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Monday, December 30, 2019

Self portrait oil painting

Another selfie in my studio (bathroom). It’s unbearable 45 °C here. 
I spent 2 hours. 






Oil on canvas. 12x9 in. 


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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Plein Air Oil Painting

I drove to Kororoit Creek Jetty in Williamstown this afternoon. Another my favourite place. Always quiet. 
I think it got too ‘cold’, needed more warmth. 
I spent 3 hours. 






Oil on canvas. 14x18 in. 


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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Plein Air Oil Painting

I drove to Warneet in Mornington Peninsula this afternoon. 
This is my favourite North Jetty. It was a lovely time painting although I think I lost all the ‘darks’. 
I spent 3 hours. 






Oil on canvas. 14x18 in 


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Friday, December 27, 2019

Plein Air Oil Painting

I drove to Woodlands Historic Homestead this afternoon. 
It’s been a long time since I painted here. My favourite place, always quiet. 
I spent 3 hours. 








Oil on canvas. 14x18 in. 


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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Plein Air Oil Painting

I drove to Kynetone this afternoon to catch up with Greg , Rachel and their family. 
It was great sharing time with lovely people on Christmas Day. 
Then, Greg and I did a painting on this gorgeous property. 
I spent 3 hours. 








Oil on canvas. 14x18 in. 

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Plein Air Oil Painting

I drove to The Centre Ivanhoe this afternoon. 
I painted this view many times at different time of a year. Lovely building. Always challenging though. 
I’m reasonably happy with this one. 
I spent 3 hours. 








Oil on canvas. 14x18 in. 


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Monday, December 16, 2019

Oil painting lesson with Gregory Smith

The fourth and final session. 
I reworked on the bottle and grapes. So, this is it!
Another year has gone by. So quick. It’s comforting to know that I’ve become a better artist, loving what I do. Compared to the paintings at the beginning of the year, I can definitely see the difference. 
I’m looking forward to the next year in the studio. 


Oil on panel. 16x20 in. 


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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Plein Air Oil Painting

I drove to Yarra Bend Park in Fairfield this afternoon. 
I painted from this spot, but I decided to turn around and paint this view. 



It was very challenging in a sense that there’s not much going on. I mean, when I squint my eyes, all details disappeared. 

I’m reasonably happy with this one. I spent 2.5 hours. 






Oil on canvas. 14x18 in. 



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Monday, December 09, 2019

Oil painting lesson with Gregory Smith

Third session. 
After a lecture about “order of painting process and priority”, that was great, I started grapes. Surprisingly they turned out good. 
Then I retouched background and table, also a bottle. 
It’s getting there. 


Work in progress. 16x20 in. 


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Sunday, December 08, 2019

Oil painting at LastPeek Studio

I went to my favourite studio in Thornbury this afternoon. 
John is a great model, holding a pose very well. 
The last session of the year. 
I spent 2.5 hours. 








Unfinished 
Oil on panel. 16x20 in. 


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Sunday, December 01, 2019

Self portrait oil painting

Another selfie in my studio (bathroom) this afternoon. 
I spent 2 hours. 








Oil on canvas. 12x9 in. 


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Monday, November 25, 2019

Plein Air Oil Painting

I took a bike ride this morning. This pony club in Viewbank is a lovely place along Plenty River Trail. 
I’ve never got tired of painting these areas.  I spend 1.5 hours. 








Oil on canvas. 12x9 in. 


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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Plein Air Oil Painting, ‘Piano Lesson’ by Anna Goldsworthy

I drove to Tooborac, 1.5 hour drive, north-west of Melbourne this afternoon. 
There’s a wonderful pub, Tooborac Brewery. I always get something from this place. 

This is Tooborac-Baynton Rd. The area is fascinating. Lots of boulders scattered around. 
Always very peaceful. My favourite ‘retreat’. 

I spent 2.5 hours. 








Oil on canvas. 14x18 in. 


After late lunch, I set up a camping chair under a tree and listened to this audiobook from BorrowBox, ‘Piano Lessons’ by Anna Goldsworthy. A blissful time. 



This is a lovely memoir, and she reads it very well. It’s a shame that I’ve never heard of her. Although it’s very short, I was captivated by her life story. 
I’ll definitely keep an eye on her career as a musician and a writer. 




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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Self portrait oil painting

Another selfie in my studio (bathroom) this afternoon. 
I spent 2 hours. 






Oil on canvas. 12x9 in. 


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Becoming by Michelle Obama

Another great audiobook from BorrowBox, read by the author. 



It’s very well written and read, I thoroughly enjoyed it, particularly the first half where she described her early upbringing and the way she started to see her future husband. 
Very interesting to see how much racial awareness casts a profound shadow on one’s life in America. 





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