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Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Western Australia Red Flowering Gum

Western Australia Red Gum.   Size 25 x 32 cms, gouache but used like watercolours
Was driving along the side of the road and could not resist this beautiful flowering red gum, some in full bloom, some with only the calyx & then the beautiful large gum nuts. Could not resist and had to break a branch off...but I asked the owner first .

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