First of all, a big THANK YOU to my friends. You have been looking in to check and sending little connections, thank you! It has been lovely to hear from you lately. Especially lately. My blogs have not been very bloggy, but your support has been wonderful. There is something going on around here and it’s … More useful information for artists
More film of Kangaroo Island, one of the world’s special places. shhh! it’s a secret.
Lots of interesting reading out here so far this week. Not much writing from this quarter apart from conversations and comments. On the home front, some progress. My apologies to Gerry McMahon for not acknowledging him in my previous post. Gerry is the Adelaide-based sculptor of the joyful work commemorating Kitty Whyte which was the subject … More just passing
We are on the map! And even better, we have stayed there for about three weeks. After some early rustlings on Jetty Road posts, there has been a big showing on the Kitty Whyte memorial sculpture. Kitty Whyte was a local teacher of children’s swimming classes. She saved a drowning woman in 1919, but in … More Yarn-bombers hit Brighton
Long hot walk is a painting of Semaphore done on two excursions with the outdoor painting group. The day was boiling hot (about 33 degrees in the shade), the flies were hanging around and I chose a very exposed spot. I remember the reason. This was an occasion when composition took priority over comfort. The … More Perils of painting alone
Dreamy day, Brighton was painted from the balcony on a clear summer day. The light was intense and the glare was strong as the afternoon wore on. I wanted this bleached quality to be part of the painting and actually set up again on another afternoon when conditions were similar. This has to be the … More balcony blues
How do you date your paintings? DO you date your paintings? Working towards my Open Studio event for SALA in August has given me the opportunity to take lots of little paintings off the wall and ‘finish’ them. Last year when I returned from regular outdoor painting sessions the kit went down to the studio … More Canvas dating