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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 […]

From go to whoa

March 28, 2012


Ready, steady.. OK this is the set up with the painting’s subject, a photo taken in St.Paul de Vence a few years ago. (A truly picturesque mediaeval hill top village in the south of France, home to the famous La Colombe d’Or) After drawing it in with faint light grey pencil I popped in some of the lighter shades, shadows […]

Cockatoo Is.

February 25, 2012


Wondering if 9.10pm is too late to start a painting…hmmm not sure. Just thought I’d post these great scenes of Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour before I try. The first is by Cheryl Richardson – love the muted colours and the light. (If you hover over the images you will find the title and artist.) Would be […]

Open for business

February 21, 2012


Well OK, it was a Saturday afternoon. And good to see that some places in regional Australia still celebrate the weekend. This is the quick watercolour I did the other day when I felt if I didn’t do something soon my creative urge would refused to be ignored for a moment longer and I might start painting the […]

Ode to Cheryl

February 13, 2012


I’ve been back in Sydney a few times recently and discovered a little gallery tucked away in Summer Hill called the Red Door Gallery. An exhibition in December featured three artists and I really appreciated the work of 2 of them – Cheryl Richardson and Larraine Weir. Cheryl had painted various ‘working harbour’ scenes with an […]