Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Latest Sale Noosa Sunset Acrylic Painting
 This painting was sold at my U3A display at Noosa, the owners home was named " Noosa Sunset" so it was most appropriate. The time has passed quickly in the few weeks since our return from Turkey. After catching up on two years of travel news  Number 2 son is settled back living in Brisbane ,on the tread mill of working 12 hour days after  fun and frivolity travelling the globe. Im sure it wont be long before he is off trekking  again.
My other excuse for no new paintings is surfing the net planning and booking another trip in the new year to Central Europe. The work is just about complete and I can now think about getting involved with new paintings.

Can you smell my French Yogurt Lemon cake,? It should be ready for afternoon tea. This is the second time Ive made it so hope it is just as good this time.
Its time to try out the cake....yum

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Turkey Return

Ive just returned from Turkey after 6 weeks of exploring an amazing country with such colour and diversity, hence a long break between blogs as I am not as computer savy as some. Having taken my sketch book with me I hoped to find the time to get some sketching in but I think I only managed to find two  sketches in my book. I did take lots of photos so hopefully they will provide some inspiration. You need to take fellow artists with you if you really wamt to slow down and take the time out to do these important things,that way you can really see what there is out there. I did not see much painting at all in Turkey, in fact I cant remember any except in the lobby at Forapart Hotel in Datca. I guess the carpets and handicrafts as well as the wonderful ceramics and mosaics provided a great alternative. I was was pleased to have some sales at the Harbourside Gallery Tewantin when I returned and also at the U3A at Tewantin. Time to get busy painting again. So happy to have my youngest son home after a 2 year world tour of exploration.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Poppy Oil Palette Knife Painting demo better later than not at all Poppies in a sunny field

 This the painting I did for the demo .. a few months ago. I seem to have lost the mojo to blog , maybe its because Ive been planning travels to Turkey. Hope to do some sketching for future paintings while amonst all those gorgeous carpets and ceramics and colourful people. Painting in front of strangers was a little daunting, In class its different, I feel Im amongst friends who are supportive of whatever I do.
Palette Knife Painting in Oils by Chris Hobel
For sale 
email me if you would like more details and to purchase

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Painting Exhibition and Demo by Chris Hobel at Noosa Marina 23rd June 2012

Apologies for no posts. I have been without a computer for  close to 2 months and have limited internet until the 25th June so I wanted to let you know about my current exhibition at the the Harbourside Gallery at Noosa Marina Tewantin Queensland
It continues until July 8 and I will be demonstrating tomorrow from 10-12noon.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Autumn Trees Palette Knife Workshop by Chris Hobel

Update.........Autumn Trees Palette Knife Workshop by Chris Hobel May28 2012
This workshop is now full. Wait list available.
For more details

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Latest Publication Poppy landscape Palette Knife Painting Painting by Chris Hobel

Poppy Landscape Instructional  Publication by Chris Hobel
Im thrilled to share with you the news of my latest publication in Fine Art and Decorative Painting magazine available at newsagents this month. Please contact me if you would like a workshop for this painting

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Workshop update

The previously posted flower workshop (now deleted)will now be a autumn  tree palette knife workshop.
Numbers are almost to the limit .

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Palette Knife Tree Painting Workshop with Chris Hobel

Painting Workshop, Palette Knife Tree Painting with Chris Hobel
At Sunrise Beach I am having a one day class on Monday May 28 2012 . 45x90cm long format in Atelier Acrylics
 Cost will be 60$ approx 6hrs tuition.
 Max in class 6-7, class has 3 places available
You will need to provide your own materials and easl
Bookings  essential
Let me know if you can make it. If you need any help with accommodation let me know and perhaps I can help

Friday, March 16, 2012

Field of Light Palette Knife daily painting by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel

Field of Light Palette Knife 
Daily Painting 
by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel
8x10" oil painting

Lavender Fields of Provence Oil Painting by Noosa Artist Christ Hobel

Lavender Fields of Provence  
Palette Knife Oil Painting  on  deep sided stretched canvas 
ready to hang 8x10"
 by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel
Im working on several French themed paintings,
........ cant seem to get those beautiful shutters out of my head.
Following a number of francofile blogs only encourages me
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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another French Street Oil Painting by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel

Another French Street Oil Painting by Noosa Artist Chris Hobel 8x10"

I love this quote as it sums up how I feel about painting. The feeling that the learning process just doesnt end. At least one  painting hero felt the same way
“Painting is very easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do”
Edgar Degas
My latest small  oil painting is called "Another French street" for want of another name, would appreciate someting more quirky form any witty readers.
It is 8x10" in oils.Lots to challenge, the perspective, scattered light, simplifying all those bits.I would like to be able to keep the fresh colour of the first step in the painting, It seems to have been lost in the final more finsihed painting at the top. Overuse of white seems to do this, ie deaden  the colour. Its is good to leave the warm transparent shadows untainted. Something I will try to do next time!
If you would like to buy please email me. Prints available at Fine Art America

Monday, January 9, 2012

Animation step by step painting Early Morning Ross River Townsville painting by Chris Hobel Daily Painter

Early Morning  Ross River  Townsville Oil  Preliminary Painting for larger Commission

I made this animation with picasion.com, really fun to do showing some of the steps I used

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