Sketch Club – Oz Day Picnic

Loved this big guy, beer in hand, loudly giving his mates his opinion on everything. Probably about Not changing the flag design – big issue here – because what would we all wear next Australia Day. Not that any of …

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Sketching at Manly’s OceanCare Day

    We were so lucky with the weather. Apparently it was to rain all week and it sort of has been. But not today. The Manly Environment Centre does an annual celebration of the Ocean. So today everyone who …

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Next Experimental Painting

I have a Vlaminck page in a sketchbook of drawings and reference I’d collected, and decided to have a crack at this style. His is of trees and a house, but no matter, mine is based on some photos I …

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Vide Grenier (Clear out your Attic)

Normally the little main street of Trausse is quiet. People would be getting their bits and pieces and baguettes from the only supermarche in town, passing and greeting one another in the polite way of the French. Today was Vide …

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After the Gardening

He deserved this. Milton loves to reward himself with a little lie in the sun. The sun lounger had been in an excellent spot for months, but now the sun wasn’t reaching there. We’d been trimming, sweeping, adding mulch and …

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Before the Day Begins

I like to start the day with a nice cup of tea. Cups of tea are always nice, or so the saying goes. This was Sunday morning. No deadlines, things to do, places to be. So I set my nice …

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