Thursday, 16 November 2017

RAIN

RECORD RAIN yesterday, bright red sunrise, a mild humid morning then just buckets and buckets of rain, gushing over the gutters, flooding the yard.   it was glorious

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

JACARANDAS

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DRIVE into mildura,  blue skies, huge white clouds and jacarandas glowing their beautiful purple everywhere, clouds of colour.

AMAZING CLOUDS TOO - different this morning though, it was red sunrise and now rain bearing grey approaching, thunderstorms predicted



Tuesday, 14 November 2017

PAINTING IN OILS

I HAVEN'T USED OILS much in the past ten years and I'm enjoying getting back into it, here are stages of an illustration for the book, afghani girls at studies





Sunday, 12 November 2017

COOL DUDES

UNFLAPPABLE - ducks on darling street yesterday morning,  casually strolling out of the path of an oncoming car





Saturday, 11 November 2017

WARM MORNING

LOOKS LIKE four hot days coming up, 35s and 36s - but now at 6.30am it's just beautiful and the sun is coming up over the lock.

Friday, 10 November 2017

WORKING ON MY BOOK

PRACTISING drawing Muslim girls in their headscarves today, i have a group of three or four to put into an illustration






Thursday, 9 November 2017

CHEEKY VISITOR


BACK HOME

WIFI again, so i'll catch up on the past few days.  good times staying with janet and bevan, then a night at gails with jenny and freddie calling in.  a morning having a hamam, three glorious hours of relaxing in the hot and warm pools and spas at RACV, then a night with denise.  jenny dalton called round so i've managed to see lots of people in a few days, no rush either. 
last night in ballarat with helen and a bit of op shopping before i drove home through glorious mallee country simply bursting with ripe wheatfields and beautiful silos against blue sky :0)    home now and about to go for a long overdue walk




this fantastic little
pattern is one i'll
be trying very soon
GAIL'S
GARDEN









LOVELY
waratahs
in helen's
room

i love this building in sturt st  ballarat

THE DRIVE HOME





Sunday, 5 November 2017

THE SHOW

THE SUN SHONE on the rip after a few wintry days, and heaps of people came to  the opening and book launch. 
lovely to see old and new friends and to sell heaps of books. janet and bevan hung the show beautifully and the gallery looked terrific.









SUNNY


GREAT TO SEE SUNNY - a couple of drinks at the pub and a look at the beautiful book of botanical samples she's put together in her horticultural course.  large A3 format hardcover