Artist's Palette

Country Cottage

We had a wonderful summer at Mudgee, and I am painting in a paddock with dry grass about a metre high. I have a good view of my subject – the original homestead built on our property about 100 years ago.

I am deliberately sitting with the sun to the front of me, to avoid light shining on the surface of the painting. The play of light on the house enables the geometric shapes of the roof to contrast with the rounded forms of trees. A soft atmosphere forms a good backdrop, giving the scene a lot of

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