Flora · Mollymook · nature · Original Art · Plants · Watercolor

The Ol’ Gum Tree

These's always something fascinating to me about gum trees and their blossoms. There must be hundreds of varieties and our hybrid is in our front yard. I have painted its leaves and blossoms before, but this time taken a different more looser approach. Watercolour and some ink on 300gsm Waterford Saunders CP paper.

Flora · nature · Original Art · Plants · Watercolor

Through our window 

Today's painting is of the bright yellow blossoms of our Golden Rain Tree as seen through our living room window. It's raining outside and it doesn't take much for the rain and wind to blow these blossoms off their fragile branches creating a beautiful bed of golden flowers on our lawn, and hence the name.… Continue reading Through our window 

Flora · nature · Original Art · Plants · Watercolor

Gum Blossoms

Largely consisting of negative painting these gum blossoms were a whole new adventure and took me nearly a week to complete. We have a lovely flowering gum in our front yard, which is rather small with only a small bunch of gum blossoms on it, so If I would have cut the only flowering branch… Continue reading Gum Blossoms

Narrawallee · nature · Original Art · South Coast · Watercolor

Back to basics

I find it so easy to get wrapped up in my "painting straight-jacket". Then all of a sudden I'll decide to strip it off and actually enjoy the process of creating and painting again. It's as though I feel I need to please, but then who am I pleasing, if not myself? So, it took… Continue reading Back to basics

Beaches · Mollymook · nature · Original Art · Watercolor

Rockpool watercolour sketch

The beautifully clear water and amazing rock formations in and around the Bogey Hole inspired me to do this watercolour sketch. The rocks were moulded with a palette knife, which I find to be a magic technique for such organic rock shapes.