Paint in the River

Plein-air painting is not all beer and skittles. Rocks can be cold, ill-placed and tracks not easily negotiable.  This week three of us have broken out the gear and headed inland. The Shoalhaven River once again provides a haven for painting.

We spread ourselves out along the river bank and take in what we can while the light and the conditions are good.


Carla broke out the binoculars looking for birds, Jane threw ink at a scroll using a stick and I perched on a pinkish rock and broke out the sketch book.

Once again the old mill as a base was perfect and of a  night still lives flickered in firelight and pools of mellow red and gentle jazz.

There are times when it all comes together and this week has been magic. The weather, the company, the wine.  With any luck we will all go home with a few more works and know a little more about painting and a lot more about the river.


6 thoughts on “Paint in the River

    • Morning Chris, it’s currently 1 degree here – very crisp but will reach 20. It was so hot yesterday by the river we were tempted for a plunge! Back to the coast to survey the damage soon. Cheers Sue

    • Thanks Ray! That’s amazing. I remember seeing your work in Art Monthly…loved it. This is the second painting trip I’ve taken to Braidwood. We just love Bombay Rock and the local dogs know us pretty well now. I can see why artists are drawn there. We stayed at the Old Mill in town which is just inspiring too. Glad to see a community arts building, sad to see the little art shop closed. We’ll take you up on that tea next year. Cheers Sue

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