Love the reaction of the blue drape with the Chrysanthemums in this painting. I worked from that point allowing the other elements and colors within the painting to be sympathetic to the original focus.
This paintings was painted after my first trip to #Hawaii. The
arrangement was developed from a flower arrangement on a cafe table, the
fruit is classic Hawaiian. Currently hanging in New Masters Gallery, #Carmel CA. For more info (831) 625-1511)
Just a few spaces left for my November workshop... No plans to book any
others in the near future, so this might be the one for you? Contact
Crooked Tree Art Center for more information, tel. 231-9419488
Some links for more info.
Just finished this painting, it was started about 6 weeks ago, then shipped to Santa Fe, so I could paint outside the gallery for a couple of days (during my show). I got it a long way along in New Mexico, but shipped it home to my studio to make final adjustments and unification.
Tulips & Papaya on blue cloth
24X33 Acrylic on panel
A common aspect of location or plein air painting for me is that I work as quickly
and consistently as possible. One product of this is that I'll attempt to be as
versatile as possible with one brush (minimizing my Acrylic clean up).
This in-turn can produce very regulated brush work; I try to use this
aspect to my advantage, creating some textural rhythm of strokes and
Another detail showing some brush work on the table cloth
I've just returned from my two man show on Canyon Road in Santa Fe with Ventana Fine Art. It's my third year sharing in a show with the supremely talented Frank Balaam, a great friend & artist. The gallery as ever is hung beautifully, it's filled with such talented and knowledgeable staff, it's always a joy to see them all again.
One of Frank Balaams beautiful paintings
Franks work is meticulously detailed and impasto, and is impressive to be seen in person. Though each of our styles and aesthetics are singularly unique, and our processes are very different from each other; our passion for strong color wins through and we hangs beautifully together.
We got the cover of Santa Fean Now magazine, as well as featuring in a number of other publications.
Frank lives in Arizona, and I California, but we both came originally from Britain. We enjoy coming together for this show in Santa Fe, to share art stories and reminisce about 'old blighty' (Britain).