Nasturtiums in a Small Bottle
Oil on gessoed board $200 sold
I enjoyed painting this one. The colours of these flowers are so vibrant and intense that even pure cadmium orange and vermilion is only a pale approxamation! I suspect that Nature "cheats" and produces ultraviolet wave lengths to attract the insects.
Pohutakawa Branch With New Growth Oil on gessoed board
This was painted for an exhibition at Kina Gallery on a theme of the Pohutakawa tree. I decided to paint just a branch and I liked the idea of the contrast between the old worm eaten leaves with the new spring growth.
I havn't updated this site for months now. I have been working on other projects in the meantime. However, I did this little painting the other day. I've been doing a lot of drawing and it felt good to do something colourfull for a change.