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Monday, October 5, 2015

Like an arrow through the heart...

 Never to be seen again.. nothing makes you die
Like an arrow through the heart... Bee Gee's

We've all had our heart broken at least once right! I've seen this mural so many times on Newcastle St. but as it's mostly business parking on this busy road I haven't stopped. I really like it so last week I made the effort to find a park and take a few pics.  Painted on a wall adjoining an overgrown vacant plot and with the weather a little cloudy it was the perfect touch of pathos don't you think :) Did I mention that after a weekend of painting every muscle in my body hurts, it's true! Hope your weekend was/is a little more relaxing than mine, happy new week, take care and stay safe...

Sunday, October 4, 2015

There's painting.. and then there's painting!

So many brilliant and highly diverse portraits! You can see the winners of the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture here. Although I could take photos it was suggested I not take close-ups of individual portraits, rather wide views, that's fair, I was just happy to be able to show how wonderful these works look hanging in the beautiful space that is the city Linton and Kay Gallery. Some of my favs were the portrait of Tom Gleisner, to the left above, by Sam Deakins and the beyond fabulous portrait of Nic Naitanui who apart from being a pretty good footy player :) is an all round good guy and a positive role-model. Painted by Jerome Davenport who's work you have seen here many times.. pull it in and have a closer look, so good!

Do you recognize Janet Holmes a Court renowned Australian businesswoman and philanthropist by artist Rachel Coad and the strong image of Burt Admiral by contemporary portrait artist Joshua Miels, pull it in and have a closer look, stunning.

Always good to see young artists encouraged.

As for moi, if you've been wondering where I've been and what I've been up to this weekend.. up a ladder with a paintbrush in my hand not painting portraits :) All this exertion has to stop, it's bloody blooming exhausting! Big catch up today.. happy Sunday, take care and stay safe... p.s. I bet you're out there having a fun weekend right!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Salon Des Refusés...

In the city yesterday to see the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture exhibition at the Linton and Kay Galleries on St. Georges Terrace, more about that tomorrow, slipped over to Brookfield Place to see portraits in the Salon des Refuses exhibition.  A 'stand-alone exhibition of works that narrowly miss out on being finalists of the highly acclaimed Black Swan Prize'. Brookfield Place is all glass and mirrors, perfect for reflections :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever you're up to, take care and stay safe...
Visit James here to see more reflections from around the world..

Friday, October 2, 2015

Geisha in Leederville..

Ever since I read the novel Shogun by James Clavell I've been a little fascinated by the tradition of the Giesha. On the way home yesterday we stopped in Leederville where I spotted this gorgeous beauty in a cafe along Oxford St. I'm a little late for Monday Mural :) but couldn't resist anyway. If I'd had time I would have popped in and asked about the artist, but it was a quick click in passing which was a bit of a shame, would have liked to give a mention. Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

'Shelter' under the sun!

The October theme for City Daily Photo members is 'Shelter'. Here in Australia one of the biggest dangers is the relentless sun.. there's just too much of it! Some may not see this as a bad thing and when you think of the world situation, the bigger picture, it really isn't.. if you are aware and take precautions. Even though we're in the middle of spring we've already had a few 30/31C days, what better way to protect than with an easy to erect Cancer Council approved Cabana. I would have loved to show a gorgeous umbrella in the rain shot, but right now they're as rare as hen's teeth :) hoping to see some from the Northern Hemisphere bloggers. Happy 1st of October, where has this year gone, take care and stay safe...
See more 'shelter' shots from around the world here..

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blood Moon Modified!

O...M...G! My jungle garden is trying to kill me! Here I am back after three days of weeding, chopping back, fertilizing, checking reticulation.. in other words getting ready for summer, I can honestly say I'm knackered :) but triumphant! Did you see the Blood Moon? I was lucky enough to get a super clear view of it hanging low in the sky over my back garden on Monday night, not so lucky to get a clear shot but have had a wee bit of fun interpreting it my way. Looking forward to seeing what you've been up to today, happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Aspects of Kings Park...à bientôt!

Aimee and I were up with the sparrows yesterday morning, she missed out on last weekend's visit to Kings Park and wanted to take detail photos of the wildflowers for her blog, wait till you see them, fantastique! Leaving the close-ups to Aimee I enjoyed taking the wider view.. recognise the 'royal funky trunk' in the reflection below :) and to the right and above the gorgeous Bella Umbrellas adorning the entrance to Aspects of Kings Park..

We had breakfast in the Botanical Cafe, thanks Aimee :) overlooking the city and below the view looking back up to the cafe with Fraser's Restaurant to the right..

Pretty fab views out across the Swan River..

Yes, that IS Elizabeth Quay you can see through there.. not looking :)

Much better :)

This wonderful bench with the Banksia leaf design along the back sits at the entrance to the Banksia Garden and also overlooks the fountain above. I mentioned in my last post that it's been a while since I 'tended' my jungle garden, so as it's a long weekend I think I may take time out to do just that, and a million other things also :) I'll catch up next week, until then have a brilliant weekend, take care and stay safe..

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