A new question

The Golden Hour — watercolour and gouache, 128 x 128 mm, 2017. Available.

“A piece of art is never a finished work. It answers a question which has been asked, and asks a new question.” Robert Engman

Sheep dots

Sheep – acrylic on canvas, 200 x 255 mm, 2017. Available.

Tree lines and sheep dots,
Light falling on them like snow
Even in summer.

Some vagueness

Summer Harvest – acrylic on canvas, 200 x 255 mm, 2017. Available.

“A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.” Edgar Degas

Happy Mother’s Day

* image created on Polyvore *

Mother’s Day is every day of the year. Love you, Mum.
Mother’s Day makes me a little nostalgic. Thank you, Mum.
Mother’s Day memories are happy and sad. Miss you, Mum.

Coneflowers

Coneflowers – acrylic on canvas, 405 x 505 mm, 2017. Available.

Coneflowers

My latest painting is also one of my new favourites. I’ve  posted WIP photos on Instagram which show the progression of the flowers in the top left corner. I’m varnishing it today, so it will be listed on Etsy early next week.

To say that this painting has been years in the making is a bit of an understatement. It is based on a study I painted in 2014 of a photograph I took of our garden in 2003.

I’m now working on a couple of little Dunedin landscapes. Photos coming soon.