New Holiday Series

“Chilli Crab” is part of my new holiday series that I’m putting together on Instagram Here you can see all my favourite places as paintings on canvas. I’m trying to evoke both the emotion and atmosphere of the places I visit.

30 Paintings in 30 days recap

30 paintings in 30 daysAbove is the final collage of all the paintings that were part of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.  I’ve exceeded my expectations and along the way I’ve created some work that I’m proud of and also some disasters. I’ve been covered in paint and purchased bulk paint to keep up with the demand.  I’ve also re-painted over some canvases that were gathering dust.  This both saved money and gave some excellent textures to the underlying work.

All in all a very satisfying month.  Hopefully I can keep the momentum going and upload a painting weekly, rather than daily.

Bird at Ballyando Crossing

Acrylic on Canvas 25.5 x 25.5 cm

Acrylic on Canvas 25.5 x 25.5 cm

This painting is one of the many birds that reside at Ballyando Crossing.  The only stop on a 378km journey through the Australian outback. The long road between Clermont and Charters Towers.  While having a sandwich on a picnic bench these birds come up looking for scraps.

European sketch 4

10 x 15 cm mixed media on paper

10 x 15 cm mixed media on paper

This sketch is another of my European sketchbook series. In this case a detailed study of one of the light fixtures in London.

European Sketch 3

10 x 15 cm watercolour on paper

10 x 15 cm watercolour on paper

Another sketch based on one of the sights of the a recent trip to Europe,  Using the same mixed media techniques to both create a more dimensional drawing and add more details.

Ocean Sunrise

Acrylic on Canvas 20.5 x 25 cm

Acrylic on Canvas 20.5 x 25 cm

This painting is based on a sunrise during an early morning bike ride along The Strand.  I tried to capture the still water as the sun rose and the reflections that played across the water.