The second very large painting, (of three) has now been installed. A diptych (2 panels, each panel is 2.4m x 1m, so entire painting is 2.4m x 2m)) of New Zealand native plants and our native bird the Tui. This is on the second level of a 3 storey office block, in the internal stairwell.
Cropped piece of large wall mural of NZ Seabed.
This was a real challenge. The perfectionist in me needed this to be exactly right, the feel of it, the colours everything had to be exactly as I sensed it should be and I was settling for nothing less. I painted over it three times completely wiping it out and starting again , before I manage to finally get on a roll that felt on the right track.
Relief! That is the feeling when everything else Floyd so easily with this painting and this is completely stopped me in my tracks. The end result I am thrilled with and it sits perfectly and balance with the rest of the painting.
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This is a commission for a friend. Ive painted loads of whales, but decided to change the angle of this, I wanted it to more dramatic. I akso, for the first tine am using acrlic markers for some of the detailing , certainly alot faster than brush & ink.
Really happy how it’s progressing so far 🙂
hi all, Just a quick post, here is the link to a fab piece written about me & my arty endeavours. Also mentions a very large project coming up that I am in the middle of sorting…..
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Finally finished Tribal moon Goddess. Phew.
That is the first face I have painted and, whilst I got the shape ok, the shading was a different story altogther.
Very happy with how she turned out, I didnt want her to look real, but I did want her to have a realness about her essence.
This one also finished. One of my faves actually.
Not sure why, I think its the magical dreamy quality about it, it just feels good for me to look at 🙂
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I have so much more to load up, I will be back!
‘Against the Grain’
Aptly named, acrylic on canvas, abstract wood look backgrounds with my Reina style korus & swirls atop.
I decided to try and create a more textured background for my shapes & colours.
Not at all planned or by design, I stumbled upon this wood look background and love it!
So set forth to put varies combinations of colour, swirl and curl on different shades and ‘wash’ of board.
I like how the spirals/korus ‘pop’ off the board, an illusion of 3D.
I really like the white wash board background of #3 above, I think so far this is my favourite,
although I am experimenting with many shades and tones of board.
SO the top 3 there are complete, (top 2 are sold), one above For Sale….
the next load of pics are all Works In Progress…..
Have lots more creative energy for this series, so will continue in that flow until I lose interest, and then it will be onto something else.
Great weekend to all! 🙂