Monday, June 28, 2010

Beach path, Largs

It's quite a way from the walking/cycling path to the beach, at Largs.

When it's hot and the sun is high,

And walking's such a task.

You'll reach the sea eventually,

And in the shallows bask.
Beach path, Largs - acrylic on canvas - 8x6"

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Grey day at Largs

A grey blustery day didn't put off sailing enthusiasts at Largs.
Sentinal pines oversee the beach,
As flapping sails are set.
Wistful looks toward the sea,
with thoughts of cold and wet!
Grey day at Largs - acrylic on canvasboard - 8x6"

Friday, June 25, 2010

Shadows and sails

Shadows sweep across the beach as sails are hoisted ready for a day's sailing.
The wind is having its way today,
As clouds surrender their will.
Shadows race across the sand,
And sails are having their fill.
Shadows and sails - acrylic on canvas - 91x45cm

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Victor yachts

I was amazed last year to witness a group of red little yachts doing maneuvers in the bay in the middle of an early morning downpour - they almost disappeared in the low visibility. But this day was not like that. The sun was shining as a red kat came in as another yacht was dismantling it's sails.
Victor yachts come in at last,
And some have won the day.
They'll all be back again real soon,
To race and tack and play.
Victor yachts - 8x6" - acrylic on canvasboard

Monday, June 21, 2010

A beach for yachts

Loosely based on Sunshine beach although I didn't see any yachts while I was there!
What's a beach without a yacht,
and sails that flap in the breeze.
What's a beach without a yacht,
to ply the green-blue seas?
A beach for yachts - acrylic on canvasboard - 7x5"
Available Mindfield Book Gallery - Blackwood - July 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

South Head - Sydney

You can't help but notice the lovely South Head when on the ferry to Manly from Sydney. It's about at this point that the swell from the open sea hits the ferry with obvious results.
A ferry ride to Manly bound,
In a boat of cream and green.
A harbour jewelled on either side,
With views once wished, now seen.
South Head - Sydney - acrylic on canvasboard - 7x5"

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Victor Harbor Yacht Club

There are few yacht clubs that can boast such beautiful sorroundings as the Victor Harbor Yacht Club. To the artist's eye the club is landmarked by a row of mature pines that act as a dark backdrop to the sails that are hoisted and pulled down before and ending the day's sailing - it's a wonderful sight.
The pines have arms to bring us home,
They call us back to land.
The pines protect our club of sails,
And shade our blessed sand.
Victor Harbor Yacht Club - Acrylic on canvasboard - 7x5"
Available at the Mindfield Book
Gallery. Blackwood. July 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Town hall reflections

There's always a picture to paint from under the porch at the Adelaide Town Hall.
Town Hall reflections - Acrylic on canvasboard - 8x6"
Available at my exhibition of small works at the Mindfield Bookshop Blackwood during July 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Waymouth rain

Rain on busy Waymouth St near the Union hotel is alway nice to look at.
Waymouth Rain - acrylic on canvasboard - 8x6"

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Article in MedicSA

A couple of years ago I wrote an article for a medical magazine about the benefits of paintings on the walls of medical waiting rooms instead of medical posters. And here it is.

Monday, June 7, 2010

North Terrace rain

One of a series of sketch paintings that will be part of an exhibiton of small paintings at the Mindfield book shop, Blackwood during the month of July.
North Terrace rain - acrylic on canvasboard - 8x6"

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Impressions of Melbourne - Lunch, Brunswick Street.

Rain or shine there is always a place for a spot of lunch along Brunswick Street.
Lunch, Brunswick Street. Acrylic on canvasboard - 8x10"

Impressions of Melbourne - Rain, Brunswick Street

I didn't actually catch the rain while I was there, but I think this is what it would look like.
Rain, Brunswick Street - acrylic on canvasboard - 6x8"

Impressions of Melbourne - Green clock, Brunswick Street

This green clock really was a stand-out feature of the bottom end of Brunswick Street.
Green clock, Brunswick Street - acrylic on canvasboard - 8x6"