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Yellow Boots

‘Yellow Boots’ — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 405 mm. Available.

☁️☁️☁️ When I started painting this a couple of weeks ago, the days were indeed grey grey grey and the branches of the plum tree outside my studio (the view that inspired the background of the painting) were bare bare bare. But after a couple of unseasonably warm days (warm, that is, for August in Christchurch), an explosion of little pink blossoms reminds me that spring is mere days away. Sun sun sun, here it comes. ⛅🌤☀️

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Reflecting on The Colour of Snow

The Colour of Snow – acrylic on canvas, 2013. Private collection.

‘The Colour of Snow’, my first ever painting on canvas, is now finally framed ~ it only took me five years to get around to it! Click on the photo to read the original post (and to see the painting without the reflecting glass).

Sale week two

My art sale is into its second week on Etsy. Between now and early December I will be featuring three different paintings every week at 40–60% off the original price. Click on the images to visit my shop.

I will be posting the paintings here on Thursdays when they go on sale. I’m sorry if it’s going to look like spam — this is my attempt at spring cleaning the art cave which is full to bursting with art, art and more art. And I want to make even more art (of course I do) and so something has to go. Preferably several somethings.

I’m also just about to start work on a large painting commission which came through my Etsy shop. I DO like commissions : ) This one is going to be based on one of my mini abstracts. The challenge will be taking something 4 x 4 inches and making it 30 x 40 inches — sounds like fun to me!

Meanwhile, back to business. This week’s sale paintings are:

Wellington Harbour — acrylic on canvas, 455 x 610 mm

Wellington Harbour — acrylic on canvas, 455 x 610 mm

Springtime

Springtime — SOLD

Peace and Love — acrylic on canvas, 255 x 255 mm

Peace and Love — acrylic on canvas, 255 x 255 mm

Brrrrrrr

A frosty morning – acrylic on canvas, 305 x 405 mm, 2015. Available for purchase.

A Frosty Morning – acrylic on canvas, 305 x 405 mm, 2015. Available.

Cold morning —­ photograph © Maureen Sudlow 2015

Cold morning —­ photograph © Maureen Sudlow 2015

My thanks to Maureen Sudlow of www.kiwis-soar.com for allowing me to use her beautiful photograph of an old dairy factory in Dargaville as a reference for my latest painting. I love the dramatic contrasts, the dark silhouettes against the muted colours of grass and sky, the lone horse on a cold spring morning, the tree branches reaching… reaching…

Showing off

The Last Autumn, 2015 — photograph by AJ Scott Construction

AJ Scott Construction

What a lovely surprise ― The Last Autumn has appeared on AJ Scott Construction’s website in a feature about my client’s beautiful Waitikiri home. I’m thrilled with the photographs they took of the painting (which only went up on the wall the day before the photo shoot). Click on the image above to see the complete slideshow.