Pochade box build

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I’ve recently spent a few days building myself a little pochade box for painting en plein air using recycled Jarrah floorboard with Camphor panels (it smells great !). Here it is before the wax polish I put on it, It … Continued

Watercolour set

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My artist friend Marion has recently returned from France and brought me a gift – a Sennelier “Aqua-mini” watercolour set, here is it in action, my first time using it, now I have no excuse – I have to learn … Continued

Freshwater Bay – Mosman park commission

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Here’s a commission piece that I’ve been working on lately, a private schools’ gift to their retiring Principal. It’s nice to be doing a piece at night in the studio at home – a bit different to the painting time … Continued

Painting panel test

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Trying out some of the new paints and one of the dry panels, not as slippery as I thought, actually it’s quite absorbent probably because of the oil prime. I’ve coated a couple more with a layer of red oxide … Continued

Painting panel preparation

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I’ve recently found a source of Aluminium Composite Panel and just prepared a few ready to paint on – should be an interesting experiment. I’m assuming it’s going to be a bit more slippery than working on canvas board (obviously), … Continued

More oil paint..

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I just received some new paints from an online order I did recently, not much this time but I’m pretty excited about one colour – Nickel Yellow from Williamsburg handmade Oil Colors It’s exactly what I’d wanted it to be, … Continued

Fremantle night scene

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A recently completed night street scene of the main cappucino strip in Fremantle, the lovely little port city where I currently have my art studio: ‘Market street at night’ 40x60cm, oil on linen Here’s some progress shots, so many hours … Continued

Cubic 27, last 6 paintings done!

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I’ve finally finished the last of the 27 paintings for Riverlands Montessori Schools annual fundraising exhibition, here’s a shot of all of them on the floor of the studio, a week or so to dry then I’ll varnish the lot … Continued