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Go after it

Magnolia study – ink and watercolour, 140 x 170 mm, 2016

Magnolia study – ink and watercolour, 140 x 170 mm, 2016

Magnolia, Mona Vale, Christchurch, 2013

Magnolias at Mona Vale, Christchurch, 2013

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” Jack London

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 — acrylic on canvas, 280 x 355 mm

Springtime — acrylic on canvas, 280 x 355 mm

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

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

Go do that

Violet study – acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 mm, 2015. Available for purchase.

Violet study – acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 mm, 2015. Available for purchase.

“Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

These violets were originally posted last month as an ink and watercolour sketch here.

Joyous

Violets — ink, watercolour and digital, 2015

Violets — ink, watercolour and digital, 2015

“The most joyous painting is not done for the art world, it is done for the inner world.” Michael Leunig

The quote is from Holy Fool, a wonderful book crammed full of Michael Leunig’s art ― not his cartoons but his playful, colourful, joyful paintings and drawings. Highly recommended.

Violets in the kitchen, original photograph, 2015

Violets in the kitchen, original photograph, 2015