Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tree planting

On Saturday I joined community volunteers for a morning of tree planting at Elanda Plains in the Noosa Biosphere reserve. Supported by Noosa and District Landcare, CO2 Australia, and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service; the trees planted form part of the Australian Government's national 20 Million Trees Programme. After a couple of hours it was great to look up at the green tinge and image a future forest.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Life on the edge - Noosa National Park

For me, wet days are perfect for exploring rock pools on the ocean edge. Rich earthy hues in rock plates are saturated and dense contrasting against pools of reflected light. So many patterns to explore in the lines of geology, wave action and dwellers. This vacant little crab shell, bobbing on a pool's surface was one delight.

Plein air days

I returned to Wahpunga School Park in Kin Kin this week to work plein air alongside Kin Kin creek with Helena. After the past weeks storms, the creek pools were fuller and rippled to the sounds of fish, dragon and damselflies. Spending time working in locations engages all my senses, bringing the feeling of each environment into the marks I make and final works. I'm starting to see a body of work develop for my solo show Life on the edge, on at Noosa Regional Gallery in September next year.
Thanks for a lovely day Helena.

Morning tracks

Noosa beach, early morning walk with tracks from resident creatures.

Tewantin National Park

The tiny flower of a Lomandra species.

In October I joined a 'Walk and Talk' at Tewantin National Park. I've driven past the entrance to this Park many times without venturing in, so it was great to hear Marc Russell speak about understorey growth and plants of its different ecosystems.
Hosted by Noosa and District Landcare the group included many locals with an impressive knowledge of native flora. Thanks for a lovely and informative morning.

A Spangled drongo joined us for part of the walk.