Landscapes & Rural Subjects

These paintings represent my view of both the Australian countryside and European. I intend to develop some paintings around my memories of growing up in Central Victoria. I particularly like the images of fence posts, wire and gates.

Mountain Cabin Hideaway

Mountain Cabin Hideaway

41cm x 51cm. Framed. Oil on Canvas. To be exhibited at the Mount View Art Show June 2017.

Cool Relief

Cool Relief

Oil on canvas. 61cm x 76cm. Box Canvas Unframed. Sold at Bayside Exhibition Aug 2017.

Quenched

Quenched

Oil on canvas. 51cm x 76.5cm. Box Canvas Unframed.

Escarpment

Escarpment

40cm x 50cm. Framed. Oil on linenboard. $350. Sold at St Kevin's Art Show 23rd -26th May 2014.

Wilcannia Bridge, New South Wales

Wilcannia Bridge, New South Wales

61cm x 76cm. Oil on canvas. This was a birthday present for a dear friend who was born in Wilcannia and spent many years there as a young child. I hope I have captured some of her fond memories of this wonderful part of our country.

River Scene, Yarra Glen

River Scene, Yarra Glen

40cm x 50cm. Unframed. Oil on canvas. The result of a lazy day painting at Yarra Glen.
Available as a digital print or photoprint.

The Fence Post

The Fence Post

Oil on canvas. 30cm x 30 cm. Framed. A tiny painting that took me weeks to get right. First I wanted to recreate in a style that in some way resembled the work by Albrecht Durer "A Great Piece of Turf". I then wanted to learn how to paint rain drops on barbed wire - so much a part of the winter scenery in Central Victoria where I grew up.

Gold Dust

Gold Dust

Oil on canvas. 80cm x 105cm. Framed. This painting is a reminder of my home territory of Central Victoria and I used the stimulus of the miners' cottages around Castlemaine and Chewton for the idea. I wanted to experiemnt with the setting sun against the rain drenched road and the resulting reflections in the puddles. At the same time I wanted to create the effect of the countryside covered in "gold dust". I think the end result was okay and I was pleased with what I had achieved.

Morning

Morning

Oil on canvas. 30cm x 60cm. Unframed. This was one of those quick little paintings one does on a wet Sunday afternoon. It has nice reflections in the puddles from the rain and raindrops hanging on the barbed wire which I had learned to paint when creating "The Fence Post".

Available as a digital print or photoprint.

The Valley

The Valley

Oil on canvas. 68cm x 100cm. Framed. Done in the style of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525 - 1569) who was a Flemish Renaissance painter known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. The first draft my painting 'The Valey' had the peasants included going about their daily activities. In a wild moment I removed the peasants to make the painting a landscape. A print of the original concept with the peasants included is available.

Available as a digital print or photoprint.

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