This one has taken me all week to paint over it as I was not happy with it. The result is much better to my eye. It has now been uploaded to the Saatchi Art Site. Elevation 1.2m x 1m $5900
It has been quite a while since I have been able to paint due to moving house and many other things but I am back into it again and have just completed this piece for the upcoming Art Show at Loreto in early spring.
Loreto springART is a significant annual community exhibition of established and emerging South Australian artists. Curated by artinq,over 100 artists are invited to exhibit over 300 artworks across all disciplines welcoming well in excess of 3,500 visitors attending the 3 day exhibition
My next exhibition is at Artworx Gallery, a group show called "Talented Hands" to be opened by TV personality Jane Riley on Sunday 6th November at 3pm. You are welcome to attend and enjoy the paintings, speeches and a glass of wine. link to the invitation
Saatchi Art Feature
I have enjoying painting figures on the beach so much that I plan to do many more, I think I have captured the colours of summer in this one although it is not yet finished - need to work it a little more. It is oil on gesso primed wood panel, 40 x 40cm.
Painting the colours of summer transports me to the beach which I love! Using just a basic palette of colours I have tried to capture the drama of light and shadow on the beach.
I was inspired by a recent trip to Watsons Bay, Sydney to start a new series of small paintings.
Figurative beach paintings by Chris Wake
I thought I would paint a sunny figurative beach scene to mark the end of winter - I am really looking forward to warmer weather and a brighter sun.
This family love sport - in particular cricket, the small painting on the wall is the legendary Don Bradman.
Singapore, Turkey. Greece, Croatia
Would you like to learn how to paint with Acrylics? I am hosting a weekend workshop in my studio with self taught professional artist Mark Waller as the teacher - his specialty is beach, sea, water - he will be travelling from Lennox Heads to Adelaide in September and his workshops are informative and fun - you will need to email him if you would like to attend. It is a good opportunity to pick up some tips on using Atelier Interactive Acrylic Paints. The flyer for the workshop
I was commissioned by a client in Europe to paint his family as a very special gift to his wife to celebrate the birth of their 4th child. The brief was to do a 2m x 1.2m painting and to include hobbies, interests, bright colour and also the unborn child. The client sent me 7 folders of photos which I spent many hours pouring over to get a sense of the family and form a composition. I am very please with the result and the painting will become a wonderful heirloom for the family. Here are some photographs of the painting at 3 stages.