I'm so thrilled to bring you my first new series for 2024. It was a bit of a surprise one, definitely unplanned! But that is how these things go sometimes. I was simply so blown away by the beauty of the Larapuna / Bay of Fires area I couldn't resist painting up a storm.
We spent one glorious day in Binalong Bay during my recent Art Retreat with Artable Studios and that was enough to send the inspiration flying. I painted several pieces en plein air and took sketches, studies and photographs back to the studio to keep creating. The result? An 8 piece collection I'm dying to share with you!
I'm launching it online on Wednesday 7 February at 8pm AEDT. Keep an eye on your inboxes! In the meantime, enjoy a little preview.
Me and the students perched up on the rocks Binalong Bay for our day of painting.
First cab off the rank. This one didn't make the final cut, but I look at it fondly as in each and every new location I paint in there's a whole discovery process that has to happen. New shapes to represent, different light, a whole new colour palette to capture. It's an exciting step in the process.
Back in the studio playing with watercolour and Caran D'Ache Neocolor II. I like to paint my en plein air pieces on the Arches 300gsm cold-pressed blocks. They are a great size (this time I used a 26 x 36cm and a 31 x 41cm) and great to travel with.
Here's a little preview of some of the new pieces. There's 8 in total. 4 at the 31 x 41cm and 4 at the 26 x 36cm size. You'll have to wait til next Wednesday to see the rest!