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)
Another digital work. This one based on a painting I made a few years ago. Painstakingly fussed with in Adobe Illustrator. I’m pretty happy with how this went although transferring digital images onto real-world media (called “paper” in this case) still leaves me cold. When I have time I want to explore working over the … More After Burning Off (Morning Light)
Two views of Ballarat. One looking into town from the Armstrong St North rail bridge, the other of the old cemetery. I put them together as I feel the shapes in both views seem to speak to each other, and there is a tacit commentary from the view below on the view I see as … More Double Ballarat Landscape 1
Back in my favourite local stamping ground. I don’t do a lot of bushwalking in the summer because of the bush fire risk, but this summer has been a little less dry than usual and I had a wee sliver of time between jobs to rush off to the mountains for peace and recovery. This … More Sketch: Grampians Wonderland Range 1
Another sketch from the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. Trying to catch the heat and the light that you find when you’re foolish enough to be on the top of a mountain in the mid-day sun, trying to catch the heat and the light.
The final piece to go into the paintings of walking exhibition. A wee sketch of the Red Knob gold mining area close to Fryerstown. And now it’s all picture rings, wire and lists until the show opens on the 22nd.
This is a rather sad painting. Or maybe an angry painting. A friend of mine died unexpectedly when I was in the middle of painting Dawn (Those Who Go). Some folks seem to work through emotions using their art, but it’s not something I can do; I just get all “cloudy”… for want of a … More Dusk (Those Who Stay)