Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hills at Euroa, Victoria Australia

Water colour and gouache on pre- gessoed Arches Rough ...300gsm These dramatic, brooding hills surrounding the town of Euroa in Central Victoria have always held a fascination for me. Euroa was a favourite 'haunt' of Ned Kelly, Australia's most famous bushranger.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Stanley Chasm (diptych)

This is my first diptych! Our local art group has a monthly challenge....this month it was a diptych. I thought it might be time to use one of my ideas from my Central Australian trip. This is a part of Stanley Chasm. Materials: Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Size: Each panel... approx.30cm x 15cm

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Patterns and Shadows

I purchased a ready made frame recently. It was a good price but I didn't have a painting that suited so ...I did this one. Not too sure whether it is exactly as I want....but it fits the frame. Watercolour on Arches smooth 200gsm SOLD

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Heart of the Country

Another small painting of some of the magnificent rock outcrops in Central Australia. This time close up and personal! Acrylic on Canvas

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Another small test run from the trip through the "red centre". I will probably do a few of these before I actually work out what(and how) I want to paint any larger works. I have a few ideas running about in my head but nothing that moves me to put brush to canvas...yet!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Red Centre

This is actually the first properly finished painting that I have made from my trip to Central Australia, in June/July earlier this year. Let's hope I have "broken the drought". I am really looking forward to getting back into some serious work and hopefully make some real progress. It is a watercolour on Yupo.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Gorge

My first watercolour in a long while. I had great plans to record my trip to Central Australia in lots of paintings... and I did think, that by now, I would have plenty to show.However it was not to be and all I have managed to produce so far is this small least it is a start!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Near Somerset Crossing

This was another watercolour from near the Goulburn River at Seymour.There is such a lot of wonderful scenery in and around our town. The culvert in this painting was made many years back from bluestone and was part of the old highway between Melbourne and Sydney. SOLD

Goulburn River Seymour.

I found this image in my archives. I painted it some time back and it was sold almost immediately. W&N watercolour on Arches Rough 300gsm. SOLD

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Marching to Glory

I began this quite a while back.I never thought I would bother to finish it.I am pleased now,that I did get it completed. These teapots are part of my collection of old odds and ends... most of them are quite old except for a couple of modern additions. Medium: watercolour and pastel on Canson smooth 300gsm Size: Approx. 54cm x 24cm SOLD

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Don't Call Me Kitty!

Hazel is a cat that knows her own mind. She also knows how to get waited on hand and foot. Hazel doesn't suffer fools gladly. Watercolour on arches rough 300gsm Size: 36cm x 30cm

Friday, June 12, 2009

Forest Fire

This was a bit of fun. I poured some liquid acrylics onto the canvas board.Allowed it to dry and then decided what I would create. The pour reminded me of the decorative Art Nouveau Style of painting, so I decided to go with that idea and made the image into trees.Australian gum tree saplings...and also a reminder of the beauty and the terror which can occur in nature.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Pear Shaped

Another in the windowsill paintings , which seems to be developing into a series ...although in different mediums. These pears were picked and allowed to ripen indoors. The light at certain times of day really highlights what ever I have on the windowsill is always the light that attracts my attention.Light can transform the most ordinary subject into something special. Matisse Acrylics on Canvas board Size 60cm x 30cm

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Flinders Lane Melbourne.

Flinders lane is a busy area near the CAE. This painting is my impression of the mixture of business people, shoppers and students who enjoy to meet here for lunch and coffee. Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. SOLD

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Staff Meeting

One day I was late for a staff meeting. There were no seats left so I just sat on the floor at the back. The view was rather interesting so I decided to make a pencil sketch. I added the colours at home later. It was one of the most productive staff meetings I have ever attended.
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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Woman in the Mirror

I am still trawling through my archives....I find it is interesting to remind myself of where I have been and (hopefully) discover another path to future works. So far the going is slow. This composition is based around a young model who used to pose for our life drawing group. SOLD

Friday, March 20, 2009

Meet Hazel

The newest addition to the Wilson household.
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Thursday, March 05, 2009


This is my first watercolour after a long break from painting. I am hoping that this will be the first of many more paintings. I usually work in a variety of media, not always watercolour! I am feeling very rusty and hesitant as to what directions I will take. However, just doing it is my first concern.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Beating the Heat

I was looking through some images from the past few years and came across this one. I painted it about between eighteen months and two years ago.It is our elderly cat John, (since deceased). He was rushing indoors to get away from the was another total fireban day with fires close to where we live. Again, we are facing the same dangers, only much worse....our state is so dreadfully dry from the long drought conditions. The firefighters and other emergency services are doing a magnificent job against terrible odds....we are all on alert!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sarah's Home

This is a watercolour on Arches rough 300gsm is long gone to another home.
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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Hanging Rock

I had almost forgotten that I had this one... It was painted about six years ago after a visit to Hanging Rock, an interesting outcrop of rocks near Mt Macedon in Victoria, Australia. There is a novel about this rather unusual area. "Picnic at Hanging Rock" was written by Joan Lindsay and was published in 1967.A film of the same name was made in 1975. The story is set in about 1900. A party of school girls, from a nearby boarding school, were picknicking there ...two of them disappeared with out a trace. The area is very unusual, definitely eerie, especially during those hot, still summer days.... Watercolour on Arches Rough 300gsm Size Approx.52cm x36cm
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Collection of J&G Henderson This painting of our youngest grandchild was done some time back ....Kaity was about three! It was such a delight to paint!
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

5 O'Clock Melbourne Winter

This was a bit of an experiment...painted midway through last year..maybe I was hoping that a painting with rain may have encouraged a downpour here.Sadly my "rain painting " did no good at all! However, it is a reminder of times when it did rain...and of times when we were not amused by a downpour at the finish of a work day. What we would give to get some rain now!
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Night Worker

This pastel is actually a self portrait. The only thing I changed was my hair colour. I was quite a lot younger then and knitting and sewing for the children took up most of my spare time....painting took a back seat until Target Stores came to town. Thank you to Target for freeing me up so I could paint!! This work is now part of the Permanent Collection of the local Art Society.
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Hanging Basket

Another "oldie" long sold. This one was right outside my back door...I walked right past it many times, only paying attention long enough to attend to the watering. One day I really looked at it and this painting was the result. I really like familiar subject's sort of comfortable to work with.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It has been sooo hot here today! It is 4pm. and it is still about 42 degrees. I stayed indoors with Missy (dog) and Hazel (kitty) they both lolled about while I painted the snow scene.I have just finished it! I have not been doing any painting for a few months and I feel very "rusty" (both mentally and physically)! This is one of a number of small paintings that I am doing in an attempt to get back to some serious painting. Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas. Size: 25cm x 20cm
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Because I have been away from painting for some months now, I thought I would start off with some small paintings...anything to get back to painting again. The Agapanthus (although a problem plant if not controlled) are rather beautiful. I love their stately elegance. Watercolour and gouache on gessoed Arches rough... 300gsm. Size: 27cm x 13cm
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