Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Old Goulburn Bridge

This painting is another from my archives. This time an oil on canvas! The Goulburn River virtually circles our town. It is a very beautiful river, with plenty of fish and river crays. My husband was a keen fisherman and loved fishing this river. The bridge is very old (mid to late 1800's)and needs much expensive is intended to keep it as part of the very popular walking track. Our local Art Society recently held an exhibition featuring paintings of this old bridge. We donated the proceeds towards it's renovation. It seems as though our efforts( and the efforts of many others in the community) was successful, and now, with extra money from the Shire and the government, this beautiful old structure will survive SOLD

Milby Park 1 and 2

I have been sorting through the archives of my older paintings ...all sold long ago. It is so good to have the photographs of these works, the memories of the times in the great out doors, painting 'en plein air', under difficult conditions of heat and wind ...sometimes a wandering snake...or two!! Lots of great company with friends with the same love of painting. SOLD

Monday, August 11, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008


Another painting on yupo! This time the model is based on my youngest daughter. Materials used: watercolour, watersoluble oil pastels, bubblewrap, foam roller, wrapping paper, tissues.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Girl Reading

I have been "playing" with watercolour on yupo...Relaxing , experimenting and enjoying is probably a more accurate description. My reference is a photograph I took at a meeting...not at all a likeness of the woman nor the room...simply a starting point. Yupo is fun to use... watercolour doesn't sink in to the "plastic" surface and "mistakes' are easily removed. For this image, I used a foam roller,to blend colours, a window squee-gee for lines and to move some paint about, a waterspray and crumpled tissues for textures.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Look...I'm Hanging in a Major Gallery!

Modern Art Museum
Museum by
What a lot of fun this is! My watercolour of roses in a major (pretend) gallery!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Cello Player

This Painting is a practice piece for a larger work which I intend painting in oils. Materials: Watercolour and gouache on Arches rough 300gsm Size: 26cm x 36cm (10 1/2" x 14 1/2")

Friday, May 02, 2008


This is no.3 in my series of bridge paintings.It is basically the same as no 2 but it is larger and a little more abstract. Materials : Artisan water soluble oils on gallery wrapped canvas. Size:46cm x 76cm ( 18" x 30") ..... Sold

Friday, April 25, 2008

A Pair of Pears

This painting, a gouache, was done some time back. I placed the two pears on a sheet of glass so that there was some reflected colour and shape in the lower part if the composition.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sunday on the River

Our local Art Society is making paintings to sell so that we can help save this historic old bridge.The bridge over the Goulburn River, is on the old route into town SOLD

Saturday, April 05, 2008

John Cat

John cat was a very much loved ginger moggie. He was with us for many years and sadly,is now deceased. The photograph which I used as a reference for this painting was taken not long before he died. W & N gouache on 1/4 sheet Arches rough 300gsm.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Dappled Light

Despite drought conditions in our part of Australia this hardy little geranium was doing very well. I was attracted to the interesting patterns made by the morning light falling on the plant.I thought it could make an interesting watercolour. Materials: Art Spectrum watercolours on pre- gessoed Arches rough 300gsm Size 23cm x 38cm

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Mall

The mall is a fairly recent addition to our town. It is built on the site of the original Town Hall (circa 1920's) These days there are all sorts of shops from boutiques to coffee shops. Acrylic painting on gallery stretched canvas Size 410cm x 410cm.

Friday, February 22, 2008

On the Shelf

Another 'passion' of mine is collecting old teapots and jugs. These are still sitting on the shelf in my studio along with quite a variety of 'new' additions to the collestion. Materials: W & N gouache on Arches 300gsm. SOLD


Lillies seem to be recurring theme in my paintings. I really like the clean uncluttered and rather sensuous shapes of these distinctive flowers. Materials: W & N gouache on Arches 300gsm. SOLD

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Red Bra

This watercolour painting was the result of a life drawing session from last year. The model was asked to do a few poses whilst removing her clothing.Because the pose was difficult for our model to hold, my initial drawing was done quite quickly.SOLD