Birds · Mixed Media · Original Art · Watercolor

Kookaburra Portrait

I had a lot on today and was unsettled as I really wanted to paint something. When I finally got to the stage, where everything else now took the back seat I decided to paint a portrait of a Kookaburra. With my mind still spinning, I didn't do a practice sketch but plunged straight onto… Continue reading Kookaburra Portrait

Narrawallee · Original Art · Watercolor

Photo Reference versus Memory

In my quest to find myself along the long and windy road of art, I decided to paint from memory today, rather than continually be looking through my photos to see what could possibly inspire me. I really enjoyed this, as I found I could include as much of the beach as I wanted. Having… Continue reading Photo Reference versus Memory

Birds · Original Art · Watercolor

Zebra Finch Couple

We were visiting our grand kids on Easter Sunday and were so lucky to see all these Zebra Finches. I just had to paint some. These two are clearly in love .... and they actually do mate for life! Watercolour and ink on 7" x 5" Das Watercolour 300gsm paper

Birds · Original Art · Watercolor · Wildlife

A duck

Today I sketched a duck, unfortunately not "plein air" but from a photo I took in Tasmania under the Richmond Bridge. I was very mindful though of the skeletal structure. I find it fascinatingly productive to visualise the skeleton, which you can "Google", and base the sketch on it. When you look at the bone… Continue reading A duck

Birds · Original Art · Watercolor · Wildlife

Two’s company, three’s a crowd!

Wrens would have to be my very favourite birds. We still have plenty of them around and their distinct chirping is frequently heard all around the place.  This is a trio of Superb Wrens with the male being the brighter, colourful one with the blue, and as you can see, one of the males is… Continue reading Two’s company, three’s a crowd!

Birds · Original Art · Watercolor

Plan B

I realized early this morning that I had placed the Rainbow Lorikeet too high and the more I studied it the more I knew there was no room for the second bird! I had the option of starting again or making the most of the one I already had, so I chose the latter. I… Continue reading Plan B

Birds · Original Art · Watercolor · Wildlife

Finding myself!

17 years ago I painted plenty of birds, we had limited edition prints made and lots were sold all 'round the world. So, I say: '"great"! , but then I had enough and didn't want to paint birds anymore. I'm not sure why and then as a result of the tangled web we live in,… Continue reading Finding myself!