Feb 25, 2019

After midnight, packing up the paints.

Here is my 'studio'. It's the dining table in the motorhome, and I have just finished a late night painting from a scene I captured yesterday. I have towels on the seats, and travel maps on the table, in a modest attempt to keep the interior clean and paint free!

Below is a view of the motorhome during the day. We have been travelling through the dry outback to get to this oasis!  Meet Bob and Honey!

Afternoon Light at Anglesea

Second work from our first camping spot on the Great Ocean Road. I love how the sun touches the outcrop and reflects. Worthy of recording, in my mind.
I've moved to a larger pad, so from now on the paintings will be 30 x 40cm, watercolour with some acrylic finishes.

Anglesea Cliffs

First painting in my new travel series. "Anglesea Cliffs" is mixed media on paper. 24 x 32 cm

Bob, Honey and I are travelling along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. It's high summer, and the crowds are gone; a fabulous time to explore the lower edge of Australia.
I'm not painting plein air, but I am painting "on location". That means that I explore the landscape with a camera, and draw or paint from my best shot when I get back to our motorhome.
Plein air has become difficult, as I'm so busy caring for Bob, and dealing with the touring side. With this 'location' method, I feel that the inspiration is fresh and I am keen to get the paints out, in the comfort of my air conditioned travelling 'studio', aka motorhome, at night after the jobs are done.