Tag Archives: boat painting

Some recent reflections

Life has been pretty busy for me lately which will come as no surprise to those of you who have read a few of my posts! I keep taking on new projects and beefing up existing ones because I want to make the most of my time and talents while my mind is still sharp ( well…semi-sharp!) and my limbs can do as they’re told. I was slowed down this week as my Mum was unwell and I spent a few nights at her place with no internet connection and a lot of quiet time to reflect. Here are some of those reflections…

Reflections. Pastel on paper.

Often I can’t see the whole picture and I build up “truths” from the broken fragments I can see. Maybe I should be a little less sure of my view of the world and a little more willing to consider someone elses “truth”.

Red rock river. Mixed media on paper.

Rock is a solid substance yet sometimes it seems to flow like this river of rock on the Mt Carmel highway. Even those people who seem to have their lives and views set in stone can have a vulnerable, kinder side if I take the time to get to know them.

The Wave. Mixed media on canvas panel.

Water is beautiful, refreshing and restful but it can also be a force that can sweep you off your feet. People have many sides – I should be grateful for their complexity .

Evening Glow. Pastel on sanded paper.

The evening glow is a lovely, but maybe it’s not so lovely for some of the older people we know and they need some help to enjoy it, to feel safe and protected so they can have an opportunity to reflect on their lives and share their wisdom.

Sailing on the Ariel. SOLD

It’s not always smooth sailing. Enjoy it while you can!

Snorkeling in Sicily SOLD

Don’t forget to look below the surface! There are some beautiful hidden treasures I will miss if I don’t dive a bit deeper

Fraser Island memories. SOLD

Memories are precious. Share them before I forget them!

What have you been reflecting on lately?

Some recent reflections

Some boats…

Only 16 days to go and I’ll be hanging these paintings for my exhibition. Time is really flying now! I’ve been working 8 plus hour days in the studio and this last week boats have featured on the easel. I’ll be posting a catalogue page on Monday for those who can’t get to the exhibition.

38a
Two BoatsĀ 

10a
Clear Water

41
Bicheno Fishing Fleet

42
A Good Day for Fishing

Messing about with boats.

I painted a small pastel of these wooden boats a few years ago and this week I scaled up a bit and did a 70 x 90 acrylic canvas of the same scene. It took much longer than my usual seascapes because of all the detail in the boats and the mooring ropes. I’m pleased with the finished painting as I think I’ve captured the light on the end of the first two boats which is what first attracted me to the scene. I also like the repetition of the boats and the patterns of their internal wooden ribs. The ropes add some horizontals and vertical accents and the reflections in the mirror like water give a tranquil feeling to the painting.

Here’s a few shots of the painting as it progressed.

14849129881773
Initial sketch and jetty started.

 

14849129596512
Jetty finished and the red boat started

14849129327401
I keep working on the boats and add the first ropes.

14849129147270
Boats are progressing but there’s still a lot of detail to go!

14847152880160
All done! The boats are finished, the ropes are added and the reflections complete.