Monday, 3 October 2011


I have added washes of Indigo, Transparent Red Oxide and Yellow Ochre using water as the medium. At this stage it is looking a bit like a rocky waterhole but this will most likely change as more washes and marks are added. There is a pesky little kangaroo that has appeared uninvited! He will probably vanish as the work progresses.

Friday, 19 August 2011


All of the entries in the QRAA are now on their website. I entered my "Noosa Spit" painting but I didn't make the finals. The paintings can be found at Voting for the vieweres choice award continues until 19th September. Works by friends, Jo Murray and Ken Munsie are also there. Have a look and vote for your choice!

Thursday, 18 August 2011

A new work at last!

IT has been so long since my last post BUT I have been travelling and recovering from hip surgery.
As promised this is a photo of the first step for my current painting - a bit difficult to appreciate because it is Atelier white gesso on a sheet of white watercolour paper.
Although it looks BLUE I can assure you it is WHITE!
Hopefully the pictures will improve as more washes are added.
Can you see that the gesso has been applied unevenly but not roughly?
I don't know what the painting will be yet but it will evolve gradually.

To finish off I will leave you with a beautiful photo that I took while travelling in South Australia in May. The location is Tractor Beach on the Eyre Peninsula and we came across this fabulous spot one late afternoon while searching for a campsite for the night. I am looking forward to painting this soon.

Monday, 18 April 2011

"Resolution" resolved

As it turns out there was very little to do to finish "Resolution". You may not notice anytning different. I simply added a few dark marks throughout to balance the painting. The two photos show the finished painting and a close up of some of the marks added.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


This is one of my current paintings “Resolution”. I have been working on it on and off for many months and feel that it is near completion. Unfortunately I don’t have images of its progress but will post the completed work.
Resolution refers to decisions made, problems solved and emotions examined and explained.
I really like this painting and enjoyed the painting process – perhaps the reason that it took so long! There are many, many layers, subtle marks and symbols: the palette is very limited and quite subdued. The colours used are indigo, white and burnt umber; very sombre to match the mood of the painting.

Noosa Spit

The second painting “Noosa Spit” is one that I completed relatively quickly after a recent boating trip to Noosa. The colours are not my usual ones. They are bright and lively to reflect the beautiful sunny day.
Both paintings are on paper and will be framed without glass. The amount of glaze medium used is sufficient protection


When I start the next painting I will post progress images to keep you up to date!