Friday, August 12, 2016

Chrysanthemums, against blue

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.

Chrysanthemums, japanese eggplant & tangerines
24 X 18                         Acrylic on panel

Watermelon in widescreen

This aspect always reminds me of a widescreen or cinescope 70mm movie, aspect. I think just like those movie makers, I too enjoy designing within the narrow height and wide expanse of width!

Watermelon segment & fruit on blue cloth
18 X36                                Acrylic on panel

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Hawaiian vision

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)

The Hawaiian arrangement
48X28                 Acrylic on wood

Monday, August 1, 2016

Peruvian lilies

A recently completed painting. I love these color combinations and used some of the same elements and material prints in an early painting this year.

Peruvian lilies Pineapple and Plums
36X24           Acrylic on canvas

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Forthcoming workshop!

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.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tulips and Papaya, a well travelled painting

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 mark making.

 A detail

Another detail showing some brush work on the table cloth

 An in progress shot from Santa fe


Friday, May 27, 2016

Santa Fe - Two Man Art Show

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).

 Enjoying the publicity generated from the show

Painting outside the gallery    (a work in progress)
Below are a few shots of part of the show