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April 28, 2010

Longjohns and Ugg Boots.

Filed under: art,Uncategorized — by artbythepaintedbrush @ 11:04 am
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Just popped a couple of photos on of my neighbours over the back fence.  I love the middle photo myself. The last photo is the view as you leave the hardware store, really lovely. Not far from here is a really old house, abandoned, which I think would make a lovely painting.

I don’t know how the cow went from the previous post giving birth to her calf she wasn’t there next morning so can only hope all went well for her and they are both in warmer surroundings as last night and today has been really cold, with icy winds.  A sign of what winters like up here, and we still have over a month to go before it officially starts.  I huddled in a ball under the doona all night, in between getting up and throwing something else over my dog,  he’s not that intelligent at times and thinks by pushing his blankets etc around and laying on top of them he’ll be warmer. So this morning he was laying on TOP of,  a doona, a blanket, 2 coats of mine and a jumper of mine all hastily put on him each time I woke to check he was covered.   The van gets very cold, but wow the tent would have been totally freezing.  Actually today its kinda blowing in the wind, really need to take it down properly tomorrow and put it up again before it takes off, which it looks like its going to do.  I know I’m going to invest in some longjohns,  fleecy gloves and a pair of ugg boots before winter sets in properly, found a site for dog apparell today so think he’ll be getting the same kind of things.  Apparently a lot of the people living around here still have the old fireplaces for log fires in their homes and make use of them in the winter months here, what a beautiful sight they are, I don’t think too many things have a more welcoming look on a cold winters night.  When I see some of the winter temperatures in other countries I know we are still very lucky here compared to them.

Tomorrow I am hoping to do some work on a couple of paintings I really want to finish, after lugging them around in the car for awhile it will be nice to see a bit more paint on them.


  1. The pictures are are nice and would make a lovely painting. But my goodness woman. The both of you, please stay warm. And do your best to keep warm food inside you.
    Where are you anyway?

    Comment by adamscorner — April 28, 2010 @ 11:31 am |Reply

    • Haha, yep longjohns, we’re having a cold snap at the moment, its not normally this cold til winter. Came in quickly before any one had a chance to get used to it. We’re in the hills (Australia), but only about 15km’s from one of the coldest spots in the state.
      I agree, especially with the middle picture, I think would make a really lovely painting. I think I might try it soon. I’ve never painted an oil with a brush only a palette knife, so might give it a try.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — April 28, 2010 @ 1:50 pm |Reply

  2. These are beautiful pictures and would make wonderful subjects for your landscape paintings. I like that middle one for the cows and the third for the trees.

    Comment by lesliepaints — April 28, 2010 @ 3:33 pm |Reply

    • Hi Leslie, I was thinking the same thing myself after looking at them. Mix them together into the one painting. The trees through the hills here are really beautiful, we’re not that far really from Heysens Trail.

      Comment by artbythepaintedbrush — April 29, 2010 @ 5:24 pm |Reply

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