Monday, October 22, 2012

Six Quick Cats

Again this morning, to help speed the bus trip in to work on my final few days in Wellington. I have sketched up six cat images.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Swedish Style and Art

I love the European sense of aesthetic. Large volumes of white that is accentuated by bright and colourful paintings. It really makes me want to sell my art in galleries there.

Art Makes a Home.

I love impressionist art there are hundreds of artworks out there that have a homey appeal. Simple subjects with a sense of intimacy. I love older style frames as well, broad simple wooden frames that add to the narrative by way of being slightly grand. This image from "My French Country Home" blog is a good example. By the way MFCH is one of my favorite blogs.

Another Canopy Sketch

During bus trips and lunch hours I love to sketch ideas for paintings. I use a painting software called MyPaint that you can find for free on the internet. I use it on my HP Touchsmart notebook, bought well before the ipad and other such tablets.  This is a quick one I did for another Canopy painting. Its of the Camellias growing in the garden at the moment. When I have the studio up and running I will possibly get around to doing this and a couple of others.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One More Before I Move.

I am moving away from Wellington to New Plymouth in the Taranaki, land of the volcano. I have taken another job there and will be up rooting and its likely to be a few months before I set up another studio. So the plastics will get stored and my art and dreams of a book will also get stored. Before I head off though, I thought I'd post a couple of artworks I am planning. These are some sketchy almost complete images of some new plastic works I will do once my studio space is sorted out. I hope you like...
I am trying to capture the buzz of spring as plants pop into colour and the garden becomes alive again. Its wonderful to see the newness of another years burst of blooms even in the weeds around the house.

This abstract almost naive style has been inspired by some of my favorite artists. Colour specialists like Australian Ken Done who's use of colour as a language or a rhythm is very effective. This image "Another Sunday" sets a mood of lazy and content afternoons in the summer warmth.