My oil colour chart

Soon after taking up oil painting I made a colour chart showing basic two-colour combinations of the standard palette I’d adopted. This has proved invaluable when working on site or from photos – some combinations are surprising! I use a shorthand notation...

Porongurup Sketching Picnic 2

I was invited to a second sketching picnic by the Porongurup Art Group a couple of weeks ago. This time we all met at a farm where Steve, the owner, had happily allowed us free rein to paint and sketch whatever we wanted. And there was lots of material, from a...

Porongurup in summer

I’ve headed out to the Porongurup region a few times this summer with camera and sketch book in hand. The logisitics of the region mean that photos are often easier and safer than sketches or on-site paintings since there’s not much space on the side of...

Porongurup Sketching Picnic

A few weeks ago I was privileged to be invited to an evening “sketching picnic” by members of the Porongurup Art Group. Porongurup is a small “village” about 20km from my home and is nestled at the base of the Porongurup Range. This small,...