This painting began on a really hot day in the high 30s when the sand was glaring white and the sea was at its blue-greenest. Because we live so close to the sea we can have a dip at any time of day without too much fuss and have the luxury of being able to … More Let me tell you another story
A couple of blogs this week have inspired me to step back into Tate Liverpool. Arriving in the UK at dawn after the 21 hour journey plus the 5 hours in transit has almost ruined London for me. It is a hit-the-ground-running (on empty) experience. In 2010 it was difficult to do the Tate Modern … More HOORAY 4 Tate Liverpool!
This painting was conceived on the hilly bank beside the River Torrens outlet at Henley Beach, South Australia. I was working with the RSASA outdoor painting group (an intrepid bunch). It was a hot summer Friday and I headed for the shady spot. These days I put comfort before ‘composition’ because I believe there is … More It’s Wednesday! Let me tell you a story
This week has been characterised by the mini-grip of a virus, so there will be lots of visuals (no virals) in this post. Little consistency of image size by the look of it, but hey, viruses are not tidy. And I won! This picture has had quite a few sessions. The underpainting is only just … More painting in progress
Picture this: big canvas, 1 metre square. Seascape underway. A couple of early images were posted last week in last week’s blog. Underpainting slowly disappearing, but layers building up reasonably well. Lots of movement, using new GIANT brush. Almost finished. At least time to leave it for a while. A visitor (with strong artistic eye) … More canvas magna-phobia
Thank heavens for blokes with tools in their car boot. A massive help at an exhibition hanging yesterday. It was happening in a medical centre and we were surrounded by people waiting to see their GP. So what’s this about? Context really. Hanging in a non-traditional space has its own particular problems. You have probably … More Art in context