Plein air problems – shed landscape in oil

A couple of weeks ago I did my first watercolour painting. As a subject, I chose to repaint an old plein air oil painting of a rural shed near my home. My purpose was two-fold: firstly, to have a go at watercolour and, secondly, to fix a few of the problems in the...

First attempt at watercolour landscape

Before I left Perth to move to the country, around 14 years ago, I bought some watercolours, brushes and a pad of watercolour paper , with the expectation that I might start doing some plein air watercolour paintings. It never happened. Since buying them, the paint...

Eastern Stirlings: studio oil painting.

Last year my son Michael and I climbed a number of local mountains. One of those climbs was the walk to the top of Bluff Knoll, the highest point in the southern half of Western Australia. To the east of Bluff Knoll lies a mountainous wilderness known colloquially as...

Walking with Drones

Stirling Range, Western Australia. Photo by Andy Dolphin. I haven’t painted for a while but have been kept busy with other things. One of those things involves my son who purchased a drone last December. Since then he’s been hunting for places to fly it...