A Queensland Verandah
A good friend lived in a Queensland-style home with a big front verandah. She was a master craftswoman – especially of anything to do with fabric, so we had a lot in common. I visited her often with sketchbook in hand and sketched at her place on many occasions. We had great times together. I was particularly interested in the light spilling on to her front verandah and tried to capture it several times. Sunlight makes for great paintings and most of these paintings show the light streaming through the lattice and making patterns on the floor.
Capturing the light of a Queensland verandah
One of the images shown is not a finished painting, but merely a preliminary sketch, done quickly on rough watercolour paper. The finished painting has more of the light’s magic touch.
Queensland verandah as a progressive painting.
The painting ‘Trish’s Verandah’ can be seen on another part of this website where there are many progressive paintings. Taking photos of the different stages of crafting a painting clearly shows how the work was put together. The progressive paintings page can be seen here.
Sadly, my friend moved and I lost the opportunity for more paintings. Other parts of my friend’s house were equally interesting and while she lived there I painted several paintings of other parts of her house. I’ll show those paintings gathered together in a future post.
My next exhibition of paintings will be held at the Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane institute of Art, from 27th August to the 8th September, 2021. Please send me a note and I’ll email you an invitation two weeks before the next exhibition.