Wednesday, 18 May 2011 go with Busybodies below

I did tweek but just a little.  Won't do any more

I did this little painting very qucikly and was pleased with it.  I'm tempted to tweek a few things but experience shows that once I start doing that, I get into the perfection-mode and spoil the whole thing.  This will go with Busybodies below and will be a gift to my new twin nieces.  I hope they enjoy them.

I am expecting visitors at the end of the week.  My daughter and her two little boys are coming from Sydney for a few days.  After she leaves good friends from Melbourne are also visiting for a few days.  We are going over to Straddie (Stradbroke Island) while they are here to join up with two more couples.  We all met in Papua New Guinea and have kept in touch since leaving there.  We always have a very (very!) jolly time together.

I don't expect to post any more paintings during May.  But in June I intend to seriously tackle Carol Marine's painting a day schedule.  I am quite excited about it.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

A Queensland Corner

This is the corner of my daughter's deck.  It is an area where we sit often and sip tea or cool drinks in the heat of summer.  I think it is typically Queensland.  The area has been painted recently (since I painted this) and throws and entirely different light.  All very intriguing.

In the chicken house...

I intended to paint a pair of little goslings to go with the geese below.  But at the last moment I came across this photo of chickens that I took some years ago.  Will not forget the goslings however and will do them another time.