Tuesday, May 31, 2016


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

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saul Munro

In memory of Saul Munro who died this week... his funeral will be in Woolgoolga on the 10th of June. One of this area's 'characters', he had a little stall in the Windsor Craft Markets every Sunday where he would display his little 'historic' clay houses, and other creations... such as spinning tops.

I painted the portrait of Saul as a demonstration for MTAS as part of an 'Artists at work' weekend in the Regional Gallery in 2007 or 2008... Saul brought some clay in and was modeling a bust of me while I painted his portrait.


and a couple of photos from today of Saul's stall in Windsor Markets which was set up by his family, to let people  know, and to remember him.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016


I haven't done much plein air painting in the last few weeks, but I did get to this Barn at Wilberforce this morning, there was a lot of smoke haze from the burning off in the mountains.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

From this week

a few portrait things from this week, starting a portrait from life with my once a week student/social afternoon, less than ideal lighting conditions and hopefully we will be able to do more in the next week or so

the regular portrait group at Richmond Art Supplies, a 60 minute Oil sketch 24 x 18,

 and a couple of pencil sketches for practice, not the easiest angle in a group situation...Charcoal and Conte

Tuesday, May 03, 2016


I don't do many demonstrations, but the Baulkham Hills Art Society asked me to do one this month, and as I had already done a couple of Oil Portrait demonstrations from life for them in the past I thought I'd have a go at quick portrait sketches in pencil from life... I haven't had much practice at that for quite a while now.

They are a friendly  group, and with their enthusiastic participation I did 5 different sketches in a variety of mediums and surfaces.

posted in the order they were drawn