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Sunday, 17 November 2013

Phraya Nhakon Cave Pavillion

Oil on Canvas 24" x 16"
Oil painting of the Pavilion in the Phraya Nakon Cave located in Thailand’s Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, almost 300 kilometres south of Bangkok. Built for a visit by King Rama V. in 1896. He stopped here on a travel from his summer palace back to Bangkok.

This involved a lot of glazing using liquin as the glazing medium in order to paint the beams of light over rock and trees. Mostly done for fun and the challenge.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

The Messenger painting

Oil on Canvas 20" x 16"
An oil painting based on a photo called "The Messenger" by Sebastian Kisworo.
This was an exercise in transposing a new colour palette onto an existing colour palette while trying to maintain the relationship between tonal levels. I've added a story into the composition by adding a sand snake in the path of the horse and a mountain village in the background which also help balance the extended vertical ratio of the canvas.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Painting studies

I've started some painting studies from the great film 'Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
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1. Oil on Canvas 206mm X 114mm

2. Oil on Canvas 206mm X 114mm