Tag: Harrietville

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

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.

A little bit of Harrietville, Victoria

Howdy all,

I finished up another two paintings.. ie, they were almost finished and had been sitting around for a while so I knocked them over tonight.

They are both of farm land in and around Harrietville, Victoria, a most wonderful part of the world… as long as fire doesn’t get to it of course. These are were painted from photos onto those canvas covered panels. Just small lighting/mood studies really.

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I’ve included a short series of wip’s for the second one..

wip01

wip02

I know it’s a big jump from the one above to the one below.. I didn’t shoot the intervening stages, sorry!

wip03

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I may have acted too soon here.. the far right bg of the ‘final’ version needs a temp swing back towards the cooler side, like the version before it, AND those strokes need breaking up.. oh well, live and learn. You can see that I signed it last year..

It’s like naming your digital files, matte_painting_FINAL-6.7_Really_final_this_time_v4_revised2_this-IS-IT_DONE.tif.

Never put the word final in your file names or sign your work…Ever!