Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"61 Beetle"

Oil on panel 7” x 7” 

I’m going to do a VW series of paintings (in between other projects!) ....I used to own a 1961 beetle and loved everything about it, I only brought it as an art project.. With the intention of painting a mural all over it, but ended up just painting it two tone  ..... It was a great and so fun to drive... but had to sell it on as I had nowhere to store it.... So anyway I'm doing this series and this is the first one of many.

Friday, August 20, 2010

"Greenmount Sunset"

Oil on Canvas (11" x 4")  

This is a small painting of Greenmount Beach (Qld) at sunset....it's a lot smaller than I am used to, happy with the detail on such a small piece.

"Sun Fish"

acrylic on fiber glass

I had to paint this last night for customer from Australia Zoo, its on a surf board and will get another layer of resin over the top of this and then polished to a high gloss.
I would have normally air-brushed this sort of thing, but as we have recently moved house I wouldn't know where to look for it...... I'll clean up soon.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


7"x7" oil on board

"Zamba" is our close friends Weimaraner Dog, she comes around for game of fetch most weekends...a very smart dog, she thinks shes human.
I have never painted a portrait of an animal before, but as far as Zamba is concerned she is not an "animal".

Monday, August 16, 2010

"Red Cafe"

8"x 10" oil on canvas

This is a painting of a cafe in Te Anau, on the South Island of New Zealand,
it was painted from a photo that my wife took while on a campervan trip last year...
we had some fun times & with two boys under three as well!... the weather was perfect for the first part & then turned for the the worse towards the end ...but the sights & food more than made up for it.

Friday, August 13, 2010


10"x 8" Oil on canvas

This was a commission for someone's granddaughter, I’m happy with the outcome 
I love working with Oils, so much fun...and messy.


8"x10" Oil on Canvas

This is a portrait of Jackson’s cousin Sarah, I found this one quite challenging, but overall I'm happy with the out come.
I am trying to paint more loosely with out fusing over details, it’s harder than in sounds.... But practice makes perfect 

Thursday, August 12, 2010


8"x 10" Oil on canvas

This is my first post ...so I thought it fitting to post a painting of my first boy Jackson.
this was one of my first attempts at oil painting & portrait painting..

So,... a lot of "first's" but there you go. :)