Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Great Grey Owl Snowscene

20 x 16"
Cotman Paper

This painting was done for the EWW group Christmas competition. In total 16 artists submitted work on the subject of snow and 22 people voted.  Two artists came joint first and another two came joint third.  I was one of the joint third!  So I am very pleased.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas frogs

Fairy Frog

Christmas Pud anyone?
Christmas cards

Here are a couple of Christmas Frogs to bring seasonal cheer.
Looking at the Fairy Frog here has made me think I'm going to give her a little golden crown.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Red Lily

11 x 8"
For Sale
This week's subject was flowers, I chose to paint just the one lily and a few leaves.
Today I went outside taking photographs and I noticed the same colour theme outside, these are my rescue hens.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

My favorite building

A4 ish
cardboard from cereal packet
For Sale
This week's EWW subject was to paint our favourite building.  I have never been to La Sagrada Familia but would love to, it is on my list of favourite buildings to see one day.  Being in an experimental mood I did a few things with this painting that I have never done before.  1. add some 'hidden' raised shapes. 2. use a different support instead of watercolour paper.  Having seen some famous artists who have their experiments on cardboard in museums, I thought why not? 
I have other experimental plans up my sleeve.

Storm in a teacup

Tiny Watercolour
This little experiment soon found a new home.  I am planning to do some more.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

New life

Bockingford Paper
For Sale
I started this painting a few years ago and just found it hardly started, I no longer have the cacti and it is my little wooden greenhouse in Spring. 

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Leafy Sea Dragon

Hahnemuhle Paper
20 x 50 cm
After looking at lots of photos of leafy sea dragons, I finally understood what they looked like.  I decided how I wanted mine 'posed' and coloured, having such fun with the wet in wet technique. Leafy sea dragons are endangered fish found in Southern Australian waters.  They grow to 8-10 inches and feed on small crustaceans through it's long pipe-like snout.