Brisbane I

Did you think I’d gone forever? Well, due to popular demand (yes, three people asked me) the blog is back!

To be honest, the faff of uploading and annotating images became a bit of a pain compared to the immediate gratification offered by Instagram. I will try to be better.

In the middle of May, work duties took me to Brisbane, Australia for a month. Sounds nice but it wasn’t really. I had two weeks hard quarantine, confined to a hotel room, followed by two weeks of intensive installation work. I found the quarantine even harder than I thought it would be. At the beginning, I was in such a funk that I did nothing – really nothing, but then I started to sketch what was in the room, flowers I had been sent (I cut down a plastic water bottle to create a vase), an orchid I had bought online, as well as the city scape – including intrepid and very fit window cleaners! It helped enormously. (Click on images to enlarge.)

 

Sketchbook, Brisbane (10 x 7″),
Nighttime balconies,
Pen, wax crayon, and watercolor,
2021
 

Brisbane – Cranes,
Pen, wax crayon and watercolor,
15 x 7″,
2021
Sketchbook, Brisbane (10 x 7″),
Quarantine – Orchid,
Pencil, wax crayon and watercolor,
2021
Flowers in Plastic Water Bottle, Brisbane,
Pen, wax crayon and watercolor,
16 x 12″,
2021
Flowers in Plastic Water Bottle, Brisbane,
Pen, wax crayon and watercolor on colored paper,
12 x 12″,

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Missed you! Whenever I look at a look at a lake or cluster if trees or any landscape in nature I now see a Michael Gallagher painting.

  2. YEA!!!! Great to have the blog back again!! Your sketchbook triumphs may be the best thing to come out of that dreary trip… Can’t wait also to see evidence of the trip to Maine! All a welcome return to the observations of Michael! xxx,
    M&C

  3. Seeing it through your sketchbooks I now want to go to Brisbane.
    And only you could make a plastic water bottle rival Baccarat crystal. Have you thought of designing a line of plastic ware? Sign me up!

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