Andalucian landscape from a couple of years back. Acrylic on paper.

#españaviva #andalucia #artresidency #spanishlandscape #landscapepainting #australianlandscape #landscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #paintinglight #lovetrees #lightontrees #contemporarypainting #momentsintime #artbuyer #artcollector #artinthehome #art #escapism #mikestaniford
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One of those beautiful deep rock pools that you just want to dive in to.

Back in the metropolis and Sydney’s lively, noisy building and development program sits in stark contrast to the blissful solitude of farmlands, mountains and coastlines that have been our landscape for the past four weeks. What a great road trip!

Rockpool at Back Beach, Sorrento
Acrylic gouache on paper.

#worksonpaper #acrylicgouache #beachlife #rockpools #pleinairpainting #australianlandscape #landscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #paintinglight #lovetrees #lightontrees #contemporarypainting #momentsintime #artbuyer #artcollector #artinthehome #art #escapism #mikestaniford
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Incoming Tide
Back Beach, Sorrento, VIC
Acrylic gouache on paper

Every new wave brings a change of composition and dynamic. Colours rise and fall as the momentum of the ocean’s unstoppable force continues to build.

#coastal #coastallandscape #australianlandscape #oceanseries #rockpools #contemporaryart #contemporarylandscape #incomingtide #tidal #workonpaper #landscapepainting #contemporarypainting #momentsintime #artbuyer #artcollector #artinthehome #art #escapism #mikestaniford
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“It’s only during a storm that a tree knows how strong it is.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

The far winsdswept corner of north west Tasmania.

The joy of an art residency is the opportunity to concentrate on a body of work, whether it be writing, painting or any form of creative thinking. A huge thanks to the Mornington Peninsula Shire for making this possible.

#trees #treesofinstagram #thenatureoftrees #coastal #windswept #tasmania #artresidency #policepointartistinresidence #mornpenshire #australianlandscape #landscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #contemporarypainting #momentsintime #artbuyer #artcollector #artinthehome #art #escapism #mikestaniford
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Hope you can tune in, I’m looking forward to taking over the @australian.landscape.artists page for the coming week and kick off tonight in conversation with @carlylecerf whose brilliant idea it was to create and develop this community of artists.

#australianlandscapeartist #virtualartistinresidence #live #mikestaniford
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Exploring the Mornington Peninsula coastline. It was the shadows from the cliffs that caught my eye, the sun shifting and reducing their presence by the minute. I perched myself on the stairs that led precariously down to the rocks, struggling to keep my palette, paper and paints from blowing away. The thrill of pleinair painting.

BRIDGEWATER BAY
Acrylic/gouache on paper
30 x 42cms

#morningtonpeninsula #coastline #sorrento #cliffs #shadows
#pleinairpainting #pleinairartist #australianlandscape #landscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #contemporarypainting #momentsintime #artbuyer #artcollector #artinthehome #art #escapism #mikestaniford
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Moreton Bay Fig
Acrylic on board
28 x 29cms
Catching the late afternoon light. One of my favorite trees with their enormous canopy casting impressive shadows. The sprawling root system like giant tentacles, which can spread as wide as the trees height.

#trees #treesofinstagram #speciesoftrees #moretonbayfig #sydneyharbour #intothelight #naturelover #australianlandscape #landscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #contemporarypainting #momentsintime #artbuyer #artcollector #artinthehome #art #escapism #mikestaniford
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East of Alice Springs. It’s been an incredible week painting alongside 9 other artists in the East MacDonnell ranges…hence my radio silence. No phone or wifi coverage but that didn’t matter. The Outback turned on its magic…glorious colours, temperatures from minus 1 degree in the morning to 31c in the afternoon and amazing subjects at every turn. More posts to follow in the coming days.

#outbackadventure #rossriver #rossriverresort #ancientland #artistsoninstagram #artgroup #camaraderie #northernterritory #sketchbook #australianlandscape #landscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #contemporarypainting #momentsintime #artbuyer #artcollector #artinthehome #art #escapism #mikestaniford
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In The High Country
Acrylic on board
30 x 40cms
Framed in Tasmanian Oak

From my online Limited Release
TREES OF LIGHT with Michael Reid Murrurundi @murraart
Click on the link in my bio to see the catalogue.

#michaelreidmurrurundi #limitedrelease #treesoflight #intothelight #highcountry #monaroplains #regionalnsw #australianlandscape #landscapepainting #contemporarylandscape #contemporarypainting #momentsintime #artbuyer #artcollector #artinthehome #art #escapism #mikestaniford
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