View Full Version : WDE April 17/18 ***IMAGES HERE***

04-17-2015, 01:25 AM
I will be posting 16 images and a challenge.
Please wait until all are uploaded before commenting - thank you.

You have 30 minutes to make your choice and choose your materials - you may use any medium.

For the next two hours, just go for it……then STOP!, scan or photograph your work and post it in your own new thread with your title, beginning with WDE, plus date, plus title.

When you introduce your work, please add a description of size, medium, support (paper, canvas etc) and time taken.
If your work is digital, we'd appreciate a description of whether it's freehand drawing/painting, manipulated image or done using the filters available in some programmes - you could also say which programme you've used.
All are acceptable but we'd like to know the "hows, whys and wherefores"!!

Use WIP for any work in progress at the 2 hour mark, and MI for multiple images if other works are to be added before the following Monday.

NB. To avoid forum flooding, please put all of your work during the weekend, for the current WDE, into a single thread: multiple threads will be merged!
From the following TUESDAY, you may open a new thread for later work.

You have the whole week to participate - until the next WDE starts (usually Friday). If you finish a piece after that time, please post in its own thread and try to give the date/host of that particular week - if you can!

After posting your contribution, please view others’ entries and comment and encourage when you can. Unless requested, please refrain from critiquing.

These boats are scattered all around Kingston in various stages of decay. I thought they were old whalers but they are the in fact the means of retrieving all goods brought to the island about once a month on the cargo ships. A family car sits nicely into one and a full sized bus is transported by lashing 2 together.

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This is Emily Bay, a beautiful protected little beach and the best place for swimming The lone pine out on the right by itself is the very same tree recorded by Captain Cook when he first discovered the island.

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This scene overlooks Kingston from Queen Elizabeth lookout and shows some of the ruins from the first settlement and the later buildings from the penal colony days. All the buildings were given to the Mutiny descendants from Pitcairn Island when they appealed to Britain for help after outgrowing Pitcairn.


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Captain Bligh came to dinner. The photo is not great but he fits with the theme


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Fig tree and dappled light on a country road very near to the home of Colleen McCulloch who is one of Australia's revered authors. She was a long time resident of Norfolk Island and sadly passed away a few months ago. RIP


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This is a friendly duck looking for a feed. I offered him some of my magnum ice cream but it was not to its taste. I dont know why it insists on displaying on the side. I have tried to reload it 3 times but it insists on sitting sideways. The larger version is the right way around if you want to use it.


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Avocados free for the picking. They were still a bit too green for eating.


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One of the many beautiful hibiscus growing everywhere


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A couple of horses that were just as interested in me as I was in them.


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LOCKED IN LOVE. There is a fence in the middle of town with all these locks attached symbolising the love of the couples that attached them. I liked this one in particular.


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Fishing at sunrise


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04-17-2015, 02:00 AM
Kentia Palms are everywhere. Their seeds were a major export item until the GFC and if you have one as an indoor plant it possibly started its life on Norfolk Island


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St Barnabas chapel was dedicated in 1880, and together with Bishop’s Court is all that remains of a large Melanesian Mission established from 1866-1924.
The magnificent chapel is considered one of the finest historic buildings in the South Pacific. The internal fittings include glorious stained glass windows designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, a splendid carved walnut reredos with mosaic inlay, hand carved pearl-shell pew decorations and an English black marble floor and font. However, taking pride of place is the 1876 Henry (Father) Willis organ located in a spacious chamber to the south-east of the building.This little church is amazing


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I attended a progressive dinner and one of the hosts was this good humoured gentleman. He is direct descendant of Fletcher Christian on his mothers side.


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Spiders had invaded the island and were absolutely everywhere. We could not winge though because there are no snakes and flies and mosquitoes did not seem to be a problem either


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And last but not least, this WDE has been brought to you by the FAB 5 who visited Norfolk Island for a painting holiday. Much wine and gin and scotch was drunk and a wonderful time was had by all. Not very much painting was done and we left the island mostly as we found it.



Ok Thats it. The challenge is to do a miniature either atc or postcard size and find someone to swap it with. Otherwise just have fun

04-17-2015, 02:37 AM
A lovely selection. I corrected the title and rotated the duck picture 90deg.


04-17-2015, 02:42 AM
Fabulous pics Christine. Looks like you had a great time.

04-17-2015, 02:55 AM
Great selection of photos, I might have to do more than one!

04-17-2015, 06:32 AM
Lovely photos! Thanks Christine:)

04-17-2015, 06:54 AM
Yey, I like the challenge. I like working small!

04-17-2015, 06:59 AM
Beautiful photos, Christine! I'm guessing this is where you live?

04-17-2015, 07:49 AM
Woweee! Super images and looks like a fun outing for your gang.

04-17-2015, 08:18 AM
Thanks Doug, I usually manage to mess something up.:lol: :lol:
I wish Kay, no it was just a holiday. Our painting group decided we could organise our own painting holiday and Norfolk Island ticked all the boxes. It worked so well we are talking about doing another. Maybe next time we will even do some serious painting:lol: :lol:

04-17-2015, 08:58 AM
great photos and a fun challenge

04-17-2015, 06:42 PM
Some great refs here. Love that boat and the beach. Those are some cool mighty trees.
There is a bridge in Paris with those love locks that anyone can place too.

i'll see if I can get a chance to join in over the weekend.

04-17-2015, 09:23 PM
beautiful photos!!

04-17-2015, 10:23 PM
Awesome photos!!

Charlie's Mum
04-18-2015, 12:54 PM
Great photos Christine - and sorry to be AWOL when you posted!:)

The FAB5 looks a little chilled, so I gather temps can drop a bit - or was it just the wind?:lol: Yes, next time, seriously paint!!!!

Thanks for the tour - really interesting!:)

04-18-2015, 02:07 PM
Thanx for a great tour, girlfriend.... The love lock was surprising... So rusted, but dated 2/15, or did I misread.... All my pix come up sideways... Was told it's the tablet's fault...yes? Heartwarming to see such a happy group... Maybe I'll find a group after my move.... ((Fervently hoping))... See ya later...

04-18-2015, 05:57 PM
I think they used an old lock, it was the most interesting looking one on the wall anyway :D