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Saturday, 16 September 2017

River Angel Münster Germany

Watercolour 38 x 28 cms
After many months I've picked up a brush again thanks to a friend Sylvia V. who asked me to exhibit few paintings at her Pre-Christmas concert in November. A Winter scene was my obvious choice.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Merroo Centre workshop with Chan Dissanayke





Watercolours 
Annual 3 days workshop at Merroo Centre (combined Art Societies) in May was this time an absolute success. I had the pleasure to paint with an amazing tutor Chan Dissanayke. His teaching techniques are superb, hi-tech equipment enables everybody to see his progressive method of painting. Loved every minute of it.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Bullocks Flats walkfrom Diggers Camp, Thredbo

Watercolour Size 38 x 28 cms
After the rain the walk was just amazing. The majestic grey gums intermingled with sparkling lime green gums with bark peeling down their trunks, large boulders covered with lichen and the bushes with water droplets. A true feast for the eyes.

(I have not had a brush in my hand for nearly half a year .... it is amazing how much one forgets ... this painting was a true labour of love)

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Watercolour Size 54 x 36 cms
The old historic quarter The Barrio Historico is under Unesco World Heritage. A quaint litttle township and well worth the visit by ferry from Buenos Aires.
This watercolour is a combination of 3 photos - each photo had something which I loved -  be it the little pottery dolls in the window of an Art Gallery, the old timers, the rustic chair and a table, the weathered walls on the dwellings or the uneven stone pavers - forget the stilettos.  This painting was a labour of "love", took an extraordinary long time to complete.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Favela, Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Watercolour, Size 38 x 28 cms

Ever since I returned from my wonderful trip through South America I wanted to paint the Favela.  It is an incredible place, the houses and pathways higgeldy piggedly somehow or rather staggering up the steep hill. Yet people are happy and proud of their humble abodes. There is even a "watering hole" and the cheapest beer to be had in Rio.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Combined Art Socities 3 day Workshop with Herman Pekel







Combined Art Societies 3 days Workshop at Merroo 2016
3 days with Herman Pekel.  Herman is a great artist, I love his style be it landscapes or streetscaqpes. He is also an excellent  tutor and I have learned a great deal.  The 3 days are quite demanding, you literally paint till you drop from 9 in the morning till 16.00 and by Sunday the brain simply refuses to cooperate. 
6 paintings in 3 days.  My effort at one of the street scene was pretty awful, so I scraped the paint off and will redo it again at home.  Good practice.  
Herman paints the Melbourne street scenes with such an ease…. and they are absolutely stunning …. Maybe I should stick to landscapes