Sometimes when you haven’t seen one of your paintings for a long time errors stand out like a sore thumb. I did this painting in 2014 as part of my ‘Walk in the Park’ exhibition when I was artist in residence for the park. Although the work is quite detailed it was done rather quickly…
Sketching group today. Travelled light with my little field box of watercolours and sat in my favourite tree grove sloshing away. Trouble with watercolour is that it really cares about having the right paper (because its worth it)and can quickly descend into a muddy mess, it also helps if you don’t upset half the contents…
My last postI showed pictures and a sketch of a dead weeping willow in Hotham Park and here is the first stage of a painting of the tree. Oil on linen 70x70cm
Another Sketcher’s day in Hotham Park. Watercolour is not the best on cartridge paper and I might add, not improved by the wind flipping it over onto what turned out be yellow brown birds poo, at least it wasn’t purple!
I return again again to this patch of teasels in the conservation area of the park. They start a lovely soft green then the mauve flowers appear and they gradually change into gentle beiges and finally shades of brown. I have incuded them in several artworks.
Some of the willow trees in the wildlife conservation area of Hotham Park have had a real hair cut. I was delighted to see this cat who seems to be a bit of a local character as I have spotted it before.
Part of a series ‘Into the canopy’, acrylic on box canvas 60×60 cm. I think its finished.
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.
In the last post I shared some of my reference shot for a new set of paintings inspired by looking up into trees. These two photos are of atage one and two of a painting in progress called ‘Dapple’.
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…