I wanted to get painting as soon as I returned from the last overseas trips to France and Italy. It’s great to get home but one worries that everything you’ve learned might somehow be forgotten now that you are back in familiar territory. I grabbed the watercolour 300gsm block, which is what I paint on mostly, and decided to paint the view from our windows. The sun was getting low so this would be perfect for putting on some soft […]
I just love it already. No running water yet. No shelving or storage yet. No work tables yet. Nothing on the walls yet. All coming soon. However the important thing was to establish that this studio is taking shape. There are paintings on easels in the window and a box of greeting cards. This establishes what I do. The windows have been cleaned and I’ve polished up the dull old brass door handle and street numbers. But the coffee is […]
On such a beautiful day as this, as I look out across the harbour and see the colour of the sky, the water and caramel coloured buildings, and white sails – I think – great composition there. This same scene at twilight has become the background for this year’s family Christmas card. Sometimes a photograph can capture all that needs to be said. Everything is there.