I have been working out of a forest studio at the Wildlife Mountain Sanctuary. In this very peaceful location run by close friends, I have had the chance to unwind and work further on a painting that I started at the Earth Frequency Festival.
It is true that I am fascinated by Arnold Böcklin’s “Isle of the Dead”. My intent is to create a series of the painting in varying forms and colours.
Every couple of years I give acrylic paints another go. After all, mastering anything comes down to practice. A number of my artist friends rave about acrylics and how fast they dry and allow you to keep working without having to wait.
Yesterday I visited the studio of Gerlinde Zickler (Rosenmaedchen Seelenclown) to start a collaborative painting for her exhibition next year
I did a Google Image Search for my painting “Arise”.
Work is still progressing with my painting, “The Muse“. Sometimes you have to mess things up to make progress. I wasn’t happy with the folds in the cloth, so I have taken to it with some bold strokes. Sometimes it…
“The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments” provides some curious short stories about some rare or no longer available oil colours that were once all the rage in their own time.
On my recently created artworks in progress page, I made a comment about having more than one artwork in progress, and knowing when to leave one alone and move on to the next.
I have recently been experimenting with painting on leaf metal. I don’t mean the sort of flat application of gold leaf as Gustav Klimt did. Rather, the application of translucent glazes over the leaf metal, which brings about an altogether other effect, one that can be quite striking.
Often painting is a very solitary past time or career. So when there is an opportunity paint with other artists, it is something special.
I need a little bit of help from you all. I am starting a project where I add a quotation to some of my artworks. I am searching for one to go with “Hanuman”. Your help could earn you a…
Recently I started a collaborative painting project with Kevin Campeau. In this video we briefly discuss how we worked together and what we did with the canvas.
It is said a picture tells a thousand words, and the quote from Carl Jung is but a few that I can add to my latest painting “Axis Mundi”.
Another painting has completed a long cycle of development.
I shot a short video of my artworks in progress currently hanging on my studio walls. It’s really just a teaser, with more detailed images and video reports to come.
Since December last year I have had my artwork hanging in Dancing Shiva on Nuebaugasse in the Vienna 7th district. With exhibition season having begun, it was time to take my artwork down in preparation for sending them of to far flung destinations once again. But more about those exhibitions in future articles.
Those moments of empty minded clarity, when not much is happening, lounging on the obligatory comfy studio sofa, looking at the artwork. In my Vienna studio, two unrelated paintings suddenly took on a new meaning together.
I recently did a version of an earlier painting of mine in pen. Some one has the chance to own the original drawing I made, as I am selling it on eBay.
One of my favourite artists and master draftswoman, Laurie Lipton, has just released a limited giclee of her most infamous image, LOVE BITE