Acrylic on paper 60cm x 42cm

One of my first ventures painting from life with acrylics, this one in my offspring’s back garden in Willagee, between Perth and Freemantle in Western Australia. I have since learned that the little plant in the pot on the left is called Wilma.


australia, back yard, clothesline, colour, garden, hills hoist, washing, western australia

Kerry Thompson paints and exhibits in Sydney, Australia. Her online gallery may be found at She is also known as a cartoonist/illustrator/author under her nom de plume, Kerry Millard; her work may be found at

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  • silenthostage
    silenthostageover 4 years ago

    i LOVE every single thing you do!!!!!

  • Thank you – thank you! I really appreciate it!!!!

    – Kerry Thompson

  • halina123
    halina123over 4 years ago

    Love the colors,composition.all very nice

  • Thank you – I’m glad you like how it turned out!

    – Kerry Thompson

  • LouJay
    LouJayover 4 years ago

    Oh, I love a good Hills Hoist! Beautiful gestural painting!

  • Thank you…there’s definitely something very appealing about them!

    – Kerry Thompson

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacover 4 years ago

    Ahhh…. and by day suburbia is so colourful! Brilliant work….. : ))

  • Thanks Jenny…and you’re right, such a different world to suburbia by night. Cheers

    – Kerry Thompson

  • Naia
    Naiaover 4 years ago

    this is wonderful, electric!

  • Thanks, Naia – it is amazing how the same colours can look so different – ie subdued or buzzing – depending on how you use them. Off topic – I see you’re in Perth – love the kangaroo statues in the city, drinking at the stream. What a lovely concept!

    – Kerry Thompson

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 4 years ago

    Nice work Kerry

  • Thanks Kerry!

    – Kerry Thompson

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much Nadine! Really lovely and really appreciated! Cheers

    – Kerry Thompson

  • Stella  Shube As
    Stella Shube Asover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Stella! It’s now in a white mount and frame which really add to it!

    – Kerry Thompson

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 4 years ago

    Lovely :)

  • Thank you so much!!!

    – Kerry Thompson

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago
  • Thank you Julie!

    – Kerry Thompson

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