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Part sculpture, part painting, update

This weekend’s painting, what do you think?

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Part sculpture, part painting update

A quick update on the kea. As you can see I spent Waitangi day painting a fair bit of the first colour layer. I always love painting the head and eyes as it gives me a real sense of connection … Continue reading

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Something slightly different

At my day job there is a couple of people leaving. I’ve been the organiser of the presents and I’ve just finished this one, which is a lime tree in a simple but beautiful terracotta pot. The twist is a … Continue reading

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Copying an old master

To continue learning the verdaccio technique I’m copying a second old master’s painting. This time round I’ve chosen a Caravaggio, Saint Catherine, you can read about it (and see an image of the orignal painting) here on Wiki. If you … Continue reading

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Old masters

It’s been a while since I last updated my art blog and you may be wondering why. Well I’ve been back at school learning a new technique (well old technique) called verdaccio. The best way to learn a technique is … Continue reading

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Pukeko and chick

A while a go I did a painting of one of my favourite NZ birds, the pukeko, with a chick for a friend of mine as a new baby present. The painting had been on this site for sometime when … Continue reading

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Collaborative works – part 2

So remember the piece of work I did for the Art Metro collaboration (if you don’t you can see it above – click on the picture to see it larger!). Well the lovely folks down at Art Metro have now … Continue reading

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Collaborative art works

Click on thumbnail to see the full size image This post is all about the two collaborative works I’ve completed. The one above, titled, The Muse’ is for the local art school (the background image is a large coffee cup), … Continue reading

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Commission finished – slighty delayed due to shaky ground

I finished the painting of the kakapo family for my commission – the finishing off was somewhat delayed with the earthquake we’ve just been through. Funnily enough it was the first object I looked for in the house when I … Continue reading

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Commissions

I’m working on a commission at the moment. I think it’s an honour for someone to ask you to paint something just for them, but it’s also a massive challenge! This particular commission is for a friend of mine. I’ve … Continue reading

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