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The Rooster

The Rooster

I finished this painting earlier this year before I went home to take care of my mum but only now have I had the time to blog about it.  It is June and in the Chinese Lunar calendar we have just passed into the fifth month of the Year of the Rooster. Being a Rooster...
An on-going art project

An on-going art project

  This is where my ‘office’ will be from now till October.  It has been my unfinished canvas for the past 18 years. Through trial and error, I have learned a lot working with this garden.  Good results have come from hard work and loving care and this...
Harvest Song

Harvest Song

The idea for this painting came to me one day when I was looking out my window and saw this huge bully of a Robin chasing off a small chickadee so that it could have the berries on the Pyracantha bush all to itself.  It was mid-autumn and the bush was just overladen...
Time-out

Time-out

For two months and more I had been called back to Malaysia to take care of my mother who had suffered from a stroke.  She has always been a very independent woman and so it was very difficult to see her motionless and helpless lying in her hospital bed.  After her...
A time and canvas for everything

A time and canvas for everything

] For those who paint, you will understand what I mean when I say that there is a painting for every canvas.  Some years ago, I took pictures of some really beautiful bromeliads while vacationing in Hawai’i but since then I had no success in painting them.  It...
Old gum trees of Mernda

Old gum trees of Mernda

I see a lot of good things when I travel in Australia and one of them is the government’s effort to preserve old gum trees of which many of them are older than the day when the colonists arrived from England.  Developers work around the really old ones and make...

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