Heck of a weekend.
Went to TarraWarra Gallery to view the Archibalds
. Some great pieces, and in particular i enjoyed David Darcy's "Tjuparntarri - women's business", Clara Adolphs' "Rosemary Laing and Geoff Kleem (in their garden)" which used an absence of paint to provide highlights in a wonderful way, and my absolute favourite was Benjamin Aitken's "Fiona Lowry" which just grabbed me and wouldn't let go. The pose and the colour palette, are just gorgeous.
My daughter fell for Anh Do's "Art and war". She was particularly taken by the heavy application of paints, and the way Anh incorporated other prints throughout the picture.
After the gallery we went for a picnic, and because it rained so much we setup in the back of the wagon and had a belter of a time singing along to Ella Fitzgerald while eating cheese and bread.
At the end of the day, I stood on a hillside in the sunshine, eating icecream (yeah - Melbourne weather changes often), looked out over the vineyards, and marveled that I get to live on the doorstep of these beautiful rolling hills.
Today, I'm back at work and my sinuses are dealing with the aftermath of all that cheese and ice-cream. But I wouldn't have it any other way.