Wednesday, March 8, 2017

views from the studio today and another rendition to add to the series  - white clouds drift
this version acrylic on canvas 100 x 70 cm

Thursday, February 16, 2017

two differne tversions of th eprom coastline. both watercolor and gouache on paper. measuring both approx. 12 x 16 cm.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ipad drawings of the prom and surrounds continued

i've taken to th e ipad as it's so convenient. And although I 've heard some derogatory opinions about ipad art as being 'souless' and 'lacking life', I have to disagree entirely. I really like the backlight that enters the image and believe the artist can express themselves quite adequately using this medium. Sure it lacks the tactile appeal of paint, canvas and paper, but I find th e ipad is a great way for an artist to express themselves. Atmosphere, color, mood and light can still be achieved using the ipad. More importantly, I can lose myself in it entirely; which is why I make art.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

drawings of the prom and surrounds, south gippsland

So I've been coming to grips with new technology, and playing around with Procreate for the ipad.
It's fun, and relaxing, no cleaning up afterwards, portable, and convenient. Every medium has it's disadvantages, and the ipads one, is in the playing area of the screen, which can be a bit restrictive..

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

surf's surge - abstract

                                                        Brewing tempest over
   Ocean of blue;
                                                                     Anticipating the surf's surge.

acrylic on masonite
120 x 150 cm

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tipping point - north

'Tipping Point - North'
acrylic and watercolor on cardboard 
30 x 30 cm

Today's painting  is based on the earth's suffering ; the reality of the situation of which I find frightening and one that I have no control over. 
It's therapeutic for me to therefore paint the situation.
I've painted a few tipping points now,
only this one features all the colors evident of an arctic landscape.
One that is at the cusp of the long polar night and where only a glimpse of light remains.

 Detail of the paintwork....

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Whiskee the Pacific Gull

While we were exploring Wilsons Promontory, we spent some time at Whisky Bay and had the pleasure of meeting this little chappy. He posed for me a short while, I took some photographs, and then he flew off majestically into the distance towards the shore. I imagine he alighted on some lofty perch, high above above the waves, so here he is, overlooking Bass Straight and Great Glennie Island.

pastel on paper

Available for purchase as prints 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Well, I managed to set some time aside and do a little drawing with pastel of the
Prom Boulders.

 'Gull on Spirit Boulders'

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sketching at Yamoon Country - Yanakie - Corner Inlet

What an incredible place. 
We spent a week in isolation on over 50 acres of bush - our company being shared only with the local birds, marine life and reptiles of all sorts. 
(Surrounding this Eden , exists vast areas of raped land, of which it seems, very little is occupied by those poor exploited creatures.)  
However, I wasn't keen on leaving, as there's a tendency to become attached to the wildlife and spirit of the place.
The light here is clean and bright. 
The air - fresh and pure.
Worlds away from Melbourne.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Tipping Point 3

acrylic on cardboard
30 x 40 cm

Thursday, November 26, 2015

'South Bergs'

acrylic on cardboard
40 x 50 cm

'Tipping Point 2'

acrylic and graphite pencil on cardboard
30 by 40 cm


acrylic on cardboard
30 x 40 cm

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

the greenest of mirror frames

Busily working away on a frame made of cardboard to house an old mirror.
Took a break at one stage to attend to pressing matters, and returned to find predictable cat in predictable position.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A heavy featureless timber box gets the A.V. treatment.
After painting a ship at sea inside the box lid,
 it received lots of layers of various shades of blue. I then scrubbed the paint surface back here and there, knocked and scratched it about, to give it a well-worn , muted tone.
Old timber offcuts cut to size were used to create beckets and hand made rope handles transform this box into something easy to carry and transport when the time comes to escape all those mad land lubbers.
(In the mean time, it makes an adequate blanket box.)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Nature Studies

Beautiful autumn foliage abounds outdoors; the outcome of which are some water color studies and gifts as greeting cards.

Friday, March 6, 2015

people are so interesting to draw

kids are out on a long weekend hike with their cousins, pictured above..... and I have some quiet time to update my blog.....some recent portrait sketches.