‘Nell’ in the Mosman Prize

Some good news to report. My portrait of Nell has been selected for the finalist’s exhibition of the 2016 Mosman Prize. It hangs beside some very lovely art in the Mosman Gallery, until the 25th September....

New Work in the Ainslie All Saints Show

This is one of three small works I will be hanging in the upcoming Ainslie All Saints Art Show and Floral Display. This one is 20 x 30 cm and oil on panel. The rose was an unusual rust-red and well along when I bought it – its worn outer petals, along...

Winter Plein Air Painting

A cold but beautiful day outside painting with Rob Laaring. The still water and undisturbed reflections of the shoreline made for a very contemplative scene. I only had about half an hour before the sun came out and transformed the place. …The sunshine also...

Green Glass

This unopened bottle of creme de menthe was discovered during a recent house move. Its green glass was a challenge – you don’t generally see greens this intense in the Australian bush, so getting there required all sorts of experimentation with my...

Timeless Terracotta

Currently I am surrounded by unfinished work – this one, however, was completed late last year and I neglected to post it because it was a composition a friend and I attempted at the same time, for practice and mutual study purposes more than anything else. The...

Thistles and Anemones

Thistle and Anemone was painted over several months this year, and recently sold at the All Saints Anglican Church Floral Display and Art Show. It was a lovely show to be a part of, involving both local artists and floral designers.

Work in Progress – Clare

I’m now working on another portrait: a generous friend who doesn’t seem to mind standing under a spotlight in the corner of my lounge-room, listening to my ten year old at trumpet practice. Somehow she still looks serene. *** Observant readers may notice...

Work in Progress- Pewter and Eggs

The last work in progress documented on this blog was really useful for me as a reference, and to see the outcome of a day’s work on a painting I’d been procrastinating about. So, here’s another one. Doesn’t look like much at the moment, does...