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Take a peek into my studio and See what inspires me to create my paintings and what’s been happening in my studio and on my travels.

I love to travel, see new places and meet new people. I love to create bold colourful paintings, many of them based on my wonderful travels.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Colours of Monterosso

Hi Everyone, Fresh off my Easel: I just finished my "Colours of Monterosso".   Here is my painting impression of the beautiful, vibrant landscape of Monterosso al mare in Cinque Terre, Italy.

Colours of Monterosso, Cinque Terre

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Monterosso Painting WIP 6-8

Hi everyone,  Was quite busy today working on my Monterosso, Cinque Terre painting. 
WIP 6 - More work on the foliage - some greens, violet, pinks, mauves, yellows, yellow orchre, grey & white tones, Some basic colour to the rocks (foreground)

WIP 7 - Started adding more definition to the background/moutain, buildings, rocks and to the umbrellas - still too dark.
WIP 8 - Was a busy day overall - Added More defintion, and lights to the foreground (umbrellas, rocks). I am hoping to finish by Friday. Need to do some work on the water, the beach (sand) umbrellas and a bit here and there....

And the finale! My finished Painting:
Colours of Monterosso, Cinque Terre

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Monterosso Painting - WIP 5

Hi everyone,  Sorry, I have been behind with my Monterosso painting. I have been busy some other marketing projects - I will fill you in on later.  

I finally had some time to work on it my painting. Progressed well today. I am seeing it come together at this stage. I added more colours to the foliage and moutains, added more colours and depth to the buildings and did some modeling work. Also adjusted the sand colour. I need to do more work on my umbrellas, water and the buidlings overall. I have a good 15-18 hours left. I am hoping to wrap things up this week. Stay tuned! Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead! Cheers

Monterosso, Cinque Terre - WIP #5 

Today is also a super day because my little Boo also turned 3 today!

Friday, May 4, 2012

My Painting Designs now at Beyond Wow Tile Art Murals.

Hi Everyone, I am pleased to announce that I have licensed some of my painting images to Beyond Wow Tile Art Murals to have my painting motifs reproduced on high quality ceramic tiles ideal for kitchen backsplashes, bathrooms, wine cellars, wall murals, framed and accent. Please visit: http://www.beyondwowtileart.com/ for more information. 
Here are the direct links to my painting motifs being reproduced: http://www.beyondwowtileart.com/llgallery.html

Monterosso WIP Continues

Hi Everyone, Have been working on my new Monterosso painting.  I would have liked to have been more advanced with the painting, but I have been busy with some other projects.  In the mean time, I have started blocking in quite a bit of colour, still need to do more and a second/third coat in some places before I begin my modeling/definition work.

Started blocking in some colour, grey tones and some definition to the big rock.

Enjoying the painting...More colour added, and some more definition on the big rock. Decided to remove the awkward beach chairs in the comp's foreground - not really necessary in the composition. Hope to get lots more done tomorrow and more hopefully this week. Also busy doing marketing work and planning a birthday dinner/weekend for my father in law.

Blocked in some more colour here and there. 

Would have like to be more advanced then this right now.  Was only able to bock in a bit more colour today and a second/third coat on the buildings, sand.   Had to also give a second coat to the umbrellas..Pic looks a little dark now..but they will be warmed up and given some green stripes...Staying playing with their shapes.  They will be like the umbrellas in my ref pic/the typical Italian Riviera ones