Saturday morning in an air-conditioned studio as the outdoor temperature slowly climbs to 40c. Time to evaluate, think, get rid of some work and plan some more. How’s your week been? #studiolife #abusyweek #evaluation #workplace #workinprogress #behindthescenes #landscapepaintings #mikestaniford ...

The dark light of winter. Incredible photos of nature at its most powerfully abstract by @elliottkramer on now at the Mungo Scott building in Summerhill.
#capturingnature #photograhylovers #wildocean #nature #cloudscape #weather #creativephotography
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There’s a saying that if you climb the mountains and accept their good tidings then nature’s peace will flow into you like sunshine.
Charcoal and acrylic on pasted paper on joined paper. 77 x 120cms
#bluemountains #abstractshapes #bluemountainsnationalpark #charcoaldrawing #landscape #monumental #mountainrange #workonpaper #drawing #draw #largescale #intothevalley #rockface #mikestaniford
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Rain over the NSW Central Tablelands. A very quick sketch from memory and earlier field studies. Seeking that juxtaposition of sun catching the middle distance as the storm dumps heavily on the hills beyond. Trick is not to over work it. #watercolour #fabrianopaper #weather #storms #rainfall #tablelands #mudgeeregion #mudgeensw #quicksketch #loveweather #dramaticsky #watercolourpainting #watercolourart #watercolourcollectors #watercoloursociety ##mikestaniford ...

Thrilled with our latest acquisition. A butterfly chair from @foldvintage. First designed in 1938 by three Argentinian architects and quickly acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in NY. Chairs are an absolute passion of mine and this is a stunner. #chairs #designicons #modernist #butterflychair #furniture #vintage #design ...

Twilight on Cowan Creek now hanging in the @moochinside gallery at Killcare. Acrylic on board. 103 x 123cms and in a Tasmanian Oak shadow box frame.
#moochinside #galleries #artbuyers #homeinteriors #homestyle #killcarelandscape #christmasiscoming #goodliving #artinthehome #mikestaniford
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At first a sense of abstraction before looking at the intimate details and everything becomes apparent.
#landscape #landscapeart #contructed #abstraction #reality #details #visualunderstanding #shapes #charcoaldrawing #markmaking #space #reality #representation #draw #drawing #describe #mikestaniford
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Wendy Whiteley’s garden overlooking Sydney Harbour. So much diversity in the tree and plant life, it forces me to use different weights of pencil and charcoal.
#charcoal #charcoaldrawings #rangeofblacks #differentlineweights #gardens #foliage #landscapesketching #mikestaniford
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Farewell to Orange and the Mayfield Winery and off to Mudgee. Spectacular weather, delicious wines and glorious scenery...plus a large mob of kangaroos in between the vines...and not a sound at night! Quick gouache painting from a notebook scribble.
#orangensw #inthevineyards #roadtrip #gouachepainting #stormcoming #perspective #angles #furrows #mikestaniford
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Big skies. Off on our road trip tomorrow, Sydney to Orange to Mudgee (both known for great food and wine) and home again. Always looking for new rhythms in the terrain and skies and the patterns in the landscape. #landscape #landscapepainter #charcoal drawing #draw #drawing #fieldstudies #roadtrip #orangensw #mudgeensw #gouchepainting #newhorizons #newlandscape #outoftown #mkestaniford ...

Track to Hawkehead 🔴 SOLD and off to a new home. Congratulations and many thanks to the buyer and the wonderful team @moochinside for making it happen. #artworksold #hawkehead #artgalleries #artbuters #artcollectors #tracks #bushwalking #landscapepainting #gratitude #mikestaniford ...