Tag Archives: New Zealand

Kea sculpture/painting, second layer finished

I finished the second layer of the kea painting today. Once this has dried I’ll fill in the highlights and lowlights using a transparent glaze media. What do you think? Cheeky enough yet?

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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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New project, part sculpture, part painting

I’ve been working on a project with a friend to produce a 3D painting for his house. After chatting about paintings one we came up with the idea of joining forces (he makes guitars in his spare time) to make … 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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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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A Tui Moment

Yipee, I finished my tui painting, ‘a tui moment’ – click on the picture to load a large version, then click on the picture again to read the text. This painting is the first one I’ve done with a real … Continue reading

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Tui

I’m currently working on a couple of paintings, one is of tui, which are one of my favourite NZ birds.  If you’ve never seen a tui they are surprising birds. If you look at them quickly you could be forgiven for mistaking … Continue reading

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Updated website

bigskyart has undergone a much needed update. The old site was starting to look a bit dated so I felt it was time to give it a fresh new look and WordPress fit the bill. It has lots of different … Continue reading

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