Rymill Stallions Inside is a deep moody painting designed to get the viewer to think about wine, reflections and composition.  By placing the bottle on polished concrete and using a dark background the coloured objects create a stark contrast.

Rymill Stallions Inside is a deep moody painting designed to get the viewer to think about wine, reflections and composition. By placing the bottle on polished concrete and using a dark background the coloured objects create a stark contrast.

Three Rivers Shiraz, oil on fine cotton duck.  This wine is almost impossible to buy in Australia due to its popularity overseas.

Three Rivers Shiraz, oil on fine cotton duck. This wine is almost impossible to buy in Australia due to its popularity overseas.

As an artist and a lover of wine, I have recently started thinking of new ways to present something I really like. Combining wine and art seemed so logical I wonder why I never really thought about it much, earlier in my life. Here is a bottle of Chris Ringland Shiraz, a very difficult subject to paint because of the fine font attached directly to the bottle creating some wonderful, not so easily overcome challenges.

As an artist and a lover of wine, I have recently started thinking of new ways to present something I really like. Combining wine and art seemed so logical I wonder why I never really thought about it much, earlier in my life. Here is a bottle of Chris Ringland Shiraz, a very difficult subject to paint because of the fine font attached directly to the bottle creating some wonderful, not so easily overcome challenges.

The venerable Australian 4X tinny.  The can of pleasure.  Oil paint on milled aluminium sheet.

The venerable Australian 4X tinny. The can of pleasure. Oil paint on milled aluminium sheet.

Discovering at the age of 59 that "my" genre may include all things where age, hard use, the weather or mishap have taken its toll on the subject, this painting fits the bill. I found this abandoned wharf in Tasmania where anything metal was rusted and falling apart and I just had to fall in love with it and paint it.  A small web joins the bollard to the concrete wharf and a space sits between them large enough for spiders and other insects to live comfortably.

Discovering at the age of 59 that "my" genre may include all things where age, hard use, the weather or mishap have taken its toll on the subject, this painting fits the bill. I found this abandoned wharf in Tasmania where anything metal was rusted and falling apart and I just had to fall in love with it and paint it. A small web joins the bollard to the concrete wharf and a space sits between them large enough for spiders and other insects to live comfortably.

My brother dabbles in photography and snapped the shot a Swamp Bittern near Cairns.  I used the photo as a reference for this painting.

My brother dabbles in photography and snapped the shot a Swamp Bittern near Cairns. I used the photo as a reference for this painting.

Zebra painted in oils on fine cotton duck.  I hope this painting creates some confusion as the stripes change direction as the zebra's head moves across the animal's body. The zebra's ears add to the ocular confusion.

Zebra painted in oils on fine cotton duck. I hope this painting creates some confusion as the stripes change direction as the zebra's head moves across the animal's body. The zebra's ears add to the ocular confusion.

I was going to bang on about loss of habitat but thought I'd stay positive and point out that these little birds will thrive even when they're not allowed in.

I was going to bang on about loss of habitat but thought I'd stay positive and point out that these little birds will thrive even when they're not allowed in.

Portrait of Dianne. Oils on fine cotton duck.

Portrait of Dianne. Oils on fine cotton duck.

Seagull painted from a photo I took at Coffs Harbour.  Painted in oil on fine cotton duck.

Seagull painted from a photo I took at Coffs Harbour. Painted in oil on fine cotton duck.

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