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Day 3 of 30 – First Light At Grampians

First Light Grampians

“First Light At Grampians”

8″ x 10″

Oil on Board

SOLD

Well its day 3 of the 30 day challenge.

Back home now from our camping trip to the Grampians … what an awesome place. I will post some photos from our trip tommorrow for you.

Today’s painting is of another farm house near the Grampians pictured at first light in the morning.

I love the morning light and will often and go and paint plein air down by the ocean in the morning light.

This particular farm caught my eye as we were leaving the Grampians … it just looked so peaceful and relaxing. No idea if that is the case at all for the folks living there … however I do day dream often about finding some land and moving to the country. The dream is probably better than the reality and its more likely we will move closer to the beach in the future.

Note: If you want to follow along each day of the 30 day challenge then enter your email on the right hand side where it says ‘Get Blog Updates’. You will then need to confirm your email. Once you do you will then get an email notification each time I post a new painting to the blog.

Remember to click on the link above to bid on the eBay auction for this painting

Day 2 of 30 – Grampians Farms

Grampians Farm

“Grampians Farm”

8″ x 10″

Oil on Board

SOLD

(Auction Starts at 8pm AEST)

Welcome to Day 2 of my small part in Leslie Saeta’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.

I am super excited about this challenge which I think I mentioned yesterday.

Over the course of the next 30 days I want to obviously do the best paintings I can along my theme of ‘At Home In Australia’ and hopefully you will find one or two that you love and decide to bid on.

I also want to give everyone on my newsletter list, Facebook page, and readers of my blog a chance to WIN one of my paintings as well. So I will be launching a competition in next week for your chance to win an original oil painting … please look out for the post on this when its ready.

Today’s painting is of a farm near where we have been camping at Lake Fyans. We are camping on the eastern side of the Grampians and scattered along the foothills of the mountains are all these great little farmhouses. Some of them are BnB’s as well. As it gets close to dusk the mountains turn a dark blue colour which is really very spectacular.

It’s a great spot here in the Grampians and we have totally enjoyed our time here … however we have to head home.

So tommorrow’s post I will be back home.

Note: If you want to follow along each day of the 30 day challenge then enter your email on the right hand side where it says ‘Get Blog Updates’. You will then need to confirm your email. Once you do you will then get an email notification each time I post a new painting to the blog.

Remember to click on the link above to bid on the eBay auction for this painting

Day 1 of 30 – Happy New Year!

New Years Eve Grampians

“New Years Eve – Grampians”

8″ x 10″ Oil on Board

SOLD

(Auction live from 8pm AEST)

Happy New Year!

Wow can you believe it? It’s 2014 already … where on earth did 2013 go?

So this is day 1 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Day Challenge being hosted by Leslie Saeta over at her blog Slices of Life.

I am excited to be taking part in the challenge for a number of reasons. Firstly I am a great believer in painting regularly if you want to improve. So the idea of starting the year with a challenge to paint a finished painting every day for 30 days is a great way to develop the discipline to paint every day. Of course I really don’t have much challenge painting everyday as I love it.

The other reason I am excited about the challenge is that it will give you the opportunity to own one of my paintings. Each of the paintings I do will be listed on eBay and you can click the link above to bid. Every auction starts at $0.99 and goes for 10 days … who knows where it will end up.

So this first painting is of the Pub (hotel) near the Grampians in Pomonal called Barneys Bistro Bar

Sue and I spent time camping between Boxing Day and New Years at Lake Fyans which is just near this pub.

My theme for the 30 day challenge is ‘At Home In Australia’ and its all about life in Australia as I see it. Of course spending time at the pub is a big part of that.

This is where we were New Years.

What were you doing?

Note: If you want to follow along each day of the 30 day challenge then enter your email on the right hand side where it says ‘Get Blog Updates’. You will then need to confirm your email. Once you do you will then get an email notification each time I post a new painting to the blog.

Remember to click on the link above to bid on the eBay auction for this painting

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