30paintingsin30days! Day 18

30paintingsin30days! Day 18. Today a bike ride took me along the Bellarine Rail Trail with my pochade box. ‘ Farmhouse and Dam – Bellarine Rail Trail’. I painted en plein air this farmhouse and outbuildings complete with a little dam and cows. In the distance is Corio Bay. The painting is a 9 x 5 ins which is a ‘Cigar Box’ size following the tradition set in the Melbourne impressionist exhibition in 1889. There were lots of birds around me all day, doves, magpie larks, magpies, a hawk and even a whistling kite.

‘Farmhouse and Dam – Bellarine Rail Trail’