Thursday, December 31, 2009
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
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
Thursday, October 29, 2009
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
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
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 watercolour....at least it is a start!
Friday, September 11, 2009
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
Thursday, August 20, 2009
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
Friday, June 12, 2009
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
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 ...it 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
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
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
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
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 heat...it 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!