This is a plein air painting made a Birchgrove on Sydney Harbour. The Blues Point Tower is seen by many as an eyesore because of it’s somewhat arrogant and intrusive location on one of Sydney’s beautiful headlands but I like it’s simple Modernist lines and colour. It, like the Harbour Bridge behind it, is a part of our history.
This is looking south towards Coogee from Clovelly when the waves were huge and the sea was churning
Bendalong is a place I have to return to on a regular basis.
All my changes were there. – Neil Young.
I’ve been asked why so many of these pictures have the vertical and horizontal drips running through them. Firstly, it’s a pictorial device, it makes the work more interesting to me and allows me to introduce more colour. I often paint from my photographs but I’m not trying to paint my photographs. On another level, it allows me to suggest the forces that bring about change in a landscape- water, gravity and heat over time. Everything is in a state of flux, nothing remains the same and anyone who goes to a beach on a regular basis can’t help but notice.