The Cherry Blossom Tree

The Cheery Blossom

“The Cherry Blossom Tree”

8″ x 12″

Oil on Board

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(Auction starts at 8PM on 12th December)

One of my favourite artists is Charles Condor. He painted in the 1880’s with Arthur Streeton and Tom Roberts and was a key part of the Heidelberg School of artists.

He is often thought to be one of Australia’s early pioneers in Australian Impressionism … but fact is he as English and only spent a few years here in Australia.

What I loved about his paintings is the way he captured Cherry Blossom trees.

I have one in the backyard and after five years it is yet to grow into the fine blooming sensation of the ones captured by Charles Condor.

I was passing by a farm in the country a year or so ago and noticed one in full bloom that reminded me of Condors paintings.

Then I realised … old house … old tree … lots of Cherry Blossoms.

One day when the one in my backyard grows up I will paint it … for now though this painting will have to do 🙂

A Quiet Life

A Quiet Life

A Quiet Life

12″ x 16″

Oil On Canvas Unframed

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Sometimes I day dream about a quieter life.

Perhaps a small hobby farm or even 10 acres … somewhere quiet and peaceful.

The only sounds disturbing the silence are the wind in the trees, the screech of a cocky and a nearby river … ahh the serenity.

Portsea Beach Sheds

Portsea Beach Sheds

Portsea Beach Sheds

Portsea Beach Sheds

8″ x 10″

Acrylic on Board Framed

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I recently visited the site where one of favourite artists, Arthur Streeton, painted at Barretts Point in Portsea.

After taking lots of photos I walked along the cliff tops and down on to the beaches below snapping pics as I went.

When I came across these boat sheds on the beach in Portsea I knew it was something I had to paint.

This is a great little view and for lovers of the Mornington Peninsula and the Sorrento / Portsea area it would make a great gift for Christmas.

Brisbane Ranges Farm 2

Brisbane Ranges Farm

Brisbane Ranges Farm 2

Brisbane Ranges Farm

8″ x 10″

Acrylic on Board Framed

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There are certain subjects I am drawn back to again and again.

I love painting the Australian landscape especially when you get the golden fields and blue sky effect.

This subject is of a farm I spotted in the Brisbane Ranges near where I was parking to go for a bush walk. There was just something about the way the farm buildings where sitting in the field surrounded by large gums and the distant hills.

Will definitely be returning there in summer to paint.

Hanging Rock Painting

Hanging Rock (Mount Macedon)

Hanging Rock Painting

Hanging Rock Fields

12″ x 16″

Acrylic on Canvas

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The area around Mount Macedon is a great spot for Australian landscape artists.

When we were filming for the TV show “Yes You Can Paint” we decided to do an episode at Hanging Rock in Mount Macedon. Local artist, and highly regarded Australian landscape artist, Richard Chamerski offered to help us out and found this great location on a local farm. The view of Hanging Rock was the best I had seen … thanks Richard!

So I keep coming back to paint this scene and just love it.

Anglesea Beach 2

Anglesea Beach 2

Anglesea Beach 2

Anglesea Beach 2

12″ x 16″

Acrylic on Canvas

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Another view of Anglesea Beach with a view across to the next beach.

One vivid memory I have of going to the beach as a kid down this way was the colourful array of beach umbrellas, windbreaks and people.

Anglesea Beach 1

Anglesea Beach 1

Anglesea Beach 1

Anglesea Beach 1

12″ x 16″

Acrylic on Canvas

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First sign of a sunny day on the weekends and Anglesea Beach starts to come alive.

Its a great spot for family’s to get away and enjoy the coast on the weekends or their holidays … however it’s an even better spot for artists as the subject matter is endless.

This is a little view of where the estuary runs up to the beach which is a popular spot for kids to swim.

A great little painting that is ready to hang and would make a great gift for Christmas.

I have a feeling there will be a whole lot more paintings of Anglesea Beach in the future.