Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This Girraffe was wandering through a patch of those funny thistly things which you see everywhere in Africa that I have always wanted to paint. I even gathered seed and tried, but failed to grow them in my garden(rather naughty). So, If I can't grow them , at least I can paint them!!
I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted. I'm rather embarrassed!!
Here's another portrait from my Thursday evening group. Now I do understand that this doesn't represent my finished work, but I want my blog to reflect what makes me tick as an artist. Life painting is not only great fun, but allows me to shed my professional artist hat and try new stuff . It feels like I'm back at art college. Plus you get to hang out with artists and here all the latest gossip!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Sorry, no new paintings. Julia, my friend and neighbour Walt, and I, have spent the last week building frames. It was like an assembly line. Walt cutting , me sanding ,spraying , and leafing, and Julia finishing. Whoever said it was a good Idea to make our own frames...Whenever I finish a batch..(23 in this batch) I think ...never again, but they do look great!! (although I say it myself.) A real joint effort.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Well it has been far too long since I last posted any paintings...
I grew up at the seaside, and this is my Idea of a great way to spend a Sunday. My painting shows my good friends Tim and Sylvia and my wife Julia and mother in law Georgene, enjoying the pleasures of Ocean City MD.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
This shows my painting , about half finished. I decided to leave out the white Ibis and go for a long thin composition. It's so nice to be painting birds again. I'll post the finished painting in a couple of days(hopefully). Top to bottom..... great egret, roseate spoonbill, snowy egret, juvenile roseate spoonbill.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I was asked how the ospreys on our platform were getting along. Well I'm very pleased to say that 2 of the 3 chicks have fledged and left the nest. The 3rd chick died during a heat wave in early June. The mum was incredible. She shielded the chicks from the sun moving her body like a sun dial, only leaving the nest to plunge into the creek to cool down and drip cool water on the babies.
Here's a couple of recent snaps. "Great pooping action"!!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I have just finished this painting of "Luna" our friends' Spinone. Sadly poor Luna died in an accident a couple of weeks ago. Frida(our German Shepherd) lost her best friend. Luna was a beautiful dog , and Incredibly well trained. My painting shows her on a bird hunt last winter.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This mini shows Ello's Beach on Leeds creek. This is a favourite picnic site for boaters. The beach is located just before the creek joins the Miles river. It belongs to the "Pink Castle" ( actually an Italian villa which according to the locals, was moved here in the 20's brick by brick from the Italian Riviera. (Michael Jackson recently tried to buy it... The villa not my painting!!
Here's a new painting "Gassing UP" oil 12x9. It shows St Michaels harbour on a summer weekend. Lots of colour and bustle. St Michaels is very proud of outwitting the Brits during the war of Independance, by raising all the lights of the town so that the Brits fired over the town. Ive also heard that the British fleet thought St Michaels wasn't worth the effort so the sailed past ha ha.Anyway we are all friends now and as a Brit I enjoy seeing all those Union Jacks fluttering in the harbour. I love St Michaels... I got married there.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
I love that time of the evening when the light has almost gone and you are treated to a fleeting display of wonderful smokey turquoise. The skipjack was on its way back to St Michaels after a long day spent showing tourists the Miles river. It really was a beautiful sight.
Julia and I had the opening of our joint show at the Troika Gallery on Friday. Although gales and private views are not a great mix, it went well. I am full of admiration for a large group of intrepid art enthusiasts who braved the elements!!!! Here's another one from the show....