I’ve been busy on a couple of large paintings for an art and environment project. The project launched officially this week so I can put up some images here. The project takes as its starting point a conversation with a sheep farmer in the western district where we talked about how many people today, when they … More WARM project
I loved the combination of plants at Lavandula lavender farm which I painted back in 2014. I must do the same thing in my back yard, I thought and, two years later, here we are under the plum tree. I was going to title it “Nigella, Nasturtium, Nasturtium, Rose” after that glowing Singer Sargent painting … More Back Yard Boogaloo
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