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Yet another

July 12, 2013


  … post featuring clouds.   finally able to get into the creamy oils .. U

Fresh meat

July 2, 2013


Mmmm… nothing says ‘maybe I have some more options of painting subject matter now’ than 25 new 8″x10″ prints of photos I’ve taken in the last year or so. Not to say that some of them are more challenging than others. And who knows which will make the cut? Sometimes the worst part of wanting […]

Pa bloody well won’t

June 20, 2013


OK so it is actually Raw Umber but you have to admit, it may as well be marmite (or vegemite or promite). My first go at tonal under-painting in oils. Given my fetish for colour you can understand how limiting this was in my first painting class for ages. Itching to get back to those […]

Deep breath

June 18, 2013


Is there anything more daunting than this for an artist? Tell me it freaks you out too! And I thought choosing a subject was bad enough, especially when you are running late for class and can’t find anything that you remotely feel like painting. Do any of you recognise the image? (Tip: Seen on RSD […]


February 23, 2013


The rough edges of the watercolour leaves are phenomenal aren’t they? Just some little sneak peaks at a watercolour of Provence at dusk. I literally closed the book on it a few weeks ago because it wasn’t working, but as I needed to make some marks on paper last night before drinks, (you know how […]


February 17, 2013


As promised. Harsh lighting in this photograph as it was taken around midday. Could have added more dark shadows etc to the rocks and foreground but happy enough with it as is. Enjoyed trying to match the colours for the beach foliage. Missing just the right grey-green (that mildew/lichen colour). Any suggestions, fellow pastel painters?

2.52 – 4.29pm

January 23, 2013


For those of you not that turned on by beachscapes look away now.. There is another to come shortly. Seem to be a bit taken with old Lucky Bay. Akin to other WA pastel painter’s obsession with Rottnest? More of a loose painterly style with this. Thanks for all your lovely comments, and ‘likes’ they are very […]

Mixing it up

November 19, 2012


Well, it’s been a while since I have picked up a brush or pencil hence the lack of posts over the last few months. The latest which I created ages ago is a little mixed media of Menton with a mythical sky (…try saying that with a mouthful of food.) As you can probably tell […]

Gradating echoes

November 14, 2012


 A friend and I were going through some art materials that used to belong to her late father-in-law a little while ago. We came across these colour exercises he had done which she was going to throw away. I suggested she could frame them in a configuration similar to the above and that one of […]

Sisters, doing it

July 4, 2012


A spot of delicious colour and pattern for you today Digest followers. Have been meaning to share the work of Collier Campbell wth you (for those who are unfamiliar) ever since I reaccquainted myself with their divine work back in Feb. The images of the bed linen at the bottom of this post are there because […]