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
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!
I was so excited to have received my new pens yesterday and knew that this Black Cockatoo would be a great subject to practice on. The special new pen is the "Elegant Writer" which is a calligraphy pen that dissolves with brush and water creating beautiful unpredictable effects. It's really fun and encourages looseness! :-)… Continue reading Black Cockatoo
Wow! I woke up this morning, prepared my cup of tea and sat down to check on some social media. To my humble amazement I found that the kind editors of Discover at WordPress featured my "Sparrows on the Fence" and brought a lot of new visitors my way! I'd like to express a big… Continue reading Thank You DISCOVER!
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.
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