Saturday, March 28, 2009

Buddha with Purple Orchids

Buddha with Purple Orchids - oil/ canvas panel - 7"x5"

Made this small study during a trip around the Autthaya province. My time spent there walking around all the ancient temples was a real inspiration.

Hope you like it - Richard

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"With great power..."

Spiderman - acrylic on card - 14x11in

"With great power comes great responsibility." - Uncle Ben

Had so much fun having to revisiting this comic charater as part of a recent commission. Hope you guys like it.

As promised - here is a link to view a series of 'Freeform' paintings
I created and recently uploaded on the 'Web'.

- Richard

Cerulean Blue 5x5in


Hope to post an image of an unusual and fun commission I have been working on later today with a link to view a series of completed 'Free Form' paintings.

Until then hope you enjoy this painting of another beautiful old used paint tube.

Friday, March 20, 2009

'A mans work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover through the detours of Art those two or three great & simple images in whose presence his heart first opened'. - Albert Camus

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Title : Seven Birds - mixed media on paper - 12x8in

Happy St. Patricks Day everyone.
As promised here is a sneak preview of a larger painting just posted on my website.

Just follow this link to my website to see a selection of some of the larger work I made on my painting trip this year.

Now its time to head out for a creamy pint or three!


Monday, March 16, 2009

Flamingo Flower 5x5in


It was late in the night when I began painting this dazzling Flamingo flower that was sitting in a glass vase on the desk in my room in Korat town. I had fun playing with the light, shapes and composition.

Will be posting the first of the larger paintings made during this trip on my website today.
I'll post a preview of the work and link to the site here on my blog tomorrow.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Flower in Glass Bowl 5x5in

Was greeted by this beautiful daisy like flower sitting on the bathroom shelf beside the mirror in my room where I stayed. It just had to be painted, so that's just what I did that night standing at the bathroom door.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Passing Reflection 5x7in


While travelling by train north east towards the town of Korat I happened upon this image from my carriage window.
The landscape was changing- I knew Isan was close.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Glasswing Butterfly 5x7in


This painting of a Glasswing Butterfly was the second piece as far as I can remember to be completed on my trip aboard.
The see-through wings are a defense mechanism so he's hard to see in flight.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wild Berries 5x7in


Hi everyone.

Have just arrived home after a brilliant two month trip in Thailand.

The shock of leaving 35degrees with blue sky's and returning to an overcast 5degrees will take a bit of getting used to! Any support e.g - meeting up for a hot whiskey welcome!

Anyway even with all the travel packed in during the trip I still managed to make a great body of work. Continued from the outset on miniatures and notebook work while revisiting and expanding on large fluid plein air style pieces on paper - it was really refreshing.

So over the next two weeks or so I hope to catch up with myself and post a selection of the works made on the trip on both this blog and my website.

This 'Wild Berries' piece above is one of the last in the collaborative painting project series.
I had just begun to work on it in early January before leaving for Thailand - it is highly detailed and took me about a week to complete.

Hope you enjoy all the new work.

- Richard