Hardy’s Bay and Killcare. From the deck, an interesting sky scudding by and a partial glimpse through to the water. Everything kept to a minimum.

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Wrestled this one to the point of total frustration yesterday until I walked out slamming the studio door in disgust! I will give it a few days and put it back on the wall in the knowledge that (as usually occurs), the fog will lift and the horizon, both physically and metaphorically will clear.

Do you ever get that?

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The track led me on a steep climb from Wagstaffe through the Flannel Flower walk. Past some of the most stunning trees and rocks to this promontory high above the water at Broken Bay.

Broken Bay
Acrylic on board
43 x 43cms

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Scenes from the coast. A sketch book that is coming apart at the seams. The paper has a huge rag content and takes fairly tough treatment but the binding needs a lot of work! I do adore sketchbooks for their sense of personal history. My tip: never be too precious about the subject or your own personal mark making, they can both become barriers to letting your thoughts flow. Just start scribbling and it usually comes good.

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Little Tallow beach and the perfect spot to gather some observations of the headland, all rich source material for upcoming ideas. Or maybe it’s better to just sit and watch and allow the ocean to work it’s magic.

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Thrilled that ANTICIPATION is a finalist in the 2021 Little Things Art Prize. Creative expressions of the ‘Little Things,’ that make us feel positive and happy. I really enjoyed the challenge of instilling such a small painting, 20 x 20cms with the idea and message of positive psychology. The exhibition @saint_cloche gallery in Paddington runs from 13th - 24th October.

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Absolutely thrilled that LAND OF THE FREE SPIRIT is a finalist in the WAMA Where Art Meets Nature Art Prize. Huge thanks to the judges and congratulations to all the other finalists, only 40 selected from 540 entries.
Look at all the work www.wama.net.au

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Thrilled that Hawkehead Morning is a finalist in the 2021 Gosford Art Prize. Dates of the opening to be announced. Huge thanks to the judges. And congratulations to all the other finalists.

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Soft moon rising, floating above the horizon before it arcs slowly across the night sky. One of those memorable moments in time.

NIGHT OWL
Acrylic on board
33 x 43cms

Part of Moments in Time @meartspace

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