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

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.

Birds · Burrill Lake · Mixed Media · Watercolor

Sparrows on the fence

Spending a relaxing long weekend at Burrill Lake only 10 minutes from home painting sparrows on the fence. Used Saunders Waterford CP and really like it with my mixed media of watercolour with some ink, gouache and conte crayon. 10.5" x 7.5"

Narrawallee · Original Art · Watercolor

Colour versus mud

My goal through my painting today was to keep my colour as clean as I could, although I still like a vast range of greys which inadvertently could be called mud. It's hard to know! I kept my palette to a minimum with 3 colours: cobalt, pure yellow and alizarin crimson with a touch of… Continue reading Colour versus mud

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