Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Afternoon Shadows - the Bluff




















One of my favourite subjects - the Bluff at Victor Harbor.
Afternoon Shadows - The Bluff - 120x90cm oil on canvas

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Late afternoon - Melbourne




























Late afternoon Melbourne 
Late afternoon on Commercial Road just off Chapel Street in Melbourne. 40x40cm oil on board. Available at the Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne early December.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Holiday at Semaphore





I have painted this or similar scenes for about 10 years but this is my first major one in oils.
Holiday at Semaphore - 75x75cm oil on canvas





Sunday, October 19, 2014

Long Beach












Long Beach - I've called the painting this simply because it is a long painting! It is mainly a skyscape with a beach, figures, boats and dogs to give it all scale and focus.
153x50cm oil on linen
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Late Rain - Franklin Street




























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Rain showers sweep across Franklin Street near Victoria Square in Adelaide. The is a mystery and excitement when it rains in the city particularly when it's getting dark.

Late Rain - Franklin Street. 100cmx100cm oil on canvas

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Beach Picnic




















A warm Autumn day has the usual beach goers at the sea's edge.
Beach picnic oil on canvas - 67x51cm

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Beach Day - Grange















This view is from Grange looking toward Henley Beach.
Beach Day - Grange - 48x24" oil on canvas.

Available soon at Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Rain on Grenfell Street




















Rain sweeps across the Hindmarsh Square end of Grenfell Street.
Rain on Grenfell Street - 80x60cm oil on board.
Available at the Stirling Arts Festival
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Red Car - Payneham Road




















My latest rainy-day painting heading for the Walkerville Rotary Art Show in a couple of weeks.
Red Car - Payneham Road - 85x70cm oil on canvas

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Winter at Victor Harbor














Victor Harbor is beautiful any time of year and Winter is no exception.
Winter at Victor - 60x30cm - oil on board

Saturday, July 19, 2014

In the shadows of the Bridge





















Boats travel underneath the bridge at Goolwa during a big regatta. Interesting shadows and lights were made by the yachts going in and out of the shadows of the bridge above.
In the shadows of the bridge - oil on canvasboard - 10x8"

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Pirie Street in the rain
























The relatively new crossing on Pirie Street in Adelaide is a real focal point in the rain.
70x70cm oil on canvas - 70x70cm oil on canvas

Monday, June 30, 2014

Autumn - Henley Beach















Based on a view from the Grange Jetty looking toward Henley Beach.
Autumn Beach - oil on board - 24x12"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Beach Shadows

















As cloud shadows slide across the beach, beachwalkers walk and yachts come in.
Beach Shadows - oil on board - 24"x12"
Available soon at
Roux & Cyr
International Fine Art Gallery
48 Free Street, Portland, Maine

Monday, June 23, 2014

The last wave















This was a scene I captured several years ago at the end of a hot day at Coolum Beach in Queensland. The lone surfer rushes toward the surf for one last wave before the night set in,
The last wave - oil on board - 24"x12"
Available soon at
Roux & Cyr
International Fine Art Gallery
48 Free Street, Portland, Maine

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

City rain

























Based on Waymouth Street and some vintage cars spotted at Victor Harbor.
City Rain - oil on board - 60x60cm
Available at the Glenside Lions club Art Show

Monday, May 19, 2014

More rain

























A glimpse back in the past. The painting was put together with a view of Currie Street, Adelaide and some vintage cars I spotted at Victor Harbor.
More rain - 60x60cm - available at the Glenside Lions Art Show starting on Wednesday Evening.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Summer at Semaphore





The popular Semaphore Beach near Adelaide in South Australia is graced with a long jetty that provides elavated views and much-needed shade.
Summer Semaphore - 30x30cm oil on board

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Waymouth Winter



























Winter closes in on Waymouth Street, Adelaide.
Waymouth Winter - 30x30cm oil on board.
Available at the Campbelltown Rotary art show.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wet weather - Waymouth Street

























Waymouth Street in wet weather is a jewel for artists.
Wet weather - Waymouth Street - 60x60cm oil on board.
Available at the Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Show - Easter

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Goolwa beach day

























The old Goolwa beach path was an invitation and entry to the magnificent beach at Goolwa.
This is the third version I have done of this scene.
Goolwa beach day - 90x90cm oil on canvas
Available at Goolwa Rotary Art Show - Easter 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Beach path - Goolwa






















That first view of the beach from the beach path can be wonderful. Almost too much for the senses to take in!
Beach Path - Goolwa - 80x60 oil on canvas.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Victor yachts



























Victor Harbor yacht club provides some great sights with white sails against the dark pines.
Victor Yachts - 22x22cm oil on board.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Autumn beach

























Beach paths are inviting roads to the fun below. The painting is based the old beach path at Goolwa Beach.
Autumn Beach - 22x22cm oil on board.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Summer Beach

























A natural entrance to the beach beckons us to come and explore.
Summer Beach - 22x22cm oil on board
Available at the Yorke Peninisular art Show - April 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Toward Pirie Street - oil on board by Mike Barr


























Looking toward Pirie Street from Waymouth in the rain.
Toward Pirie Street - oil on board - 60x60cm
Available at the David Sumner Gallery from Feb 2, 2014