Make even more art

This is excellent advice and I feel a painting spree coming on : ) Meanwhile here are a couple of small paintings that I finished this week…

As much as I love black canvases, they can be tricky to photograph ~ ‘Night Garden’ has gold and silver highlights and a texture that makes it look wonderfully 3D in certain lights and ‘Hearts of Gold’ has gold lines that accidentally (or not) ended up looking like hearts ~ both paintings catch the light in ways that a single picture can’t really show.

‘Night Garden’ acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 mm, 2020. Available.
‘Hearts of Gold’ acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2020. Available.

I have been experimenting with little videos of my paintings in an attempt to show how they catch the light ~ but my WordPress plan doesn’t support said videos and the ones I’ve uploaded to Etsy can’t be seen by everyone because the feature is still in beta phase. Sigh. Hopefully it won’t be too long until everyone can see what I’ve been working on. Meanwhile… I’ll just have to make more art : )

The View from Here

‘The View from Here’ diptych — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 305 mm each canvas, 2020. Available.

Fresh off the easel: the lights of Christchurch as seen from the Port Hills. The paintings are lightly textured and best seen from a bit of a distance. I was going to varnish them but I am really liking the subtle shifts in colour and texture of the unvarnished canvas and so I’m not going to risk it.

reference photo ~ Christchurch 2019
work in progress
final diptych

Eight…

Eight years on WordPress! I’ve written more than 650 posts, uploaded well over 1800 images, and completely lost track of the number of canvases I’ve painted : ) And so it’s time for my eighth Happy Annaversary retrospective. Here is a collection of eight paintings created over the last year that represent my (current) favourite subjects and styles: the abstract floral, the do-over (that’s a style, right?), the experimental diptych, word art, New Zealand landscapes (of course), and Art for Australia.

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Spring Sale

🌸 To celebrate the arrival of SPRING 🌸 I’m giving NZ and Australian art lovers 20% off the price of everything in my Etsy shop when spending a minimum of US$15 ~ offer valid for all of September 2019 🌸

Departure and Arrival

‘Departure’ — acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200 mm, 2019. Available.
‘Arrival’ — acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200 mm, 2019. Available.

Art does not reflect what is seen, rather it makes the hidden visible.Paul Klee

These small abstracts are a continuation of what appears to be becoming a series of sunrises with windows — beginning with my two recent paintings — and although ‘Departure’ and ‘Arrival’ are available separately, I think they look even better as a diptych.