I finally got up the courage to start painting again... it has taken me all year, but for some reason I got into the studio today feeling really inspired to get stuck into them. It is probably spurred on by ordering new stretchers for a commission. This painting started out as a European based painting, but now I am interested in creating a more Australian feel. You can't see it so well in this image, but Captain Cook and his men are scratched in the clouds and the mountains of Hobart appear in the background. I have two more paintings on the go and I think I have worked out how to resolve my etchings...!!