I seem to be on a bit of a roll in redoing older pieces. This one WAS half of a diptych entitled Spring Song. Now? It’s a painting about my not being able to properly play all the musical instruments I own.  Scratched in the paint with pencil it says:

‘T.W. and M.W. play guitars. All kinds. W.E.W., too. R.W.W. plays a mouth harp on occasion. I own a uke. I don’t know how to play it. I own a guitar. I don’t know how to play it. I had an accordian I didn’t know how to play. I own a harmonica on which I cannot play a tune. Piano? Nope. I paint. I listen. I imagine.”

(F word, did I misspell ‘accordian’?????)Imagining 150


A NEW changed one. Got that? IF YOU LONG ENOUGH

You’ve seen this before but I did some subtle changes before taking it in to Catherine at Unsettled yesterday. Added a slight glaze, then more white and a little blurb. As I recall it says something like: Her longing kept pushing her in her pursuit of white.

Most of you have already seen it on my FaceBook page, but for those who haven’t…

If you long enough 150


Morning, Dave mentioned the posting changes in the blog recently and I thought I’d mention it too. When I go to post it comes up calling it a draft with no editing options, no way of making text bold or add hyperlinks etc.

You can get around this by typing in your post heading, type a couple of words in the content field, and then click ‘save draft’. Immediately underneath is your draft and you click on this and it opens up into the proper editing/posting window with all the whizzy options.

When you post photos you can also tell them to open in new windows if you like. Hover over the top left of the photo in your draft and you get 2 icons including a pencil. Click this and a box appears and you see all sorts of options including a tick box ‘open in new window’.

The end.

More about drawings

Hi, the drawing of the blond was a copy of a Ryden figure. I have been copying many Ryden images. ( trying to learn something from him). I have this thing about the oceans becoming so toxic that the fish are turning into plastic. If I was to name my little drawing I would call it ‘been fishing’ after Ryden.c x image

In the zone

Hey, it looks like the WBHD-onesies have been busy making art and gathering ideas, great to see a flurry of posts from y’all 😀

I posted this piece a few weeks back, mid ramble, and now it’s finished and entered in our regional art awards. Be nice to be selected for it’s touring show, lots of stiff competition but it’s good to dream occasionally.

‘Orange Zone Survivor, After Rain’ 91x91cm Oil on Canvas


The piece had to be accompanied by a statement of how it addressed this year’s theme of ‘Vital Signs‘ and so here it be:

This painting emerged following a year of creating works centred around the Queensland bottle tree, dotted around the paddocks and on the ridgelines near my home.

The North Burnett and neighbouring Bundaberg landscapes were both temporarily and permanently changed by the 2013 floods, where vital signs of life existed beside, and amongst, scenes of utter devastation.

The ‘zone’ colours reference the Regional Ecosystem maps used by all property owners to manage their land. Within these maps, pockets of remnant treasures are documented by colour to create a picture of surviving habitats. Essentially, they are maps of vital signs of life across all Queensland landscapes.

A utopian, post-rain palette works to build a romantic notion of what is past and what remains, and heralds the vital signs of the survivor who sings out from a busy and vibrant landscape.