Tag: Alpine Region Victoria

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

New Landscape study..

Howdy Folks.. here is another landscape study of the Kiewa Valley in Victoria. The lighting is a bit flatter than I usually like, but it had a hazy quality which I liked. Dont think I captured it here though. Anyway we keep going… “We have to go on… We must go on..”  10 points to those who can guess which movie that line is from!

Is anyone else using wordpress.com having issues with uploading/displaying images? If I upload 2 or more images, or ‘gallery’, I get the option of displaying thumbnails which can then be opened up into full res images, (the size that I save the images in the first place. In my case 1024 pixels). If I upload only one image, I have no choice but to ‘insert’ that image into the page and you get a 510 pixel res image (as below), with no way of being able to open it up to full res.

Am I missing a button somewhere?

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Snow Gum painting

Howdy All,

A quick post today as I’m off to Culburra on the south coast of NSW for 2 weeks with my girlfriend. I hope to do a lot of painting but the weather may be against me.. anyway, it will be nice to chill and walk along the beach and get away from it all.

Any entries from here will be via my iPhone.. I may actually blog more you know..

Here is the ‘Snow Gum’ painting work in progress..

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Have a good one folks!

Latest landscape painting..

G’day all!

Got an almost finished landscape here for ya’ll to look at. This is a paddock as seen coming into Harrietville. It’s not morning light as I mentioned in the last post, it’s afternoon light!

Here is the Google map. You will notice the house on the far left of the painting is marked on the map as well, so you get an idea of where I was standing. Ain’t technology grand!

http://tinyurl.com/ddr445

That’s it for now.. more to come, matte painting pics and info, some photography and anything else I think might be of interest..

Plein air and studio paintings..

Greetings!

More paintings just off the press. This is almost becoming a ‘painting a day’ situation.. I doubt I could keep up with a PAD, too much other stuff to get done and I tend to want to paint something more substantial than a glass jar, just to say that I’ve done my painting for the day. Having said that, artists should be painting/drawing/creating every day anyway.. So.. some paintings.

Here are three wip’s of a Harrietville landscape, lighting study I started a couple of days ago. This is one in a series of about 5 or 6 paintings, all 20″ x 10″.

And a plein air I completed yesterday at a friend’s place which is 16″ x 8″. It’s her backyard/courtyard.

One more painting for today..

Here is another painting I started yesterday, this one is from a photograph I took in Victoria in November last year. It’s still a work in progress.. I have two others also started yesterday/today, also from photo’s which I will post soon.

It’s been a busy day here and I’ve managed to get through a lot. It helps when you wake up at 5:30!! I was up wide awake, BING! As Billy Connelly says in one of his shows, ‘…like a man in a tooth paste commercial – ‘MORNING!’.. So I expect a midday rise tomorrow!

Here is the google map position for this painting.. http://tinyurl.com/cdc6gy

Ok, enough rambling.

And a quick shout out to a super talented dude I met yesterday with Evan, Hovig Alahaidoyan. Not only is he a great concept artist, he is a great photographer. Here is his blog, check it out! http://hoviga.blogspot.com/