Progress with latest painting

This week I’ve started a new work…thought I’d show you the process so far. Go to this link to see more of my artworks and/or make a purchase.

“Outback-dark and bright” Staff Pick

My painting “Outback-dark and bright” has been “staff picked” by Bluethumb Art! Yay!

“Outback-dark and bright”

Here’s the newly complete “Outback-dark and bright”. This painting reflects my road trip experience through western Queensland. The light is clear and bright, even harsh, and the title speaks to this. Outback Queensland is a severe environment, often suffering drought, and the landscape shows this in its’ harsh appearance. I was inspired by the Drummond Range on the western edge of the Central Highlands, as we headed further west to the outback. The contrast in tone and colour highlights the stark landscape.

This painting can be purchased at bluethumb Click on this link to see more.

“Outback-dark and bright” 51x41cm $440

Painting continues

I’ve been working on 3 paintings of various sizes recently. Here’s an update.

Addition to gallery 1

“Sun moon landscape” is a recently completed artwork I’ve added to Gallery 1. Click here to view in the gallery context.

It’s an imaginary vista which could be interpreted in different ways, hence the title, Sun/moon….could be either of these. The colours could also be in a daytime or night landscape. Perhaps there’s some water in the centre of the picture. I’ve used small marks to add texture and create interest.

Two new works for Gallery 1

My updated Gallery 1 has two new works, “Outback near Winton”, and “Mountain garden”. Click here to view them in the gallery.

Change to my site…new Galleries pages

I’ve replaced my old style Galleries with a couple of new galleries that show case nature inspired works and more purely abstract works. Take a peek!

“Swell” sculpture festival

Yesterday we drove down to Currumbin to view the “Swell” Sculpture festival, which showcases sculpture in an outdoor setting, on, or surrounding Currumbin Beach. The weather was perfect and the sculpture was truly amazing. Everyone in the Gold Coast/ Brisbane area should make an effort to go along. I’ve taken masses of pics, and here are some of my highlights (mostly everything!). All of them were beautiful in diverse ways, and some celebrated beach life, but many spoke about our relationship with the environment and this country. We personally loved “Stillness in time” (the pink discs) and “Save our seabed” (the colourful recycled plastics powered with a solar panel). It all finishes on Sunday.

More Springbrook treats

Our day out yesterday offered some great scenic opportunities despite the weather. We visited the Canyon lookout and the spectacular Purlingbrook Falls lookouts. On the track is a board featuring aboriginal names and words linked to the area. The little Purling Brook itself gave us an unusual experience of watching little Water Boatmen guarding their territories in the quiet pools. They’re such tenacious little guys, each one with it’s own tiny place to protect….they’ll even have a tussle if needs be! I’ve included some more pics.

New article “Understanding the “Remembrance” series” added today

I’ve added a new article today for you to read. It refers to my latest paintings In the “Remembrance” series and gives an explanation of their meaning.