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The old St Pauls church at Castle Hill

circa 1850s

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Country show

Usually the highlight of the year
in country town NSW

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Bay window

When I first came to Sydney I stayed at
a 1920s Art deco house in Chatswood

Typically they had bay windows

This was my bay window together with
paraphernalia typical of the artist
as a young man!

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Chess

Can be quite stressful as shown in this picture
A must for chess fanatics

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Empress of Australia

Ships and ferries are so functional -
nothing is useless or wasted.

Built in Australia it started the Sydney
to Tasmania run in 1965

At that time the largest passenger
ferry in the world

There's beauty in functionality
and the Wabi crack

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A fine romance 1

Lester Ralph was the Norman Rockwell of
"feel good" art in the early 20thC

Born in 1877 he travelled well and studied art in
a number of European cities including London.

These 12 paintings are called "a fine romance"
covering friendship, engagement, marriage
and of course their first child

Dated 1916-1918

They were chums at school

They are partners at his college dance

They spend long afternoons at the river

She wears his ring

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A fine romance 2

He takes her to the opera

They plight their troth

The day of days - they are married

The honeymoon amongst the hills

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A fine romance 3

They settle in their new home
They prepare for the big event
The baby draws them closer
Their cup of happiness is full


The trio in A2 for $120

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Fishing boat

Something whimsical after the
Swiss-German artist Paul Klee
1879-1940

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Five bells

My take on Kenneth Slessor's
famous poem written in 1939

The definitive version is John Olsen's
  (1963) in the foyer of the Opera House.

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Flag city

Inspired by my daughter's lego
flag city is the same lego
structure from four
different perspectives

Some wabi at no extra cost

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Garden of eden

People keep asking me
"what did the garden of eden look like?"

Thought the best answer was
to paint the garden of eden for
everybody to see

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Luke in greenhouse

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Outdoor furniture

Yep - those backyard table and chairs
have been neglected in art far too long!

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Pueblo village

Love the way the Pueblo indians carved their
dwellings into red sandstone cliff faces.

About 600 cliff face dwellings have
national heritage protection in
Mesa Verde Colorado.

Necessity equals functional architecture
and functional architecture is beautiful architecture

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The sleeping qypsy

Time for some Henri Rousseau 1844-1910
A French naive painter who painted a
numberof topical and jungle scenes.

This is one of the great paintings of modern times
The desert is crackling with atmosphere

What will happen next?

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Typewriter

Typewriters don't feature much in art
Yet this state of the art Facit was
king of typewriter design many
years ago

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Woman in greenhouse

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Carnaval - Rousseau

Time for another of Rousseau's
great naive paintings

Carnaval is full of atmosphere

See how important the small
black cloud is on the left

Take it away and the electrifying
atmosphere disappears!

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Spirit of the 40s

Based on a Saturday Evening Post
advertisement fo the good life and
hope in the 194os

Plenty of Wabi in this one









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Light falling on bright
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Harbour bridge 1




Thinks to do with discarded
plastic wrappings
Easter egg case magically turned into a night light




 

Harbour bridge 2




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