“Reef light” complete

“Reef light” is the latest work from my studio. In this small painting I’m working to evoke the spirit, the essence of being underwater on the Barrier reef. The colour expresses this experience in the lower light of night time. Some lighter colour allude to filtered light through the water. Use your imagination to feel as if you’re floating through a coral cave and enjoying the moody colours and energy of the underwater reef. This piece comes from my memory of swimming on the reef and other underwater experiences. It’s priced at $370(AUD) and is 30x30cm. The medium is acrylic paint on stretched linen.

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“Reef light”  $370  30x30cm

Recently finished painting

This week I’ve completed a painting titled “Oceans’ embrace”. As Australians we seem to be attracted to, and love, the ocean. I don’t swim regularly, but have enjoyed the healing power and attraction of our oceans. It is an overwhelming experience of natures’ power and in this work I’ve depicted that experience….the colour and movement of the water, the reflected light. Small spots of gold have been added to highlight the joy and vibrance of the whole imaginary scene. This painting is about feeling the mood of the ocean and being immersed in its waters.

The painting is 106x76cms, is acrylic paint on stretched canvas, and is priced at $995AUD. If you’re interested in making a purchase please go to my contact page.

Ocean experience of white and blue

Oceans’ embrace

Two in progress in the studio

I’ve actually made some time to paint in the last week and thought I’d keep you posted with pics showing the works I’m painting at the moment. They are still in progress and I’m not sure how they’ll look finished but nearly there, I think. The blue and white painting is, I feel, quite oceanic in atmosphere…and I’m pursuing the idea of a dancing ocean. The other work which is mainly white and yellow, is about contrast of colours…brighter colours being muted somewhat by the whites and greys. It seems to be indicating the idea of division..perhaps on several levels of understanding. I’ll see how it all travels along over the next week or so. Here’s the pics!

Tropic reef flow….new from the studio

“Tropic reef flow” is now complete, and I’m very pleased with it. The colour used created a joyous feeling for me….hope the same happens for you! In this piece I’m showing the essence of the coral reef experience…flowing water, the blue aqua ocean hues, glimpses of coral and sea life, tropic sunsets, the moving living thing that the reef is. I’ve snorkelled on the Great Barrier reef and this memory remains vivid for me to this day, and there’s also memories of swimming in rock pools and being amazed by the variety of life in those secret places. Hope you enjoy this work as much as I do!

Tropic-reef-flow

Tropic reef flow   76×76 cm   $600

 

New abstraction “Dark mountain, red sky”

This dramatic and vibrant artwork is the latest from my studio. The title “Dark mountain, red sky” is evocative of restless power and drama, and the colourful primary hues exude a joyous feeling. There’s a lot of energy and movement in this work and I certainly enjoyed it’s making. Hope you do too! It’s priced at $530(AUD)…that’s Australian dollars.

Dark mountain, red sky

Dark mountain, red sky

In the studio today

The “Alchemy” series continues on with work progressing on a new painting. These newest works are painted on linen which creates a richer painting experience and is a more flexible surface that can be rubbed over and receives washes in a better responsive way. After using canvas previously, I’m reluctant to go back to it! I’ve taken a pic for you to see….should be complete soon. The colours are deep and mysterious pinks, purples and blues with hints of brighter hues.

New Alchemy painting

New for “Alchemy”