Took a break from an early evening beer to consider just how much beauty and joy can be found in the world. Enjoy it responsibly.
In Australia lots of folks head to the coast in summer to escape the heat. Given the choice I’d head to the hills, so I’ve set myself a task to explore the coast this summer and see what comes out. Here’s another sketch from Queenscliff looking back across Swan Bay. I like the changing light on … More Swan Bay II
A small sketch of Swan Bay glimpsed through coastal scrub at Queenscliff in Victoria. There’s nothing better on a hot summer’s day than a sea breeze and a shade tree.
This is a wee sketch I made a good few months ago. I like walking to work and, in the absence of bushwalking, it has to suffice for visual sustenance. The beauty on the walk to work is often just a brief moment when the light and the colours are just right. This is one of … More Walk to Work (Autumn)
Leaping lizards! Climbing the west side of Mount Ohlssen Bagge is a punishing shadeless scramble, but the rewards are some unique environments that the parks guide describes as “excellent reptile habitat”. Excellent for reptiles; less so for this mammal. Thankfully all the many reptiles we encountered on this climb were lizards and there was no need to … More Excellent reptile habitat
Lydia Lunch’s quote “If it’s for the money, you’re not doing art. You’re doing commerce” often plays on my mind. I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s when youth culture was anti-establishment and questioning. I don’t think I’ve lost that attitude even now I’m older and greyer and weighed down by the sort of concerns … More Commerce
This painting is a bit of an experiment to see if I can combine colour in a meaningful way with the new urban drawings I’m making. I made a drawing on MDF using sharpies (as I’ve been doing for a while now) and then used the drawing as the basis for a painting. Thin washes … More Looking East from Camp Street (Winter)