Hot Pink Is The New Black
It’s taken a while but this large commission Slipstream Tides II is now finished and what a great way to start the New Year finishing such an exciting project. The brief included hot pinks for the island, some paler tides, some deeper jewel colours emerging from the mist and plenty of murky smudging and it does look magnificent on the deep charcoal wall in the buyers’ entrance foyer. (Not this image obviously.) The clients called it ‘delicious’ (reminded them of liquorice all-sorts I think) which is a first for one of my paintings.
Then onto the painting below which is called the The Detritus Beneath – just finished (rather obvious I’m on a pink binge at the moment) ; not yet exhibited but is available for purchase. Detritus measures 1600mm x 1000mm and buying details are shown in the Available Now Gallery on my website. While there, please do check out the image showing this painting room-hung.
And MORE pink in Coastal Shadows below – this time the palette is a little quieter, a little cooler too and it was enjoyable painting the misty subtleties involved on a smaller scale. This one at 1400mm x 450mm is a good ‘over the bedhead’ size and buying details are also shown in the Available Now Gallery – and a room-hung image is showing there too.
Now working every day on completing other outstanding commissions and painting also for exhibitions in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland – skiving off occasionally to work outside in this wonderful weather on our developing lifestyle block and building site . . . although the actual building has not started yet. Three massive tanks are due to be buried high up on our building platform this week though so that’s a good start. Never enough hours in the day!
Represented in New Zealand by . . .
ArtSelect Gallery Newmarket Auckland
Art Matakana Gallery North Auckland
The Art Lounge Tauranga
Tennyson Gallery Napier
Artel Gallery Kapiti Coast
And ‘Elected Artist‘ with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington.