Marathon? Hotham Park Dreaming, Stage 6.

Never mind the marathon in the Commonwealth games, I’m engaged in my very own paintathon but at last I can see the finishing tape! I have been getting into my studio before 6 each day before it gets too hot for the acrylic paint to function. I’m dying to get on with something else but…

Sometimes the wild things are best.

I am drawn to wild untidy things and  I find thistles hard to resist. They have interesting shapes at all stages of development and have that added connotation of suffering associated with prickles. When they tidied this part of the  Park for the Bognor in bloom competition I was pleased they left these for the…

The odd ones out.

William Fletcher, resident of Hotham park House travelled around the world collecting plants for  his garden. Looking at his planting scheme he might have benefitted from a few lessons from Capability Brown.

Hotham Park Dreaming, Stage 2

I spent at least 7 hours on this yesterday still working at 10 in the evening when it was cool. This is a very long way from where I want it to be and before it reaches that distant place I can see a few more long and heavies  coming up. As the saying goes,…

Hotham Park Dreaming, Stage 1

I’ve started a new painting called Hotham Park Dreaming. I thought it would be interesting to try seeing artistically from another culture’s way of viewing things. I am  an admirer of Aboriginal art the idea came to me to paint Hotham in Aboriginal style. I have borrowed some of their symbols and will attempt to…

Green shade

Yesterday I spent most of the day in the park; sketching class in the morning and walk about and photos in the afternoon. We sketched in this lovely cool green place away from the heat.