Thursday, January 26, 2012
Last weekend boats began to assemble at Milang to partake in the Milang to Goolwa Classic. The event has been impossible the last few years because of low river levels. The river is back and so is Milang, a delightful lake-side town that was in the doldrums has come to life again on Lake Alexandrina.
The furthest shore was not visible and it could have been a sea not a lake apart from the colour of the water. The browny-green of the water looked unique and surreal as yachts appeared on the horizon line and came into shore.
The holiday cabins on the shore near the jetty presented a happy image that just had to be painted!
Nearly 200 boats arrived at Milang and started off on the 50km sail to Goolwa the next day.
Sometimes we know how good it is to be alive - often just fleating moments. I have put this one down in paint and hope others can feel that too.
Water's back - Milang - acrylic on canvasboard - 40x30cm
Alexandrina Art Show - April 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
I have been invited to be the guest feature artist at the Splash Exhibition at the Stationmasters Gallery, 20 South Tce, Strathalbyn. 18th Jan - 19th Feb 2012. Official Opening event 2pm Sunday 22 January where I will complete a painting demo. The painting will be up for silent auction. I have a room of paintings on show for the exhibition.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
The Hartley TS16 Class boats certainly don't look that elegant without their sails but once they unruffle those sails they are tranformed. Getting them into the water is quite a task and I had the pleasure to watch many of them taking to the water recently at Largs. This is the first in a series of study paintings.
Before the race - acrylic on canvasboard - 10x8"