Friday, August 19, 2016

adding frames

Just  seeing how they look with a frame around them, at the Piggery

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

recent plein airs

some rain and then some computer problems have slowed things up somewhat, but here are a couple of plein airs from last week's regular  get together

and some I have been working on  at Wheeney Creek

Monday, July 18, 2016

latest portraits

the recent portrait at Richmond Art Supplies

and an outdoor sketch done at 'my student's' today

a bit more plein air

one more visit in the sunshine to do a bit more to this one

and from last week's outing with the plain air group

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Works in Progress

I started a painting at one of my favourite locations around here, one that I haven't painted at for a few years now.

and a small portrait from life  that I'm doing alongside my regular Monday 'student'

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Monday, June 06, 2016


on 4th & 5th of June The Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Community &  Regional Gallery Inc (FOHACARG) held an exhibition  called "Barns" at the Deerubbin Centre in Windsor.

Paintings, drawings and etchings with iconic images of barns dating from the early 1900s sourced from the collections of the Friends of the Hawkesbury Art Community and Regional Art Gallery (FOHACARG)  were hung alongside works by contemporary artists.

There was also a  talk on "Hawkesbury Barns" by graham Edds, an authority in historic Australian architecture. Graham completed a 'Slab barn Study' for the Hawkesbury Council and was able to provide a lot of information on the early barns in this area, their numbers, methods of construction, issues of preservation and their historical significance. 

As the third settlement in the Pioneering History of Australia the Hawkesbury area has a unique history  and a priceless heritage which is in danger of being lost as these structures are allowed to deteriorate and disappear.  

Australia doesn't have a good track record of preserving it's history, which is often not appreciated and therefore  is neglected. there are current legal disputes involving residents fighting to save local history from insensitive bureaucratic decisions.

My three paintings in the exhibition

Barn at Wilberforece
 Shed at Windsor
 Barn at Tebbutts Observatory Windsor

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


On the weekend I handed this painting of a father and his three daughters