Villefranche sur mer,acrylic,30x30cm
When I was going to France it was recommended that I visit this place on the southern coast of France. A very quaint little village where we tried the local food ‘socce’ and where we found an amazing street underground. We wandered along the waterfront with all its cafes and then up through the streets to the church.A paintings is always more meaningful if it is steeped with memories.
the underground street
‘Waiting for a Wave’, acrylic, 30x30cm
I don’t surf but my daughter does and I do know that she spends a deal of time waiting for the right wave. She get in position and sits with the other board riders and watches the coming waves to see if there is one just right for her and hopes to get the perfect ride. This little painting is for all those who love surfing .
‘Sandcastles, Boogie boards and Beach Umbrellas’, acrylic, 30x30cm
Its Christmas and New Year and with it each year brings family time at the beach. there is fun to be had with the boogie boards in the surf. the kids build sandcastles on the shore and the umbrellas keep us all from getting sunburnt. Precious times and great memories are made as we celebrate together and prepare for the coming year.
‘Lavender Field, France’, acrylic, 30x30cm
Someone once said that I must love purple as I use it a lot in paintings. In fact my favorite colour growing up was green but that has changed to blue since green is such a problem to paint with. Here is another painting to prove that purple must be a close second favorite . It can be seen at the Christmas Exhibition at Valori Expresso Lounge and Gallery .It opens Sunday 2nd December at 3pm and continues for the month of December. Everyone is welcome.
‘Race Day’, acrylic, 20x30cm
I was getting ready for Melbourne Cup and thought I’d have a go at doing a painting for it. It was one of those paintings that just worked without too much drama. I like the movement and the feeling that he is going at a cracking pace. Green Moon was the winner but I’m not sure he had a green shirt like mine.
Poppies in Tuscany, acrylic, 30x30cm
SOLD. Just sold this painting from ‘Valori Expresso Lounge and Gallery’ to one of the regulars there. YAY!
‘And so we were late for lunch’, acrylic, 70x50cm
I am reading my Dad’s memoirs at the moment and he has a photo in it of Fitzroy Falls and a story that went with it. The story tells how he was late for lunch because he and his girlfriend were hanging about at the falls. This is how this painting got its title.
‘Vase with Cactus Dahlias’, acrylic, 30x30cm
When I just want to play with colour I love to paint bowls of flowers . This one had some spiky yellow flowers in them and I had to look them up to find out what they were called….cactus dahlias!! Not a very pretty name but that’s what they were called!
‘Sunflower field in Tuscany’, acrylic 30x30cm
I just love to paint Italy. Maybe I should have been Italian. I love the Italian’ s emphasis on cooking and growing their own food. Everywhere you look food is growing. Sunflowers I guess are food …seeds and oil …and a field of sunflowers all facing the sun are a sight to behold.
‘Sunny Vine in France’,acrylic, 30x30cm
Well its been a year since I was in France doing an artist residency and at last I have started a french series from the many photos taken while there. This day we went to Cagnes and while walking through the village during siesta time we came across a huge grapevine straddling the alley way. Here is the photo I took.