As the water receded it created some marvellous tree root patterns in the sand that could be totally transformed by the very next wave that washed over them. Waves are marvellous to watch and the constant changing patterns they make in the sand is mesmerising.
This was another rescue frog, as they’re not supposed to be in the rooms so I relocated it outside my cottage. Most nights I can hear frogs and I’ve found their hiding spot during the day between the bricks.
It was just on sunset in late November and I could see a storm brewing in the south, the sky was getting darker and more menacing.
I managed to photograph another double barred finch while house sitting at a friends house in Eidsvold. It jumped up, pulled down the grass seeds so it could have a feed, very informative to watch.
Since the bottle brush had almost stopped flowering it didn’t have many insects on it. The other tree was in full flower and had 5 types of bees and a few wasps, so I combined the two photos to create this painting.
It was rather exciting as I hadn’t seen this type of frog before, even though its a rather common one in Queensland.
Australian magpies are a beautiful, intelligent birds and very fun to watch, but they get a bad reputation around nesting time. This one was photographed at the back of the BBQ area at Possum Park and had no interest in me in the slightest.
Since Julie loves this cactus I thought it would make a nice birthday present for her in a few weeks time. I decided to combine two photos, one of it flowering and the other fruiting, as I couldn’t decide which would make a better to paint.
A few months ago I joined a Facebook group called Sketching – The Great Outdoors Adventure where adventurers submit photos of themselves in the great outdoors and then artists can choose to paint these photos.
when I started taking these photos I didn’t think that they would end up as one of my best paintings as I was more into making videos at the time.
This is another one from Australia Zoo, the place I go to photograph difficult to find or unusual animals. I didn’t realise that doves came in such bright colours and I would love to find one in the wild on day.
The blue faced honey eater is a wonderful bird that hangs around my cottage every day, all year round. I often see it taking a drink from my bird bath or searching around the bushes for berries.
This little Pardalote was busy building it’s nest or making home improvements maybe for a larger family, I’m not sure but it was wonderful to watch.
Well this is one of my favourite birds purely because of there comical antics they get up to if they like you. Be warned however if they take a disliking to you they can be pure evil
Ravi is used to promote my art gallery at Possum Park and I’m quite fond of this little red panda guiding customer down towards the cottage.
Overall I’m very happy with this painting and glad I stopped to take the photo, while walking the Camino. This has now become one of my favourite paintings and possibly future greeting cards as I may not sell the original.
Another painting of Filey, North Yorkshire on the east coast of England, a beautiful seaside town. This time this painting was a gift for my stepmom.
Smaller paintings are much quicker to paint and excellent to experiment with, they are compact and therefore easy to travel with and I can often finish them in a single day.
Last year I walked around Bundaberg Botanical Gardens and photographed various birds, turtles and lizards, including the Great Egret that inspired this painting.
The Story Behind the Painting Sometimes nature just presents itself to you, as I opened the door of Possum Cottage I saw before me on the stone brick wall a leaf. The leaf had small rain droplets and I thought to myself that this would make a wonderful painting one day, if only I could paint rain droplets. As alway I like to challenge myself and it so happens I have a… Read More