30paintingsin30days! Day 15

30paintingsin30days! Day 15. Today’ painting ‘North Pool – Big’ is a larger version of the small study I posted on Day 8. This is an outback waterhole with gum trees around it and prolific bird life. It’s quite enjoyable to try different sizes of the same scene and see what…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 14

30paintingsin30days! Day 14. ‘Queenscliff Sky – Big’ This is a larger version of the small painting on canvas posted on Day 11. This big version is painted on a smooth board and it’s interesting to compare the textures of the two different surfaces. This was a great subject with the…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 13

30paintingsin30days! Day 13. Back into familiar territory with a plein air painting today. ‘ Gateway Gum Tree’. Yes – another waterhole and sitting under a shady tree, in warm sunshine, beside the water, watching ducks and swans drift by. Totally peaceful. ‘Gateway Gum Tree’…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 12

30paintingsin30days! Day 12. ‘The Lace Curtain’ An old, tumbledown, abandoned farmhouse with a lacy curtain on the outside of the window. I couldn’t help wondering why the curtain is on the outside? This painting was a lot of fun – again playing with the idea of using rough canvas for…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 11

30paintingsin30days! Day11. Yesterday it was all about the weather – overcast, humid, muggy with rain showers. The planned plein air painting in Queenscliff didn’t happen, but instead I came home with a great photo of the sky. I don’t usually paint on coarse canvas nor with a palette knife but…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 10

30 paintingsin30days! Day 10. Today’s painting is of the exquisite ‘Flame Lillies’ These flowers are the floral emblem of Zimbabwe and each year when they flower in the garden they inspire me to paint them. Their vibrant colours and delicate petals always fill me with the wonder of their beauty.

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30paintingsin30days! Day 9

30paintingsin30days! Day 9. Well with all the talk about birds in the last few posts I thought I had better complete this painting I started a while ago. ‘King Parrots in the Chestnut Tree’. We camped under this huge chestnut tree in Bright last Autumn and shared the chestnuts with…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 8

30paintingsin30days! Day 8. An overcast day in Southern Victoria today so it was a studio painting day. Yes it’s another waterhole – an outback one – ‘North Pool’. This was painted from a photo that I took some time ago and never got around to painting. One of the things…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 7

30 paintingsin30days! Day 7. Today was a hot day in Victoria and a good day for the beach,so I thought these three tiny wave paintings would be appropriate. (Also a change from waterholes). They are oil paintings and measure 30 x 11 cms. There were lots of seagulls and the…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 6

30paintingsin30days! Day 6. I loved yesterdays location so much but didn’t have enough time there so today I returned with a bigger board and more time. I painted this panorama of the beautiful waterhole. ‘Waterhole Panorama’. I didn’t see any birds but I heard some bushland birds and saw lots…

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