Jul 19, 2017

Stage 15 Mountains


Sometimes the scenery becomes the star of the show! 
One of the main reasons TDF is so popular is those rolling hills!

This was 30km out from the finish

Jun 4, 2017

Winter Sun Waning


"Winter Sun Waning"
by Shirley Peters
An oil sketch done on location.

The track is called Nulunga Walking Track, and there are lovely beach and rock platform views from it. We are holidaying nearby, and I found these rocks too good: bit rushed, though, as the tide was incoming! And the sun was waning.

30 x 25 cm
Oil on canvas
For Sale $330 (includes postage)


Lobster Jack Beach


I am currently holiday with hubby and we are travelling like grey nomads in our motorhome. (I say 'like' cause I'm not grey, yet.) I've bought my old box easel and I'm having fun painting in oils. Normally I've chosen acrylics or watercolour for these travelling trips, but oils are so easy by comparison.

This lovely little beach is near our caravan park on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. We originally wanted to stay for only one night, but it's so peaceful and pleasant, we've been here 5 nights so far!!

"Lobster Jack Beach" 
30 x 30 cm 
Oil on canvas board
For sale: A$330 (free postage.)
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Apr 25, 2017

"La Perouse is not here."


Third painting in my Tasmania Landscape series.
It's based on the history of the Recherche Bay area, where a French Expedition 
visited in 1793 to search for their lost hero: La Perouse.

120 x 120 cm 
Oil on linen
(for sale after it has travelled through the competition season.)

Apr 24, 2017

Searching the Bay


Recherche Bay, Tasmania

The second of my series based on the futile attempt of the French 
d’Entrecasteaux expedition to find missing explorer La Pérouse
It is named in honour of the Recherche, one of the expedition's ships.

They spent 26 days collecting botanical samples, 
and recording the lives of the Aboriginal inhabitants.

120 x 120cm Oil on Linen




Searching for La Perouse



A view of Recherche Bay, Tasmania Australia.
This bay is almost at the bottom of the world! It is the furthermost point that a car, and a stroke survivor (my husband, Bob) could walk to. We were there in February 2016, and I painted and photographed the site for a future project.

This painting is number one of this project: it is referencing the visit of a French expedition:

"Recherche Bay located on the extreme south-eastern corner of TasmaniaAustralia. It was a landing place of the d’Entrecasteaux expedition to find missing explorer La Pérouse. It is named in honour of the Recherche, one of the expedition's ships."

Sadly, La Perouse was no where near here: he had died a few years earlier on one of the islands in the Pacific. 

My figures are like the young French sailors who spent 26 days exploring the area, collecting samples for the scientists on the expedition.

120 x 120cm Oil on Canvas

Mar 22, 2017

Preparation for Rain


In February I had time to paint the dam before it filled. 
Of course, we had no idea that it would soon be full and overflowing!!!

Acrylic on Canvas
68 x 102cm
AU$880 plus post

Stage 15 Mountains

Sometimes the scenery becomes the star of the show!  One of the main reasons TDF is so popular is those rolling hills! This was 3...