Last week my husband and I walked into Lake Judd in Tasmanian’s South West wilderness area. We’d done it before a few times many years ago when it was a very long, hard slog through boggy mudpits up to our knees. I did not have pleasant memories of the track! Joyously it has had a … More Painting the wilderness
I’ve been coveting a set of Terry Ludwig pastels for a very long time. The trouble is they are quite expensive and you just can’t buy them in Tasmania. So by the time I’ve added postage from the US the “quite expensive” has soared to stratospheric heights of extravagance. When I retired The Writer kept … More Terry Ludwig pastels.
Saturday was a blue sky day and heralded the last weekend of summer. We’re into rain and colder weather this week so the pool cover will be going on and the ugg boots coming out. Yes – I do have that most ugly of Australian footwear but they are just so toasty warm I gave … More The last summer day trip.
I meant to post more often once I retired but I’ve been busy…. so here’s a collection featuring my “busy” for the last little while. Mini pastel painting book I’ve been trying to figure out how to make a mini book filled with pastel paintings. The big problem is the smudge factor as the pastel is … More I’ve been busy…..
I’ve been wanting a day trip to Bruny Island all January but The Writer was hanging out for the perfect day. He was after all those blue sky and sparkling sea shots. I was all for just going and working with the weather! So last Saturday I got up early , packed lunch and said … More A day trip to Bruny Island
Sunsets with their riot of colour can be a tricky subject. It’s that fine line between glorious sunset shades of red, yellow, orange, pinks and purples and a garish clash of over the topness. I’m hoping I managed not to cross that line with this prarie sunset.
I took a few photos in the garden this morning for the day 9 topic of nature and leading lines. Although I wouldn’t really call these leading lines I do love the random pattern of papery white against chocolate browns on the silver birch tree trunk in my back yard. On the other hand … More Nature – Day 8 Photography 101