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Spiritual Stuff? Hmmmm…maybe.

Lately I have found myself asking…” why do I paint?” A simple enough question one would think. But to answer that honestly is actually quite hard.ย  I’m not even sure it has just one answer….it all depends on one’s mood. Sometimes I paint because I need to make something I can sell, ie…to make money. …

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The Gate Oil on board 280x410mm Palette knife.

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Thu Aug 22 2019

I wasn't happy really with yesterday's efforts so scraped off half of foreground and redid it๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฌ. Purakaunui Surf. Oil on canvas 1800x1020mm Palette knife

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Wed Aug 21 2019

Mission accomplished ๐Ÿ˜.

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Tue Aug 20 2019

Started on my big canvas๐Ÿ˜Š 1020x1800mm...its taking a lot of paint$$$$!!! Normally would work the whole canvas and painting all at once...because this is so big just doing a bit at a time...top to bottom. The sea is the next bit....just need to rest my arm first, it's a serious workout!!. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Tue Aug 20 2019

An old pleinair I did at Purakaunui Bay didn't make the cut so I had scrapped it all off. This is my attempt at resurrection...lots and lots of paint, a big palette knife and an hour to slap it on as I had another commitment to get to. No time to be precious๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ Purakaunui Bay Oil on linen 1000x600 mm Palette knife

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Mon Aug 19 2019

The studio today๐Ÿ˜Ž #catlins

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Sun Aug 18 2019

Sunday afternoon at the Boat Club. Oil on board 419x280mm Palette knife #pleinair #oilpainting

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Sun Aug 18 2019

Trying to get more abstact with the Mosgiel scene๐Ÿ˜. Hard to let go of realism....practice, practice, practice๐ŸŽจ. Maybe loud music and alcohol might help๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Oil on canvas 500x500mm Big palette knife mostly...

Lynley van Alphen Artist

Sat Aug 17 2019