just passing

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

balcony blues

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

Canvas dating

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

Artist Studio Spaces

Artists’ studios have a reputation. They hold secrets. They are brimming with works in progress, ideas half-realised. Notes, sketches, drafts – everything is piled in layers, and the layers are filmed with dust. They are not to be touched by the fortnightly cleaner. Visitors and grandchildren are escorted down by invitation only. They are almost … More Artist Studio Spaces