Feb 26, 2015

Running Cool and Deep


I loved the tall, soft grass and the intense detail in the foliage in this view at Macquarie Woods. But it was very hot, and I had set up my table in the open very early. Soon the sun was overhead and I was sweltering! And the acrylic paint was drying as it touched the canvas.

So the finishing was done on my verandah, this afternoon.

I can't use my studio yet, as it is not finished! I have pics of its progress on my other blog: onepaintingeveryotherday.blogspot.com.au.

"Running Cool and Deep" by Shirley Peters
Acrylic on Canvas
60cm x 90cm

Feb 13, 2015

Gold Light in the Afternoon


Macquarie Woods, NSW, is a 'demonstration' pine plantation in country NSW. A section of the property is reserved for camping. We spent our first night there in our brand-new motorhome. There were no facilities like electricity or wi-fi. It was just us, parked beside this small lake. 
The warm afternoon light on the distant hills, and the large expanse of reflective water was so inviting, I painted it till sunset.

We had a steep leaning curve that night: parking on a level spot was important if you wanted a good night's sleep. Also the electrical outlets didn't work if your van is not plugged in to 240 volts: so no coffee!

"Gold Light in the Afternoon"
by Shirley Peters
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper 300gsm 50cm x 38cm



Aug 2, 2014

Breakaway Caught


Le Tour de France
Watercolour painting 
Approx 24 x 32cm on paper
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The tour is over, but I'm still addicted to painting the riders and the action.

Jul 13, 2014

"On Their Own"


This is one of my annual series of Le Tour de France paintings. 
I try to paint at least one every day of the tour.
If you want to see me painting, search for my name, and you will find me in an episode of "Colour in Your Life".

Watercolor on paper 24 cm x 32 cm (9.4" x 12.6")
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Jul 12, 2014

Giant-Shimano Team Joy


An Original Painting of Le Tour de France
by Shirley Peters

Perfect finish for Kittel is being celebrated by his lead out man at the back. Very exciting!!

Watercolor on paper 24 cm x 32 cm (9.4" x 12.6")
Posted Flat, supported with foam core board.
Painted on 8th July 2014

This is the second in my annual series of Le Tour de France paintings. 
I try to paint at least one every day of the tour.
If you want to see me painting, search for my name, and you will find me in an episode of "Colour in Your Life".

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Stage 2- On The Turn



An Original Painting of Le Tour de France
by Shirley Peters

Stage two was spectacular: such huge crowds! And a frantic pace in the last half of the race.
This view of a breakaway cyclist typifies the individual nature of cycling: 
such personal effort as shown here, even though it is a team event.

Watercolor on paper 24 cm x 32 cm (9.4" x 12.6")
Posted Flat, supported with foam core board.
Painted on 8th July 2014

This is the second in my annual series of Le Tour de France paintings. 
I try to paint at least one every day of the tour.
If you want to see me painting, search for my name, and you will find me in an episode of "Colour in Your Life".

Sold 
PS: The painting will fit a standard Ikea frame. "Riba"

Jun 20, 2014

Big brush easy painting technique




Graeme Stevenson's TV show (Season 7 episode 11) featuring ME! Who'd a thought?

Jun 14, 2014

My painting demo on TV (in Australia)



Just a quick post to say that I will be on TV on Sunday night (Eastern Australian Time +10), painting  a view of the harbour from Lavender Bay. The show is called "Colour in Your Life" and it is on Free-to-Air  Channel 4ME at 6.30 pm But you can watch it (now or anytime) from the Colour In Your Life web site: http://www.colourinyourlife.com.au/tv-show/item/264-shirley-peters


Jun 10, 2014

The Traverse


I have been retouching this work that I started in 2010. It was spotted on my web site, and requested by email. It's Murphy's Law that if you remove only some paintings from their stretchers and roll the canvases for storage, one of these paintings will be chosen for viewing by a client!! So I stapled it back onto a stretcher, and delivered it to the new home to see if they liked it. They did, so I fetched it back, retouched the paintwork to my now higher standard, and it's ready to be professionally framed.  I really like the subject, as it is where I used to ski in Perisher, NSW. So glad that it is going to a new, stylish home.

Size: 150cm x 95cm (approx) Oil on Canvas. Sold.

Jun 5, 2014

30 minutes of fame!!


"Colour in my Life"



Here I am being filmed by a TV production company 
that makes the "Colour in Your Life"  TV Series. 
My episode will be aired June 15th 2014. 

Initially I was going to be painting in our boat: but it ended up being too small for the crew, so I arrived and left via the boat, and painted on the shore. It was fun chatting to the host, Graeme Stevenson, while I was painting. But, I have no idea how it will turn out!

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