Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2011«

Painting to Paolo

September 30, 2011


On Wednesday, I spent a lovely day with my friend Katherine, finally having the ‘art day’ that we promised ourselves months ago. OK so we spent a lot of time talking, looking at recent travel picks and enjoying a yummy (home-cooked) lunch but eventually we got around to picking up some pastels and painting to […]

Ends of the earth

September 25, 2011


My other new watercolour… and how it might look framed. .

Middle distance

September 22, 2011


It can only mean one thing… .. a watercolour, you guessed it. This one is of a view of Middle Harbour from Seaforth in Sydney. I took lots of photos at dusk, the one below probably isn’t the best, but one I decided to have a go at. I notice that when I take a […]


September 17, 2011


I wrongly described this new bit of loveliness as a blue, Aztec-patterned poncho to my friend T this afternoon. Actually maybe the description was OK. T screwed up her nose and I thought hmmm… now she’s imagining some sort of primary-coloured monstrosity. We have different approaches to colour and pattern though, so maybe now she […]

Marimekko mode

September 6, 2011


When I was in Sydney recently I visited Chee, Soon & Fitzgerald for a bit of a trip down memory lane; I used to drop by there when I worked in Surry Hills many years ago. My lovely and incredibly patient friends (hello Shelley & M) browsed genuinely in the tiny shop whilst I trawled […]


September 4, 2011


Here is my latest pastel based on an image I took at dusk on a stormy evening in peak hour traffic. There is something about the muted colours and the contrast of the blurred shapes with the scribbly sharp lights that I love. The highlights aren’t easy to achieve with pastel but somehow the essence […]