Monday, December 5, 2011

"Just The Way It Is"

Here are the paintings I have been doing towards my exhibition at York Street Gallery in Timaru which opened on Friday. I have named the exhibition "Just The Way It Is" and runs till 26th January.

"Chalmers Church" oil on multiple panels. This one of 2 new works on multiple panels (one panel mounted on the other and painted around the edges. Very exciting possibilities with these panels and will be doing more in the future and will show more detail in later posts.

"At the Table" oil on multiple panels (2) This is one of two paintings painted on 2 panels mounted on top of each other.

"Two Old Men" oil painting of a very old disused rural homestead. Many of these places along with the old trees are bulldozed to make way for dairy farms and their huge irrigaters.

"Kids on the Bay" oil painting capturing summer fun at Caroline Bay.

"Bay Hill" oil on canvas ........ looking out over Caroline Bay. My aim was to catch the magical evening light .

"Up with the Birds" oil painting of our daughter Emilia (Bird) on an early morning walk near Smithfield.

"Splashing About" oil on canvas 20 x 40 inches ........ hot summers day down on the bay.

"Hydro from the Terrace" oil on canvas. This old hotel isn't destined to be around much longer unfortunately.

"Silos" oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches ........ looking towards the large grain silos on the wharf. Harks back to my industrial interests.
"New Spot" oil painting of where the light house has been moved to just north of Caroline Bay.

"River Ford" small oil of South Canterbury small river fords at autumn.

"Dusk on the Wharf" oil painting of the evening light over the wharf.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Christchurch Cathedral

My latest efforts are firstly a nocturnal painting of the Christchurch Cathedral painted from a photo I took before it was so badly damaged in the recent earthquakes. "Wet Night" 24 by 30 inches acrylic.Our daughter Bethia is 17 year old first year music student at Canterbury University. She came home directly after experiencing the devastating February earthquake unable to help in any direct way. She started drawing to fill in time and take her mind of the the terrifying experience and destruction of the earthquake Below is her drawing.

More new works also just completed. This one is of an out door cafe setting done as a commission for a client. A Dunedin scene in acrylic 20 by 24 inches.

Another commission "Seaside Muso" acrylic 20 by 24 inches.
"The Shearing Shed" acrylic 12 by 16 inches.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Old Tracks

I painted this painting near the end of last year and forgot to post it on the blog. Painted of the old grain mills, silos and rail line that runs along side them in Timaru. This area would be one of my favorite haunts. Painting is Acrylic 30 by 24 inches.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Seaside Beetle

I have included our 65 VW in this painting of coastal view from along Shag Point between Oamaru and Dunedin. I have used artistic licence here and made some minor changes to the out look but painting very much reflects the area. The old cottages use to be coal miners homes which are now used as seaside holiday cottages. Area has a very interesting history.
"The Surfers Beetle" Acrylic 24 by 36 inches.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Coastal Painting

This one is of Taylor's Mistake near Christchurch one of my favoured spots with lots rustic batches and old over grown macrocarpa trees.
"Taylor's Mistake" Acrylic 15 by 30 inches.

Old Tractor

I would like to have been more expressive with this one but here it is anyway.

"Retired" Acrylic 16 by 20 inches.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Interior Still Life Paintings

Two new interior still life paintings . Both are acrylic 20 by 24 inches. "Down by the Boat Sheds" .... is based on a view over Otago Harbour.

And "Summer Time View" is a view over Gore Bay.

Old Temuka Wool Scour

A recent painting I did of an old wool scour that hasn't been used for a long time. I was attracted to the weathered south wall and its reflections in the creek. "Red Reflections" Acrylic 24 by 20 inches