To paraphrase Kermit – “It’s not easy painting green”

I’ve been doing a lot of commission paintings lately of wonderful, verdant landscapes. Forests, mountainsides covered with pines, flowering grassy meadows, homes set in expanses of green, green lawns  surrounded by stately trees. It’s just not that easy to paint a subject with such a lot of green. You can fill the canvas or paper … More To paraphrase Kermit – “It’s not easy painting green”

Moving on

My last post wasn’t very positive –  it was positively negative. I’ve lost a lot of reference photos but I’ve decided I just need to get over it and get painting. So here’s my latest.   I enjoyed painting a flower portrait for a change. There’s so much complexity and symmetry in floral subjects so they lend themselves … More Moving on

No more pictures

The Windows 10 debacle has left me in despair. Thousands of photos from years of travel have all gone. I backed them up before deleting Windows 10 and when I went to copy them back the files were there. I copied all my backup files back to the laptop but when I checked tonight my … More No more pictures

Emotography week 6 Heart Song

  Heart Song Surf washes in on silver sand blood pounds as I leap the gaps of  lichen covered rocks the sea breeze races in hurling stinging sand against my skin I taste salt in the air I feel alive heart sings! *********************************************************************** The Bay of Fires on Tasmania’s east coast remains one of my favourite places to visit, … More Emotography week 6 Heart Song


Seeking higher ground. Sometimes the fog rolls in, the rain beats down and I cannot see the way. At times like these I seek higher ground the distant vista opens out before me and I am found again.