Morning Dew $950 Oil on canvas 87 * 72 cm
This landscape has been added to the landscape paintings page. It’s called Morning Dew.
I’ve contrasted the muddy dryness of the grass with the soft peace of the sky. There are few clouds in the sky. What is there is very thin and will probably burn off as the sun comes out.
Lately, I’ve been working on a few landscapes. However, I have mostly been concentrating on music. I am just beginning to add other instruments to the piano. I have also been creating experiments with mixing other instruments and sounds.
Music production is difficult. It is more technical in nature than composing.
The painting above would go with many of my piano pieces. Therefore, most of them are gentle and peaceful. I use the pedal a lot, so the notes can linger. Another technique I use is easing the volume of instruments in and out. Most of all I create an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in most of my pieces. Consequently, I don’t write a lot of songs. I don’t use a lot of rhythm.
Soon, I hope to create series of small pieces related to some of the writing I’ve been doing lately. I have poems, short stories and a science fiction comedy novel to play with.
Finally, I will be posting more piano pieces and other pieces onto the website and Facebook very soon.
Blue Vein – New Painting. A macro view of rocks.
This work is called Blue Vein. It’s a new work in the landscape section where you can find its details. It is a macro painting of some rocks located near Coffs Harbour. The blues and oranges in create an interesting push and pull in an otherwise flat painting. The surface is littered with interesting shapes and lines, crevices and bulges which sweep across the surface. Blue Vein is painted in oils and uses broad colours which come close to primary colours. There are few greys in Blue Vein. Realism is sacrificed and replaced with motion and pattern and line.
The landscape painting can be a vista incorporating aerial perspective in order to create the illusion of depth. However this painting chooses to depict a small flat section of rock becoming more of a portrait of a section of rock on the surface of the Earth. The workings of the sea are evident in the pock holes and interesting patterns running across the surface.
The work is small and intimate. It is taken from a spot near Digger’s Beach north of Coffs Harbour. There are numerous spots near Digger’s beach similar to this one. Blue Vein is typical of the type of rock formation present near this popular swimming and surfing beach.
Here’s a small landscape I’ll be putting on the site in the next few days.
It will be viewable in the marine paintings section