Friday, May 26, 2017

Sail & Sea

This is a 14" x 18" oil on gessoed panel. The sail is from a tall ship in Opua, where I live. Opua is the most northern east coast port on New Zealand's North Island, where trans-Pacific yachties go through biosecurity and customs. It's a beautiful place to live and I have my choice of boats to paint.

I really haven't made a dramatic change from what I used to paint. If you know my work, you'll remember the quilts, sheets, clotheslines and birds that I painted some years ago. I'm still painting sheets, lines and birds but a different configuration.

Sail & Sea
14" x 18" oil on gessoed board

In the Wind
oil on panel, 30" x 30"

I think this was painted in 2008. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Back of Beyond

Another new oil, right off the easel. 

Back of Beyond
8.75" x 13.50"
Oil on linen

Monday, May 8, 2017

Some New Work

Since my move back to New Zealand, the summers are so gorgeous and the beach is just a few minute's drive away, so I've not been in the studio much these past few months. Winter is around the corner - which is when I spend long hours working in the studio. These are some of my warm up pieces.

Wide Spot in the Road
12" x 24" oil on canvas

Moment of Magic
8" x 8" oil on gessoed panel