Wednesday

“They didn’t want it good, they wanted it Wednesday.” Robert A. Heinlein

I tend to thrive on deadlines, creating them for myself even if I don’t have to because it makes me more productive, but this month I have no projects demanding urgent attention. And I’m still managing to get a few things done.

Here are three little drawings I’ve just finished:

Anna Cull The Return 1
The Return #1 — ink and watercolour, 90 x 90 mm, 2016. Sold.
Anna Cull The Return #2
The Return #2 — ink and watercolour, 90 x 90 mm, 2016. Sold.
Anna Cull Worth the Risk framed WP
Worth the Risk — ink and watercolour, 128 x 128 mm, 2016. Available.

In the style of… Hundertwasser

Tree – mixed media, 2016
Tree – mixed media on watercolour paper, 2016
A tree in the neighbourhood, Christchurch ~ original photograph, 2015
A tree in the neighbourhood, Christchurch ~ original photograph, 2015

Austrian/New Zealand artist, architect and visionary Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928–2000) was an amazing person and he is one of my favourite artists. His work is colourful and exuberent, bold and quirky, unique and significant.

If you’re not familiar with Hundertwasser, you can visit www.hundertwasser.com to read about him, his art and his philosophy. ‘Blobs grow in beloved gardens’ 1975 and ‘Green town’ 1978 are just two of the beautiful artworks that inspired my tree painting.

I’m not sure if I like ‘Tree’ or not… but I do like knowing that I’ll never look at another tree the same way again!

In the style of… posts are where I use my own photographs as a starting point and draw inspiration from some of the world’s greatest artists and illustrators. It’s not about copying someone else’s art; it’s an experiment in seeing things differently.

You can’t give up

Untitled WIP (detail)
Untitled WIP (detail)

“You can’t give up hope just because it’s hopeless! You gotta hope even more, and cover your ears and go blah blah blah blah blah blah!” Philip J. Fry, Futurama

I’ve been moving some paint around, experimenting, trying things… I’m not at all sure about it but I still intend to finish it. No matter what happens, I’ll post the final painting tomorrow. (It’s a tree.)

Sale week five

I am offering three of my paintings every week between now and early December at 40–60% off their original prices. Please click on the images below for more information.

This week’s featured paintings are:

Things are looking up
Things are looking up — SOLD
Black Rose (with haiku title) — acrylic on canvas, 102 x 102 mm
Black Rose (with haiku title) — SOLD
Riding the Falls — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 305 mm
Riding the Falls — acrylic on canvas, 405 x 305 mm

Sale week four

I am offering three paintings every week between now and early December at 40–60% off their original prices. It’s a ‘spring cleaning’ experiment that will hopefully create a bit more space in the art cave. Please click on the images below to visit my Etsy shop.

This week’s featured paintings are:

Thursday, Avon River — acrylic on canva,s 760 x 510 mm
Thursday, Avon River — SOLD
Moon over the City — acrylic on canvas, ready to frame, 405 x 305 mm
Moon over the City — N/A
Little Sparrow — ink and watercolour, unframed 240 x 180 mm
Little Sparrow — SOLD

Things are looking up

Things are looking up – acrylic on canvas, 510 x 405 mm, 2015. For sale at The Christchurch Art Show, June 2015.
Things are looking up – acrylic on canvas, 510 x 405 mm, 2015. SOLD

A bit of a favourite, I’ve painted this scene a couple of times before: Stand and Redwoods.

P.S. This is number five of the six paintings I planned to finish in time for next month’s Christchurch Art Show. It feels really good to be on track…