Saturday, September 19, 2009

Sunshine Flowers!

These two semi-abstract flower paintings were an experiment and has been pure fun to paint. They have also led to other creative endeavours. They both have a special brightness, due to bright, flat colour applied impasto over pre-applied texture. 

Bright Flowers in a Bright Pot
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
400 x 400 x 15mm

Yellow Daisies in an African Pot
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
400 x 400 x 15mm

Nguni 28 & 29 - the series continues...

I have completed the third in a set of three square paintings of Nguni:

Oil on Board, 290 x 290mm

And here is the first in a set of two:

Oil on Stretched Canvas; 400 x 300mm

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Monday, September 14, 2009

A Fresh Approach

As part of my "Fun Flower" project, the purpose of which is to loosen up, I reworked a flower still life that I did a while ago, and put down because I was not happy with the result. I now abandoned the preconceived frame of mind I had at the time and had a lot of FUN! Here it is:
Acrylic on Mountboard, 175x270mm
The digital image doesn't do justice to the bright, jewel-likeness of the colours in real life. The dark areas are also not black, but rich, dark greens and reds.
During our last visit at the beach I managed to make a small watercolour sketch of the waves. I was especially fascinated with the near-translucent jade colour of the breaking waves:
Watercolour on Cartridge; 130x90mm
Having loosened up a bit with the "fun" flowers, I decided to attempt another seascape. (Haven't done one for about two years.) It turned out to be one of those paintings that just about paints itself. Just flowed spontaneously.   I might do some more...  
Acrylic on Mountboard; 280x185mm

Thursday, September 10, 2009

More Nguni watercolours

I have painted these two Ngunis in acrylic on canvas already, but decided to do them in watercolour in neutral colours. They measure 175 x 125 each. I like the one (coming towards you) so much, that I might do it yet AGAIN! - this time in oil, probably on a larger scale. I'm still looking for another friend for it; I like making paintings in pairs. 



Flower Still Lifes FRAMED!

I received some paintings back from the framer today - quite exciting! So, here are the flower still lifes - framed!
And here is a basket of roses that I painted some time ago - framed.

(Oil on board, 285 x 280)
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