Shoreline stretch is a painting from Brighton jetty, looking north towards Hove. I have painted a lot of this stretch of coastline, usually showing trees framing the beach scenes. This painting was stripped to its essentials – the sea! A small slice of the shoreline and rock wall gives some scale to the picture. The … More Shoreline Stretch, Brighton South Australia
A long way from home on a farm with lots of rain, some sheep, kangaroos and a brother (not necessarily in that order) might sound a bit bleak. I am milking it a bit. It’s not all bad! See Kangaroo Island country comfort (below). But late on Thursday night before the power failed I had … More The ABC of blogging (Award)!
Escape to an island gives the impression that you’ve left all your worries behind. I hear that people fly virtually direct from NYC to Kangaroo Island for a few days of absolute peace in the wilderness. Life certainly looks worry-free at the luxury resort nestled into the rocky escarpment on the south coast. The journey there … More Kangaroo Island – an artist’s paradise
A few weeks ago I posted about my experience helping with hanging an exhibition in a non-traditional space. I think I was thanking heavens for men with tools in their car boot. The exhibition was taken down last weekend and I was back on volunteer duty. This time instead of 5 or 6 helpers there were … More Have tools, can do
There is often a big swell coming in around Easter. The weather can change quickly and sometimes it heralds an early start to winter storms. The fishermen on the local jetties give an indication of what’s going on. They might be throwing in fishing lines or clinging to the railing and hauling in crab nets, … More story time again!
Set in a large national park near Otterlo, the Kroller-Muller Museum and Sculpture Garden is well worth a visit. That sounds a bit tame. There is SO much top-notch art to see! The charming M. Jacques (by Oswald Wenckebach) near the entrance gate is a well-loved figure but more treasures await. The approach to the … More Aah, the Kroller-Muller!
The transit of Venus has been today’s big event. An oblique connection here, through the sun (sunset?) The images were beautiful, if a bit like watching paint dry. Do artists ever do that? Sometimes it seems the more exquisite the beauty, the more elusive the moment. This is the particular challenge of capturing a sunset … More It’s not about the transit of Venus
Imagine hot footpaths, humidity, crowds of people, no breeze. Think yourself into NYC in late July. Bottled water, ok. But add hot streets, little shade and traveller fatigue. The power of the ocean! This image – a live feed from Huntington Beach, California is probably no novelty for many people, but what a difference it … More the power of the ocean
Sydney Harbour from Circular Quay Railway Station