Autumn! Snakes!

When people tell you that Australia is just filled with a long list of animals that are waiting to kill you, one way or another, venomous snakes feature prominently on that list. One of those is the tiger snake. I’ve seen more than my fair share of tiger snakes...

More plein air

¬†When I first took up oil painting, ten or more years ago, I used to paint on site, or “en plein air” quite regularly. On family holidays I’d be up before dawn looking for that “perfect sunrise”. Over the years however, I ventured out...

Digital painting

I knocked this one up for fun. Actually I was just studying one of my cloud photos and analysing the colours by sampling them and trying to paint a similar cloud in Photoshop. I hadn’t intended to do more than one or two clouds but couldn’t stop. I used...

This week…

It was another interesting week weather-wise. Monday was fine and warm so I headed to the Mount Barker lookout in the evening and was lucky to find clear skies over the Porongurup Range in the east. The three-quarter moon had already risen and was just above the...