Here is the start of a painting inspired by a lovely, almost perfect cove called Botany Bay. I say perfect because the scale and composition of the place in its natural state provide the artist with all the elements that he/she needs to make a statement. To create art it is essential to get past mere replication of a scene. This particular place is magic because it presents all the individual notes that can, in the right hands or at the whim of the Spirit, be arranged into visual poetry. its not that a can of sardines cannot be the inspiration for a piece of art. But some subjects like Botany Bay simply make the process easy. Lets see if I can bring a little justice to this scene. One thing is sure. I will be back for more.