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…
Since Christmas I have had a sort of painter’s block, if there is such a thing, and I have found it difficult to pick up my brushes but I saw this bare Hazel in the spring sunshine and was inspired to put it it on canvas. I started it months ago and its only now…
The annual art trail is fast approaching and this year so I ambush mounting and framing some of the plein-aire pastel sketches I have done in Hotham Park. I like pastel for sketching although it is a bit messy. I always make sure to have a damp cloth in my bag to wipe my hands….