Sunday, July 18, 2010

Semaphore Sunday

A favourite subject of mine which I paint differently each time.
The Semaphore jetty is currently under major repair after storms last year demolished some of the middle part. Reference photos where taken for this painting during several years of the Kite Festival which is held there each year. As you will notice people are looking out from the jetty - they were actually looking at an amazing array of kites on the day.
The jetty is not unlike the scene that Charles Condor painted in his work 'Holiday at Mentone' many years ago. It resides in the South Australian Art Gallery and remains as one of my favourite paintings done by the impressionist of the 19th century.
Semaphore Sunday - 90x60cm - acrylic on board.
Available at the Mt Waverly art Show in Melbourne next month.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A day for yachts

A fictitious little painting with all the cosiness of a yacht club next to the sea animated by people walking in the shallows.

Only the brave are out today,
Out in the wind and chill.
Others watch from the comfort zone,
With an arm on a window sill.

A day for yachts - acrylic on canvasboard - 12x9"
Available at Mt Waverly Art Show - Aug 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Yacht day

Some days are just made for yachts!

Fluttering sails,
And billowing clouds
Three boats on a beach,
Away from the crowds.

Yacht day - acrylic on canvasboard - 12x9"
Available at the Mt Waverly Art Show - August 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Red umbrella - North Tce

The red umbrella has returned to North Tce on this lovely rainy day.
There's nothing like a rainy day,
When pavements turns to glass.
With brollies just like parachutes,
That make it hard to pass.
Red Umbrella - North Tce - acrylic on canvas 55x55cm

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Rain on Waymouth

I've had this painting done for a while but added some needed darks today. I also added the bicycle, which I think has added some charm to the scene. The building on the right is the Union Hotel. The Union was the place to go for a quick, cheap businessman's lunch - the place was always a buzz when my dad took me there. Today it is more upbeat and hip. Still a great place for lunch no doubt.

A table at the Union
Where ties and shirts still meet
A parmi with some favourite sauce
And a beer goes down a treat.

Rain on Waymouth
Available at the Blackwood Rotary Art Show