Saturday, December 04, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
This old wooden bridge was removed a few years back and was replaced with a modern concrete structure. The old bridge was fondly remembered by many who lived in the area. As a child I remember swimming there in the summer, when the river was low. The river was a popular fishing place and the bridge provided good shelter from the heat in the summer...also, large Murray Cod used to linger amongst the snags. Many family picnics were enjoyed in the area... Today, the highway is much busier...people don't frequent this spot like they used to .
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, April 08, 2010
This watercolour was from a lifedrawing. The model was having a break between poses. I thought that the relaxed pose would make a good drawing. Later, I used the drawing as the basis for this watercolour. Materials: W&N watercolour on Arches Rough 300gsm. Size:Approx. 36cm x 28cm (14" x 11")
Sunday, April 04, 2010
The delft blue jug belonged to my mother. During WW2 she saved coupons from a company (maybe Cadbury Cocoa) When she had the required number, she was able to choose on item to a certain value.She chose this jug.I remember that she used to make cocoa in this jug, which also has a lid to keep the cocoa warm. I always loved the shape and colour of this jug, so it was an easy choice for part of this stlll life oil painting. The white gravy jug, which I have used for the daisies, belonged to my mother in law. Materials: Oil on canvas board. Size: 46cm x 33cm
Friday, April 02, 2010
I was doing some reorganization of my files recently and I came across this image of an oil painting of Trevor, a very good friend and colleague from my teaching days. Trevor commissioned me to do this painting....it was my first portrait for a long time, and it was a joy to paint. Medium: Oils on canvas board Size: approx. 80cm x 56cm SOLD
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
It seems that when I am am having trouble getting back into painting mode...I relax and paint daisies. No doubt there is some deep and meaningful reason why I do this , but so far I haven't discovered what that reason is. In the meantime I get to enjoy the processes and feel free to relax and enjoy myself... Materials: Mixed media on Arches rough 300gsm
Friday, February 19, 2010
My paintings tend to vary quite a lot...probably because I cannot resist the various delights of different mediums.Right now watercolour on yupo is my favourite! I love the freedom of yupo...make a "mistake" and wipe it off! The subject for this one is my granddaughter, Sarah. The last few summers have been very hot in Australia. After a hot day at school, nothing beats a dip in the pool.
Friday, January 22, 2010
This is a view from under the old stone bridge at Avenel , Victoria, Australia.The bridge was built by convict labour across the Hughes Creek which was on the main highway between Melbourne and Sydney. I used to live at Avenel as a child and spent many wonderful summer days playing along this creek and swimming in the deeper holes. Watercolour on gessoed Arches rough 300gsm.
Monday, January 11, 2010
This painting is from the same place as "Hills Near Euroa" But, this time it is painted in acrylic and on canvas. I made this one deliberately more moody than the watercolour version. These hills have a brooding quality. The mood changes all the time depending on the weather, light and the seasons.