Looking for abstraction in nature. … More Abstracting nature.
Last week my husband and I walked into Lake Judd in Tasmanian’s South West wilderness area. We’d done it before a few times many years ago when it was a very long, hard slog through boggy mudpits up to our knees. I did not have pleasant memories of the track! Joyously it has had a … More Painting the wilderness
Well….almost. I’ve got a big Christmas market coming up this weekend so am almost finished the prep and ready to pack it all up. It’s been a somewhat painful month as I’ve been plagued by an old RSI injury so I’ve put my custom painting business on hold for 3 months to give it time … More This little artist went to market…
I’ve been trying out a few new gels and pastes lately in my acrylic paintings and having some fun. Here’s a 30 x 30 cm canvas I just finished using some clear tar gel and molding paste to help create that tangle of flowers and weeds in the foreground. Will be trying a few more … More TEXTURE WITH GELS
reflecting on some recent paintings…. … More Some recent reflections
I found this sitting in my Draft bin and realised I’d never posted it – so here’s a little story form Dec 2017. Early December amongst the manic finishing of Christmas commissions I got a very professional and pleasant email from someone purporting to work for Etsy in Australia. She asked if I would agree … More Scam or glam?
We had a wonderful day trip down the Tasman peninsula this week for a spot of photography and some snorkeling. Our first stop was at Remarkable Cave at low tide . This is a double entrance sea cave with spectacular views out to sea through one of the entrances. Next stop the Tessalated Pavement which … More A day out
As the sun rises on a new year ( just used that so I could tie it in with my feature photo!!)I looked back at some of my arty adventures during 2018. I joined a artist coop early in the year and have had a lot of fun sitting in the Quoll Gallery. It’s always … More Looking back on 2018….
Here’s a few paintings and sketches I’ve done this trip…. I’ve enjoyed every one! This is a small palette knife painting in acrylics. I like the touch of colour amongst the green here. Lot’s of wonderful rocks I tried to capture with the palette knife again. Spent a few hours on this one and didn’t … More Some travel art….
A few small paintings – all done at Podere Pietrata near Radicofani in southern Tuscany. I just walked out the door and turned in a new direction every evening. They’re simple and not perfect – but they capture the feeling of the place – which is the whole point of plein air painting for me. … More Some small plein air paintings