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the dandenongs, victoria, Australia
an artist and it solution architect living in the temperate rainforest of southeastern australia

Sunday, November 9, 2008

passage tranquille #3 and #1

i first did something like this two years ago. as a whimsy. people always "oohed" and "ahhed" at the framed version. i guess it is eye catching. so - i am doing some more of them now. the original ("passage tranquille #1) was bought by a local psychologist. she said it calmed her and she hoped it would do the same for her patients. i wonder if the subsequent pieces will live up to the first piece?


Monday, November 3, 2008

st. michael's in the snow

This is an alla prima piece. simple. three pigments. maybe four. yeah four. aureolin, maimeru blue violet, phthalo green and a touch of alizarin. from a distance it is actually photo-realistic. which is amazing considering the lack of detail. 15x22". a lot of fun.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


something new. may need more edge treatment? full sheet arches.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

mallee spring

this one was done at the end of last year. i love the foreground in this. the brain fills in most of the detail. the color very much lends support to the structure that the brain interprets. imho.

-- joel.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Blessing of Light

i did this about a year ago. i called it up randomly and made it my background wallpaper at work.

i have this new fancy 22 inch lcd screen and i keep staring at it. the painting has "re-mesmerized" me! this is a painting very much in my unique style. it is a very colorist piece and uses color theory to complete the painting. it is very balanced.

i have not painted much lately as we are having a deep, dark winter. the gas in my studio went out. i need to re-light the pilot light etc etc etc.

if you stop by and look at this - let me know if you like it as much as i do. -- joel.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


So yeah. Here is my latest piece. As you can see (perhaps) i tried using some of the edge treatments taught by Nicholas Simmons. It is amazing how they make the lights "pop"! Wow. i am pleased with the result. this one is only 17x17 inches. i need to make it much larger. glad to be back painting. keep the faith.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

new season

i am posting an atmospheric piece i recently did here. this is the one i think Nick said has a "gigantic sky". well it is a nice sky and the rain effect works well - i think.

this was done using Art Spectrum Cerulean and Vermillion. these two pigments granulate and separate magnificently - plus they are pure complements and grey down like nothing else on Earth.

i want to try this technique with the Da Vinci Fluid acrylics. oh - and i still have this piece (somewhere safe (i think)). i might do a show later this year and need to start cranking out material for it - so i won't sell this just yet...