Green Canopy

This 60x60cm work is the second in the series inspired by looking up into tree canopies though it still has a long way to go. I have done 4 sessions so far and here are the last three, I failed to record the first. I failed to record the first.

Fresh start for a new year

Always looking for fresh ways to depict the Park I started the first painting of 2018. Last year I decided to do a series of works inspired by looking up into the trees  in the Park. I took a  set of resource photos to use. Some of them are deliberatly out of focus but I…

Last Sketch of the year.

I met with the sketcher’s group today, it was COLD but here is the result. 2017 has been a very unproductive  year artistically for various reasons which I won’t bore you with but I’m ready to roll for 2018. As I have given away or sold quite a lot of my paintings I need to…

Hotham Gravel Garden

A couple of years ago a pond  with a damaged lining making  it useless,  except in times of extreme wet weather, was re-landscaped into a gravel garden with a small pond and rill. the landscaping has matured and looked lovely this year.

Country Fair sketch

Last week I had a gazebo showing my work at the Hotham Park Country Fair. I was asked to ‘demonstrate’ so there was nothing for it but get out a large sheet of pastel paper and have a go at representing the scene opposite which was the Lions tea and beer tent. I have called…

Country Fair caper

I have  spent the weekend at the Hotham Park Country Fair  showing my work as Artist in Residence for the Park and demonstrating painting and pastels in a gazebo. There were a couple of showers on the first day which made things even more interesting but Sunday was a glorious shower free day. There were…

Hotham Park Country Fair

Tomorrow and on Sunday as Artist in Residence for Hotham Park I will have a stall at this annual event. The idea is to display my work and give interesting painting and pastel demonstrations for passers by, so wish me luck with that as I will be in a gazebo with an open front and…