Saturday, 23 February 2019

More paintings and linocut prints

These are some recent linocut prints that I have made.  They are my take on landscapes.

Linoprint landscape (2)

Linoprint landscape (1)

Linoprint landscape

Linocut "Trees"

This is a small print (10 cm square) called 'Trees' .  It is an artist's proof for an edition of 10 that I sent to the International Print Exchange in the UK in 2018.  It is printed on Kozo Japanese paper.

Soft Pastel Paintings

Sand dunes

This shows sand dunes in the Gobi Desert from one of my photos from my visit there several years ago.

Wooldyers of Marrakesh

This is from a photograph I made in 1970 of the souk of the Wooldyers of Marrakesh in Morocco.  The dyed skeins are strung above the pathway to dry.

Escarpment Western Australia

This pastel painting is inspired by a friend's photo in Karijini National Park in Western Australia. The huge escarpments dropping down to the trees were amazing.

Watercolour paintings
These were done at a workshop last month.  I hadn't worked in watercolour for many years and it was fun to get back into it.


Australian wildflowers - banksias

Rocks Namibia

Large rocks in Namibia from a photo I took there years ago

Friday, 1 February 2019

Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar

This is a YouTube video I made from 500 photos I took on my camera and my iPhone last November.  I went on my first ever cruise on the Fred Olsen Line as I was so interested in these island countries that I had not seen.  We were supposed to visit Reunion as well but unfortunately the port was closed due to the French fuel tax issue which caused riots.

Many photos give ideas of the landscape, houses etc but are not great photos since photographing from a moving bus is far from ideal.  I hoped to be able to idently more ot the plants but again that became too hard.

Photos of the ship and resorts were fun.