December 03, 2006

TO PURCHASE PAINTINGS

Available paintings are priced in Australian dollars, but the prices do not include packing, freight or insurance. Please email me for information boab@iinet.net.au

I would like purchasers of my paintings to be absolutely sure that the selected painting meets their expectations before making payment. Accordingly, I offer to post or deliver one unframed painting to purchasers residing in Australia on "trust" and on the understnding that, if the painting meets expectations, payment will be made directly into my bank account, or by other agreed means within 10 days. If the painting does not meet expectations, it must be returned to me at your cost within 10 days.

TRUST = EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS

I have come to believe that, as soon as you practice "Trust" yourself, you will know how to live a meaningful life.

May 20, 2006

MORNING ON MATILDA BAY MAY 2006 $450

Morning on Matilda Bay, acrylic paint on 10'x14" matboard

SWAN RIVER ASCOT MAY 2005 SOLD

Riverside, close to Great Eastwern Highway.
Acrylic paint on matboard





Traditional Gold Frame

CLAREMONT HOUSES MAY 2006 $360

Houses overlooking the Swan River at Claremont
Acrylic paint on matboard 9"x12"

April 22, 2006

April 21, 2006

MY GLASSES

Arylic study on paper 6"x6". Minimum palette, Phthalo Blue,Quinacridone Magenta, Dairylyde Yellow and Titanium White




Detail

April 18, 2006

PAINTING AIM

PAINTING AIM
My aim is to be able to create paintings with visual impact and some kind of drama related to the colours of light and shade. My tools for this are strong tonal composition and colour intensity variation.

SUBJECT MATTER
Subject matter is usually suburban, riverside, rural landscape, and still life such as flowers.

Confidence developed through the experience of completing three or more studio paintings or plein air studies each week for several years, has been an important factor in my recent artistic development

April 17, 2006

April 15, 2006

GALLOP HOUSE NEDLANDS $375 Framed

Acrylic paint on 9"x12" mat board. Painted on location



April 11, 2006

April 02, 2006

Tawarri Restaurant Dome $375 Framed

Tawarri restaurant dome, Dalkieth
Plein air painting. Acrylic on water colour paper 9"x12"

April 01, 2006

"FLOWERS IN THE BOATSHED" $375 Framed

Painting
Ala prima sketch, acrylic paint on wc paper 9"x12"


Detail


Setup with painting in a viewing frame

ART NOTES

NOTES: ART IS A GIFT OF THE SPIRIT

March 29, 2006

RIDVAN CELEBRATION (Framed and available)

CELEBRATION FOR THE FESTIVAL OF RIDVAN MAY 1863

‘Consider these nightingales. So great is their love for these roses, that sleepless from dusk till dawn, they warble their melodies and commune with burning passion with the object of their adoration. How then can those who claim to be afire with the rose-like beauty of the Beloved choose to sleep?’

About the Festival of Ridvan

Images of the Garden of Ridvan

Oil paint on board 18"x24". Imaginative work completed with a painting knife. Very thick and textured paint. Click on Image for a larger view. Click again in lower right hand after 60 seconds for an even larger view


Detail

March 25, 2006

PELICAN POINT NTH

Plein air study, acrylic paint on 9"x12" heavy wc paper $375 Framed




Studio painting, oil on 11"x14" canvas stretcher framed $450

March 24, 2006

QUALITY AND INTEGRITY

QUALITY OF PAINTING MATERIALS = INTEGRITY
Without "Integrity", we would not be able to trust each other.
I endeavour to use the best quality materials and painting techniques doe my paintings.

OILS
MDF panels sealed and prepared with gesso.
Quality Old Holland or Le Franc oil paints and Langley oil mediums and varnishes

ACRYLICS
Heavy 600 gram Arches paper, matboard or MDF panels sealed and prepared with gesso. Quality Golden acrylic paint and mediums and varnishes.

March 18, 2006

HI RISE FORESHORE $60 unframed

Plein air study acrylic paint on 6"x10" wc paper




Detail

March 17, 2006

Garden Canna's Mar 06 $60 Unframed

Plein air study, acrylic painting on 9"x6" paper

March 14, 2006

MY PAINTING APPROACH

Some of my paintings are small studies 6"x8" t0 11"x15", completed on location (plein air) or ala prima, in one session. Others paintings are larger 18"x24" to 36"x36", completed over time in my studio.

PAINTING PROCESS
Before commencing a painting, I do several 2 minute 2"x3" tonal thumbnail sketches with a marker or Biro pen.

I often prepare colour notes before commencing a painting. Mixing colours (tone, hue and intensity) for the three main compositional areas in the painting composition, by comparing the paint mixes (colour notes) with the actual subject, using a "colour and tone isolator". A small card board with five gray tones plus black and white that have a 5mm hole punched in the centre of each tonal area to aid my analysis of the subject.

While speed is not the aim with my plein air painting, limiting the painting time seems to enhance creativity, probably, because it leaves less time for my logical brain to take command and enhances my ability to paint in a loose and painterly manner.

March 13, 2006

AUTUMN GARDEN $60 Unframed

AUTUMN GARDEN

Plein air study, acrylic painting on heavy weight water colour paper 6"x8"
A beautiful sunlit garden of flowers overlooking the foreshore park on Nedlands Beach near the jetty.


Detail

March 12, 2006

NEDLANDS HOTEL $450 Framed)

NEDLAND HOTEL
Oil painting on 9"x12" canvas sheet. Painted on location.

MAYLANDS LAKE 2006 $270 Framed

Maylands Lake has been created fom the old brickworks quarry. It is now a very popular residential area with many beautiful homes fronting the lake and park area.

Acrylic painting on 6"x9" heavy weight wc paper

March 02, 2006

ALBANY HARBOUR TUG $350 Framed

Acrylic paint on wc paper 11"x 14"



Framed view

February 15, 2006

RESTURANT $375 Framed

Here is a quick 9"x12" acrylic study on 550g WC paper. Click on the image for a larger view

Chinese Resturant

January 30, 2006

January 19, 2006

YELLOW FLOWERS Jan 2006 $80

This is a still life setup that I photographed last year. I did not feel inclined to paint it at that time. At last I have completed it. Acrylic on canvas sheet 11"x14".


Detail

January 13, 2006

Red Flowers Jan 06 $80

Ala prima painting, oil on canvas sheet 10"x12"(25x30cm)




Detail

January 12, 2006

November 22, 2005

EMU POINT ALBANY $80



Marina at Emu Point Albany. Acrylic paint on 10"x14" wc paper. Plein air

November 12, 2005

MATILDA BAY Nov 2005 $80 Unframed



Plein air painting. Acrylic on 10"x 14" wc paper.

ASCOT INN 12 NOV 2005 $100 Unframed



Plein air painting, acrylic on 10"x14" wc paper.

November 06, 2005

KINGS PARK VISITORS 5 NOV 2005 $80 Unframed



Acrylic paint on 9"x12" wc paper. Plein air painting with final details and figures added in the studio.

November 01, 2005

Paintings Completed October 29 2005



Blue Flowers $80 Unframed, Studio painting
Acrylic Paint on 10"x12" treated wc paper



In the Park $80 Unframed, Plein Air
Acrylic paint on 10"x 14" treated wc paper

October 23, 2005

SUNSET CITY 22 Oct 2005 $200 Unframed



Studio painting based on my digitally enhanced photographs. Acrylic on 12"x 24" canvas stretcher. Click on the image for closer view

October 16, 2005

SPRING GARDEN 13 Oct 2005 SOLD



Acrylic paint on 9"x12" treated water colour paper. Plein air
SOLD

FLOWERS GREEN VASE 15 Oct 2005 $80 Unframed



Acrylic paint on 9"x12" treated water colour paper. Painted ala prima from life

October 08, 2005

Nedland Beach Paintings

Yellow Yacht, Nedland Beach 8 October 2005 $60 Unfamed

Plein Air sketch, acrylic paint on water colour paper 6"x9" (90 minute sketch)


Nedland Beach 8 October 2005 $60 Unframed




Plein Air sketch, acrylic paint on water colour paper 6"x9". (30 minute sketch)

October 07, 2005

YELLOW FLOWERS 7 Oct 2005 Unframed $100



Yellow Flowers 2005 painted ala prima from life with acrylic paint on canvas sheet 11"X 14".

October 06, 2005

MILNE ST RIVERSIDE, BAYSWATER 6 Oct 2005


"Fishing at Garratt Rd Bridge." Plein air painting, acrylic on 6"x9" wc paper $60 unframed



"Garratt Rd Bridge." Plein air painting, acrylic on 6"x9" wc paper. $60 unframed

October 04, 2005