Shoreline stretch – September’s wave painting


“Shoreline stretch” features as the image for September in my 2017 calendar.

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Shoreline stretch

Inspiration for this painting came from walks on the Brighton jetty. It captures the outlook to the north, with its expanse of sea, breaking towards the shore.

The image below shows the original painting. It is one of my larger works, with dimensions of 60x90cm .

This painting seems to celebrate the diagonals that often appear in my paintings. I relish the visual energy they bring. In this work they also give structure to the mass of sea and draw the eye towards the distance. This is balanced by the mystery of the water close to the jetty where there are shadows and currents to ponder.

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Shoreline stretch; acrylic on canvas; 60x90cm; $1620 unframed

The range of blues and greens is infinite and in this work there are many. Blues dominate the distance while greens work strongest in the foreground.

This painting will be exhibited during SALA in August in Adelaide, unless sold beforehand.
The mini-exhibition will be held at Cafe Lune, 81 Jetty Road, Brighton South Australia. I will provide more details later.


Another wave painting from the calendar

Here is another wave painting to dream on. It has been a while since we looked back at the calendar.
August offers us “Stormy swell”.

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This is a large painting, created with a limited palette of ultramarine, yellow ochre and white, plus a touch of magenta.
The limitation did not feel limiting! It was a major tonal exercise but I remember the process of its creation as quite meditative.

Here is an image of the original. It measures 60x90cm and hangs in a private collection in Melbourne. I have visiting rights, which is fun.

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It is almost time to put together the calendar for 2018. I wonder what the theme will be this time?

Any suggestions?


May Focus: seascapes. Snap up your discount!

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This month the focus will be on seascapes. If you saw my earlier message, you will know that “focus” means special offers. Summer is over, but its spirit has been hovering with many warm days and clear skies in the autumn. The welcome mat at the beach can get a bit soggy and wind-blown from now on, so it seems a good time to have a clearance sale. Hence the May focus on seascapes.

I predict that there will be more landscapes in the coming months. So the website will have a bit of a re-vamp as well in June or July. Something for me to slave over during the winter.

In the meantime, here is today’s first highlight:

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It was a commission for a wedding present – “And Maisie makes three”

A large painting, this one gave me a chance to play with colour. And play I did! The colourful cliffs and paddocks made a lively counterpoint to the turquoise and greens of the sea.

Of course, that one is not for sale, but this one is:

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Sunshine on dunes; 25x30cm; oil on linen panel, framed; discounted price $415 (or $394 for subscribers) until May 21st.

Were you surprised by last week’s weather? I was. Sunshine and “free” time haven’t happened together for a long time, so I grabbed the opportunity when it arose! Thursday was perfect for painting the cafes on Jetty Road Brighton. On Friday morning, although I had packed the car ready for painting in the Adelaide Hills, it was getting too late to make the journey worthwhile. The Esplanade was an attractive and easy option. And more of the May focus: seascapes!

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Wintry day in summer; acrylic on linen panel; 25x30cm; $415 (or $395 for subscribers) until 21st May

I am saving my new small paintings for a book. More news about that later! Enjoy the last of autumn.

Snap up a bargain! If you buy one for your Mum I will add a little something for you. Two gifts in one. But be quick. Sale ends on 21st May.


Seascapes Celebration Sale this month of May

Seascapes Celebration Sale

It’s time for a Seascapes Celebration Sale !
Autumn is almost over and winter is on its way. I love the changes of season and am marking this with a Celebration Sale.
Here it is – special discounts on my three sizes of small seascapes.

(Sounds of cheering)

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For you, small seascapes will be reduced by 15%.
Here are some examples of the three different sizes with the mark-down.

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Playing in the shallows; acrylic on linen panel
20x25cm; was $340, now $290 until 21/05/17

And another one:

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Beach profile – after the storm; acrylic on linen panel
25x30cm; was $490, now $415 until 21/05/17

And the third size:

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Cascading; acrylic on linen panel
30x30cm; was $540, now $460 until 21/05/17.

They are all framed and ready to hang.

It feels as if summer has well and truly left us now. Often during winter I focus more on landscapes. We will see…

In the meantime, let’s clear the decks a bit! I am sure you want to help.

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And, if you would like to become a subscriber, you will have access to 20% discount until 21st May.
That means you would pay $275, $394 or $437 on these sizes respectively. Massive reductions for these beautiful paintings.

What am I doing? Really, making some space for the next body of work, rather than build an attic. That is beyond me.

Dive in! Help me celebrate. Free shipping within Australia. Overseas shipping requires $50 surcharge unless you require insurance which is extra.