Welcome to my Studio Blog

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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Painting Idea - Bafusserplatz, Basel, Switzerland

Hi Everyone,  Busy again working on painting ideas for my next painting.   This time I will be painting the lively Barfüsserplatz in the city centre of Basel.  #Basel, #Barfüsserplatz, #Switzerland, #Barfi, #Barfusserplatz, #Baselcity

Here my sketch in colour and b&w for my painting.

Some history about the Barfüsserplatz. (also know by the Baslers as Barfi) is located in the city centre of Basel. This bustling square is named after the barefoot Franciscan friars (known as the "Barfüsser " in German language who founded the eponymous Barfüsserkirche (Barefooted Ones Church) in the 13th century. In 1861, the square received its official name Barfüsserplatz due to the Francis...cans and their monastery church. This former monastery church today now houses the Museum für Geschichte (History Museum). I think it's one of the most happening squares in Basel, with its many pubs, restaurants, and flea market. During Christmas its simply beautiful with all the lights and Christmas market stalls. There is always something going on here and almost every tram passes thru the Barfüsserplatz.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Colours of Basel New Painting

Hi Everyone, Well I finally finished and very pleased. My new "Colours of Basel" painting. A painting of my fav view in Basel and its Stunning Munster! I have been wanting to do this painting for some time now and very happy its done! Wishing you all a great weekend.

Colours of Basel,  The Beautiful Basler Munster and Rhine

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sensational Sydney Sale

Hi Everyone, its so strange as the other night I was thinking of my trip to Sydney Australia many years ago.  Such a great city!   And this morning I see a sale!  https://fineartamerica.com/saleannouncement.html?id=cac598dba96566075b2da51c6ce43e7e

Wip Basel #14

Hi Everyone, This crazy heat is keeping in my basement studio where is cool, getting lots of work done as a result. This will be my last wip for my painting..Need to work on my sky, water and bit of touches all over...Next time I post it will be finished, hopefully in the next days!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Cape Town Sales!

So happy to see a Huge Fine Art Print Sale! Thanks to the buyer in the UK. Enjoy beautiful Cape Town! https://fineartamerica.com/saleannouncement.html…

Wip #13 Basel Continues

Hi Everyone,  Lots more work on my trees yesterday and I started defining and modelling work on half of them.  You can see the different from right to left for the trees.    I hope to finish them all today, then work on the bottom cement wall, water and then my sky

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lots of new products at VIDA

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Back from Beautiful Italy!

Hi Everyone, back from our little vacation to Santa Margherita Italy.  Had an amazing time.  We stayed at a beautiful hotel in Santa Margherita.  We drown down and we took a few days and we also visited around the area:  Portofino and a beautiful village called Camogli!   A few pics to share. 

The beautiful patio and stunning views from our hotel patio/room. Was very hard to leave this beautiful spot.
 Gorgeous view and palm tress at the hotel.  Everything kept so beautifully!
 Heading off to dinner

 Beautiful restaurant at the hotel
 Enjoying a yummy saltimbocca.   the food was amazing

 The beautiful Continental Hotel! just gorgeous
 Beautiful grounds around the hotel
 the "Bagni" - swimming are at the hotel

 Beautiful Santa Margherita and all the coloured beautiful buildings I love so much
 Santa Margherita harbour

 A Visit to Camogli, a real gem. 
 little harbour of Camogli
 View from the church and castello above
 The Castello
 Another great dinner at our hotel

 Beautiful radicchio ravioli with fine veal and a beautiful taleggio cheese sauce.  was devine.

 A visit to Portofino!  Love this place, The last time I was there was back the same time in 2011.

 Never tire of this view.  Having lunch at the Delphino!

Beautiful views from the Bagni area
 Taking time to relax aslo
 Last night heading off to dinner
 Guido our friendly waiter preparing the Risotto.  Beautiful gorgonzola sauce with roasted walnuts
 Cheers to an amazing get away to Santa Margherita
  Beautiful view at night 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Basel WIP #12

Back from a beautiful vacation to Santa Margherita, Liguria coast in Italy. Lots of new inspiration :) Now back in my studio working on my Basel Painting. lots more work on my cathedral roof, wip #12 . wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wip #11 Basel Continues

Busy week, finally squeezing in some more painting today. Working on the roof of the cathedral. small brushes, lots of lines, steady hand and patience... Pics of My latest WIP#11 & close up of roof preliminary work. One more coat of green to do and then will add the yellow/red/white bits to green centre. Then trying to finish with the definition work before I am leaving on vacation this weekend for Italy. :) Can hardly wait! Have a great weekend everyone!

Wip#11 where I am now:
Close up of roof work
Close up roof work. First I mapped it out in water soluble pencil crayons. Then I started with the red lines, then blocking colour for the green. Next step to add another coat of paint to green, Then I will add the yellow/red/white shape on the green. Then do the definition work.

the brushes I use