Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cambodian Girl

Despite my best efforts to try and do a painting a day this month I have failed.So busy with work and travelling.At on point I travelled 2000km just in a few days.Well I am back home overlooking the banks of the Thamalakane river,and trying to do some painting again.I managed to finish this semi abstract painting of a cambodian girl,she will be part of a series of paintings called children of the world.I hope to keep on adding to this series.Prints are of these are now available,click here if interested Children of the World

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Balancing Act

Balancing Act
Oil on Board
6x8 Inches
I watched these two woman carrying buckets on their heads along a beach in Mozambique.It's Quite a skill to carry and balance items on your head,yet some women,and girls in Africa have mastered the art of it. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Venice,Gondola ride.

Oil painting

I felt like a change of scenery, so using google street view I went exploring the ancient city of Venice. I have taken hundreds of snapshots of little scenes that captured my attention. Using these as reference material I created this painting. Venice is so picturesque that I will most likely be painting many more. Hopefully one day I will make enough money selling my art, that I will be able to travel to Venice in person and enjoy not just the sights but also the sounds, smells and, even taste some of their Italian cuisine.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Oceanic sunset

Oceanic sunset
Oil on board

Felt like doing an impressionistic sunset painting,so I did.I applied the paint quite thick in some areas which was a little different from usual.To buy this painting on eBay Click Here

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Afternoon Sailing

Oil on board
Afternoon Sailing

I am really enjoying painting smaller paintings,they allow me to finish a painting in a very short period of time.It also gives me the opportunity to be more free with my brush strokes,giving the work a more impressionistic feel.

Click here if you would like to purchase this painting or some of my others at Roger Brown Art on eBay

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The black sail,and the green sea.

I love sailing and being on,in,or around water.I love how water can absorb or reflect light and color this makes it an exciting subject to paint.Crystal clear waters are my favorite because 
the colors of what hides beneath the waves can filter through.

This is a local Mozambican sailing dhow, all of which are built by hand with limited tools .When you look at them closely you wonder how they don't sink, since they are so roughly built.

This small painting and others are available to be purchased at Roger Brown Original Paintings Ebay

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Childhood Exuberance

Another painting inspired by one of my trips to Mozambique.Saw these kids swimming and playing in the warm Indian ocean along the Mozambican coast.They were totally oblivious to the fact that they were swimming naked and were just having the time of their lives.I thought Childhood Exuberance would be a good title,what do you think?I will be trying to paint 30 paintings this month,ha ha,yeah we will see how that goes.I am taking part in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge held by my aim is just to have fun and to keep painting.

If you would like to purchase any of these small paintings you can do so here at Roger Brown Art on Ebay they are all painted in oils,on board,and are either 6x6 inches or 6x8 inches in size.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Now selling prints!

Hello all.Hope all you readers are all ok, it's been ages since I have updated this blog, so I thought it's time to do so.Unfortunately due to time constraints I have not been able to paint as often as I would like to.However this doesn't mean I have totally downed the brushes, I still have many ideas for future paintings.In the meantime,I now have made more of my paintings and photographs available to be bought online, by those who wish to do so.

I am now selling my work through my own website at so please visit,and feel free to browse around.I have created separate galleries within my site so that it's easy for visitors to find work of mine that may appeal to them.

Below is what the website looks like.

Below is a screenshot of what you would see if you clicked on Tropical ocean paintings.

So if you haven't visited my website yet please do :)

I will be posting both past and new work to the site so that more work will be available as prints.The great part of the website is that it offers many different options such as canvas prints, framed prints, metal prints, acrylic prints, posters, and more! 

Hope you enjoy,and as always I love hearing your feedback.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The red and blue painting

Here is one of my latest semi abstract portrait paintings. I used blue and red, as they are good contrasting colours and I feel they have created a great vibrancy within the art. I wanted the eyes to be the focal point, but the overall painting to look unfinished. This painting is done in oils over an acrylic blue and red base.