Monday, 12 December 2011

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Thursday, 24 November 2011


An ink wash method created by dropping ink into a gradually drying wash and some pen work when dry.  Spontaneous and fun to do.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Onions and Turnips - Still life

A Still life of red onions and turnips painted with watercolour first then I added detail with watercolour pencils. I then added more water to only a little of the pencil work keeping some of the pencil lines unblended.

Sunday, 13 November 2011


I've had a lot of fun lately exploring monotype printing.  These are the results where I have used a combination of water based media. All three are available for sale.  From the top they are named 'Poppy' 'Sheep' and 'Roses'. 

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Another Still life

I have been asked to explain how I paint / draw the pictures on the blog.  So starting with this one - I painted with watercolour and added pastel after it was dry.   This method is a quick one using any colours available on the palette - sometimes it works!  The vases were made up from memory.

Sunday, 6 November 2011


This is one of my favourite methods.  Watercolour and pencils.  I find that drawing is my forte so adding pencils to watercolour seems to work for me.  This painting has been sold.  I get a bit attached to my paintings and am somewhat reluctant to let them go but I guess it is part of the process.  It does help when I know the picture has been bought by an appreciative person.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Copper pots - a still life

In this drawing I used a mixture of ink, shellac, charcoal and chalk as an experiment.  Shellac tends to resist ink resulting in interesting effects.  It was a mild resist in this case and I then added the charcoal and white chalk.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Paintings from before...

I thought that since I am currently visiting Bendigo in Vic that I would post some paintings that I painted while I lived here - if that makes any sense at all and even if it doesn't I am putting them into the blog.  I let my old website expire and with it have lost some of my old work but retrieved these ones.... They are from top, Rosella, Kamarooka Mallee and Train carriage at Muskerry.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Sketch of Kay

A portrait drawing of my daughter Kay.  I think I've captured that mischievous grin!

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Art posts...

This is the first post for this blog.  I am intending to post art regularly.  This first picture is an oil painting of Settlement Point.  I will keep you posted with the next picture.
Also coming to Flinders Island Art (Flisart) will be a series of workshops that I am currently planning and setting up.  Stay tuned.