Friday, 22 January 2016


I love to do paintings of motels. I’ve stayed in lots of motels. The look of them is fascinating, with the carpark and the long, low rows of rooms.
You know it’s a special motel when they give you those little packets of biscuits in your room. And if you’re really lucky, you get a couple of sachets of hot chocolate mix among the tea and coffee makings.
As long as it's a quiet room with a comfortable bed.
The motel below was interesting, because it had a kind of tunnel you drive through to get to the carpark and the rooms.
Motel 3 by Alisa Perks
Image: Motel 3 by Alisa Perks. Gouache on paper.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

New buildings and concrete

Hello and I hope your 2016 is good so far!

They're doing a lot of building nearby, with lots of concrete. There's a new supermarket being built, for a "Smarter Shopping" experience. We've already got several supermarkets, so this must be the cluster theory in action.

Down the road are these townhouses (pictured), built a few years ago. You can probably see the driveway from space; it's very white and expansive:
Image: Three Townhouses by Alisa Perks. Gouache on paper.
PS Mr Biscuit was born yesterday (literally). But more about that later.