Wednesday 24 January 2018

we've been framing

"Connection" - acrylics on wood

David and I have added frames to a number of my abstract landscape pieces painted on wood and canvas board. These are hidden frames, situated behind the painting, so they float 2cm away from the wall. The framing is simple, allowing the sides of the painting to be seen, and giving a sleek, uncluttered look.

Here are 4 of the recently framed pieces...

"Connection" (above)
Acrylic painting on wood
Board size is 295 x 420mm

"It Never Ends" (below)
Mixed media painting on canvas board
Painting size is 305 x 406mm 

"It Never Ends" - mixed media on canvas board

"Tell Me A Story" (below)
Mixed media painting on canvas board
Board size is 305 x 406mm

"Tell Me A Story" - mixed media on canvas board

"They Say It's Going To Rain" (below)
Mixed media painting on canvas board
Board size is 305 x 406mm

"They say it's going to rain" - mixed media on canvas board

Ready to hang on your wall!

Initialled on the front. Signed and dated on the back. Framed and complete with hanging string.
All four paintings are available here and with lots of photos of each painting so you can see all the lovely details.

I will post other newly framed works soon.

Sunday 14 January 2018

shop update - 3 new abstract landscapes

"The Good Life" - acrylics on untempered masonite

I have just added 3 new abstract landscapes to my shop. You can find them here.

"The Good Life"
Acrylics on untempered masonite
30 x 40.5cm

Acrylics, acrylic inks and pencil on canvas
45 x 61cm

"Not So Far Away"
Acrylics on canvas
45 x 45cm

"Soar" abstract landscape on canvas

"Not so far away" - abstract landscape on canvas

You can find them here.

Friday 12 January 2018

painting postcards

It's a long time since I've painted a postcard for my followers! The last one was way back in October last year. It went from Spain to Canada.

So next week I will be giving away both of the postcards in the video above to someone who follows me on Facebook and a friend of their choice. Yay!

Make sure you follow me on Facebook so that you don't miss out.

Postcards - mini abstract landscape paintings

Happy Friday!

Friday 5 January 2018

a love of trees

"Not so far away" - acrylics on canvas

In the last month I have been including trees in my abstract landscapes again. The one above is my latest one, finished just a couple of days ago. While I was painting it I was thinking back on all the trees I've painted over the years. I mean the the ones that have been an important part of the story the painting is telling, not just ones that form a background to another focal point like a building or mountain.

Trees have been an ongoing theme for me. I add them to a painting to tell a story. The way trees are shaped, rooted to the ground or rocks, their colours and size carries message or an emotion in the same way the expression on a face can. Trees routed to the ground give a sense of place. Solitary trees give a sense of space, isolation, or serenity. Knarled trees have character, a reflection of the life they have led. Not all my trees are serious, though, often I just want to convey the beauty of nature, the joy of colour, the whimsy of imagination.

Plus, I'm definitely a tree hugger. Ask any of my friends. No walk in the bush is complete without a tree hug.

So this morning while waiting for paint to dry (the ongoing occupational hazard of a painter!), I dug way back in my archives to find some of my favourite tree paintings from the years.


From 2007...

"Things I left behind" - acrylics on canvas

"Room to grow" - acrylics and oil pastel on canvas

From 2012

"The Lollipop Tree" - acrylics over collage on canvas  SOLD

"The Three Poplars" - acrylics on canvas SOLD

"Summer Holiday" - acrylics on canvas SOLD

From 2013

"Embrace" - acrylics on canvas SOLD

From 2014

"The Leafy Baobab" - acrylics over collage on canvas SOLD

From 2017

"Where I Belong" - acrylics on canvas SOLD

"Where I Belong 2" - acrylics on canvas SOLD

Here's to more trees for 2018. I'm already excited to clear my studio of current projects and do a large one :-)

Of the paintings shown here, only the top one is still available (please enquire). I have a number of little ones not shown available here.