exhibition in New South Wales, the Bell Gallery.  I liked it so much I have done something similar here.  Although in real life, in detail they are very different.  I've included a beautiful little beetle that you can't pick up on this low resolution image.  

Study of a nest on a ledge. (sold)

I haven't posted anything up for a while, so I have taken the camera out and photographed a couple of new paintings.  This one has a very shiny coat of old fashioned varnish on it.  In real life, I like to see a sheen on a painting.  But of course it's hard to photograph!  This painting is about 60 cms in width, I will put a gold frame on it in a traditional manner.

Monday, March 2, 2009


A new drawing from last Thursday, I loved this pose (15 minutes) Hope you like it!


Just completed this weekend, this could end up being one of my favorite nest paintings.  It has an almost religious feel to it, the way it floats in space.  The title is very apt and seems to suit the painting.

Time Traveler - SOLD

A new painting just over 1m x.  This will be going on exhibition soon in NSW, Australia.  The painting will be sold at around AU $2,000.00 but the beetle shown will be totally free of charge!

New - The Nest Series booklet. SOLD OUT.

To get your copy of this beautiful little booklet that features many coloured reproductions of the nest paintings, the booklet would be signed and numbered (strictly limited edition) We can post it to you anywhere in the world, simply email me at  with your postal address and number required maximum 4 per person.  The cost is AU $25.00 + postage.  Cheque, money order or paypal accepted.