Friday, March 9, 2018

Watercolor sketching at Jawbone Reserve, Williamstown Beach. Walked right around Point Gellibrand, along Williamstown Beach until we reached Jawbone Reserve. Very warm, 31 C, and at the last of my water supply, had to made do with spittle and watercolor 'til I got home , and touched up as needed. Spotted a strange bird, one I hadn't seen before. After a bit of research, discovered it to be a spotted crake. Depicted here in my sketch, pottering about in the rock pools.

Friday, February 23, 2018

The environmentalists view of Cape Royds, Antarctica. Arm chair travelling -ipad sketch.

Friday, February 16, 2018

From my sketchbook

Revisiting winkarlin beach.
Well , I wasn't there in person so I painted while sitting in front of some moving footage .

Friday, February 9, 2018

sketching on the ipad.....pure escapism.....need a decent work space where I can put my ideas onto canvas

Sunday, January 28, 2018

 managed three watercolor sketches duting our stay at yanakie. that's one a day. the most difficult of these was the darby beach scene, as the glare was very hard on the eyes.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

patiently handmade and  smoothed stones. 
arranged in various compositions. 
featured timber - hakea, callistemon, plum.
 timber retrieved from fallen branches 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

a bit of escapism from the furnace that is 41 degrees outside. today.
the paper is not suited to watercolor, so had to add definition by adding ink line.

Monday, December 18, 2017

experimenting on a small scale 
vistas condensed inside a shell

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Walking the  Mornington Peninsula National Park trail yesterday. Rested beneath the shade of  the cliffs, and managed a brief  5 minute sketch. Drinking water as precious as gold in this heat , so resorted to spittle with watercolor. Plenty of salt water about but that wouldn't do much good to my materials. Pretty soon , the waves started encroaching on my safe little hideaway, so  thought it best to  move on.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

to the top of a hill
a vast sky
a sea of clouds

to see space above
and beyond
opened the cage

vision was hindered not 
by tall concrete 
blocks of invasion

I could see.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

various drawings made in the garden

ipad sketches of
the neighbours tidy weatherboard
the old outhouse

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

to reach the top of a hill while walking the burbs, and be presented with a vast panorama of sky and clouds abovea grey and depressing urban landscape.
the mind needs to see space above and beyond for mental clarity.
the spread of high rise buildings into the urban landscape and the subsequent claustrophobic atmosphere will pose further threat to the mental health of the population. 
seems to be the essential plan of the controller.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

round organic shapes make their appearance  in most of my paintings so i'm playing around with various compositions using this three dimensional method to explore the possibilities. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

 another rendition to add to the series  - white clouds drift
this version acrylic on canvas 100 x 70 cm

Thursday, February 16, 2017

two differne tversions of th eprom coastline. both watercolor and gouache on paper. measuring both approx. 12 x 16 cm.