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I recently spent the weekend at a cottage in Hepburn Springs with a beautiful garden at the edge of the forest. I was especially struck by a bare tree covered by a net which reminded me of a bridal veil.

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Ghost tree, watercolour, 2016

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Thistle, watercolour, 2016

Yarraville park
Yarraville park, watercolour on paper, 2014

I’ve just finished painting a series of water colours of my train trip home from Flinders Street Station to Yarraville. It’s a trip I’ve taken many times, and when I arrived home it was ‘the blue hour’ – twilight.

At long last I’ve opened a shop on Etsy, prompted by a lack of cash flow at the moment.

Please take the time to have a look. I’ll be adding more work in the next few days…

I’ve been really busy with my day job and study lately, but have finally added two more watercolours to the Palimpsest series. Sorry about the poor photo quality, these were taken with my iphone. By the way, I’m officially addicted to iphone. Darn it.

Water colour on paper

Palimpsest III, water colour on paper

Water colour on paper

Palimpsest IV, water colour on paper

palimpsest_iPalimpsest i (Disco Raiders), water colour on paper

palimpsest_iiPalimpsest ii, water colour on paper

This is the beginning of a new series based on a ‘poster wall’ in Yarraville I pass every day walking home from the train station. I’ve photographed it several times and now I’m working from my photos, painting small watercolours.

Palimpsest
1. A manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing.
2. Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form.

I’m twenty-five days into my goal of doing some art every day for 30 days, and I’ve missed a few days, but I think I’m doing ok… here’s some more work.

I’m still going, and I’ve only missed one day so far.

27/2/13 Happy cat, watercolour
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28/2/13 I did three of the ugliest self portraits ever, so I won’t be posting them…

01/03/13 New painting, acrylic on canvas, stage 1
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02/03/13 West gate, water colour and pastel
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03/03/13 I missed a day…

04/03/13 New painting, acrylic on canvas, stage 2
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05/03/13 Williamstown 1, pencil
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05/03/13 Williamstown 2, pencil
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06/03/13 Cinq, after Louise Bourgeois, ink
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07/03/13 New painting, acrylic on canvas, stage 3
07_03 orchid fluoro

I’ve always found drawing people difficult, and have avoided it. But have decided to try more portraiture, as a challenge.
07/03/13 David, ink
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I was getting frustrated with myself for not doing enough work… I think not having a studio at the moment isn’t helping. But maybe that’s just an excuse. Anyway I decided to set myself the challenge of doing at least one drawing, sketch or small painting every day for a month. Here are the first few… I haven’t got anything for yesterday but I was printmaking at Uni all day and I made a few nice prints, but didn’t photograph them.

22/02/13 Kusama window, water colour22_02_yayoi window

23/02/13 Kate, water colour23_02_kate

24/02/13 Succulents, water colour24_02_succulents

25/02/13 collage25_02_collage

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