Barbara von Seida’s “Follow Me” exhibition

I went to see an exhibition by Barbara von Seida at the Carlton Gallery (part of The Arts Junction) in Katikati yesterday. As soon as I walked in, I said, “these are my kind of paintings”—heavily abstracted landscapes with beautiful colour and atmosphere. The only thing I didn’t like was that many of the paintingsContinue reading “Barbara von Seida’s “Follow Me” exhibition”

Abstracting the Landscape with Lewis Noble

I really enjoyed this episode of Art Juice—partly because I’m strongly drawn to abstracted landscapes at the moment, but also because Lewis is so warm and down to earth. Louise also asks some great questions, and the conversation between them flows naturally. (Some podcast interviews are quite awkward.) Art Juice is fast becoming one ofContinue reading “Abstracting the Landscape with Lewis Noble”

Copy of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Nocturne in Blue and Silver 1872–78

This is a copy of another painting I found in Mystical Landscapes: From Vincent Van Gogh to Emily Carr. I’m not quite sure why this one is called Nocturne in Blue and Silver. Unlike many of Whistler’s other nocturnes, I couldn’t see any blue in this one.

My first ever (mostly) outdoor painting

I started this back in January or February, before the first New Zealand lockdown. It’s a view from our deck, overlooking our neighbour’s house, in Green Bay, minus a few distracting details (other houses and powerlines, etc.) If the proportions don’t quite seem to match a 24×18 canvas, it’s because the sides of the canvasContinue reading “My first ever (mostly) outdoor painting”