‘Colours of Morocco’ is now on show at Communities Hub Art Space, 88 Keen st (upstairs) Lismore. The gallery is open Mon-Fri 12-4 and Saturday 10-1.
I flew to Marrakech to join a small group of like minded souls lead by Australian artist Wendy Sharpe. Gouache is a new medium for me and I experimented with it for the first time painting from a model dressed in traditional clothes in Skoura, Atlas Mountains.
You will see further examples of my work using gouache, pens and pastels painting and drawing from life as we toured some wonderfully exotic locations. I will add a few photos of subjects I didn’t have time to paint.
I am excited to join Wendy Sharpe’s painting tour in Morocco on the 28th November. I first saw Wendy’s paintings in the Tweed Gallery in Murwillumbah, New South Wales in her exhibition Wanderlust. These were the paintings that inspired me to join her painting tour.
Watch this space for when I post examples of my own work!
Linda’s new book is filled with coloured photos and sketches from her voyage from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean. It’s 356 pages with 112 in colour. Here is the blurb:
Join the latest adventures of Linda and Captain Underpants…….
Salvage in my Sarong is a remarkable story of how Linda’s husband Bill surprises her (and himself), by winning an online bid for an old wooden boat, half way across the world, in the Caribbean. At first Linda is horrified and reluctant to become involved in her husband’s crazy scheme. This sailing boat ‘Lati’, had been abandoned, ransacked and almost stolen by pirates and is a total mess when the couple arrive from Australia.
Linda’s dream of sailing the Mediterranean becomes reality as somehow, this gallant 9.4 metre yacht emerges like Cinderella, taking them across the vast Atlantic to Portugal and the Med. For three summers, Lati takes them on a romantic cruise to Italy, Greece and Turkey fitting easily into quaint harbours with tavernas ashore. However, the voyage is not without drama, as they continue with boat repairs in exotic locations, making many friends along the way.
From the author of Sailing in my Sarong comes this story of resourcefulness, endurance and celebration in the forging of a strong bond between a couple and their boat, a must-read adventure that makes anything seem possible.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linda Frylink Anderson is an artist, retired Early Childhood teacher and University tutor. She has been married to Bill aka Captain Underpants since 1977. Together they have two grown up children, three grandchildren and a thirst for adventure. Linda’s first book ‘Sailing in my Sarong, Around the World – a 30 year dream’ is a memoir of their circumnavigation of the world in their home built yacht ‘Valiam’.
Linda still likes to wear sarongs, and these days she escapes the world to her bush studio in northern New South Wales or she may be on board Valiam in Mooloolaba, Queensland if not at sea.
Sailing around the world on a small yacht meant I could only carry portable art materials. I love to draw with pastels and pens. The above drawing was drawn on the island of Kythnos, Greece and is featured on the cover of my new book ‘Salvage in my Sarong – The Mediterranean Dream in a rescued boat’