Friday, June 21, 2024

Giants causeway


It has taken many hours but it’s finally done 
I was so excited to get to the giants causeway. It was a bucket list tick. And to now having painted it. Well I’m very happy 

I hope you like it 

Friday, March 22, 2024

Tooradin foreshore





Well it’s done. This has taken months. We started it in November. To be fair. We did stop classes over Christmas. But still. So many little details. 
Not perfect. But then again neither am I 

Our teacher was very proud of us and that’s good enough for me 

Friday, November 3, 2023

Sunset over water


This one took weeks and weeks. 
I learnt so much.  
As always stand back and squint. 
It looks better that way 

I’ll sign it next week. As it was too wet


Friday, September 8, 2023

Fairy tree

While travelling through Ireland  we were told about a fairy tree   A new highway had the be redesigned so as to not hurt the fairy tree. 

We all lined up along the bus windows to get a shot of the tree 

I got one! 

It’s a very unassuming little tree 
So to make it special I decided to paint it 



It kinda looks more like an olive tree than the original 
But oh my. Trying to make it stand out from all that green was tough 

Anyway it’s done  now. And it will remind me of my trip to the Emerald Isle 
Always 

Friday, April 28, 2023

Lake Hume


Finished today. 
The picture we used was taken by my sister in laws, brother in law lol. 

A very talented photographer who kindly, and bravely, allowed me to use one of his masterpieces. 

I’m really happy with this 
I spent a lot of time looking at the sky to get it the way I wanted 


I’ve decided the “step back and squint” advice should be applied to all aspects of life 

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Morning view



This one was challenging as I “know” the view so well. 
It really pushed my buttons. Especially the tree on the right hand side. 

But I didn’t give up. I drove my teacher to alcoholism. But it’s done. 

The step back and squint on the stand is for us to remember to stand back and look at the whole thing   

Friday, February 10, 2023

Safety beach



My first oil painting. 
So much fun. Preferred medium over acrylic 

The step back is to remind me to step back and look at the whole effect, rather than just what I’m area I’m working on 

Giants causeway

It has taken many hours but it’s finally done  I was so excited to get to the giants causeway. It was a bucket list tick. And to now having ...