Sunday, March 20, 2011

Storm at the Tea Cup















It was a stormy day at the annual Largs Tea Cup, where racing teams and yachts represented the many tea brands available in Australia.
Storm at the Tea Cup - Acrylic on canvas - The Great Tea Pot Show - Greenhill Galleries Adelaide.  April 17- May 10th - 120x90cm - $5350

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Becalmed II - Victor Harbor
















The second in the series based on real-life observations from last weekend. Yachts large and small were marooned in a sea of calm just off-shore at Victor Harbor in South Australia.
Becalmed II - Victor Harbor - 70x60cm - acrylic on canvas

Friday, March 4, 2011

Becalmed - Victor Harbor
















Recently while driving into Victor Harbor, I noticed a bundle of yachts on the shore of the yacht club getting ready to race. I took photos of the activity and wondered how they would sail at all in the very calm conditions. Passing by again in about an hour, all the yachts of various classes were stuck  in the bay with not a breath to get them going. It was something I had not seen before and I knew it would be the basis of a series of paintings.
This painting is the first of the series that will no doubt find their way into quite a few art shows this year. I have been selective as to how many yachts I have put in the painting - there were many more than this.
It is for me the epitome of tranquility- it was a grand sight and I shall not forget it. Now I share it.
Becalmed - Victor Harbor - Acrylic on canvas - 70x60cm