As soon as we got off the plane we put our things in the guest house and began exploring – and haven’t stopped. We have already gotten approved for two apartments and have chosen one – so we shall be moving soon. It’s in a very old building that is cute and quiet.
I haven’t seen much art yet.
We have seen many palaces, cathedrals, etc.
It’s surreal being in a place that you have heard about all of your life – this is the first time I have left Australia!
The day was overwhelming, I was so shy walking down the ‘aisle’. Thank you to all of our friends and family for celebrating with us. We spent the honeymoon in Apollo Bay – with temperatures in the mid 40s – my word!
This painting is the result of a year of studying and exploring self portraiture. I made lots of studies of this work with drawings, little paintings, water colours and then took this on. I’m pretty proud of it. It’s nicknamed as the “bath” painting.
Here are a few of the preparatory studies I did of this image before painting it: