Feb 26, 2015

Running Cool and Deep

I loved the tall, soft grass and the intense detail in the foliage in this view at Macquarie Woods. But it was very hot, and I had set up my table in the open very early. Soon the sun was overhead and I was sweltering! And the acrylic paint was drying as it touched the canvas.

So the finishing was done on my verandah, this afternoon.

I can't use my studio yet, as it is not finished! I have pics of its progress on my other blog: onepaintingeveryotherday.blogspot.com.au.

"Running Cool and Deep" by Shirley Peters
Acrylic on Canvas
60cm x 90cm

Feb 13, 2015

Gold Light in the Afternoon

Macquarie Woods, NSW, is a 'demonstration' pine plantation in country NSW. A section of the property is reserved for camping. We spent our first night there in our brand-new motorhome. There were no facilities like electricity or wi-fi. It was just us, parked beside this small lake. 
The warm afternoon light on the distant hills, and the large expanse of reflective water was so inviting, I painted it till sunset.

We had a steep leaning curve that night: parking on a level spot was important if you wanted a good night's sleep. Also the electrical outlets didn't work if your van is not plugged in to 240 volts: so no coffee!

"Gold Light in the Afternoon"
by Shirley Peters
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper 300gsm 50cm x 38cm