I needed a portable, travel plein air kit for pastels so I made one! Saved a heap of dollars and it works great. … More A little Plein Air kit
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
As a tutor (and president ) at a local commhunity art group life can get pretty busy, especially when I add in my commission work! Something has to give and posting has been one of the things I’ve let slip, BUT term is over and I have a few weeks off so I want to … More Term is out…
It’s been awhile since I posted so thought I would share a few pages from my current travel sketchbook. I’m swanning around the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts for a few weeks and enjoying all the sun, sea and swimming. In between I’m snatching a few minutes to do some watercolour and ink sketches to remind … More Some pages from my sketchbook
I’ve spent a few days doing some eco printing this week. Mostly scarves and upcycled cotton tees. It’s been a lot of fun and I’ve discovered some new ways to mordant to get different results so it’s been educational as well. Here’s a few of my results It was a fun week!!! Now I have … More This weeks eco printing
A couple of weekends ago I was a student at a Maxwell Wilks pastel workshop. I had a great time and broke out the hard pastels which was a bit of a novelty for me. Have never owned any Rembrandts before but bought a small box of half sticks and reallly enjoyed working with them. … More A colourful workshop
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
From the initial idea to the finished framed painting took me 6 hours and I’d been procrastinating for weeks! Sometimes it happens when it happens! … More How the muse works …(sometimes)
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?
POGOing with some artist friends!
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