Tag Archives: sunlight

Let your light shine down

Let Your Light Shine Down — ink, watercolour, and gouache, 204 x 255 mm, 2017. Available.

More clouds. More animal dots. ‘Let Your Light Shine Down’ is a new version of ‘Landscape in the late afternoon (with cows)’.

Let Your Light Shine Down

Limitation

Shadows and Sunlight – acrylic on paper, 130 x 180 mm, 2016. Available via Etsy.

Shadows and Sunlight – acrylic on paper, 130 x 180 mm, 2016. Available on Etsy, sold unframed.

“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.” G. K. Chesterton

Both sides of the line

Landscape in the late afternoon (with cows) – acrylic on canvas, 510 x 760 mm, 2015. For sale at The Christchurch Art Show, June 2015.

Landscape in the late afternoon (with cows) – acrylic on canvas, 510 x 760 mm, 2015. Sold.

“Draw on both sides of the line, not just what you’re enclosing. The shape you’re making on the outside is as important as the one you’re making on the inside.” Leon Polk Smith

My latest painting, the one that began last week with this photo and sketch: a combination of brilliant sunlight and playful cloud shapes. And who doesn’t love finding things in the clouds?

I’m reminded of the Joni Mitchell song Both Sides, Now: “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow it’s cloud illusions I recall ― I really don’t know clouds at all.”

Landscape in the late afternoon (with cows), landscape detail

Landscape in the late afternoon (with cows), landscape detail

Landscape in the late afternoon (with cows), cloud detail

Landscape in the late afternoon (with cows), cloud detail

My little autumn sunset is now for sale

Through the trees — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 305 mm, 2014

Through the trees — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 305 mm, 2014  (now SOLD)

I’ve just popped this up on Etsy and I’m already having second thoughts about selling it. I do hope that letting go of my favourites will get easier ― but I suspect it won’t.

A little light relief

Through the trees — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 305 mm, 2014

Through the trees — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 305 mm, 2014

This is one of the smallest paintings I’ve ever done! It’s based on this painting and this photograph that I posted last year. It may still be autumn (officially) in Christchurch but this month has felt a lot more like winter ― the sunny glow coming from this little canvas has been very welcome here in the art cave.