Friday, April 30, 2010

Latest sporting image

This image is hot off the easel. and is a 16" x 20" oil on canvas. The painting depicts the last rays of light on a winters shoot as the Spaniel retrieves and picks up the last bird of the day. The lighting for this painting was why I painted it in subdued complimentary colours. The rim lighting on the dog and pheasant brought the whole thing together. 
I shall be sending this image to my publishers this week and it will debut at the CLA Game Fair in July, unless sold beforehand.

Best wishes 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Show Invitation

I have just received and am very happy to accept an invitation to show with three other artists and one photographer at the very prestigious and well respected Ackermann Modern Gallery in Knightsbridge, London. Ackermann Modern is part of the Arthur Ackermann Limited founded in London in 1783.

Six of my recent artworks have been selected for the event starting on the 18th of May and ending on the 2nd June 2010. I will of course extend further details to you as I receive them. It is safe to assume that I am extremely pleased and happy at the thought of once again exhibiting my work in London.
Previous shows have been at Christies, South Kensington, King Street, Mall Galleries and the well known Tryon Gallery.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Unexpected visitors

Enjoyed a couple of unexpected visitors to my Koi pond this afternoon as I was gardening. A pair of Mallard dropped in for a swim, wash and brush up before the evening set in. They were either very stupid or very brave, as only a 30" fence separated them from our three German Shepherds a few feet away. Each had by now taken keen interest in the ducks activities, and were waiting for them to stray too far. On the other side of the pond watching intently was my Harris Hawk, 'Maya' on her bow perch. Thinking that dinner was on the hoof tonight and a gourmet selection at that. I sat on the bench as they went about their activities, grabbed my camera. They were so tame coming within 12 " of my feet. Alas they went, after ten minutes or so. I expect the penny finally dropped that this was a dangerous neighborhood to be in for dinner, or be dinner. Anyway thought I'd share that with you all.
I have not been painting for the last three days as heaps in that garden to do and catch up on. This included overhauling Maya's aviary, and perches. Back to painting at the first sign of bad weather I promise....Paul

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

This is an older image that I created from reference taken on a great trip to Yellowstone many years ago in the late 1990's.Yellowstone lake formed the background, and the wolves from a refuge at West Yellowstone .As I said it really was a great trip with my friend and artist Greg Beecham from Dubios Wyoming. Wind River range was stunning countryside, I could talk about and paint that area forever in a heartbeat.

I joined other artist friends John Mullane, Matt Hillier and Lindsey Foggett. for a further ten days of mayhem in Yellowstone National Park and Montana. I had a fantastic time, in fact it was written about in a magazine of the day called Informart. Anyway all that aside, and before I get carried away, I have posted this image in response to others asking to see some of my older works.

The original is 20" x 36" oil on canvas. It has been made into a limited edition fine art lithograph and is still available to buy.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Older paintings by request

Well the weather is said to be turning into spring during this coming week, I am so looking forward to it. I have heaps of painting lined up and sprinkled with an ample dose of vegetable gardening. I need to get planting, choosing seed and visiting the garden centre today. Like a kid in a candy store, such fun. Hope that the sun appears to complete my springtime mood.

I am posting some of my older images in response to people asking to see them. A few of them almost forgotten, it is just so nice to look back at these older paintings. This particular one is called 'Dusty Menace'. The original was 16" x 24" and acrylic on board. It was painted many years ago in my bush studio in Lokisale, Tanzania. It had the dubious honour of being thrown as a frisbee through the bush veld, when I lost my patience with it during a painting session. I have to say that I am very happy that I went and found it.

Happy Easter to everyone that I know, enjoy all this day has to offer.....Paul