Tag: Landscape

Latest Plein Air Paintings..

Howdy all!

Just returned from two wonderful weeks in gorgeous Culburra, NSW, with my partner. The two downsides were an unexpected bout of the flu and very little phone reception. I was hoping to blog using my iPhone but alas it wasn’t meant to be and besides, I had other things to do… like relaxing, painting and shooting!

I would like to have painted more but we also had a fair share of crappy weather, spectacular to watch and great if you’re kicking back with a hot cup of tea, but not so good for painting. I wiped two paintings off my canvas panels because they were crap and should have done it to a third one. One I’m pretty happy with, three others I dont mind, the remaining two are average.

As I am still quite inexperienced as a plein air painter, a lot of it for me is just figuring out the mechanics and practicality of doing it outdoors! What paint do I take, how much, what gear, how do I carry it, how do I cart my wet panels around after I’ve painted etc etc.. So each excursion is a learning process. Maybe next post I’ll go over my gear list and show how I carried it all about.

In the meantime, here are the first couple of paintings. These two were painted a little further south of Culburra, on the rocks around Currarong.

16 x 8″, oil on panel.

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/

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..

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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!