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
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 sketch from hiking in the Grampians. At the top of the hill behind us is the Pinnacles viewpoint, which provides a spectacular view of the Fyan’s Valley and Hall’s Gap. The rocky outcrop is fortified with a splendid set of steel railings to save folks from themselves, so we’ll turn our backs on that and … More Sketch: Grampians Wonderland Range II
Last week I was surprised and delighted to find one of my paintings sitting in the basement store of the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Acquired by the gallery through a benefactor’s donation it now awaits “accessioning”, that arcane process of numbering and cataloging that museums do in order to keep track of our history and … More Tipperary Track