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I bought a box of cherries a couple of weeks ago...the first lot this season, they are my favourite fruit, (especially with chocolate) but before I ate them all I chose these three to paint. With the ribbon on I think they look like Christmas!
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This lone cabbage tree stands in the long grass in the Estuary...for a long time I've wanted to paint it, especially at this time of the year with all the colours in the grass.
I'm not sure what was on this steers mind... but I think he wanted his photo taken! He came up close when he saw me with my camera and would 'not' move out of my way while I was trying to take photos, he just stood and posed...I loved the curly hair, so here he is!!
This wetland grass grows in different parts of the estuary and these two clumps stand alone in a big area of water. Some days they look green/blue and other days they are more golden, depending on the time of day, or when the tide is out.
This could be a forerunner for a larger painting in my Estuary series that I am working on...time will tell!
I am back after a great holiday with my family in Australia and ready to paint again... this one was painted before I left. I have been waiting quite a long time to see a spoonbill...these birds wade around looking for food in the Estuary across the road.
Another boat...came upon this one afternoon and liked the color, I probably won't be painting any more boats in this size, I seem to get too caught up in detail and it drives me crazy! I thought I'd have a change from landscapes and flowers but it didn't quite work.
I am going on holiday tomorrow and have been painting to try and keep ahead (that hasn't quite worked either!) life gets so busy....hoping to take lots of photos while I'm away!! I will be back here in ten days.
I have seen this boat tied up here a few times and often thought about painting it...this morning it was early, not many people were around so I was able to get a good photo and some sketches. I was pleased with this view because it can be difficult to get a good composition of a boat when they're in this harbor.
A nice morning for fishing! I grew up around this area and love the smell of the salt water as I walk along the wharf watching the boats head out, I was a bit late this morning and most of the other boats had already gone when I saw this one on its way up the channel.
The challenge painting on Daily Paintworks this week is about autumn, I had this small branch of leaves in my studio for a couple of weeks at the end of autumn, (it's spring here now) because I never had time to paint it I took a photo... and this is it! I toned the board first with a pink/orange color then went over it with grey. There are quite a few subtle value changes in the leaves so it really was a challenge!
I have this Lenten Rose growing in a pot in my garden, their heads bow gracefully and they almost look shy, but they brighten up a dull day with their flowers in colours of rose, purple, green and white.
This beach is about 5 minutes walk from where I live, I loved the atmosphere of the misty cloud still hanging over the Port and hills. It was mid-morning and I was walking the dog... I had to race home and grab my camera before it disappeared.
This is from one of my early morning Estuary walks this winter, I pass this stream quite often but it was a bit earlier than usual. The mist had lifted but there was still a haze over the hills. I like this time of day, it's so quiet and not many people around....very peaceful.