The new pedestrian crossing on Pirie Street is a street landmark in Adelaide - great in the rain! Pirie Street Crossing - 30x30cm oil on board. Available at Victor Harbor Rotary Art Show - January 2014
The main roads into the city of Adelaide dissect the surrounding park lands. This is a view from Dequettiville Tce looking down Rundle Road, which becomes Rundle St, which in turn becomes Rundle Mall. Between the park lands - 60x60cm oil on board
I don't make a habit of featuring other artists on my blog, but couldn't resist posting this. Dear artist friend Gerhard has had extra family stay at his place for a while. It has meant losing his indoor studio and even the shed is out of the question with furniture winning over easels and paints for room. A broken down van has become his storage space and the boot of his car looks like it has become his new studio. We bumped into Gerhard outside the Cathedral Art Show opening and he showed some of his latest watercolours. For all money it looks like a boot sale! Hope things get back to normal soon Gerhard. See Gerhard's portraits at http://ritterart.blogspot.com.au/
The afternoon sun was getting low at the Goolwa railway siding and long shadows were being cast along the tracks. It did get a bit chilly sitting in the shade but well worth it. I have seen this spot a few times and now at last I have painted it. Railway siding - Goolwa - 30x30cm acrylic on linen board.
No doubt the most picturesque major railway station in Australia, Flinders Street Station in Melbourne gets a typical drenching. Looking west along Flinders Street, the traditional tram completes the picture. Flinders Street Station - 30x30cm acrylic on board.
Granite Island is joined to the mainland at Victor Harbor in South Australia by a long jetty-like walkway. If you've visited Victor Harbor chances are that you have walked over to the island or caught one of the horse-drawn carriages. Untill about 20 years ago the island was home to a colony of Wallabies. Granite Island - Victor Harbor - acrylic on canvas - 100x20cm
Flinders Street, Adelaide has an interesting mix of older and new buildings that are even more interesting in the rain. Flinders Street Showers - acrylic on board - 60x60cm Available at Artworx Gallery, Goolwa
Pedestrians cross the road at the Waymouth, Pirie St crossing in Adelaide. Waymouth St reflections - 30x30cm acrylic on linen board. Available at Loreto Spring Art - September 2013 See Youtube demo below
Looking through the arches of the Adelaide Town Hall is one of my favourite places to paint. Framed in the darkened arches the Plane trees and reflective pavement bursts out in light. Magical Medina - 90x60cm - acrylic on board.
I completed two demonstration paintings at the Blackwood Art Show yesterday afternoon. I probably over committed myself to doing two works, but it was fun and challenging. The paintings are for sale at the show for the rest of the week or until they sell.