30paintingsin30days! Day 5

30 paintingsin30days! Day 5. Todays painting is ‘Wetland Wonder’ – it looks as if there is a wetland theme happening here. Its a small plein air painting with a gorgeous summer sunshine. Today’s bird is the Kookaburra who was sitting in a tree above me laughing whilst I painted. I…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 4

Day 4 of the 30paintingsin30days! challenge. Today’s painting is a small plein air oil  painting of  Balyang Sanctuary. As I sat painting a big pelican was gliding up and down. If I had a good camera it would be fun to paint all the birds that come by whilst I’m…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 3

Day 3 of the 30paintingsin30days! challenge. Whew! Today I actually painted 2 paintings – a small version and a larger version of the same scene. The scene is one of my favourite subjects – gum trees overhanging water. These gum trees were above Buckleys Falls on the Barwon River. A…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 2

 Today is Day 2 of the 30paintingsin30days! challenge and the painting is a small plein air painting from the Bellarine Rail Trail called ‘Rail Trail Waterhole’. Its great that there is still water in the dams as they often dry up in mid summer. While I was painting in the…

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30paintingsin30days! Day 1

For the month of February I will be joining Leslie Saeta for the 30paintingsin30days challenge. Today is day 1 and I’m quite excited to see what paintings I will have at the end of the month. I’m sure the painting part will not be difficult for me but posting a…

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Bellarine Arts Trail 2017

Bellarine Arts Trail 2017 I’m very excited to be taking part in the second Bellarine Art Trail to be held over the November Melbourne Cup long weekend on Sat 4 and Sun 5 Nov 2017. There will be lots of artists from the Bellarine Peninsula opening the doors of their…

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Plein Air Painting Pondering Inspiration

Plein Air Painting Pondering – Inspiration. Moyra Le Blanc Smith – NaturalArt ‘Rail Trail Gum with Sheep’ A painting done close to home. It’s been some time since I last wrote a news post, not because nothing is happening, but quite the opposite. I have just returned…

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Original art paintings in time for Christmas.

  I will be showcasing a selection of small artworks in November as Artist of the Month. The paintings are all small, original oil paintings of local and Surf Coast scenery and flowers. The artworks are small and affordable and would make excellent Christmas gift ideas, or why not treat…

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