After booking an art weekend workshop way back in February and having the date changed and put forward 3 times, (I’m sure you know why!!!). At long last it happened and last weekend we spent a glorious 2 days immersed in art with 9 other creatives and an excellent tutor. Don Milner guided us through the process of painting a seascape in a studio that looked out over the beach and ocean.
Here is Don demonstrating his technique, and his finished painting. Such an iconic Gold Coast ocean. Then it was our turn…
These are still works in progress. The challenge is now to finish them without the help of Don looking over my shoulder…
It is now mid spring and summer is on the horizon. This month, unlike last month when I open the door and stepped outside, instead of the stench of bush fire smoke, the beautiful and overwhelming scent of the star jasmine fills the air.
Can you spot the butterfly intoxicated with the smell.
As the weather is rapidly warming, the tropical plants are starting to flaunt their beauty.
The predominate colour of summer in our garden is a fiery red. But the star of the show this month is this climbing BAUHINIA corymbosa. Butterfly Vine. It never fails to put on a very flamboyant show.
The tropical water lilies are now flowering and their area is surrounded by some of Jack’s whimsical creations.
I was delighted to see the magnificent King Parrot back in residence.
The months certainly seem to be flying by and now the end of this strange year is in sight. Thanks Sue for guiding us through with the opportunity to record each months passing with your “changing seasons” challenge.