Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Delfts Blue Vase 5x7in

Delfts Blue Vase - oil/panel - 7"x5" - sold

Intense light beaming through the studio window over the last couple of days inspired the concept for this piece.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Frangipani 5x5in


Just put the last finishing touches to these beautiful Frangipani flowers. These flowers are found all over Koh Mak - an island off the south west coast of Thailand that I have been traveling to for the last number of years.
Using just one broad round brush I painted - to capture the shape and essence of this magnificent flower.
Hope you like it.
- Richard

Monday, April 13, 2009

Restful Pear 5x5in

Rested Pear - oil/panel - 5"x5" - sold

The beautiful reddish hue and the way the light fell across the shape of this pear just cried out to me to be painted - immortalised! I took a really 'passive' approach to the application of paint, the colouring and composition.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Glass full of Strawberries

Glass full of Strawberries - oil/panel - 7"x5" - sold

Felt like this piece just flowed off the brush.
- Richard

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Daisies 5x5in

Daisies - oil/panel - 5"x5" - sold

This piece was made in the north east of Thailand during my recent trip.
I just loved the arrangement of the daisies in the little white ceramic.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Garlic 5x7in


Composition with Garlic -Really enjoyed the painterly approach I took with this still life. The painting contains a huge variety as regards application of paint and brush strokes.

Hope you like it. - Richard

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Onion and Pepper 7x5in

These last few pieces have been really rewarding to create. My application of paint is more fluid and am really concentrating on establishing a strong tonal range and composition.

Still have a number of miniture pieces created on my recent travels aboard that I am just putting the final touches to. Hope to get them posted within the next week.