Tuesday, November 28, 2017

reflections - new abstract painting

"Reflections" - abstract landscape on wood


As often happens when I start a new series of abstract landscape paintings, each new one becomes a bit simpler in composition as I eliminate elements and find that sweet spot in painting the essence of what I am trying to say and how the series is making me feel.

This painting is larger than the previous two, and yet the simplicity feels right. The depth of colours and the minimal lines feel enough for me. I'm falling in love with these layers of blue more and more.

"Reflections"
Acrylics, pencil and gold ink on untempered masonite
50.5cm x 60cm (0.5mm thick)
Sides of the panel are painted white
Unframed

NZ$450 + shipping

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Detail of "Reflections" - abstract landscape


Detail of "Reflections" - abstract landscape


Detail of "Reflections" - abstract landscape

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

sea glass - new abstract landscape

"Sea Glass" - abstract landscape painting



The second one in this series of blue abstract landscapes. The almost pearly blue-green colours reminded me of bits of worn glass you pick up by the sea.

"Sea Glass"
Acrylics, pencil and gold ink on untempered masonite
30cm x 40.5cm (0.5mm thick)
Sides of the board are painted white
Unframed

NZ$200 + shipping

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Detail of "Sea Glass" - abstract landscape painting

Detail of "Sea Glass" - abstract landscape painting

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

pond - new abstract landscape

"Pond" abstract landscape painting on canvas

Inspired by the beautiful Lake Hawea, which is just 5 min walk from home, I am currently painting a group of abstract landscapes in a range pretty blues. The blue colours filling my studio at the moment are a wonderfully refreshing contrast to the heat outside.

What about the lines?
They represent bridges, the connections between places, travel and journeys. As a South African born New Zealander who currently spends 6 months a year in Europe, journeys (both physical and spiritual) are an ongoing theme of mine.

"Pond"
Acrylics, pencil and gold ink on canvas
22.5cm x 30.5cm (3.5cm deep)
Sides of the canvas are painted white
Ready to hang, no need to frame

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Detail of "Pond" - blue abstract landscape painting


Detail of "Pond" - blue abstract landscape painting


Detail of "Pond" - blue abstract landscape painting


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Monday, November 6, 2017

little mountain villages - calendar 2018



I took a trip down memory lane yesterday and made a calendar with 13 of my sketches of little mountain villages in France, Spain and Italy.

It is available through Redbubble and can ship anywhere in the world.
https://www.redbubble.com/…/28746230-little-mountain-villag…

I hope you like the choices I made. I can tell you it wasn't easy, but it was such fun paging back through my sketchbooks.