Clear evening sky

Christmas eve was warm and incredibly humid around here. In nearby Albany, the moisture hung like a veil of smoke over the city through to the early afternoon. I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. Since the evening sky was looking clear, I headed back...

Artist Tips #2: Painting from photos

Photos seem like an easy starting point for landscape painting and the advent of consumer digital cameras has made photography more accessible than it’s ever been before. Photographs serve as convenient reference material that allows us to paint when we simply...

Humid!

The sun is still playing hide and seek with us but temperatures are on the rise. The last few days have felt like it was going to rain but it just isn’t really happening. This, combined with the warmer days, means humidity! I love days like this – it feels...

Clouds!

I looked outside at 6am and the place was glowing, with strong sunlight streaming through the trees. So I got up, had breakfast and coffee and prepared to go painting. By 7am I was in the van but the sun was nowhere to be seen. I decided to go out anyway in the hope...

Latest paintings

Here’s the Porongurup landscape painting I did a couple of days ago. I’ve popped it in a frame for you. (Knights Road, Porongurup. 20x24cm oil on board. © Andy Dolphin) Here’s another one of the Porongurups that I did about four days earlier....