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
Deadlines are killers aren’t they? Well, at a desk job certainly. And perhaps most certainly when you are working for someone else. For an artist it can be different. Time pressure is the essence of plein air painting and sometimes the best results come out of that enforced ‘shorthand’. On the other hand, studio painting … More The upside of deadlines
I will never forget my trips to Kangaroo Island. Most were full of joyous expectation so the trip was coloured with delight. The crossing of Backstairs Passage between Cape Jervis and Penneshaw KI takes about 45 minutes and there are times when I have stood on deck for most of this time, just watching the … More Painting water
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
Here are some images of larger works from the exhibition at Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre, Adelaide South Australia. You might be familiar with these. There are some photographs needed of paintings I ‘tweaked’ the day before delivering them to the gallery. Perhaps it might be worth a before-and-after series. (Was I wasting my time)? … More Saltwater series 2. The bigger the better?
Save Our Gulf Coalition Exhibition. Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia
About 60 people attended the opening of The Save Our Gulf Coalition 2013 Exhibition at the Arts Centre at Port Noarlunga on Friday evening. (That’s Gulf St Vincent between the Fleurieu and York Peninsulas in South Australia). It was not the usual opening. After doing the visual and social rounds balancing large and luscious slices … More Saving Our Gulf
It’s time! Weather is perfect (with a few variations). Excuses have run out. Time is always running out. Among my drafts is a blog about the great outdoors from last November. I have come to accept that the staggers at the start are part of my approach to outdoor painting, and blogging! I just need … More Painting outdoors again