Sunday, February 27, 2011
A small study painting in preparation for a much bigger commision painting.
During the summer months the lifesaver's flags flutter on the beautiful Goolwa Beach. Surfers, cocklers and walkers frequent this amazing beach.
Between the flags - 50x25cm - acrylic on canvasboard
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I thought 'Moonlight Regatta' was a clever and completely fanciful title for this painting. Moonlight regattas however do occur around the world and there is a notable one at the North Shore Yacht Club at Port Washington NY. The winning boat gets to cook a complimentary breakfast the next morning for the rest of the contestants in their division. Be that as it may, I thought this scene will captivate the attention of those even remotely involved with sailing. If you look closely at the detail, each yacht has its own little light source. Perhaps more than anything to warn others that there is a yacht where the light is! However on such a moonlit night yachts would not be hard to see.
There is something mellow and soft about moonlight shadows. There is a quiteness to them too - what do you think?
Moonlight Regatta - 100x100cm - oil/acrylic on canvas - $4950
Available Artworx Gallery, Goolwa
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The third in the Largs series that can be seen in the flesh at the CBC Twenty 11 art show.
There is a real comfort and safety aspect to viewing yachts from the shore. I'm not sure I would want to be involved in the bounce and bustle of a race, but it does look interesting from a standing position on the shore!
Last time I was at Largs I noticed a few vessels with clear sails - they just didn't look right. When I did a painting of them I made sure that the see-through sails were quite opaque. Wonderful thing this artistic license!
90x60cm acrylic on canvas
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Another in the Largs series.
These are based on some photos I took a few years ago and rediscovered them the other day. there is something about sails that is up-beat and happy. Perhaps it's the whiteness against the blue. I get the same feelings when passing a cricket match in progress on a sunny day - all those white shirts is a wonderful sight, most fitting for such a grand game!
90x60cm acrylic on canvas - Available at the CBC Twenty 11 Art Show coming up in a couple of weeks.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
This a painting was completed quite a while ago and has been in storage for a while too. It was resurrected and given a new heart with a few additions including the sails in the background. I've never seen sails at Goolwa Beach but that's not to say they have never been there. Of course, cocklers are always on the beach when the cockling season is in!
Cockles and Sails - 100x75cm - acrylic on canvas
Available soon at Artworx Gallery - Goolwa
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Is there a better place to spend time walking than the walking path along Encounter Bay? With the landmark Bluff on one side, Wright Island and then Granite Island on the other side there is always plenty to see on the walk along Franklin Parade. The shade of the magestic sea-side pines adds to the appeal of the place.
Walkers at Encounter Bay - 75x50cm acrylic on canvas board