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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 […]

Mitchell magic

November 30, 2011


I know there is a lot of amazing indigenous art around but something about “Kurlilypurru” by Tommy Mitchell just appealed to me. It reminds me of a rag rug and the colours are so fresh. The piece is part of an exhibiton at the NGV called Living Water – Contemporary Art of the Far Western Desert: Aboriginal […]


November 14, 2011


If you remember my Glimpses from last week, well here is the finished article, just over A4 in size. I tried to keep it to a few hues and then various tints; good discipline and the key to helping things ‘hang together’ according to the experts. P.S. Do you love this frame as much as […]

Ghosts of colour

November 9, 2011


OK, it’s late and I should be in bed. But just a little post for you to view when you wake…


November 3, 2011


Sometimes when I am photographing my work to share with you, I find I like the new compositions of the images as much as the original (or more..). Feels like there is a lot to explore in even one quick watercolour and that the photos could be the basis for new work. If I was […]

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 […]