Sunday, December 10, 2017

white cloud drift - cutouts



monday 10 am 
11/12/2017 


5 pm with cockies flying past 
10/12/17





12 midday solar rays
10/12/17

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Walking the  Mornington Peninsula National Park trail yesterday. Rested beneath the shade of  the cliffs, and managed a brief  5 minute sketch. Drinking water as precious as gold in this heat , so resorted to spittle with watercolor. Plenty of salt water about but that wouldn't do much good to my materials. Pretty soon , the waves started encroaching on my safe little hideaway, so  thought it best to  move on.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

to the top of a hill
a vast sky
a sea of clouds


to see space above
and beyond
opened the cage


vision was hindered not 
by tall concrete 
blocks of invasion


I could see.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

various drawings made in the garden




ipad sketches of
the neighbours tidy weatherboard
and
the old outhouse






Wednesday, August 16, 2017




to reach the top of a hill while walking the burbs, and be presented with a vast panorama of sky and clouds abovea grey and depressing urban landscape.
the mind needs to see space above and beyond for mental clarity.
the spread of high rise buildings into the urban landscape and the subsequent claustrophobic atmosphere will pose further threat to the mental health of the population. 
seems to be the essential plan of the controller.

Sunday, July 9, 2017
















round organic shapes make their appearance  in most of my paintings so i'm playing around with various compositions using this three dimensional method to explore the possibilities. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017




 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