As we move into Spring let us not forget the beauty that is behind us....“At the darkest time of year, Lord Yule laid down his beard of snow and cloak of frost and ice to illuminate the gloom.” – Stewart Stafford. It's true one cannot describe snowy peaks as gloomy in their shimmering blue-whites. This... Continue Reading →
So I am back from the studio with a full day behind me and definitely feeling re-connected with my local landscape and my art practice. As you can see from the process shots my starting point was tones of yellow but for some reason; the sun and a little spring gardening, this piece has definitely... Continue Reading →
For the past week or so I have not painted, I have been framing and wrapping and preparing for an exhibition this coming weekend. I am now convinced that there is a direct relation between the act of mark making and depicting the landscape and the emotion of feeling it's presence in my life. For... Continue Reading →
"Beyond the Cyprus Tree" mixed media on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper. 6" x 6". There are many evenings, especially in the summer when the sky turns scarlet and dusting the distant hills in pink and orange - it's a beautiful time of the day leaving us warm and in a strange way with hope.
Thoroughly enjoying this time of exploration with charcoal. This is the second image in this series featuring the local Horowhenua landscape. The first post can be found here... Charcoal is applied over the top of washed charcoal, erased back and re-applied. Approximately 14" x 6 " on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm hot pressed paper is proving... Continue Reading →