Friday, January 27, 2012

Henley Sailing Club

Boats and people are on the move at the Henley Sailing Club in South Australia.
On race days all tracks lead to the Club House!
Henley Sailing Club - acrylic on canvasboard - 30x40cm

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Water's back - Milang

Last weekend boats began to assemble at Milang to partake in the Milang to Goolwa Classic. The event has been impossible the last few years because of low river levels. The river is back and so is Milang, a delightful lake-side town that was in the doldrums has come to life again on Lake Alexandrina.
The furthest shore was not visible and it could have been a sea not a lake apart from the colour of the water. The browny-green of the water looked unique and surreal as yachts appeared on the horizon line and came into shore.
The holiday cabins on the shore near the jetty presented a happy image that just had to be painted!
Nearly 200 boats arrived at Milang and started off on the 50km sail to Goolwa the next day.

Sometimes we know how good it is to be alive - often just fleating moments. I have put this one down in paint and hope others can feel that too.

Water's back - Milang - acrylic on canvasboard - 40x30cm
Alexandrina Art Show - April 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Guest artist - Strathalbyn

I have been invited to be the guest feature artist at the Splash Exhibition at the Stationmasters Gallery, 20 South Tce, Strathalbyn. 18th Jan - 19th Feb 2012. Official Opening event 2pm Sunday 22 January where I will complete a painting demo. The painting will be up for silent auction. I have a room of paintings on show for the exhibition.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Yachts at Henley

One of a series of watercolour studies for lager works
Yachts at Henley - 27x17cm watercolour on Langton watercolour paper 300gsm

Race at Largs

Race days at Largs are exciting events for both sailors and artists!
The contrast between white sails and a blue-green sea is scrumptious.
Race at Largs - acrylic on canvas board - 10x8" - $250

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Setting sail at Largs

The Largs jetty is a great vantage point for watching the beach-launch of racing yachts. The club tractor pulls out the vessel into the shallows followed by the crew, anxious to get aboard and start the fun!
Setting sail at Largs - acrylic on canvasboard - 10x8"

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Before the race

The Hartley TS16 Class boats certainly don't look that elegant without their sails but once they unruffle those sails they are tranformed. Getting them into the water is quite a task and I had the pleasure to watch many of them taking to the water recently at Largs. This is the first in a series of study paintings.
Before the race - acrylic on canvasboard - 10x8"