Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Cockling at Goolwa




















Cockling season is busy on Goolwa Beach in South Australia.
Cockling at Goolwa - 120x90cm oil on canvas
Available at the Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Gone fishin'



















A boy is in a world of his own on an Autumn day on Goolwa Beach. 
Gone Fishin' - Oil on board - 70x50cm
Available at the Port Rotary Art Show

Monday, December 16, 2013

North Adelaide Rain

























Cars slice through the rain-drenched streets of North Adelaide.
North Adelaide Rain - oil on board - 30x30cm

Franklin Street Showers

























A late afternoon storm sweeps across Adelaide.
Franklin Street Showers - 30x30cm oil on board.

Rain on Waymouth


























Rain falls on Waymouth Street looking toward Pirie Street in Adelaide.
Rain on Waymouth - 60x60cm oil on board.

Rain - Adelaide Town Hall



























One of the best places to see the beautiful effects of the rain is from the porches of the Adelaide Town Hall. 
Rain - Adelaide Town Hall - 60x60cm oil on board.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter beach walkers














Winter beaches may not have sunbathers but there are usually plenty of walkers both human and their canine friends.
Winter beach walkers - acrylic on canvas - 60x30cm


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pirie Street Crossing


























The new pedestrian crossing on Pirie Street is a street landmark in Adelaide - great in the rain!
Pirie Street Crossing - 30x30cm oil on board.
Available at Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show - January 2014

Monday, November 25, 2013

Between the park lands
























The main roads into the city of Adelaide dissect the surrounding park lands.
This is a view from Dequettiville Tce looking down Rundle Road, which becomes Rundle St, which in turn becomes Rundle Mall.

Between the park lands - 60x60cm oil on board

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Caught in the rain


























A man is caught in the rain late in the afternoon on Flinders Lane in Melbourne.
Caught in the Rain - 30x30cm acrylic on board.

Afternoon rain
























Pedestrians scurry across a crossing during an afternoon shower in Adelaide, South Australia.
Afternoon Rain - 30x30 cm acrylic on board.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Spring showers Adelaide



























The unpredictable weather in spring has all four seasons having their way in Adelaide.
Showers sweep across King William Street near Victoria Square.
Spring Showers Adelaide - 30x30cm acrylic on board

Friday, October 11, 2013

Boot studio



















I don't make a habit of featuring other artists on my blog, but couldn't resist posting this.
Dear artist friend Gerhard has had extra family stay at his place for a while. It has meant losing his indoor studio and even the shed is out of the question with furniture winning over easels and paints for room. A broken down van has become his storage space and the boot of his car looks like it has become his new studio.  We bumped into Gerhard outside the Cathedral Art Show opening and he showed some of his latest watercolours. For all money it looks like a boot sale! Hope things get back to normal soon Gerhard. See Gerhard's portraits at http://ritterart.blogspot.com.au/

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Plein air at Goolwa

























The afternoon sun was getting low at the Goolwa railway siding and long shadows were being cast along the tracks. It did get a bit chilly sitting in the shade but well worth it. I have seen this spot a few times and now at last I have painted it.
Railway siding - Goolwa - 30x30cm acrylic on linen board.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

























An unexpected shower sweeps across Elizabeth Street in Melbourne.
Time for a Hudson's Coffee!

Elizabeth Street, Melbourne -acrylic on board 30x30cm

Flinders street station

























No doubt the most picturesque major railway station in Australia, Flinders Street Station in Melbourne gets a typical drenching. Looking west along Flinders Street, the traditional tram completes the picture.
Flinders Street Station - 30x30cm acrylic on board.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Rain on Gouger Street























There's lots of colour and bustle at the Chinatown end of Gouger Street in Adelaide.
Rain on Gouger Street - acrylic on board - 30x30cm

Monday, September 2, 2013

Franklin Street Showers

























Rain mysteriously changes the atmosphere in a city - it's a wonderful thing.
Franklin Street Mystery - 30x30cm acrylic on board.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bus stop - King William Street


























Workers make their way to shelter in an early morning shower on King William Street.
Bus Stop - King William Street - 30x30cm - Acrylic on board.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Granite Island Victor Harbor








Granite Island is joined to the mainland at Victor Harbor in South Australia by a long jetty-like walkway. If you've visited Victor Harbor chances are that you have walked over to the island or caught one of the horse-drawn carriages. Untill about 20 years ago the island was home to a colony of Wallabies.
Granite Island - Victor Harbor - acrylic on canvas - 100x20cm

Monday, August 26, 2013

Flinders Street Showers

























Flinders Street, Adelaide has an interesting mix of older and new buildings that are even more interesting in the rain.
Flinders Street Showers - acrylic on board - 60x60cm
Available at Artworx Gallery, Goolwa

Sunday, August 25, 2013

King William Street - Winter


 
Rain sweeps in along King William Street early in the evening.
King William Street - Winter - acrylic on board 60x60cm Available at the royal Adelaide Show - September 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

 
Flinders Street late in the afternoon - a lovely spot in the rain!
Flinders Street - acrylic on board - 30x30cm
Available at Lincoln College art Show - Sep 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hometime -Waymouth Street


























Pedestrians scurry across the crossing as the weather sets in on Waymouth Street during rush hour.
Hometime - Waymouth St - acrylic on board - 60x60cm
Now available at Artworx Gallery, Goolwa

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Pirie Street crossing


























Pirie Street has recently aquired a pedestirian crossing which is very paintable!
Pirie Street crossing - acylic on board - 30x30cm

Misty Flinders

























Rain mists-up Flinders Street late in the Afternoon
Misty Flinders - acrylic on board - 30x30cm

Franklin Street rain


























Darkness descends as showers move in late in the afternoon on Franklin Street, Adelaide
Franklin Street rain - acrylic on board - 30x30cm

Summer - Port Willunga














One of South Australia's most beautiful spots - Port Willunga.
Long beaches, Picturesque cliffs, old jetties and the Star of Greece.
Summer - Port Willunga - 90x45cm acrylic on canvas - commission.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Waymouth Street awash

























Sidewalk tables stand empty as rain sweeps across Waymouth Street.
Waymouth St awash - 30x30cm acrylic on linen board.
Available at Loreto Spring Art - September 2013

SEE YOUTUBE STEP BY STEP DEMO BELOW







Waymouth Street reflections

























Pedestrians cross the road at the Waymouth, Pirie St crossing in Adelaide.
Waymouth St reflections - 30x30cm acrylic on linen board.
Available at Loreto Spring Art - September 2013

See  Youtube demo below


Monday, July 22, 2013

Magical Medina

























Looking through the arches of the Adelaide Town Hall is one of my favourite places to paint. Framed in the darkened arches the Plane trees and reflective pavement bursts out in light.
Magical Medina - 90x60cm - acrylic on board. 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Demonstration paintings at Blackwood Art Show

I completed two demonstration paintings at the Blackwood Art Show yesterday afternoon. I probably over committed myself to doing two works, but it was fun and challenging. The paintings are for sale at the show for the rest of the week or until they sell.



Friday, July 5, 2013

The Bucket List Quest






















My contribution to the The Arthritis SA Bucket List Quest. Selected artists and celebrities have been asked to paint buckets with a bucket-list theme of their own. These buckets are up for auction at a special gala event on October 18th, 2013 at the Thebarton Community Centre, Torrensville. For more information see www.arthritissa.com.au

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Goolwa - plein air



















A sunny cool winter's day was perfect for painting the river at Goolwa. All was very quiet and peaceful and hope the painting reflected it.
Goolwa - Plein Air - 36x24cm - acrylic on canvas. $395
Available at the Blackwood Rotary Art Show - July 2013

See youtube slide show of the painting here

The Bluff - plein air


















The sun was almost down as I caught this spectacular view of the Bluff at Victor Harbor cool winter's afternoon. No time for detail in the 20 minute sketch in acrylic.
The Bluff - plein air - 36x24cm acrylic on canvas - Framed and double-matted under glass with white frame. - $395
Available at the Blackwood Rotary Art Show
Thursday July 11, 2013, Blackwood High School, Seymore St, Eden Hills
To secure this painting before the opening contact - 
Sue Wymond 0417 312 853
email blackwoodartshow@gmail.com

See YouTube slide show  here

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Late Rain on Evoletah's new album

























My painting Late Rain features on Evoletah's new album - We Ache for the Moon.
The Album is due for release on June 29 on iTunes - the Evoletah web store and CD Baby.
See details of the painting here
Click on photo to enlarge and read.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Goolwa summer















The end of a day's racing and time to pack up.
Goolwa Summer - water colour - 70x40cm

Sunday, May 5, 2013

After the Race ll


















Crews are ready to take down the sails after another afternoon's sailing.
After the Race ll - 37x25cm watercolour on Arches 300gsm medium

Saturday, May 4, 2013

After the race



















The Victor Harbor yacht club is always busy after an afternoon's racing!
After the race - 37x25cm watercolour on Arches 300gsm medium

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Plein air on the river bank - Goolwa



Plein air piece at Goolwa late in the afternoon of April 7th. Beautiful conditions with muted late afternoon light. 
Goolwa reflections - acrylic on canvas - plein air - approx 75x50cm


Sunday, March 31, 2013

Plein air at Petrel Cove




This was painted as the rain was coming in from the sea - just finished in time!
Grey day at Petrel Cove - acrylic on canvas - 34x24cm
This painting is for sale and can be purchased here

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A walk at Port Willunga

















A walk at Port Willunga.
The third painting completed on-site at Port Willunga last Sunday.
A walk at Port Willunga - acrylic on canvas - 34x24cm

See progress of painting on YouTube

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Walkers at Port Willunga


















Walkers catch the reflections in the shallows as they walk below the cliffs at Port Willunga.
One of three painting done in the afternoon.
YouTube and purchase details coming soon.
Walkers at Port Willunga - acrylic on canvas  - 35x24cm 
$325

Afternoon at Port Willunga



















It was a perfect day for painting and Port Willunga provided the perfect spot!
Lots of people were here enjoying the cooler conditions - walking, fishing, sightseeing and some playing beach cricket!.
One of three works painted in the afternoon.

See the painting come together from start to finish on Youtube
Afternoon at Port Willunga - 34x25cm - acrylic on canvas.


Painted on sheet canvas ready for framing - will be posted in a tube.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rainy-day painting demo


























Click here to see YouTube slide show of the start-to-finish of this acrylic painting on board.
30x30cm.
Painting available at the Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Show in April 2013

Waymouth St - 1925






















There's nothing like a few vintage cars, rain and fancy street lights to capture a bit of nostalgia.
Waymouth St - 1925 - acrylic on board - 30x30cm
Available at Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Show in April 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Plein air at Victor Harbor

















See the YouTube slide show here
I had two goes at this painting - you will notice that on the first photo with the title on it that it is different to the one shown in the slide show. This is because that first painting, unknown to me until I had nearly finished the work, was completed on the back of the canvas! I thought when I started to paint that it was a bit absorbent and promised myself to put another coat of gesso on the sheets in future. I really notice when I tried to do some fine lines and they turned out as blobs! Anyway, I really enjoyed the second painting featured in the slide show.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Plein air at Goolwa


Click here to see a slide show of a plein air painting completed on the Goolwa river bank recently.
It was a beautiful day - sunny with a slight breeze. Great for painting!
Autumn Sun - 35x24cm Acrylic on canvas.
$300 unframed on canvas sheet.