I thought I would politicise a still life. Since it’s Earth Day that’s a good enough reason to call this one Food Security #1. Yes it’s bread with butter and avocado. But what a luxury each of those things are. These happened to be sitting on the wooden board in the kitchen – pretty much … Read more
When I started this blogging caper I didn’t think I would post up still life paintings but they’re quite a meditative thing. This one has been on the drawing board since Easter and has been fiddled about with long enough. Quite happy with the avocado – they’re funny little fruits with their alligator skin. Those … Read more
Continuing with the theme of humble things as painted in the kitchen. (See the recent humble turnips) Since everyone instagrams their cupcakes and smart food I thought it was only fair to record the washing up which no-one cares much about. Funny ending – I was on one side of the bench in ‘painting mode’ and … Read more
The Gisborne Garden full of gold and silver glimpses. Have been out painting the outside of (another) house all weekend – absolutely knackered – so this is in honour of enjoying those arcadian afternoons when you can wander around someone else’s garden.
Had loads of visits to the blog on Tuesday and thought I’d ‘gone viral’. Then realised it was possibly my dad because I’d just sent him the link. Thanks so much though to everyone else who has visited recently and for all those who have left kind and happy comments. Another addition here to the … Read more
Mum says we all have to have new outfits to go on the plane to Indonesia. This is not good. I don’t like shopping and trying on clothes. Mum takes me to Myer’s* for a special day out. A cold wind sends leaves in little flurries down Bourke St. The city is full of cars … Read more
A lovely day enjoyed at Gisborne – from the crisp, clear lines of the morning through to the soft pink haze of the evening. A couple of images shared here alongside my effort to interpret this beautiful landscape. I was going to keep it pastel-ly and then thought – naah. (An update – my husband … Read more
I recently posted about the new Hamer Hall in Melbourne and its ‘brise soleil’ and then continued to see metal work in all its interesting forms everywhere I went. Closer to home the rejuvenation of Oakleigh’s central mall has not just been redesigned but re-crafted with the input of the local traders and Monash Council. … Read more
A crop of humble turnips in a bowl Harvested from Gisborne. Painted in the kitchen.
I hope all visitors here and those other people who have a need for peace had some time to rest and recharge over Easter. My small gift of baby plants for mum’s red bank was returned with this bounty from her beautiful garden. As they say give and you shall receive! My son had fun making … Read more