This month of featuring landscapes is under way. I am a bit excited about showing you more of these! I hope you will enjoy the variety as much as me. For this post, the theme is (drum roll……………..) TREES! My father, a real lover of nature, spent many hours looking at leaves, examining seed pods … More Look out for landscapes
I have chosen this month of July to feature Landscapes. Why? There is something about winter that drives us indoors. Obviously, to keep warm. But with that comes lots of nice comforting things. Log fires, rugs, soups and stews, cosiness, nestling in. And then daydreams, books and memories. For me, the home retreat needs a … More July – featuring landscapes!
There are more than 400 species of eucalyptus. They are ubiquitous in the ‘classical’ genre of Australian landscape painting. South Australian artist Hans Heysen was the master painter of these majestic trees. Reproductions of his paintings were in every primary school, along with the portrait of the Queen. Hans Heysen images The gum tree is … More Good old gum trees
Two pages with two pens poised! And I only write left-handed. Oops, I forgot it is all via a keyboard. Two different sites really. Some of you may have noticed one less blogger tapping at your inbox. I feel it’s time to report in. In March this year I undertook an Art Business course to … More A pen poised over two pages
Last year’s visit to the Baltic on the bank of the River Tyne in Newcastle gave me a chance to see the work of two artists, both new to me: Tony Swain and Ida Ekblad. It is a contemporary gallery and past visits have challenged and rewarded me. This was no different. I need your … More Exhibitions at the Baltic, Newcastle
So much about Sydney is inspiring for an artist. The excitement of the city and its people of course, but for me most exciting is its water – the harbour, inlets and ocean beaches. Coming from Adelaide many years ago to live on Sydney’s northern beaches I was impressed by the sheer power of the … More More Sydney paintings
These two may not line up exactly, but their titles “port” and “starboard” will give you the idea. Preparations are well under way for an outing in Sydney for me and my paintings! Breathing colours gallery at Balmain in Sydney’s inner west will be showing some new works from mid April until early May.This … More Paintings for Sydney exhibition
Now for the new direction! But “there’s nothing new under the sun” as my teacher and friend David Dallwitz used to say. I don’t worry too much about striving to be novel these days, I just do what I do. That might sound off-hand, but painting when pressures allow means I need some enduring themes … More So, what’s new?
On a Friday and Saturday morning at the end of May I painted a seascape. I actually set up on Wednesday morning but I had a companion who needed more attention than my canvas. To steal a line from Tangerine Meg, the artist’s face has been yarn-bombed to protect her identity. The May weather was … More May sunshine, a seascape and a seat-scape
That’s the title for my next outing at Mockingbird Lounge, Glenelg (in Adelaide). I have a hallway space – hanging tomorrow. Today I will share with you my paintings inspired by Rome, or at least by my photographs of Rome. Centuries apart, Rome Piazza del Popolo, Rome The pines of Rome Colours of Rome What … More Europe: from balcony, bus window and roadside