I’ve been quite the busy artist over the last few months. Acrylic painting has been the main focus and I have been uploading quite a few paintings to BlueThumb. I have really enjoyed digging into my photo archives from our various road trips and using them as references for new work.
Here’s a few paintings I’ve recently uploaded with a bit of background on each.
While visiting my brother and family in Brisbane we went to Bribie Island for an afternoon. There was a gorgeous sunset over the water and as we were watching the kids on the beach a small boat rolled past. This painting is based on photos I took at the beach.
Sleep is one of six ‘journey’ paintings I did which sit in a series of portraits. I have listed some of the other paintings from the series in my store also. The idea behind this series is the capture of moments along our journey timeline which are often not caught on camera but are ‘fill in’ moments in our day.
Wattle was painted after spending time in the Blue Mountains here in Sydney and seeing the winter blossoms that were out at the time. This painting sold not long after listing it.
On the Trail
I painted this work as an entry into an art competition focusing on world war 2. The image was a compilation of many images representing Australian soldiers in Papua New Guinea as a way of honouring my own Grandad who was there during the war.
By The Water
Painted from an image taken at the waterside in St Kilda South Australia, this work reminds me of good friends we enjoyed a picnic dinner with there. The dinner lasted only until a swarm of mozzies from a nearby mangrove swamp attacked everyone in the area. Our last thoughts about this trip was ‘Get in the Car!’ which was yelled left, right and centre from everyone around us. Its a memory that brings a smile to our faces.
All these works (except ‘wattle’) can be found on my bluethumb page with more added each week. I will be adding a new wattle painting which I am half way through at the moment soon.