Month: May 2009

Desert Storm – Genre oil painting..

Howdy art lovers,

I’m posting this painting tonight because it is almost where I want it, almost finished… but I don’t really like it… why you ask? Well I started this painting in January 2005. These two ‘Women’ have watched me these last few years from above my book shelf waiting for me to finish it. Which is what I’ve been doing recently. Thing is, I wouldn’t paint it like this anymore. Some parts I really like, but a lot I don’t. So I’m leaving it at this and will revisit the idea and composition later.. perhaps with a slight twist!

This painting is special for one very important reason though. It represents the sort of imagery I also want to paint from here on. I love landscapes, a lot, and will continue painting them, but I also want to tell stories in these single images. Just think my film work but on canvas inhabited with people! And this painting is the closest thing to that dream so far.. So I thought it was about time I got this one out there so to speak.

The painting is 20″ x 48″, oils on linen and still a wip!!

New oil paintings at last..

Howdy all,

Long time no blog.. sorry about that! I’ve been busy with a ton of things, painting of course, re-designing my website etc etc.. where does the time go?

So here are two new paintings (still works in progress) based on a plein air and lighting study. You may recognise these from earlier posts, except these are bigger and improvements on the smaller works (I hope!!)

I’d also like to invite everyone to check out my new website www.ankaris.com. This will be my main portal onto the web from which I will show my portfolio, sell artwork and be a contact point for clients. If something doesn’t work right or there are missed links or you think it’s too clunky or whatever, please drop me a comment and let me know..

I’ll update my blog more often too..!

Enjoy!

The Harrietville valley landscape is 14″ x 34″

The Boulders on the rocks of Crookhaven is 15″ x 36″. Here is the location on google maps. http://tinyurl.com/r36wp7