Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Took a trip into the city recently and at the last minute , made the spontaneous decision to stop off at the Southern Cross Station and take in the sights of the Polly Woodside and surrounding docklands. Well, all I had was a biro, but I took the opportunity anyway to sketch this beautiful piece of maritime history. Later on in the day, touched up the drawings with watercolour.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Been painting today. .... with my hands as tools on paper. I have a roll of cheap paper that measures over a metre wide so I just spread it out on the floor and painted using my hands as my tools. This technique frees gives me freedom and I am able to create a myriad of varying effects. The painting is an extension on my other white cloud series , but with a sombre note this time.
No longer a pure white cloud, but rather a dark and polluted cloud. The dark cloud of human 'progress'.
sketch on the same theme.
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Monday, March 17, 2014
During a recent wander around the forests of Olinda I spotted this little bird on various occasions, flitting about here and there in the lower forest storey - it's voice , a recognizable, high pitched 'chit'chit'chit.
An elusive little bird, it was difficult for me to observe it close up, only identifying it as an Eastern Yellow Robin by it's yellow breast, size, habitat and characteristic voice.
Such was my curiosity, I felt inspired to create this lovely little bird with paper, watercolors and some pliable wire for the feet which can be adjusted to any position. This little bird, as with my others, took me many hours to create, but it is time well spent!
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Have started a painting of Cape Schanck, a most beautiful part of Victoria and one that I haven't visited for some time. Home of the Great Southern Right Whale that we were most fortunate to see the last time we visited, the cape holds fond memories for me. Getting familiar with the scene, a rough start this morning using acrylic paints.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Monday, December 30, 2013
The weather is perfect so I have taken the opportunity to sit outside and paint a few
studies of the old out - house in our back yard. The yellow daisy's are popping up their bright sunny faces all over the lawn and the native birds are frequenting the bird table- meanwhile I sit and paint at the table under the shade cloth, the only nuisance being the occasional mosquito.
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Friday, October 11, 2013
Cape Wild, on a good day no doubt.
The antarctic continent both mesmerizes and fascinates me -
therefore am glad to have the net to draw inspiration from when I can't visit first hand.
And some sketches closer to home.
My beautiful Camille by the sea.
More watercolors from a recent trip to historic Williamstown.....
Point Gellibrand Heritage Park .
And on location below -
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