Oct 13, 2016
Sep 29, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
I like to paint 'plein-air' when travelling in our motorhome. We have travelled north to Brisbane to inspect a mobility scooter for Bob, and have been slowly returning to Sydney with two night stopovers. Urunga is a small beach town, with an impressive harbour and mangrove tidal lakes.
This painting started in sunshine, and ended with rain! and a mad scramble back to the shore from my rocky perch. And the rain effected the 'interactivity' of the acrylic paint, as it started to run more than I intended. But as often happens, accidents can produce interesting results.
Acrylic on linen (unstretched)
64 x 51cm
May 31, 2016
Apr 14, 2016
On our tour of Tasmania, I loved painting the rocks and blue-green waters around the north east side of the island. It as crystal clear water, and such a warm temperature for swimming.
If anyone is interested in visiting Australia, I suggest you spend a month or two in Tasmania. In a motorhome! It has the same attractions as the mainland without the hundreds of kilometres in-between stops.
42 x 30cm Acrylic on paper,
Plein air painting with a touch of studio work after.
Apr 13, 2016
A painting from my Tasmania Travels: I painted this 'plain air' then finished it in the studio. I think this technique suits me: especially painting on paper. It's strong and receptive to watercolour techniques, as well as being good for think texture later. Acrylics dry fast, and the works can be stored in an art folder as we travel in the motorhome.
30 x 42cm, Acrylic on paper, sale details on my web site.
Apr 8, 2016
Apr 5, 2016
I painted this larger work at the beach in Tasmania. It was done 'plain air' with a bit of fiddling back at the motorhome. The rocks are always my point of interest as they look great, and recent scientists have linked them to the North America! Who'd a thought!?!
Breakers at Chain of Lagoons Beach
80 x 48cm Acrylic on Paper
Apr 3, 2016
I've had fun re-working this watercolour. It is a typical view of the Rhine from the ship, looking upstream into the morning sun and mist. It was October and the sun was low. Adding the acrylic paint with a palette knife bought the scene to life. Might be a turning point for me.
Mar 30, 2016
I painted this while perched on the rocks. It was a great position, high and dry! The sea was cooler as we were close to the Antartic! (Bob took a pic of me which I'm using now as my profile pic.)
42 x 30cm Acrylic on paper
$320 incls postage
Mar 24, 2016
Five Mile Beach. Such an ordinary name for a beautiful expanse of seaside in Tasmania.
We have been touring the small island at the bottom of Australia for 5 weeks (February-March) and I
painted a few works like this tree study along the way.
Husband Bob and I have bought a motor home, and this was our first big trip.
Can recommend this type of holiday: freedom to choose a new destination every day.
58 x 42cm Acrylic on paper
AU$430 incls postage
(email for purchase.)
(email for purchase.)
Jan 30, 2016
Jan 1, 2016
Our backyard dam is only half full, and we know that rain is coming next week.
It will make a difference, as we use the water for our garden.
I painted this in the midday sun, with only a few bites from ants..
no sign of the death adder that crossed my path last month.
It disappeared down towards this dam, so it's here somewhere!
This is a 'Plein Air' painting,
acrylic on canvas,
18 x 14", 356 x 457mm
For Sale: $450 plus postage
Dec 4, 2015
At a little cove called Easts Beach, Kiama, south of Sydney.
I was painting while perched on the rocks, but had to move back as the tide came in.
We were staying in our motorhome at a 'holiday park' nearby. (BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park)
Very quiet and peaceful in the spring.
Watercolour and acrylic white on Saunders paper.
610mm x 457mm (24" x 18")
Nov 13, 2015
"China Town Business"
A small store in the China Town quarter in Singapore
"Clock Tower by the Shops"
Rothamburg: a 'plain air' under difficult circumstances. I had left my water container behind, and had to flood one half of the palette from a water bottle. A messy sketch, but a good memory of a very cute German town.
Bamburg was a surprise: just a modern shopping spot, I thought, until we turned a corner and discovered a medieval town built on a confluence of waterways.
"The Canal of Gold"
And wonderful Amsterdam: just a quick water tour of the canals, before we were bussed away to our ship in Utrecht. I was sad that I had no time here to catch up with Ella Arps, from The Arps Gallery. Next time!!
Sep 1, 2015
Aug 12, 2015
Aug 9, 2015
A powerful bunched sprint! I wonder if anyone has done the calculations for horsepower?
Greipel is in red, waiting his chance to break free!