Saturday, April 30, 2016

Portraits in the Regional Gallery

our regular monthly portrait group at the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop this week  had a special portrait session at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery in stead of our building on the WSU campus. This was in conjunction with an exhibition with an Anzac theme currently on display in the Gallery.

Our sitter was attired in a makeshift nurse WW1 uniform and despite a little bit of disorganization in the beginning, about 12 artists produced quite a variety of different works!

I managed a 40 minute portrait sketch with charcoal

a 40 minute oil sketch about 20" x 20"

Some of the other artists at work


there is an exhibition being arranged in June of local barns,  so I thought I'd have a drive around the area to see what I could find and finished up doing this quick study on Thursday as most of the regulars from the  Plein Air group  were away on a trip to Tumut.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Warning... don't eat the paint!

The building  which houses my studio is an old Piggery constructed over 120 years ago, and is in a rather open and exposed location, so from time to time we do have members of the 'superfamily Muroidea' sometimes trying to share it with us.

When Sharron was cleaning out some of her studio this week she  discovered this tub of oil paints showing plainly that the creature had died after eating an unhealthy amount of paint!

This could be an expensive method of trying to keep them away!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

a tidy Studio

How my Studio looks today, tidied up for the open day... I actually work in this space!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Open Weekend

It's the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail (HAAT)  open weekend this weekend, this means I'm going to have to tidy up my studio space a little bit!

while I was working in there yesterday some young visitors came in,  a young brother and sister came in while their dad was visiting Earthcare next door, they were keen discussers of Art!  I gave them pencils and paper to use, and even managed a quick sketch of the 6 year old while she was drawing

Sunday, April 17, 2016

this week's portrait sketch at Richmond Art Supplies, Oil on paper

an article appeared in the local paper this week about Lynda who runs a drop in comfort center for the the poor and homeless

Friday, April 15, 2016

recent paintings

some paintings I  have recently exhibited


This weeks plein  air, the group met at the Nepean near Yarramundi on another grey day

Sunday, April 10, 2016

plein air

this week the painting group  met at the Richmond Lowlands, it was a grey day threatening rain.