Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jim's Dad.

Jim's Dad was a good horseman and a farmer.The photograph that I used to paint this picture is quite old and shows the type of houses which were quite common at the time ...usually referred to as miner's cottages, they were also popular for housing on small land holdings. < Private Collection.

My Dad ...retired.

My Dad was a farmer. When he retired,my parents purchased a house in the town of Benalla in Victoria. Dad used to love to sit on the back verandah quietly smoking and enjoying the garden that he and my mother had created. Private collection


This painting was done some time ago. Jim was quite a bit younger and I had not long started painting again after years of working and raising a family. Oil on Canvas board Private Collection


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Thursday, February 03, 2011

A Slice of Time

Watercolour on Arches rough. This was painted (and sold) some time ago The subject is a combination of some of my mother's embroidery and some old wares purchased at auctions. SOLD