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Love, in the Outback

One of the great things about travelling in Australia, apart from the wonderful colours of a never ending blue sky and the parched red-earth of the Outback, are the characters you meet. 473 more words

The Blog

Snowy River Man's setting: the inspiration

When Snowy River Man was published in February, I wrote a number of author spotlights for various blogs. Over the next little while, I’ll be reblogging a few of them here. 300 more words

Snowy River Man

Tickets are booked. Camino here I come!

I must be one of the worst bloggers. This is my 200th post and I probably could have reached it last year if I was more  prolific. 111 more words



Rather than concentrating on form today ‘light’…dappled light was my concern. Using layers of watercolour, gouache, acrylic and conte, at times some areas were overworked then scratched back.


Study for 'Dappled'

The Australian bush has many colours that can be almost morose when the sun does not penetrate it. Dappled light was the best to be hoped for today. 10 more words

Out There Artists

Mondrian in the Aussie Bush

A small sketch trying to simplify the landscape and reducing forms to minimal colour, line and form.

Thinking of Mondrian’s abstraction of apple trees.

Out There Artists

Ocean Freshness, Gerroa

Painting today at Gerroa in the National Park, the sound of the sea was acute, but unable to be seen. Mixed media…watercolour, gouache,acrylic and conte unite.