Small detail section of the painting the glorious “Jessie Logan”.7th February, 2019
Here we have a close up showing the bow wave of “Jessie logan”. There’s nothing more satisfying than painting a good bow wave. In a marine painting it is probably one of the most important features. If done properly it can give so much energy to the painting. The painting of “Jessie Logan” will be featured in the new Zealand’s Maritime history exhibition in early 2021 to be held in Auckland.
Sneak peak at one of the marine paintings.12th November, 2018
Here is a section of one of the marine paintings that will be on show at the exhibition. It has been steady progress with each painting taking on average seven weeks full time to complete. This is not including the research involved. The exhibition will include two paintings depicting New Zealand’s proud history in sailing.
The last brush stroke.28th April, 2017
Finally! the Antarctic paintings are completed. It has certainly been a challenging and very satisfying fifteen months since the first brush stroke was applied. Long hours in the studio each day has seen the completion of sixteen paintings. Now, very much looking forward to working with the Fine Art Society and organising the Christchurch exhibition. The exhibition venue will be the Classics Room which is adjacent to the Great Hall in the Arts Centre. The exhibition will run from the 6th to 9th of October. I have added some close focus sections of some of the works. Now on Instagram so you can check out other works.
Studio update8th March, 2017
Detailed drawings of the last Antarctic paintings have now been sketched out and ready to be transferred to the canvas. Once completed, attention will be focused on the upcoming exhibitions. Dates and venues to be posted soon as we have received confirmation. Also, here is section detail of some of the paintings.
Study painting of Scott’s Terra Nova hut28th December, 2016
This is a acrylic study painting of Scott’s Terra Nova hut which is completed before embarking on the more complex oil painting.
Studio update17th August, 2016
The Antarctic paintings are progressing nicely. Each subject presenting a new challenge.
I came across a great quote – Painting is easy when you don’t know how and very difficult when you do – Edgar Degas
Studio update19th June, 2016
Introducing the studio recluse beavering away with the #Antarctic paintings. How about a progress report, well it’s steady progress.
The traditional oil painting process is extremely time consuming especially when each subject starts with a thumbnail sketch and then finishing with a more detailed large drawing that is eventually transferred to the canvas.