30paintingsin30days! Day 25

30paintingsin30days! Day 25. ‘You Yangs View’ A cold and overcast day today and I usually don’t go plein air painting unless the sun is shining. I decided I might get an interesting sky and it certainly was. This plein air painting was painted on a black background for a change.

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30paintingsin30days! Day 24

30paintingsin30days! Day 24. ‘Golden Gum – Rail Trail’ Back on familiar ground today with this plein air painting of a small gum tree beside the rail trail. I have walked past this little tree many times and admired the colours in the trunk and the nice twisted shape of it.

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30paintingsin30days! Day 23

30paintingsin30days! Day 23. Something a little different today ‘Tomato Soup’. We have lots of these luscious tomatoes in our garden and the rich colour attracted me to paint them. It’s fun to paint something different now and then. ‘Tomato Soup’…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 22

30paintingsin30days Day 22. ‘Beach Rock’ I loved the way the waves were swirling around this beach rock and felt inspired to paint this. I was feeling very hot so the painting has a warm orange underpainting which, I think gives it a warm glow. By contrast the sea looks cool…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 21

30paintingsin30days! Day 21. ‘Ocean Grove Beach’ is a little plein air painting and it is painted on a small cedar board panel. The natural wood colour and the grain of the wood made an interesting surface to paint on. There is a colony of tiny endangered Hooded Plovers near this…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 20

30paintingsin30days! Day 20. ‘Old Dairy’ was painted today en plein air. I have driven past this old building many times and thought what a great subject it would be. While I was painting the owner of the property drove up and we had a lovely chat. He told me he…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 19

30paintingsin30days! Day 19. ‘Farm and Dam – Bellarine Rail Trail 2’ This painting was done in the same location as yesterday’s little  one. It was also painted en plein air but I chose a slightly different viewpoint and a vertical format. The You Yangs mountains are just visible in the…

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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…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 17

30paintingsin30days! Day 17. Another gorgeous summer day today and I found myself at the beach painting rocks and waves. ”Waves 13th Beach’ was an interesting painting to do plein air because the breakers were huge and they didn’t stay still for me to paint them! There was froth and foam…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 16

30paintingsin30days! Day 16. A gorgeous, mild sunny day today and I revisited one of my favourite spots to paint these swamp gums en plein air. ‘Summer Gums – Bellarine Rail Trail’ Mid summer and the grass has dried to a golden yellow. There was a row of dark cypress trees…

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