Australian Evening Watercolour Landscape.
It was a beautiful day to visit this pretty riverside reserve that used to be the market garden for the district. Today it is an area of grassland. We followed tracks down to the river. I was keen to investigate if we could fish from the bank as soon as the water stops flowing so fast.
With beautiful locations like this surrounding our home, walks are a pleasure.
Wattles were in bloom today, spring sunshine, just perfect conditions for a stroll.
The Chinaman's Garden Reserve has ample parking; it is on the Shepparton side of the town of Mooroopna. This is an ideal place to meet friends for a BBQ or walk, and it is an ideal place to paint.
I'm sharing my latest painting with you, one of fan evening Australian landscape in watercolours. The longer art tutorial video is available as a Reward on Patreon.
I'm sharing another painting with you, one of fairy wrens in my cottage garden.
A Postcard Painting Evening
I have just spend, a very satisfying evening, walking with Reg and Indigo, dinner, then painting.
Before dinner, Reg and I walked along the Goulburn River at Shepparton. I took a few photos of mudlarks and magpies to add to the bird pictures of Ibis, black swans and ducks that I took at Lake Dorothy, yesterday. We returned home, had a delicious dinner of braised gravy beef and vegetables that I had prepared earlier in the day.
Straight after dinner, I began painting, using my watercolours and gouache paints on watercolour paper. I made three hand-painted folded A5 size cards to try out the sort of artwork I can manage to paint on a shared caravan table. The result was better than I had expected, I was very pleased that I completed three of these little painting in one evening.
It is 1 AM now so each card took me about two hours each to paint. I have large envelopes I can put with them and cellophane bags, just the right size for packing them.
Tomorrow I need to learn how to take print quality photos of these with my new camera, as these would be great as small business card size fridge magnets.
It is time for me to head to bed now. Tired but happy and able to feel that these watercolour, gouache miniatures, will not only be successful, should I exhibit them, but they are something I can paint as I travel. I took pride in what I was doing and the feeling of satisfaction, the reason I paint, is there.
Stages in painting the flowering gum blossoms in watercolour.
Ruth Randall's novel "A Judgement in Stone," opens with this line.
"Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write."
In open mystery novel, the reader knows who the murderer is, from the beginning; the mystery is why, and how, they did it, and if they will be caught.
In The Stolen Years series of novels, the reader has a view of who commits many of the crimes. There is plenty of suspense while no one else suspects who the murderer is.
The Stolen Years Series
From an Australian bestselling author comes mystery thriller of determination to find one's place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart.
Psychological thrillers often deal with characters who have post traumatic stress disorder often caused by a mysterious suspenseful situation as happens within The Stolen Years Series of novels by Ryn Shell.
Noir or hardboiled, often detective fiction is a genre of crime novels featuring detectives or private detectives who see the dark, edgy side of life. As in The Stoles Years, Ryn Shell is writing of a dark side of Australian history these novels fit the rural noir sub-genre. These novels by Ryn Shell are lightened, to make the reading enjoyable, by the family saga story of resilience and love.
Historical mystery genres are often crossed with other genres. Ryn Shell has always combined two or more genres or sub-genre in the telling of the complex stories in her books. Her characters come to life in her head while she writes them and demand more.
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