Here are a few sketches…
…And subsequent paintings inspired by the art of the Minoans of Crete. These were all created while on Crete in 2017.
A classic painting from 2008.
Here is a recent painting based on one of the earlier pastels. A detail from “Blue Vase” using acrylic paint rather than pastel.
Some early pastel floral interiors… and a lemon tree.
Here are a few shadow-inspired paintings from 2007.
These shadow paintings are created by laying a black museum board beneath an interesting shadow, tracing the shadow onto the board, and then bringing the board into the studio to add colour.
Three more paintings inspired by images of Earth from space.
These are both pastel on black museum board. 20″x28″
Inspiration from The Times Concise Atlas of the World: This painting came to life after seeing a satellite photo of Khor Al Adaid in Qatar.
Pastel on black board.