Elise Hurst
By the old docks
54x40cm,
oil framed under glass, 2004

These Melbourne docks are used by a handful of
ship-builders who repair old boats in the
dark sheds lining the water. It was a day
of scudding clouds and occasional flurries of
rain and wind, broken by hot sun.
Perfect Melbourne weather.

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By the old docks
54x40cm,
oil framed under glass, 2004

These Melbourne docks are used by a handful of
ship-builders who repair old boats in the
dark sheds lining the water. It was a day
of scudding clouds and occasional flurries of
rain and wind, broken by hot sun.
Perfect Melbourne weather.

Take me home

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Catherine
Not For Sale
oils, 2004
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Chimneys, Princes Hill
40x55cm,
framed oil, 2004

This is a personal favourite. It was painted from
a window of the Princes Hill Community Centre, Melbourne.

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Soft Light, Nude
58x42cm,
unframed oil, 2004

Painted in beautiful filtered natural light in what
would have been an old factory. The polished floorboards send up
a gentle glow against the cool walls.

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Above Florence
42x35cm, Not for Sale
framed oil, 2004

This was painted on a beautiful day on the hill behind Florence.
The street curved away down towards the Arno, my vantage
point being a flat corner near an old church.

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Seated Nude
61x80cm (87x108cm frame),
framed pencil figure study, 2004
Discrete medium-gold wooden frame, single off-white mount behind glass.

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Sunday Morning
60x75cm (74x90cm frame),
framed oil, 2004
Painted at a window in our old Victorian terrace house.
My grandmother made the stained-glass sampler.

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Under the old bridge, Venice
SOLD
oil on stretched canvas
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Monastery
54x39cm, SOLD
unframed oil, 2002
Painted near the Collingwood Children's Farm by the banks of the Yarra River, Melbourne.

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Studio Window
54x39cm,
unframed oil, 2004

At a life drawing session, I was captured by the
whole arrangement of the studio. I loved the silhouetted
shapes and partly illuminated figures dominated by
the sun slanting through the window.

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Nude
Pastel on Colourfix paper
size,
Discrete mid-gold wooden frame, double mount under glass.

Pastel is a lovely medium. Beautiful for getting
interesting skin tones. I love the colours of this one.

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The Pirate Costume
size,
unframed oil, 2002

Another personal favorite. This was painted
in a lovely spontaneous session at a life drawing group.
The work is loose and was a pleasure to do.

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Afternoon Light, Princes Hill
60x90cm (75x106cm frame),
framed oil, 2004

Again painted from a window at the old Community Centre.
This was early spring, the days just beginning to warm up again
and everything bursting back to life.

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Evening, Nude
40x55cm (actual painting size),
framed oil, 2001
Light gold wooden frame, single mount with under glass.

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Late Morning Light, Florence
36x32cm, Not for Sale
unframed oil, 2004

I started this one quite early in the day
before the crowds. The early light was
soft and I watched people walking through the
cool shadows and puddles from the street
cleaners before the sun swung overhead.

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In Repose
size,
framed oil, 2002

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The two-master, Williamstown
36x34cm,
unframed oil, 2003

A lucky find when driving deserted roads amongst the docks.

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