The Organ Pipes National Park is only about 30 minutes drive from Melbourne. When I was there a few days ago, there were a few people visiting. The interesting pipe-shaped rocks were formed by lava a million years ago. If you are curious about this place, follow this link. It’s a fantastic place to visit … Continue reading Pleinair painting in Organ Pipes National Park
I always have some art materials and a sketchbook with me when I go out, and over the years the combination of materials have changed. I only had a couple of pens and a waterbrush recently and I found it quite liberating. Simplicity is good - no colours or water to think about, no brushes … Continue reading Travelling light
Some plein air painting with friends some time ago. I never got around to posting these. I hope to paint these scenes again to see what has changed 😃.
I have been lucky so far - it's rainy season but we still have some sunny days in between the wet days. When the sun shines, I usually try to take the opportunity to get out of the studio for a break, get some fresh air, lunch, shopping at the supermarket or coffee. Some trips … Continue reading Another plein air day in Itoshima, Japan
I decided to take a break from studio work and went for a bike ride with my art materials. Here are a few sketches I managed to complete on location before the rain came. The sun was rather strong and I was able to find some shade here along the walkway. So I stayed here … Continue reading Plein Air in Itoshima, Japan
I met a lovely man in Shuzenji, Japan. I went to one of the outdoor foot baths and there was an elderly Japanese couple (perhaps about 85 years old) with their feet in the water - the old man skinny and lively, but the old lady was bent over. I joined them. The old man … Continue reading Lovely man in Suzenji
Greetings from Japan! I have been here for a month, firstly walked around Izu Peninsula the first week, then a week in Nikko and Tokyo each. Now I am almost completing a week in Fukuoka. It's been wonderful - I love this country! Izu was extremely interesting - I walked along the coast and in … Continue reading Izu Peninsula
I decided to include some sketchbooks from my travels in my exhibition last week. Anyone interested was allowed to look through the books. I have to say that it was very well received. I had a bit of hesitation initially, as I like some pages more than others, and there are some that I didn't … Continue reading Sketchbooks in my exhibition
I visited the Salt Water Lake at Westgate Park in Melbourne today and it is pink at the moment! Of course I brought my sketch gear - albeit a small set of a sketchbook and some black graphic pencils. The friend I went with said I should add some pink (since we did go there … Continue reading Pink Lake
I went on a cruise to South America and Antarctica. It was an amazing and memorable trip. Amazing views of icebergs, glaciers and plenty of wildlife! I will post more soon.