The magic of painting outside

THE MAGIC OF PAINTING OUTSIDE

Glendhu Bay, Lake Wanaka This last weekend I ran my first workshop! And I'm happy to report I have 5 new converts to the magic of painting...

Old Bedford Truck, Wanaka

OLD BEDFORD TRUCK, WANAKA

Vintage Bedford Truck, Wanaka Cemetery I am back from 6 months of travel in Spain and France and with many, many sketches. Unfortunately...

 
 
 
Huatoki Plaza

HUATOKI PLAZA

Huatoki Plaza was a retail building that was removed to expose the covered stream beneath it. New Plymouth made a reasonably boring...

California Dreamin

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN

Our son's wedding took us to CA to negotiate the 16 lane freeways and cloverleafs. Still a little time for this around the happy event: Sleepy...

 
 
 
Up close with the Evans Bay boat sheds in Wellington

UP CLOSE WITH THE EVANS BAY BOAT SHEDS IN WELLINGTON

A few bays round from Oriental Bay are the colourful boat sheds of Evans Bay. Demolition has been on the cards at various times since...

Tasty sketch destination for Auckland sk

TASTY SKETCH DESTINATION FOR AUCKLAND SK

Urban Sketchers Auckland met at Mercury Plaza recently for the monthly Urban Sketchers meet. Meeting inside a warm food hall was an...

 
 
 
New Plymouth Airport

NEW PLYMOUTH AIRPORT

If you are ever sketching people at an airport and you hear someone using a phone say, "Where are YOU?.. I'm at the airport... You...

Sketching at Te Papa to escape the cold

SKETCHING AT TE PAPA TO ESCAPE THE COLD

Today we sketched at Te Papa, New Zealand's nation museum in Wellington. We had planned sketch outside but it was too cold. There is...

 
 
 
Rainy Villa

RAINY VILLA

On a covered deck in the rain I got a cold that lasted a week. Now, the sun's back and so am I.

Texas & Michigan

TEXAS & MICHIGAN

The Dinky Drum Co entertaining the Houston Museum of Fine Art patrons outdoors - 35C Items in the Houston Museum of Fine arts. The...

 
 
 
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Oriental Bay Boat Sheds

ORIENTAL BAY BOAT SHEDS

Another one of my drawings from the Wellington sketching weekend back in March. Lucy drawing in front of the boat sheds at Clyde Quay...

 
 
 
Here I give thanks to Mondrian

HERE I GIVE THANKS TO MONDRIAN

Colin McCahon's 'Titirangi Cupboard Door' and 'Here I give thanks to Mondrian' Arnold Manaaki Wilson and Selwyn Muru carvings Quick...

Permian Period

PERMIAN PERIOD

Puke Ariki Museum has a moving, growling exhibition attracting hordes of kids - the period before the dinosaurs, the Permian Period...

 
 
 
Turquoise

TURQUOISE

Winter sketching means having a cooked breakfast in a warm cafe and sketching from the window.

Sketching weekend in wellington

SKETCHING WEEKEND IN WELLINGTON

Here I am, finally posting a few of my drawings from the weekend back in March. Time flies. It was great seeing everyone and really...

 
 
 
Drawing Attention July 2018

DRAWING ATTENTION JULY 2018

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Pou whenua, Victoria Skate Park

POU WHENUA, VICTORIA SKATE PARK

A quick capture of one of the carved pou shrouded with ti kouka at Victoria Skate Park while the young fella practices his tail whips.

 
 
 
Salmon Building

SALMON BUILDING

I only see this place in winter even though it's painted a bright salmon orange. The plants and moss growing on the side of it camouflage...

Moturoa BP

MOTUROA BP

Five years ago, I did this sketch of a weird BP service station in Moturoa. Since it was kind of a house with fuel pumps in front of...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Pear halves still life fruit a painting a day daily painting

Pear halves still life fruit a painting a day daily painting

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ALASTAIR FONTANA - B&W SEA - 0004

ALASTAIR FONTANA - B&W SEA - 0004

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BOGO, Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Three Widows” by Santa Fe...

BOGO, Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Three Widows” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

I love the colors in this acrylic on panel painting and the deep texture too. There are windows made from transparent material that is painted on both sides for even more... Read more ...

Over 2.5 Acres of Projected Images and Videos Illuminate Chicago's Riverfront

Over 2.5 Acres of Projected Images and Videos Illuminate Chicago's Riverfront

Animated work by Zheng Chongbin ART ON theMART is a new Chicago-based art program that amplifies the works of contemporary artists, transforming their pieces into dazzling... Read more ...

Edge House / KARO Architects

Edge House / KARO Architects

© Hyo sook Jin Architects: KARO Architects Location: Yongin, South Korea Architect In Charge: Kijung Kim Design Team: Hyunyong Jo Area: 95.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Woman in Hat" by Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Woman in Hat" by Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

6"x5" Mixed Media on Paper Read more ...

BOGO, Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Three Widows” by Santa Fe...

BOGO, Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Three Widows” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

I love the colors in this acrylic on panel painting and the deep texture too. There are windows made from transparent material that is painted on both sides for even more... Read more ...

Stevie Ray Vaughan Art Painting “Hat and Guitar” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Stevie Ray Vaughan Art Painting “Hat and Guitar” by Texas Artist Debra Hurd

Palette Knife Oil on Canvas This painting is sold, but commissions are welcomed, Read more ...

Art and Film: Van Gogh's sanity

Art and Film: Van Gogh's sanity

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / “One man's insanity is another man's genius,” Joyce Carol Oates has written. In the popular imagination, though, Vincent Van Gogh was a... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art Painting,“WINDOW OF ABUNDANCE” by...

Contemporary Abstract Landscape Art Painting,“WINDOW OF ABUNDANCE” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

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