Tuesday, December 28, 2010

'Bush Scene', Watercolour on paper, 2000.
During my first year of living in Wellington I was working very long hours and so didn't have much time for oil painting. Instead I kept busy with lots of little watercolours of the Wellington bush, small studies that would often only take a couple of minutes each, yet would be developed into oil paintings whenever I had any time off.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

'Kitty', Hand-sewn from material scraps, 2010.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

'Bunny', Hand-sewn from material scraps. 2010.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

'Virginia Lake, Wanganui', Watercolour on Paper, 2000.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

'Virginia Lake, Wanganui', Watercolour on Paper, 2000.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

'Mljet, Croatia', Pencil on Paper, 2006.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

'Storm, Mljet, Croatia', Pencil on Paper and Oil on Board. Both 2006.
With all of these posts of drawings, I thought it would be nice to show how some of them evolved into paintings.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

'Korcula, Croatia', Pencil on paper, 2006.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

'Vierwaldstattersee, Switzerland', Pencil on Paper. 2005.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

'Brienzersee, Switzerland', Pencil on Paper, 2005.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

'The Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland', Pencil on Paper, 2005.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

'From Augustus Gardens, Capri', Watercolour on Paper, 2005.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Assorted Bone Carvings, 2009.
Last year I made bone carvings with some kids at school and it proved so popular that I'm doing it again this week. I made these last year (with mixed success, some I can't stand to look at!) as examples to show the kids, but I pinched a nerve in my shoulder during the hours of repetitive filing per piece so I've given up making them myself......for now anyway.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

'High Atlas, Morocco', Pencil on Paper, 2005.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

'High Atlas, Morocco', Pencil on Paper, 2006.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

'Tinehir, Morocco', Pencil on Paper, 2006.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

'Pai, Thailand', Pencil on Paper. 2009.

Friday, October 15, 2010

'Skull', Watercolour on Paper, 2010.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

'Roadstop, Thailand', Oil on Board, 2010.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

With storage space running scarce these four cheaper pieces are looking for homes.
'Lyttleton Harbour', 2010. $250.
'Decanter Bay, Banks Peninsula', 2010. $250.
'Banks Peninsula', 2010. $250
'Los Torres, Chile', 2009. $250.

Friday, October 1, 2010

As part of a spring clean (I'm running out of room again!)these four pieces are going cheap.
'The Sacred Valley, Peru', 2009. $250.
'Bartlome, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador', 2009. $250.
'Monte Sainte Victoire, France', 2008. $250.
'Soussevlei, Namibia', 2008. $250.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

'Road to Zagora, Morocco'. Watercolour on Paper. 2006.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

'Road to Zagora, Morocco, Pencil on Paper, 2005.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

'Wormshead, Gower, Wales' Watercolour on Paper, 2004.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

This is a primary sketch for a t-shirt design incorporating one of the skull drawings done earlier this year. I am planning on screen printing some t-shirts in the coming weeks and I'm starting to do some initial drawings already. This idea will surely develop over the next few weeks till I'm happy with it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

'Cullins from Elgol, Scotland'. Watercolour on Paper. 2005

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chewbacca. Born,2004 (Camden Market,London) - Died,2010 (Karori,Wellington).
Much loved travelling companion was humanely put to sleep after a long illness developed from a wound in his side. Be at peace buddy, EEEEEAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHHHH!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

'Mae Hong Son, Thailand. Watercolour on paper. 2010.
Just found my old bag of watercolours and most of them have dried up and had to be thrown out. I did this quick little sketch to get my head around the colour for my next oil piece in the school holidays.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

'Skull', Pencil on paper, 2010.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

'The Nile Valley, Egypt'. Watercolour on Paper. 2004.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

'Iona from Mull, Scotland. Watercolour on Paper. 2005

Sunday, August 15, 2010

'Calpe, Spain', Watercolour on Paper, 2005.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

'Harbour from Tinakori Hill', Oil on Board, 1999.
From an old slide.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

'Breaker Bay', 1999.
Old image from a slide.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

'Road past Okoia, Wanganui'. Oil on Board, 1999.
Old Wanganui piece from a bad slide.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

'Gentle Annie, Wanganui', Oil on Board, 1999.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

'Wanganui River', Oil on Board, 1998.
Old art school picture from an old slide.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

'Mae Hong Son, Thailand", Oil on Board, 2010.
Dark picture. I always have problems taking pictures as, no matter what type of light, the thick paint casts lots of little shadows all over the image.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

'Pai, Thailand', Oil on Board, 2010.