I’ve been experimenting with negative space painting. This is my final In the Garden painting.
We are having such beautiful summer weather, I thought I would paint something with the feel of a carefree summer holiday.
After 10 years selling beautiful Japanese Yuzen Chiyogami paper, I became a watercolour painter. Here are some collage works which combine them.
These are my entries for the annual local postcard size art exhibition. They depict what goes on beneath the surface of a river with, weed, slime and bubbles. I love painting with blues, greens and yellows.
An early morning walk to the Byron Bay lighthouse is a great way to start the day. The sunrises are spectacular and you can often see sharks, sea turtles, whales, dolphins and stingrays in the water. Sea eagles and ospreys are just two of the bird species that can be seen on your walk plus if you are very quiet, you will probably see a wallaby or two nibbling grass beside the track.
Here is my watercolour painting of Byron Bay lighthouse – purchased by a honeymooning English couple who were married in a lighthouse and who collect pictures of lighthouses.
I love cooking and often as I am preparing a meal or snack for friends and family, I look at the fruit and vegetables I am about to use and decide to paint them instead.
Here are four cards I designed for Valentine’s Day this year. They feature hearts painted in crimson, scarlet and red watercolour and Japanese yuzen chiyogami paper.
We often drive through the town of Tenterfield in the New England ranges and Glenlyon in Victoria. The autumn trees it both areas are beautiful. The entrance to both towns is through archways of brilliant trees. In this post, I have featured two photos which were the inspiration for the two paintings Autumn Road #1 (which uses the wet on wet watercolour technique) and Autumn Road #2 (which features wet on dry technique).
Photo Autumn Road Tenterfield – used as inspriation for the two paintings.
Mount Warning is a beautiful mountain near to where I live. I love to photograph and paint it at different times of day and to use different techniques to show a variety of moods of the mountain.
I live near the ocean in Byron Bay and love to explore rock pools at low tide. One of my favourite seaweeds is sea lettuce. It is so beautifully green and feels beautiful to touch. I have used cling wrap on a damp pale green watercolour wash to create the effect of sea lettuce.