Monthly Archives: August 2012

Leaving the Island

On my last evening, a mill pond sea, I must go out one more time. Past the wallaby tracks, past the tiny shore shells, …out onto the mirror mill pond sea. Over the Spider Crabs ,and the glint eyed Shovelnose … Continue reading

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The Elderly White Owl Visitor

On Tuesday evening, after being at the Fine Art KI gallery, I visited my old friend , Mrs Maureen P, who is now in her eighty nineth year. It was for the pleasure of her conversation and to draw her … Continue reading

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The Samphire Meadows, I did mean to go to sea.

On Tuesday morning I saw there was a high tide which would soon be on the turn. I packed my painting books and provisions into the kayak and set sail, or paddle, to the samphire meadows. (At the western end … Continue reading

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Edition printing the wrens etching, in Jenny’s studio.

Today I editioned the Mt Lofty Southern Emu Wrens etching on my Sister in law Jenny’s press.Through the open door is the garden in it’s beautiful early spring growth. I grew up here , on this farm.The old gate, once … Continue reading

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Nepean Bay, the beach of my heart.

I am staying in a beautiful home on Nepean Bay, while being the artist in residence at Fine Art KI. The Stewart family who work in Timor very generously let me stay here when I come to the Island . … Continue reading

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Pictures at an exhibition.

In the Kangaroo Island Fine Art Gallery are fine paintings and glass work of my family. A little showing of them on my weblog… My sister in law Jenny Clapson’s painting,..Dusk-Between awakening and dusk. This is my husband Glen Ash’s … Continue reading

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Visiting the Glossy Black Cockatoos on Kangaroo Island.

This is a detail of one of my etchings showing the Cockies, feeding on the Sheoak cones. The location of the cockies on the Island is kept almost secret, to avoid disturbance to the colony. There have been new nesting … Continue reading

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