Since we can’t travel internationally for a while, I did some virtual travel using google map. It was fun to see places that I have never been before without having to leave the house. It was also really good to so have some painting references to continue practising and painting at home. I went to … Continue reading Virtual travel
View from Green Point looking towards Melbourne city. A page from my sketchbook, the citrus tart on the top left corner was sketch a week prior. A sketch of the view from Green Point occupied the rest of the spread. I went plein-air painting last Saturday at Green Point in Brighton. It’s a lovely green … Continue reading One day at a time in lockdown 4
I have sold 2 art prints recently, and once again the idea of putting my work on an online platform/online shops (like Etsy) seemed attractive. However that idea was stashed away quickly! The next day, while out painting, I was thinking of what would sell rather than what would make a good scene or what … Continue reading Selling art prints
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 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.
Sluuuurrrrp, I am trying to sketch more like this i.e. catch the action of the subject!
Took care of these 2 dogs recently for their owner. It's been a good few days - rather big dogs but such adorable softies. Boots (black Goldie border collie cross below) often gives me this look. I don’t know what he wants. Pepper (beige Goldie) often talks to me and beacons me to go out … Continue reading Doggie portraits
I was on assignment in Ballarat recently and managed to do some painting around the city. There are a number of scenes I would have loved to paint if I had more time and the weather was more pleasant. These were completed on location on a very very hot day. Here are a few that … Continue reading Painting in Ballarat, Victoria
I was commissioned to capture Ladies World Championship Tournament in Real Tennis at Ballarat Tennis Club recently. * I was at the tennis club for 3 days sketching and painting the players, the spectators and the place. (*In case you paused at the word "Real" - yes, that word is meant to be there - … Continue reading Ladies World Championship in Real Tennis 2019
A few months ago I went to Taiwan for 11 days. As there was no direct flight from Melbourne to it's capital Taipei, my journey via Kuala Lumpur took 14 hours. As there was not much to do, I spent most of the time sketching on the plane. Here are my sketches. A fellow passenger … Continue reading Long flight to Taiwan