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.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sunday, January 11, 2015

some slats from an old broken bed frame,
frames my painting of Cape Schanck.

Anyone for some muffins? I'm a good cook.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

a few adjustments to this painting over the weekend

'storm brewing '

acrylic on canvas
95 x 65 cm

Saturday, October 11, 2014

i read somewhere that a a 2 degree increase in global temperatures could push us past the point of no return. 

'tipping point'

acrylic on canvas 

50 x 60 cm

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Took a trip into the city recently and at the last minute , made the spontaneous decision to stop off at the Southern Cross Station and take in the sights of the Polly Woodside and surrounding docklands. Well, all I had was a biro, but I took the opportunity anyway to sketch this beautiful piece of maritime history. Later on in the day, touched up the drawings with watercolour.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Painting, seeing what surfaces and once again , I'm painting the sea. ...
An imaginary watercolor sketch

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Been painting today. .... with my hands as tools on paper. I have a roll of cheap paper that measures over a metre wide so I just spread it out on the floor and painted using my hands as my tools. This technique frees gives me freedom and I am able to create a myriad of varying effects. The painting is an extension on my other white cloud series , but with a sombre note this time.
No longer a pure white cloud, but rather a dark and polluted cloud. The dark cloud of human 'progress'.

sketch on the same theme. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

During a  recent wander around the forests of Olinda I spotted this little bird on various occasions, flitting about here and there in the lower forest storey - it's voice , a recognizable, high pitched 'chit'chit'chit. 
An elusive little bird, it was difficult for me to observe it close up, only identifying it as an Eastern Yellow Robin by it's yellow breast, size, habitat and characteristic voice.
Such was my curiosity, I felt inspired to create this lovely little bird with paper, watercolors and some pliable wire for the feet which can be adjusted to any position. This little bird, as with my others, took me many  hours to create, but it is time well spent!