Painting #49, Another Marsh

#49 Landscape at Dusk (Oil on Canvas Panel, 45 x 25 cm)
#49 Landscape at Dusk (Oil on Canvas Panel, 45 x 25 cm)

This painting is closely based on my earlier painting #27. I had undertaken not to do any more marshland paintings for a while but I am very busy at work and my painting routine has gone for a complete loop. Continue reading “Painting #49, Another Marsh”

Painting #48 (after Clijoko)

#48: Watercolour abstract after Cliff (Clijoco)
#48: Watercolour Abstract Still Life, after Cliff (Clijoco)

This watercolour is directly based on one of the masterful paintings of an artist on DeviantArt whose work I very much admire. If you Google for “clijoco deviantart” and click on the Images tab you will see his gorgeous work. For me, his work strikes the perfect balance between representative and abstract painting. Continue reading “Painting #48 (after Clijoko)”

Painting #47 Still Life

#43: Minimalist Still Life (Oil on Canvas, 33 x 30 cm)
#43: Minimalist Still Life (Oil on Canvas, 33 x 30 cm)

This painting is based on the composition of an earlier still life shown in this post. I was not planning to simply make an oil version, my plan was to do something much more abstract, so my only reference was the thumbnail sketch. Continue reading “Painting #47 Still Life”

Anatomy of Desire

I will deviate from my normal posts of paintings to share some notes about a lecture I would give to my children if they would pay attention (they often do – they are great kids!). It concerns the anatomy of everyday desires such as the desire to buy a new computer game (I am using  the game “Far Cry” as an example). Here is how it goes:

FruitfulDark: Anatomy of everyday desires

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#46 Misty Waikato Landscape

My painting #46:

#46: Waikato Landscape in mist (Oil on Canvas Panel, 10 x 8 inches)
#46: Waikato Landscape in mist (Oil on Canvas Panel, 10 x 8 inches)

My wife and I normally go for a walk early morning if weather permits. This week I ended up alone on my walk in dense mist. At the top of a hill near us I took the photo below of the Waikato landscape clouded in mist with that one, thin warm streak of early sun near the horizon. I painted #46 shortly after that. Continue reading “#46 Misty Waikato Landscape”

Painting #43

#43 Abstract (Oil in Canvas on Panel, 30 x 32 cm)

Here is my painting #43:

#43 Abstract (Oil in Canvas on Panel, 30 x 32 cm)
#43 Abstract (Oil in Canvas on Panel, 30 x 32 cm)

To be honest, this is a rework of the corpse of my Painting #31 (second take). So strictly speaking, this is take 3. I have always liked this painting, but Continue reading “Painting #43”

Painting by Coincidence

Still in the fruitful dark, though at present it does not feel so fruitful! I have two works in progress but nothing new to show yet, so I will post an old painting from my last fairly consistent run of oil paintings around 2005.

Still Life Oil on Canvas (approximately A4 size, around 2005)
Still Life Oil on Canvas (approximately A4 size, around 2005)

This painting is hanging in my brother’s house, and on a recent visit I sneaked a photo of it. Continue reading “Painting by Coincidence”

The Turning Tide

Today I sunk away into the familiar fruitful dark. The past few days I felt confident entering the studio, I liked my last two paintings and felt I had a method to work from concept to something I liked.

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