Selected Works: Old Series

Fortunately I added these images while they were still on the walls at the Leichhardt studio. Most of them were destroyed in the studio cleanout.  It’s amazing the think how much time and effort went into these paintings, and the absolute uselessness of painting, especially painting badly.  But if you don’t paint badly, you don’t learn to paint at all. Perhaps the message is, unless you are willing to start painting at the beginning of your life, and devote yourself to it, you might as well not bother. Still looking at them now there is a certain naive charm and interest to them.

Cliff at Govett's Leap (detail)
Cliff at Govett’s Leap (detail)