Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Virtual Paintout

The Brilliant Dawn
Coroglen, New Zealand
13" x 9 1/2" oil on board

This month, The Virtual Paintout is being held in New Zealand.  So I traveled back and forth along the backroads (via the google map) looking for a scene I would like to spend some time with. I am always interested in the effects of light and color on a landscape, and when I came upon this view of Hodge Road in Coroglen, NZ I knew there was a lot to work with here.  With the sun just coming up - blindingly  bright, nearly overwhelming  the camera lens - it seemed an like an invitation for some really creative fun. Tonalism, luminosity, fauvism and color harmonies were a few things I could try out. I really had a lot of fun with this piece, and I hope you enjoy it too!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baylands Trail

Baylands Trail
11" x  14"   oil on canvas

The egrets were nesting in the trees around us, the quiet was refreshing. Well, it wasn't really quiet - there were many of another kind of bird - black crowned night herons? They made the most wonderful sounds, sort of like a "gwak - gwaak!" as well as clucking and growling. Loud, too! A lovely cacophony of noise. It made painting along this path just a wonderful thing to do.

You can purchase this painting by clicking on the Daily Paintworks link, or by contacting me at the email address above. Thank you.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Rose Bouquet
oil on canvas    20" x 20"

June is a month of roses and gardening, warm weather and vacation... which means it's also a month of covering while other's go on vacation, leaving little free time to garden or blog.  Sigh. 

This painting is available framed, for $30 extra, as pictured: