Monday, May 31, 2010

Impressions of Melbourne - the market


You've not been to Melbourne unless you've been to the Markets!
I really like the way the light bursts in through the open ends.
The market - acrylic on canvas - 15x20cm

Impressions of Melbourne - Afternoon tea - Chapel Street


There's never a shortage of outdoor sitting places and people to use them on Chapel St!
Afternoon tea - Chapel Street - acrylic on canvasboard - 15x20cm

Impressions of Melbourne - Chapel St


The architecture of Melbourne is sprinkled with domes from the Grand domes of the Flinders Street station to lesser ones around the suburbs. Chapel Street has a few nice ones that add that special old-world flavor. It was a grey day when I was there recently and hoped it would rain - but it didn't.
Chapel Street - acrylic on canvas board - 15x20cm

Impressions of Melbourne - Top end of Brunswick St


They call Adelaide the city of churches, but there are more church steeples in Melbourne than you can point a candlestick at! There are parts of Melbourne that you would not be suprised to see the gas street lights being lit for the night. Brunswick Street is one of those places. It has an alluring mixture of up-to-the-minute fashion and an oldness that would have you expecting Oliver Twist to come dashing out of a shop front.
Top end of Brunswick Street - Acrylic on canvas board - 15x20cm

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Time to come in!


I've seen some dramatic skies at Largs and no doubt lots that I haven't seen have amazed those at the beach. Of course, a sky such as this will have the yachts coming in quickly!
Time to come in - Largs - acrylic on linen - 60x60cm

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Henley from Grange


It's a great view of the beach from the Grange jetty looking toward the Henley Jetty.
Henley from Grange - 40x20cm acrylic on canvasboard - ready for framing.
$350

Afternoon yachts


Yachts, clouds and afternoon clouds all seem to go together very nicely.
Add to that reflections of people, yachts and clouds - its a scene that's very inviting.
Afternoon yachts - acrylic on linen - 110x50cm

Yachts and clouds


Sailors enjoy the brisk conditions and so do beach walkers. The grandness of dark, large rain clouds is contrasted by the billowing sails both at sea and on the beach.
Yachts and clouds - Acrylic on canvasboard. 40x20cm - ready to frame.
Ready for bidding - click here

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Autumn yachts



This small study painting started off with a watery watercolour wash as an underpainting, then on with the acrylic while it was still wet. I have found that the best way to do clouds is while the sky is still wet and using a large brush. The fluidity of the paint encourages bolder strokes with the brush and a more realistic look.
Autumn yachts - acrylic on canvas board - 40x20cm
For sale - click here to bid

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Beach yacht - goolwa


This painting was done as part of a combined demonstration at the Campbelltown Rotary art show recently.
Beach yacht - Goolwa
Acrylic on canvas - 120x60cm

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

People's Choice


Magic Medina has just won joint People's Choice in the Burnside Art Prize show.
The painting is still for sale - 90x60cm - Acrylic on linen - framed
$2700 - Free postage in Australia

Monday, May 17, 2010

Winter regatta


One of five little paintings done during my painting demonstration out on the street in front of Artistic License Gallery where I'm currently involved in an exhibition.
Winter Regatta - acrylic on canvas - 30x18cm
Available soon at Artists Haven Gallery - Fort Lauderdale

Winter yachts


One of five little paintings done during my painting demonstration out on the street in front of Artistic License Gallery where I'm currently involved in an exhibition.
Winter Yachts - acrylic on canvas - 30x18cm
Available soon at Artists Haven Gallery - Fort Lauderdale

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Rain - Bourke St


Does it rain in Melbourne - ask Bourke St.
60x60cm acrylic on canvas
Rain - Bourke St
available Camberwell rotary Art Show May 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Art show cover


Having won last years show, I was invited to have a painting featured on this years program of the Glenside Lions Club art show. The opening night is Wednesday May 12 and runs to Monday May 17th at the ballroom next the the Burnside City council offices, Portrush Road.
I have three paintings in the show.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Melbourne rain


Bourke St in the rain.
Melbourne Rain - Acrylic on canvas - 60x60cm
Available Camberwell Rotary Art Show

Friday, May 7, 2010

Article in UK Art Magazine


I have an article in the May 2010 edition of the UK 'the Artist' magazine. The subject is skies - of course!
click here to download the pdf

4 Melbourne sketches











I have roughly sketched out these four canvasses read for painting. This isn't my usual process as I normally sketch in paint, but doing it in charcoal was very enjoyable. Hopefully the paintings will be done over this weekend and will be posted here. All being done for the the Camberwell Show in Melbourne and are being picked up by the courier on May 20th!




Sunday, May 2, 2010

Afternoon - Grampians


Late afternoon on the road to the Grampians.
Afternoon - Grampians - acrylic on canvas - 150x90cm
Available at Camberwell Rotary Art Show