A lot has happened on the family front in these parts in the past few weeks. Mostly good things, some a bit mixed.

In the last few days however it’s been all GO in a thousand other directions. I have been reunited with my paint brushes, re-acquainted with the gymnasium, had high-tech brother’s emergency help with an inoperative modem, painfully long conversations with an overseas worker chasing up tel-co issues and two new toilets installed. Too much info?

On Monday, my first day back in the studio for about a month, I felt free, fresh and giddy enough to add some figures to three paintings.

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

There is also a dog in the Olive grove, but it’s difficult to spot at this resolution.

Philippa Robert

The third painting is a more radical change, so I’ll post the before and after versions.

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

Philippa Robert, Adelaide South Australia

So that’s it, so far……

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  1. neowatercolour says:

    Glad to hear you’re not resting on your laurels, Philippa 🙂 Wow, that 3rd painting is a radical change – what prompted this ?
    I think my favourite of these is the Olive Grove. Well done allround, Victoria xx

  2. Aline says:

    Nifty recession in the olive grove. You are so good at simplifying your landscapes. I suppose that comes from painting the sea, which is impossibly complicated.

  3. seascapesaus says:

    Probably mild-complete abandon, V! The whole thing is a fabrication, so I just added in. I do a bit of gazing from the balcony (although I don’t look like that of course). Glad you like the Olive Grove, thanks, Philippa

  4. seascapesaus says:

    Thanks Aline! I like rows of things, even if they are not very tidy. This painting is quite small 10×8″, so that controls it!

  5. brushneedleandwhisk says:

    Lovely paintings Philippa, you’re very brave to go back and add in extra detail, the 3rd painting was an especially dramatic addition. They all look lovely though, I think the Olive Grove is my favourite too 🙂

  6. Helen says:

    i love your self potrait gazing out, and yes it is. The olive groves too are captured as my memory has them embedded. Great to see these.

  7. seascapesaus says:

    Thanks Rachael. That’s the flexibility of acrylics. Just go back and bung it on, and even take a toothbrush to it if it doesn’t work. After a time away from painting I am feeling a bit less precious about my work, particularly the landscapes!

  8. seascapesaus says:

    Thanks Helen. Glad the olive grove matched your memory! You must have a good very long term memory – that’s all I can say about the other one… Great to hear from you.

  9. seascapesaus says:

    Thanks for your comment John. Yes, I agree. The first one was empty. I think I feel a phase coming on!

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