The year has kicked off with some rather extraordinary weather here on the south coast of NSW... squally, scudding skies, big sunsets and passing showers. I have never really been a painter of skies but, in a new development of my work, I seem to have taken to it with vengeance! I just never realised how much was actually going on when you look up. So... I have dropped my horizon line almost to the bottom of the canvas in an attempt to capture the many moods of mother nature.
I have another rather exciting announcement... I have started a new blog called StudioDoor. I do get asked a lot of questions, so this will be a deep dive into all aspects of my art practice including painting techniques, how I run my art business, random thoughts, travel stories, my daily routine... and more! If you are an artist I'm sure you will get a lot out of this as I explain the various aspects of my process. You can subscribe to receive a weekly update of the blog here or follow the blog on Instagram @mystudiodoor.
Also this month I have been to Victoria painting in the wonderful Yarra Valley. This will result in a series of paintings I will be showing in Melbourne later this year. While I was in Melbourne I also took the opportunity to research possible venues for this exhibition, and I have a big announcement regarding that coming up in my next newsletter. So until then... stay creative and keep being inspired!
Here's a selection of south coast scenes I have been working on so far this year...