Spent the last few days of autumn at Carcoar, near Bathurst in New South Wales with fellow painter, Ben Milne. Great free camping in the Council showground. Beautiful, historic town and surrounding area. Found great spot to paint just above the town, beside a disused rail track. Below are photos of my works in progress and the campsite and my dinner for one on the last night.
My niece, Camille and her partner, Andrew celebrated their 30th birthdays on the Greek Islands, along with my sister Dot and her husband, John. On request, I completed two paintings as mementos of their trip. Below is the finished work. Although the frames are not shown in the photos, these were my first self-framed work. The first image is a scene near Fira Santoria. The second image is of Little Venice, Mykonos.
Busy framing my own work at the moment. It’s been a big learning curve but feel like I’m getting there. Can’t wait to get back to the painting. Here are a couple of paintings I completed in the studio end of last year.
Had a great night at the Awards Night with Judi, it was an honor to be included in the finalist’s selection with my work Burgess Beach 3. The exhibition of the 42 finalists work is on show in the Fountain Court, NSW Parliament House (week days) until the 31st of July.