Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Paris on Waymouth St

With a little bit of artistic license, Waymouth St can look a little like paris in the rain, especially with the two ornate lamps outside the Union Hotel.
Paris on Waymouth - 90x90cm acrylic on canvas.
Enquiries - David Sumner Gallery

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Towards Victoria Square

Lights glitter from Victoria Square from King William Street in the rain.
Towards Victoria Square - 50x50cm acrylic on board.
David Sumner Gallery - February 2013

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Encounter views

The playground of South Australia - Victor Harbor. The bluf is certainly its landmark. You can drive half way up and the views are spectacular in all directions. Sun and shadows drift over the face of the bluf.
Encounter Views - 150x90cm acrylic on canvas - $4950
Available at the Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

North Terrace lights

There isn't a prettier sight in Adelaide than North Terrace when it rains late in the day. Reflections and lights play their part in the magic.
North Terrace Lights - 50x50cm acrylic on board
Inquiries - David Sumner Gallery
08 8332 7900

Monday, December 3, 2012

Red Umbrella - North Terrace

King Edward presides over a wet North Terrace during a late rainy afternoon.
Red Umbrella - North Terrace - Acrylic on mdf - 50x50cm

Monday, November 19, 2012

Storm yachts - Goolwa

A cut-down version of a previous painting with darker foreground to highlight the sunspot in the middle-distance.
Storm yachts - Goolwa - acrylic on canvas - 100x60cm
Available at David Sumner Gallery - December 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

After the race - Largs

Time to pull the sails down after a good afternoon's racing at Largs in South Australia.
25x25cm acrylic on canvas
After the race - Largs

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Afternoon rain - Waymouth Street

Looking toward the west along Waymouth St during rain.
Afternoon Rain - Waymouth St - 50x50cm acrylic on board

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Rain - Victoria Square

A view from King William Street next to the post office. I was sheltering here and taking photos during a downpour late in the afternoon.
Rain - Victoria Square - 50x50cm acrylic on board
Available at David Sumner Gallery February 2013


A quick study work on sandhills, sky and beach.
Sunlit - acrylic on canvas - 60x30cm

Friday, November 2, 2012

Ocean Colossus

The Ocean Colossus unloads in bad weather at Port Adelaide.
Ocean Colossus - acrylic on canvas - 70x70cm
Available at the Port Adelaide Rotary Art Show - December 2012

Bus stop - King William St

The illuminated bus stops on King William Street offer some sense of comfort, shelter and refuge in the middle of a downpour in the Winter.
Bus stop - King William St - acrylic on canvas - 70x70cm - $2500
Available at the David Sumner Gallery Christmas show starting in the first week in December.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wakefield Rain

A smaller version of Wakefield Street in the rain.
Wakefield Rain - 25x25cm acrylic on board

Waymouth winter

Another smaller version of one of my favourite Waymouth St views.
Waymouth Winter - 25x25cm acrylic on board.
Available at the Stirling Fine Art Exhibition

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

North Terrace rain

The statue of Kind Edward oversees the coming and goings on Adelaide's cultural boulevard - North Terrace. Art Galleries, Museums, Libraries, Universities and more, line this section of the Terrace. The wide pavement is wonderfully reflective in the rain.
North Terrace rain - acrylic on board - 25x25cm

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Perfect for yachts

Yachts beach after an afternoon's competition on the water.
Perfect for yachts - water colour 36x23cm  Aches 330gsm medium

Monday, October 15, 2012

Home-time rain - King William St

Home-timers caught in a sudden downpour in town seek cars and buses to take them home.
Home-time rain - King William St - 50x50cm acrylic on board.

Wakefield St - take two!

Weather Weather Wakefield St has been reworked. I have deleted the overhead tram wires, added a couple of closer figures sharing an umbrella and changed the sky.

Wet Weather  - Wakefield St - 50x50cm acrylic on board.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Morning rush - King William St

If you drive into Adelaide in the morning or catch the bus, then this scene will be familiar to you.
Morning Rush - King William St - acrylic on board - 50x50cm

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Union

The Union hotel in Waymouth street, Adelaide invites refuge from the conditions outside.
The Union - 50x50cm acrylic on board

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

O'Connell awash

Showers sweep across Adelaide's cafe hub during a spring storm.
O'Connell awash - 50x50cm acrylic on board.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Henley Yachts

Yachts assemble for racing at Henley Beach in South Australia.
Henley Yachts - acrylic on canvas - 90x45cm
Adelaide Cathedral Art Show - October 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Autumn Yachts - Largs

Excuse the poor photo taken with my phone - I had forgotten to take a proper photo before I had it framed. This is one of my rare water colour's and was honoured to have it adjudicated the best 'water colour' at the Walkerville Rotary Art Show.

Autumn Yachts - Largs - Water colour - 75x39cm

Friday, August 31, 2012

Late rain

The latest in the Waymouth Street Rain series. This large work is this year's entry into the Mortimer Prize.
Late Rain - acrylic on canvas - 100x100cm

Monday, August 20, 2012

August showers - Adelaide

Showers sweep across Adelaide streets at home time sometime in August 2012.
August Showers - Adelaide  - acrylic on canvas 75x75cm

Monday, August 13, 2012

Showers - Gawler

Showers sweep across the main street in Gawler, South Australia.
50x50cm acrylic on canvas.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Winter Waymouth

As always, rain sweeps across Waymouth St in Adelaide and it's worth painting!
70x70cm available at the Adelaide Royal Show.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Misty Waymouth

Another one in the Waymouth Street collection. This time on a larger canvas and with big brushes. I stopped painting before I had 'finished', not wanting to miss the atmosphere I had achieved at this point - something that is so easily lost!
Misty Waymouth - acrylic on canvas - 90x90cm
Available Loreto Spring art - September 2012
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Friday, June 29, 2012

Red Umbrella - King Willam St

A red umbrella saves the day during a downpour in Adelaide.
Red Umbrella - King William St
25x25cm acrylic on textured board

Monday, June 18, 2012

A bunch of rain paintings

The paintings below are four of six that are going into the Blackwood Rotary Art Show early in July.
They are all 25cm x 25cm and framed and, at $295 each they are a affordable collectors pieces.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Showers - Chapel Street

Rain sweeps across busy Chapel Street late in the afternoon.
Showers - Chapel Street
Acrylic on board - 40x60cm

Monday, June 11, 2012

Rain on Payneham

Rain falls on Payneham Road, St Peters, Adelaide.
Rain on Payneham - 50x50cm acrylic on board

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Rain - Flinders Street

Flinders Street alight as the evening draws in, rain falls and lights come on.
Rain - Flinders Street - acrylic on board - 50x50cm

Available David Sumner Gallery - Mike Barr solo exhibition Feb 2013

Friday, May 11, 2012

Autumn on Waymouth

A wild burst of wet-weather hit Waymouth St late in the afternoon in March 2012. The artist was there to record it!
Autumn on Waymouth - acrylic on canvas 45x45cm

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Henley yachts

What a lovely clump of yachts this is.
Henley Yachts - Watercolour on paper 27x19cm

Autumn sails

Autumn brings in some changeable conditions on the coast with mixtures of light and shade making the scene most intersting.
Autumn sails - watercolour on paper 27x19cm - Langton 300gsm

Largs shadows

Largs passes in and out of shadow on an Autumn day in March.
Yachts are brought in after an afternoon of racing.
Largs Shadows - 30x40cm watercolour on watercolour canvas.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Deluge - Adelaide

There are no prizes for guessing where this is in Adelaide. I was trapped with several other people in the doorway of the Adelaide Post Office during the March deluge. I was there for a good 20 minutes while the rain struck. Every so often I popped outside to take a quick photo.
Deluge - Adelaide - acrylic on canvas - 40x50cm
Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Show

Saturday, April 7, 2012

March downpour - Adelaide

I haven't witnessed such a downpour as that late afternoon in Adelaide in March. It was unforcast and took everyone by suprice. The streets and its people were recieving a drenching, red and green traffic lights filled the air and pavements with their eerie light.
March downpour - Adelaide - acrylic on canvas - 40x50cm
Available at Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Exhibition
April 14-21 - Flagstaff Hill Primary School Hall

Friday, April 6, 2012

Storm on Waymouth

A March downpour in Adelaide late in the afternoon had people scurrying for cover.
Storm on Waymouth - acylic on canvas
Available at the Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Show, April 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wet weather - O'Connell St

North Adelaide's cafe street is alluring in the rain.
Wet weather - O'Connell Street - acrylic on canvas - 65x50cm - $1200
Available at the Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Show in April

Waymouth's Autumn

This is the first of a series of paintings based on photos I took during a deluge in Adelaide one late afternoon in March 2012.  For a while I was trapped in the porch of the Adelaide post office with other comuters then I ventured into the streets for some classic wet-weather scenes - I was not disappointed, even though I did get wet!
Waymouth's Autumn - acrylic on canvas - 65x50cm - $1200
Available at the Flastaff Rotary Art Show
Flagstaff Hill Primary School Hall, Black Road, Flagstaff Hill

April 14th - 21st

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Race day - Largs

I was lucky one Saturday afternoon to catch a race getting ready to happen from the vantage point of the Largs Jetty. The water was an amazing colour that contrasted with the white sails.
Ready to Race - acrylic on canvas - 100x50cm
Available at the Yorke Peninsular Art Show - April 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Storm yachts - Semaphore


Clouds roll in at the end of the day and so do the yachts in the face of the threat of a storm.
Storm Yatchs - Semaphore - acrylic on canvas
Available at the Yorke Peninsular Art Show - April 2019

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Summer shadows - Largs

The day was a dramatic one with the beach moving in and out of deep shadows and yachts coming in after an afternoon's racing. Largs is a painter's delight!
Summer shadows - Largs - acrylic on board - 100x50cm

Available at the Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Show - April 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ready to Play

Ready to Race - Victor Harbor - acrylic on canvas - 100x100cm
Alexandrina Art Prize - April 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Semaphore Sunday

Semaphore with a difference.
Semaphore Sunday - acrylic on linen - 90x60cm
Alexandrina Art Prize - March 2012