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Monday, 22 January 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

Australian Natives

Australian Natives
Jo Sonja gouache, Size 38 x 53 cms on 150grm Cartridge paper, used WN acrylic sealer on finished painting.
This has been a work in progress for quite a few days, and it is quite obvious why…too many details. I was trying a different approach to using acrylics, in that spraying with water and letting the colours run, wanting a achieve that looser effect of watercolours & loose the fairly solid appearance of traditional gouache paintings... yet keep the colour brightness .. avoid the “muddy appearance” …. I seemed to have always ended up with when using acrylics & white., in many instance I substituted the warm white with other tonally lighter colours to achieve stroke variations & highlights.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Winter Scene_SH FB

A combined excercise among friends on FB. Practising simplification, looseness, and tones. Fairly limited pallet for me WC.38 x 28 cms. Left a bench next to the tree out, because I felt it would stop the eye going into the distance.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Norwegian Rosemaling Stool

Norwegian Rosemaling Stool .. for that little personJoSonja Acrylic Gouache, satin sealer on top

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Winter Scene


Watercolour 38 x 28 cms
Susan Hall had a wonderful winter scene photo ... I loved it...Maybe painting it could be a way to escape the horrible heat in OZ.... .
Thank you Susan
P.S. the pine trees let me down.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Greetings from the Australian Bush

 Watercolour 28 x 38 cms
 Australian Natives - Hakea, Banksia, Warratah, Gumnuts, grass tree, wattles, bottlebrush.... I.purposefully stressed the background to imitate the  bush background
Watercolour 28 x 38 cms ... this is a present for a lovely friend who helped me many a time when in need.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

La Spezia, Cinque Terre - 5 Lands, Corniglia Island

2 photos combined.  Watercolour 26 x 36 cms
Not proud of this one.... 2 photos combined from Corniglia island, Cinque Terre (5 Lands) Italy