Tag: Alpine Region Victoria

A little bit of Harrietville, Victoria

Howdy all,

I finished up another two paintings.. ie, they were almost finished and had been sitting around for a while so I knocked them over tonight.

They are both of farm land in and around Harrietville, Victoria, a most wonderful part of the world… as long as fire doesn’t get to it of course. These are were painted from photos onto those canvas covered panels. Just small lighting/mood studies really.


I’ve included a short series of wip’s for the second one..



I know it’s a big jump from the one above to the one below.. I didn’t shoot the intervening stages, sorry!



I may have acted too soon here.. the far right bg of the ‘final’ version needs a temp swing back towards the cooler side, like the version before it, AND those strokes need breaking up.. oh well, live and learn. You can see that I signed it last year..

It’s like naming your digital files, matte_painting_FINAL-6.7_Really_final_this_time_v4_revised2_this-IS-IT_DONE.tif.

Never put the word final in your file names or sign your work…Ever!

Painting – Work in Progress: Mt Buffalo Snow Gum

Howdy all, I thought I should start showing some ‘painting work in progress’ images. This one is an oil painting, 30″ x 30″. It’s of a Snow gum that I photographed up on Mt Buffalo .. (http://tinyurl.com/aorgsb ) in November last year. Mt Buffalo is on the Myrtleford side of Bright in Victoria’s alpine region. A very beautiful part of the world..

Anyway, here are the first 5 pics as I’d started the painting a while ago. Finally got some time to paint again as the matte painting I did for the film Knowing is complete and approved and the book cover for Matt Reilly’s next book, The 5 Greatest Warriors was also approved this week.. I’ll show those at a later date!

But for now, the paintings…