Wednesday, July 2, 2014

This post brings me up to date with my most recent works.

 "Guardian". Nugget Point Light House at fist 
light of dawn.30 X 40 X 1.5 inches in oils. 

Lake Mahinapua Reflections just south of Hokitika 
on the West Coast.15 X 30 X 1.5 inches in oils.

 Memories. This is a commission for a friend from 
away back and relates to our childhood memories
in Hari Hari. 20 x 30 inches in oil.

 A small plein air painting near Woodbury looking 
towards part of the Four Peaks Range and
Waihi Gorge. 12 x 18 inches in oils.

 Another Woodbury looking from Waihi River stop bank
towards Four Peaks. This was requested commission of the area.
12 x 18 inches in oils and painted in plein air (on location)

Primal Valley. Another painting of the Catlins River.
24 x 36 inches in oils.

Below are some pictures of my paintings at the Christchurch Art Show from 19th to 22nd June. It was a great success for me. Selling 13 paintings and receiving great feedback. Also a great opportunity to connect with other artists.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Catching up on some paintings done earlier in the year.

 View of Temuka main street from the back.
12 X 16 inches in oils and framed. 

 Painted from Governors Bay looking to 
wards Lyttelton.

 Early morning painting at
Punakaiki West Coast.

Our garden in the spring time
done in plein air. 16 x 12 inches
in oil and framed.

 Spring Still Life. Spring flowers from our garden. 
12 X 16 inches in oils and framed.

 My Studio. Painted in spring with this 
gorgeous rhododendron in fall bloom.
12 x 16 inches in oils and framed.

Lake Pukaki with Mt Cook reflected in 
the lake. This was a commissioned 
oil painting 24 x 36 inches.

 Godley River Valley at the head of Lake Tekapo 
painted from the road up to Round Hill Ski Field.
22 x 36 inches in oils.

The Catlins River. 30 x 24 inches in oils.
The Catlins - the name that conjures up images of a corner of New Zealand untainted by the modern world - a place where time has stood still and a visitor may enjoy forest, wildlife and the life-style of a bygone era. 
This painting is a true reflection of the area after tramping and camping along the river over Easter. 
Accidents of history have favoured protection of the Catlins and it still retains many accessible wildlife havens in its varied hill and scenic coast. 

 The Red Mail Box. I was captured by the shapes and form 
of the trees and shadows cast across the road way north of Westport. 
20 x 24 inches in oils.

Mt Sefton and the Mueller Terminal Lake near The Hermitage, 
Mt Cook National Park. 24 x 30 inches in oils.