Saturday, January 29, 2011

Yacht club pines

When I saw this scene at near Victor Harbor Yacht Club I knew it would make an exeptional subject for a painting. I was captivated by the the serenity of the park and the lady reading while have a picnic on the right. The dark forms of the row of pines are like frames in which to view the yachts getting ready to race. Further still there is the beach and the buildings of Victor Harbor where people are enjoying the warm conditions. After I had finished the painting I sat and looked at it for ages - I think it is the most beautiful scene I have ever painted and hope I have done it justice.
Yacht club pines - acrylic on canvas board - 40x30cm
Available at Bay Discover Centre, Glenelg, SA
On, under and by the sea postcards exhibition.
Feb 26th - April 27th, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ready to race

A couple of weeks ago there was a line up of yachts ready to race at the Victor Harbor Yacht Club. There were obviously different classes of yachts taking part in events this Saturday morning and it was quite a sight. From the beach, just the sails could be seen as they waited their turn to take to the water. The stormy sky is my addition to the scene - it was beautiful and sunny on the day.
Ready to Race - Victor Harbor - 100x100cm acrylic on canvas.
For sale at Artworx Gallery, Hays St, Goolwa during the woooden boat festival at the end of February.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

End of the day - Largs

The race is over and it's time to pack up and head toward the sailing club rooms.
End of the day - Largs - 40x30cm acrylic on canvas

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sheep with a view - Strathalbyn

I stopped the car on the way home from Victor Harbor when I saw this scene late in the day.
Sheep with a view - Strathalbyn - 75x50cm acrylic on canvasboard.

Shadows on the sea

A view from the towering sandhills of Goolwa revealed the sea in unbelievable colours on this day. To top it off, clouds shadows drifted along upon it's surface in a wonderful play of colour and light and shade.
Shadows on the sea - acrylic on canvasboard - 40x30cm
Available at Artistic License, Melbourne St, North Adelaide.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Exhibition at Artistic Lincense

This weekends's opening at Artistic License was showcased in today's SA Weekend - a magazine supliment to the Advertiser. Needless to say, I was very happy with the treatment they gave my painting.
The show opens at 2pm Sunday Jan 22nd. See details here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Victor Sails

The final version of Victor Sails is now hanging at Artworx Gallery at Goolwa.
Victor Sails - 120x90 acrylic on linen - $5350

Yachts - Goolwa South

At last the river is back to its best at Goolwa. It's a glorious sight with plenty of yachts, people and pelicans to see.
Yachts - Goolwa South  - 40x30cm acrylic on canvasboard

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Surf on Sunshine Beach

Always a good surf on Sunshine Beach, Queensland, Australia.
Surf on Sunshine Beach - Acrylic on canvas board - 16x12"
Available at Artistic License - Jan 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

St. Michaels Mount - Cornwall

It almost looks like something out of a story book and I was no less amazed when I saw it in the flesh as a kid. The same family line has resided there for many many years and it has a very colourful history.
St Michaels Mount - Cornwall - 40x30cm acrylic on canvas board.