Today: From my Easel

Brown Water

For a few days, at the beginning, Girards Hill was an island. We’d had no power for days, so internet/phone was not possible. We knew

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photo of some prawn heads, a fork and an empty cup on a white plate. Words "january the first" and CP blog address

January the First

The Christmas holidays, on the east coast of Australia so often means the beach. This is a discussion about why it’s important to maintain those traditions of the beachside holiday, and why it’s good for the rest of the year.

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Artists support Artists

There are many elements of being a professional artist. One is the dreaded artist photo. Raimond de Weerdt set out to record the creatives of Lismore. This was what happened when we met.

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But First I have to Draw the Goats

It’s the last day of my break. Tomorrow I go back to Stanthorpe to deliver my exhibition to the Regional Gallery. I’ve had a few days here at Fordsdale Farmstay to rest and recuperate. The goats and horses grazing , sometime near my camp, sometimes far away. Today is my last chance to draw the goats in particular. This is what I learnt.

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Where there’s Tea, there’s Hope

Dawn is an excellent time to ponder the great problems of the world. Making tea over a camp fire, at dawn, mid-winter, during an off-grid painting trip, adds more layers to the experience. Also, read why Christine included this version of the words. It might surprise you.

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Drawing wins Prize

My long term friends and followers know of my commitment to supporting the Aspects Art Show attached to the Goondiwindi P&A Show, held each May.

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Painting of three straw brooms leaning against a metal woolbale holder. Overlaid by title text and CPs webaddress, and details of pianitng

How to start [again]

As the pandemic and its strictures became less, suddenly the world that had been put on hold needed to get going again. Not as easy as it sounds…

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