Thursday, July 5, 2012

In the studio

It's that time of year again....focused studio time. I'm working on paintings for my next solo exhibition, a series inspired by a trip earlier this year to the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain National Park in Tasmania. With a couple of months to complete works for the exhibition I'm focused on productive time...trying not to look outside at the garden and glorious sunshine...

A friend and fellow artist Sue Beyer posted a link this morning that showed a number of artist studio set ups. These are a couple from my studio this I must get back to the painting.

Out of the studio

Gymea lilies are flowering outside my studio window at the moment. The first image was taken on the winter solstice and the second yesterday. It's been wonderful watching honeyeaters dipping into the flowers for nectar the last week. They are very flighty whilst exposed on the flower tops, quickly darting back into the cover of a nearby tree. This image was taken through the window flyscreen so it's a bit fuzzy. In the vegie garden it's birds galore with Willy Wagtails, Fantails, Silvereyes, Wrens, Double-barred finches and my first sighting of a beautiful Eastern Spinebill in the garden. The Brahminy Kite still visits a couple of times a week and the Brush turkeys have started making expeditions in the garden again. It's a lovely time of year to be outside in the garden.