Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Repeating a painting is something I am loathe to do. It never holds the excitement of the potential of a brand new work - and the way I work is very intuitive, inviting 'happy accidents'. Colour also is different for me day to day - sometimes blues find their dominance in a painting, sometimes i dont feel like touching much 'yellow'.

So, when I have repeated a painting ( I think 4 times in 15 years) i will never promise the same work - just as similar as I can make it. And I dont copy the painting itself - if its a still life, I have to set up the table as before (hoping I can find all the props), landscapes are from my store of photos. Interestingly enough, when the chore has been started, I find myself falling in love with the subject matter all over again, and I believe, I end up with a better painting than before.

Not to say that I will make a habit of it. Unless you are a relative, or a very close friend, ....... or offer me enough money ......

30"x30" Acrylic on Canvas

"Wrap II"
30" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas
Client wanted a landscape format with 2 birds instead of one.

Monday, January 09, 2012

The first 3 paintings for the year!
Thought I'd start out small to get back into the swing of things.

"Cockatoo" Acrylic on Canvas 9"x5"

These should be arriving in the US very soon.
They are taking part in a group show at Creative Framing & Gallery, Oakland, CA. Opens 21st January

Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

I have finally updated my website. Most of the works from 2011 are there and I would love it if you woul vote for your favourites. The link is HERE

So far I have 3 exhibitions planned - May in Melbourne Australia, July in Oakland, CA USA and August in Sydney Australia. That should keep me busy....