Monday, November 27, 2017

Birds of a feather snooze together...

The Piwakawaka (fantails) are having a hard time staying awake...its such a busy time of year!

Here are my two latest paintings in the "One Winter's Night In The Woodshed" series ( it all started here which then led to this....and now here we are)

I wanted to do a painting around us Kiwi's (New Zealanders) and our tall poppy syndrome or how we view those who try to be (or are) a bit different, or more exotic, than ourselves. So the raised eyebrow bird is in there thinking "what the?" about the feathery dood in the fur hat in this painting....
                                          
(close up detail from painting)




Not From Round Here
-One Winter's Night In The Woodshed series-
500mm W X 250mm H
Acrylic On Canvas
SOLD


I also wanted to do a painting that was really fun and festive, but with a twist....all the 'party animals' are asleep...a comment on how I cant stay out all night any more perhaps? The Holderness family summed this up pretty well in this clip  (love those guys!)

Plus I really love Christmas fairy lights, so "Life Of The Party" was created....

(up close detail)




Life Of The Party
-One Winter's Night In The Woodshed series-
500mm W X 250mm H
Acrylic On Canvas
FOR SALE


We've been having summer weather down in Dunedin throughout November (probably means it will snow on Christmas day - it has once, seriously). This time of year always seems to go so fast and Im in the studio working on paintings for December and February deadlines - will give you sneaky peeks soon! 

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