Friday, 13 November 2015

Photo of the moon from Savoie France

Moon October 2015 France
This is a picture of the moon taken from Savoie France (October 2015). I wanted to compare it with the picture I took in Australia (July 2015). See photo below or my post dated 12 July 2015.
So down under, people see the moon "upside down". Can you spot the differences? Interesting!...but which way is right-side up in space?
Anyway, I might one day try to paint the moon on a very large canvas. Could be fun!

Moon July 2015 Australia

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Photo from Cappadocia

I'm in Goreme, Turkey. Beautiful scenery and I'm having a wonderful time!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Photo from Chartreuse.

Not painting.....BUT.....holidaying in Savoie France. Going to Turkey tomorrow for 3 weeks. Life is good! l will resume painting when I get back to OZ. Cheers for now.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Photo of the moon from my studio

This is a picture of the moon taken from my studio with my new camera. The zoom function is mind blowing. I am liking this camera a lot and have been taking many pictures as potential references for future paintings. I will resume painting when I will hear the muses calling but for now, I'm going with the flow.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Courchevel 1850

Couple of pictures I took in Courchevel 1850 just a few days ago on the beautiful slopes of the French Alps. There were several enormous sculptures from Richard Orlinski through out the resort. (Richard Orlinski (French, b.1966) is a sculptor whose works are designed around the concept of "Born Wild©," in which the artists seeks to transform negative impulses into positive emotions). They all looked stunning, especially in this natural setting high up in the mountains.
The ski time I had was absolutely great and it was very nice catching up with friends and relatives. I had 4 wonderful weeks, did lots of skiing.....what a treat!
Now, back Down Under, back at work and ready to paint again in my spare time. I also would like to get back into painting without any pressure at all. I want to go with the flow and see what will come up.
Anyway, it feels good to be home and I am looking forward to spending time in my studio.....and paint.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Quel poivron!

Well, time flies.....I have not been very active with my paintings in the past few weeks. The large painting I was doing is still in the making....and it will be done eventually. I am planning to take a break from my regular job and from my studio for several weeks. I am going skiing and visiting friends and relatives in Savoie (France). I am looking forward to relaxing and recharging the batteries. I will be back the second week of April, so no posting until then.
I did this painting last November at the Adelaide Central School of Art. I took evening classes with Louise Feneley for 7 weeks each Wednesday night. I learned to paint Alla prima which was a new technique of painting for me. This was done in about 90 minutes. I loved going to those classes and learning from Louise the Alla prima way of painting.
I got a new camera and like it a lot. I will use it to take photos during my trip to France. Hopefully there will be plenty of snow when I get there. It will be a nice change of weather from here in Adelaide where the temperatures have been very hot lately.
Anyway, saying goodbye  for now and looking forward to blogging again when I get back down under. Cheers to all.