Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In the studio

2 new paintings
"Summer Reef I" and "Summer Reef II"
Oil on canvas 20 x 25cm unframed.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I have completed the paintings to accompany the hand painted pens, created for EDELBERG of Switzerland. I decided to use an unusual format for these works. While the overall canvas is square, I chose to concentrate painting the central panel only, leaving the 2 side panels white. This emphasises the vertical format and echoes the linear structure of the pen designs. I had thought of decorating the side panels in some way, but after giving it a lot of thought, my opinion is that the white provides the perfect balance, and I have decided I will leave them as they are. Once the works have thoroughly dried, I will give them a layer of retouch varnish, and then package them for their journey to Switzerland, where the will join the pens, to be paired together and offered for sale to collectors. This has been a wonderful project to work on, and I hope that I will have the opportunity to do so again, in the future.

Friday, November 09, 2012


4 small (9" x 5") seascapes in the studio today

"Headland I"

"Across the bay"

"Ochre coastline" 

"Headland II"

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Inspirational photographs

Inspirational photographs taken by my dear friend Mohamad Machnouk.

 © All rights reserved Mohamad Machnouk

 © All rights reserved Mohamad Machnouk

© All rights reserved Mohamad Machnouk 

These beautiful photographs remind me of the 3 "Breaking Through" oil studies I have done. 
I think it may be a subject I revisit in the near future.