Thursday, March 26, 2015

A recent Tulip painting. I enjoyed really pushing the colors of the tulips against the rich purple background. Kept this one a little looser in tightness, a little more 'painterly' perhaps?

Tulips turning from purple
36X18   Acrylic on wood



Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fame in Aspen

Well I've been using up my precious 15 minutes of fame in Aspen, promoting my show on the local TV station channel. I think I can see why I paint rather than have my own reality TV show.  Anyway play this film and enjoy it... Blogger kind of crunches the resolution, so you may prefer to jump over to my You tube page?

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Painting Elephants... and fruit

Here's a painting for the Elephant lovers amongst you, or perhaps the lovers of tangerines? The shot seems a little contrasty here, but the original painting isn't quite so harsh.

The elephants in the patterned table cloth were fun to paint; their greens transitioning between the overall blues and purples, through to the yellows and oranges of the tangerines. I kept a strong tonal range, with white flowers next to the deep rich colors in the cherries and the background. I also wanted to push some strong perspective shifts in this painting. So I have a dramatic change of the perspective with the vase on the right compared to the overall 'top down' view.  Overall I think it works well.

Elephants and Tangerines on blue
24X24  Acrylic on wood

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Paul Durand Ruel

Without the help and support of collectors, dealers, & representation, we artists would be a sorry bunch indeed. Ones of the big names, (Paul Durand Ruel) getting some recognition in London. As a dealer he was responsible for aiding the likes of Monet, Manet, Pissarro and Degas. Selling and promoting their work, giving it an national stage.

A major show at the National in London is running, with works he bought and sold of these and more artists.