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How I Know that Spring is Here

How I Know that Spring is Here

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Journal | 5 comments

Australia’s spring officially begins Sept 1. No logic to it really, it just means we can talk about our seasons as if they were similar to European or North American’s seasons, which of course they aren’t. Still to me there are recognisable signs of ‘spring’. Not flowers as we get those all year around, though of course...

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In the Studio

In the Studio

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Journal |

I haven’t shown you any painting photos for a while. It is tricky showing in-progress paintings, they can look terrible at certain stages. People sometimes share them and they end up floating around the internet out of context which can be a little embarrassing. I am happy for people to share my images (please always give any artist credit for their...

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Detour

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Journal | 3 comments

A few weeks ago Nadine of Art Piece Gallery asked if I would contribute some works to a group show.  Initially I hesitated as I have just begun my new series. But Nadine always puts on beautiful shows – and this one sounded fantastic. It will be called ‘the Garden’ and is opening on the 26th of October. “The whole gallery will be...

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Wallabies Courting

Wallabies Courting

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in Journal |

I have just been watching two wallabies play chasies as I make breakfast. He is respectful. She hops a little ways and he tentatively follows. She looks behind to see if he is there. He waits and then comes forward a little. They both stop. She crouches underneath a fallen branch, pretending to eat some grass, aware of him close behind. He waits...

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No Place like Home

No Place like Home

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Journal | 2 comments

  Down here in the southern hemisphere, we are in the midst of winter. Yes, this is our winter. It can get to about 50 degrees fahrenheit (10 degrees centigrade) at night, up to 21 C or 70 degrees fahrenheit during the day. The day I took this photo it had been raining and I came home to this beautiful rainbow....

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Beginning New Work

Beginning New Work

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Journal | 5 comments

Having recently changed to acrylic paints after many years of painting in oils, I have been experimenting with different approaches. I began four paintings, each with a different approach. To have a look at one of those approaches, you can go to my last blog post. I even began a painting that I was pretty sure would fail. (And I think it has. More about...

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I Won’t be Using Grisaille

I Won’t be Using Grisaille

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in Journal |

As those of you who read my blog know, for the past months I have been on a path of experimentation. I recently switched from oils to acrylics and am open to painting differently. I have had four paintings going, each with a different approach, hoping to find which approach or combination of approaches feels right for my next series. The painting...

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My first black swan

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Journal | 2 comments

My first black swan, detail of a #wip. Probably needs more work on its legs. #painting #wildlifepainting #acrylicpainting #workinprogress #ontheeasel #australianart #artistsoninstagram A photo posted by Zom Osborne (@zomosborne) on Jun 17, 2015 at 4:10pm PDT My first black swan, a detail from the painting I am working on. I think it turned out okay, maybe...

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I Do a Lot of Nothing

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Being an Artist, Journal | 2 comments

Sometimes it feels like I waste a lot of time in my studio. I work pretty regular hours, 9am – 3 or 4pm most days. I have days when I teach, or have to do errands. Sometimes I quit early to meet a friend for a cup of tea. But mostly I am in by 9 and go for about 6 hours. In spite of that, I often feel like I don’t get a lot done. And once I am...

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Rose Petal’s Story Continues

Rose Petal’s Story Continues

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Journal | 2 comments

I was so happy to hear from Wires (the local wildlife carer society) about the orphaned joey that we brought to care last week. She even sent photos of him. Here he is grooming his new little friend. (Check out the baby wallaby in the pouch behind them). If you want to read about how we found him and his previous story go here. You can also find out why we...

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the Baby Pademelon who Loves Rose Petals

the Baby Pademelon who Loves Rose Petals

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in Journal | 1 comment

We have been seeing this little guy around the place for the past week. There are lots of pademelons at our place, but I never see them this small without their mother. He was eating and looked healthy. Above he is eating rose petals. He wasn’t very concerned about us and would let me get within a few meters. Then on Sunday my partner was worried...

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