Monday, 25 May 2020


3' x 5' - acrylic on canvas - $800
I have had two 3'x 5' canvases for several years but never found a subject and composition that excited me until recently. My idea was to create two different but related paintings of abstracted tulips. I used to paint a lot of tulips and loved how expressive they became as they aged. The first tulip painting is not finished because while working on it I realized how I wanted the second one to look and I couldn’t wait to get going.  I love how it turned out and I am excited to push some of these visual ideas further using similar subject matter. As for the first painting I am re-thinking it. 

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Wednesday, 6 May 2020

On the Road in New Zealand

Well, it has been a very long time since my last post in mid December and so much has happened since then! That's probably an understatement.

My year began with a wonderful two month trip travelling through New Zealand in both a camper van and then by car. I think we drove on every road exploring both the North and the South Islands and had great fun, met wonderful people, ate and drank superb food and wine, and were constantly blown away by the spectacular scenery. My 3000+ photos really don't do justice to the beauty of that country. I didn't really have much opportunity to paint while travelling but everyone in a while I got out my watercolour paints and some paper and did what I could . Better than nothing but oh how I missed my studio! 
Below are a few small works, studies and fun pieces done while away.