Attempting the impossible

I joined the Hotham Park Sketchers group and in an hour attempted the impossible. I was seduced by the lovely green of leaves around a lime tree bole mixed with shapely Italian lilies. I’ve missed the mark by a long way but I suppose anybody seeing this sketch will not know that. The colours were…

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…

Autumn leaves

This morning I took my pastels to Hotham Park to sketch before the vibrant autumn colours all get blown away. I found workmen clearing leaves into huge plies and resisted the temptation to revert to childhood and run through them shouting though I did see three dogs doing just that.

Up to the eyeballs in paint at the Park

Second day of Hotham Park Country Fair. Today I became the demon paint squirter as I dished out paint to 40+ children who came to the tent to slosh paint around. Between squirting  there was washing palettes in a bucket, filling and emptying water pots from a clean bucket, emptying said bucket, giving advice to…