Thursday, December 31, 2009

Leaping Llamas

Here's the next in my Little Llamas series. If llamas leap, they may look like this?!?
25x25cm acrylics on board.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Llamas Looking

I don't know what these llamas are looking at, but something has caught their attention.

25x25cm acrylics on board.
The third in my new series on llamas.


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chasing Llamas

Here is the 2nd in my new series on Llamas. This one is 25x25cm acrylics on board.
I have fallen in love with these little llamas. They are so cute and are lending themselves very nicely to my imagination.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Riding with Llamas

Here's a new little painting from me. The first after a 3 month break.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Just started a new blog for the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre. (
Check it out in my Associations links below.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Allsorts 1, 2 & 3
acrylics on canvas

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Just published a children's book called Beauty in the Woods featuring my artworks. Check it out at the link below.

Beauty in the Woods - - Today
Finding Red and Blue
acrylics on canvas

Friday, June 5, 2009

Rise of the Pheonix
acrylics on canvas

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Lovers
acrylics on canvas
This is the completion of the previously posted Warm Tones.
It was inspired by Klimt's The Kiss. Klimt is one of my favourite artists and when I was in Vienna I visited The Belvedere which is now a museum of fine art. The Kiss was hanging there and it was superb. I could have just stood and looked at it for hours. So when Warm Tones suggested the vague shape of the lovers outlined I used the idea of Klint's painting for The Lovers. After intensifying the depth of field I simply added some hints of colour to finish it off and keep it simple.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Wood nymph
acrylics on board

I finished this one today.
I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

For Ever After

Here are the "before" and "after" shots.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I worked on this one today.
I have added some linework and darker tones around the central figures.
I finally finished Elephant Walk.
I added highlights, darker tones and more linework.
I'm quite happy with the way this has turned out.

I've been struggling the last few weeks in a kind of painter's block. Hopefully I am out of it now.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

25x25cm Acrylics on MDF

I am also working on this smaller one. This is up to the second stage.
I have added linework over the initial abstract.
I am calling it Elephant Walk.

The white chalk lines will disappear in the next stage.
91x45cm acrylics on canvas

I have started another painting using warm tones.
This is over a background on which I have piped contour lines.
I think this is the way it will go.
Next step, contemplation of what it will develop into.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A reworked version of the previous post.
I am still not totally sure of it but I think
I have given it a clearer focus.
It remind me of storm clouds rolling in over a large body of water at sunrise.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Worked on this new one today.
Playing around with just two colours plus white.
Working on blending whilst maintaining contrast.
Not sure what it will develop into at this stage.
I'll have to study it for a few days to see if it is happy as it is or wants to be something different.
We'll see.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I spent some time studying the shapes on the canvas till slowly
some figures emerged.
After outlining them in white pastel, I started drawing and rubbing,
darkening and enhancing the drawings, until the figures evolved.
I am quite pleased with the results so far.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

New work - untitled
acrylics on canvas
Not sure if this is finished yet,
but I rather like the soft edges as is it is now.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Inorganic paroxysm
acrylics on stretched canvas

A paroxysm is a sudden violent attack of pain, rage or laughter.
To be inorganic is to be devoid of organised structures.

I leave it to you to decide which it is.

acrylics on stretched canvas

When I was young I used to dream I was flying.
I can still feel the rush of being lifted into the air and swooping down.
If humans could fly I know what it would feel like.