Friday, April 30, 2010

Old Government House

A few days ago we went and saw the Old Government House in Brisbane. It was a cool place, had interesting historical displays, and I think there was a lot to see. Upstairs was the William Robinson Gallery, which was pretty interesting. My favorite pieces were those inspired by the rain forests.

Silly as it sounds, one of the places I liked best in the house was the cellar. To me it had such a nice, homey feel (and smell) to it, and I liked the lighting and the curve of the ceiling and the texture of the walls. Here, in its first layer, is my painting of it.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Plein Air @ Noosa

oil on cotton canvas; copyright 2010 Hannah C. Heyer

Since my last post I've traveled from winter to summer, from snowy Minnesota to sunny Queensland, Australia. I'm here visiting some of my favorite people, and enjoying the sunshine too.
This is a plein air painting done near Noosa. I got to sit on the rocks and watch the waves and a few surfers who didn't seem too worried about crashing into the aforementioned rocks. It was so gorgeous.