Agh!! There’s been too much fun, and too much sun and so it has been a while since I last wrote.
2019 is in full swing and I am settling into a new working rythm. I lost a few weeks over Xmas with festivities and school holidays taking from me some precious painting hours.
During the holiday period I had a short break in Central Australia in early December. It was incredibly hot at around 43 degrees but with early starts to each day we still got around the various national parks.
And more recently, I spent a couple of weeks exploring the northern NSW coast. Between each of these destinations I have plenty of energy and fresh ideas to work on.
I am currently working up some recent sketches of Yamba into acrylic paintings on paper, and as of this week will try to begin some new Melbourne works for a show I am planning in May this year.
Also, I have been playing with the idea of the community art window in my shopfront studio. The first one was done over Christmas and I invited people to contribute works on paper to the hashtag Where on Earth is Santa? It proved to be a lot of fun to organise and it would seem appreciated by the passing public… evidenced by the sticky fingerprints on the window each day.
My Melbourne sketchbook continues on instagram where I post sketches of Melbourne daily life. These are observations I gather from the walking that I do.
I’ll be back in a week or so with another update.