Well I’ve just returned from a week of painting on King Island with some friends, and it was such a good time that I think I’ll try to make it an annual event! The ingredients are all there – a stunning island with equally dramatic, serene, bucolic and varied scenery, lots of fine local artists with divergent styles and mediums, and to boot – my mother’s family home and her beautiful holiday units AND gallery for showing the work in after all our painting expeditions!

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Badger Box Creek
(watercolour)

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First painting day, Badger Box.

We were lucky to have some beautifully warm weather on the island, and after a swim at YellowRock Beach I did this watercolour of the gleaming white sand and dunes.

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Yellow Rock Beach
(watercolour)

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Back of the Dunes, Yellow Rock
(watercolour)

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Sophie sketching at City of Melbourne Bay
(watercolour)

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Sophie’s lovely oil of City of Melbourne Bay.

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The food of King Island is justly famous – this was one particularly extravagant lunch, locally caught crayfish…

Seal Rocks is one of the most dramatic landscapes on the island, and we all perched on the rugged cliffs and took on the views…

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Seal Rocks
(watercolour)

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Seal Rocks
(watercolour)

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Up on the Slip, Currie Harbour
(watercolour)

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Opening night, putting our week’s work on the wall.
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Diane’s painting of City of Melbourne, watercolour.

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We three visiting artists at the exhibition opening night, Sophie Dunlop, Diane Mah and myself.

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