Thursday, April 21, 2011

Autumn in Ballarat

This year the trees are turning the most incredible colours, after years of drought when the leaves have fallen before colouring now they are absolutely spectacular.
I did a quick sketch of the trees on the far side of the oval at the school we were staying in.
Had a wonderful few days, the class with Cas Holmes from the UK was interesting with many new ideas now buzzing around in my head.
I hope to get some paintings done in the next few days, although as it is Easter perhaps it wont happen until later.
I am terribly tired and have washed and tidied and tried to get everything unpacked, although not put away completely and my work room needs another good clean so I can find stuff.
Lots of friends met and made, lots to think about as well.
Only draw back is the time it takes to get there, at least 8 1/2 hours over due to slow traffic and road works, thank goodness not as bad coming home but after 6 days of workshops and not sleeping well it takes time to get over things.
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Suztats said...

Rest and take it easy, Penny. Have a Happy Easter.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think these sort of things are only really appreciated when one has caught up on jobs, sleep etc. and then you can look back and enjoy the memory.

Julie said...

Now, see...this is what I am talking about. How I wish I could just sit down and draw out a scene so simply and turn it into a masterpeice with watercolor! You are amazing...I just love this!!!

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Ballarat is an interesting place but often very cool. We plan to go to Torquay for a couple of days but I dread all the packing needed just for overnight and meals for eight or more, and tomorrow morning is very very busy before we go. Today most of us went to Bells Beach to watch the Rip Curl surfing.