Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Monday, 22 October 2018
An old established area with beautiful old colonial buildings. This building was on bucket list for a while … but what a nightmare to paint.
DO NOT buy Watercolour paper in advance, do not keep it for months.
My s.c. watercolour paper lost all sizing, it turned into a blotting paper, could not lift any pigment and if you did gently, the paper disintegrated, and bits peeled off. The same happened when I tried to remove the masking fluid. As I painted the foliage, it simply became insipid so I improvised and have Jackarandas framing the house instead. Had to use pen and ink to finish it off and to give the painting some definition.
Through sheer stubbornness and because I really liked the drawing – an accomplishment for me, I persevered. Should have chucked it in the bin.
Watercolour pigment on Blotting paper Size 38 x 28 cms.
Monday, 10 September 2018
An old dilapidated ruin of a Castle called "Mala Hluboka" in Cesky Rudolec. Somebody bought the ruin for $1 (no joke) with a premise to restore it to its old glory. It is on protection heritage list. So far only the tower has been restored and a figure of "death and a sickle" installed in to the cavity where windows once were.
Thursday, 16 August 2018
38 x 28 cm Gouache (Acrylic) treated as watercolour, particularly in the background.
This has taken me many days and hours & certainly was a challenge.
In the “distressed” background I adopted a loose approach as with watercolours, applied masking fluid with a toothbrush, applied several glazes & sprayed with water trying to emulate tonally and visually the Australian bush !
Saturday, 26 May 2018
Annual Workshop at Merroo Centre, intensive and productive 3 days with the brilliant tutor Chan Dissanayake. No masterpieces but so much learnt.!
Beach Scene Watercolour
Crackenback Resort,Kosc.National Park
Flinders Station on a rainy day Melbourne
Misty scene with a billabong
Wyong Area NSW
Monday, 23 April 2018
Recent Trip to Thredbo and the walk around the Jindebyne lake inspired this painting. Watercolour size 38 x 28 cms