Sep 29, 2016

Ti Tree Snake Gully


Sitting next to this lovely grove of ti-trees I was happily painting, with hubby 
taking photos. The manager drove passed looking concerned but didn't stop.
Later he asked if we'd seen the black snake, normally lies in that spot!



Sep 28, 2016

Looking to Summer, en plein-air.



I like to paint 'plein-air' when travelling in our motorhome. We have travelled north to Brisbane to inspect a mobility scooter for Bob, and have been slowly returning to Sydney with two night stopovers. Urunga is a small beach town, with an impressive harbour and mangrove tidal lakes.
This painting started in sunshine, and ended with rain! and a mad scramble back to the shore from my rocky perch. And the rain effected the 'interactivity' of the acrylic paint, as it started to run more than I intended. But as often happens, accidents can produce interesting results.

Acrylic on linen (unstretched)
64 x 51cm



May 31, 2016

New large landscape




First stage for new large project. This is half the image. It is a charcoal sketch of bush land near my home in Mulgoa, NSW. 

Apr 14, 2016

Bridport Warm Water


On our tour of Tasmania, I loved painting the rocks and blue-green waters around the north east side of the island. It as crystal clear water, and such a warm temperature for swimming.
If anyone is interested in visiting Australia, I suggest you spend a month or two in Tasmania. In a motorhome! It has the same attractions as the mainland without the hundreds of kilometres in-between stops.

42 x 30cm Acrylic on paper, 
Plein air painting with a touch of studio work after.


Summer Waves


A Tasmanian Seascape. Painted on location, finished in the studio.
Originally one of my rejects in the corner. It's been slowly growing on me. 
Watercolour and acrylic on paper, 40 x 28cm


Apr 13, 2016

Lagoon Stairs


A painting from my Tasmania Travels: I painted this 'plain air' then finished it in the studio. I think this technique suits me: especially painting on paper. It's strong and receptive to watercolour techniques, as well as being good for think texture later. Acrylics dry fast, and the works can be stored in an art folder as we travel in the motorhome. 

30 x 42cm, Acrylic on paper, sale details on my web site.

Apr 8, 2016

Wild Rocks at Stanley






I started painting while sitting on the rocks, but soon moved into the van. High tide and rain not my friend! 60 x 42cm

Apr 5, 2016

Breakers at Chain of Lagoons Beach


I painted this larger work at the beach in Tasmania. It was done 'plain air' with a bit of fiddling back at the motorhome.  The rocks are always my point of interest as they look great, and recent scientists have linked them to the North America! Who'd a thought!?!


Breakers at Chain of Lagoons Beach
80 x 48cm Acrylic on Paper
$450

Apr 3, 2016

Early Morning Rhine


I've had fun re-working this watercolour. It is a typical view of the Rhine from the ship, looking upstream into the morning sun and mist. It was October and the sun was low. Adding the acrylic paint with a palette knife bought the scene to life. Might be a turning point for me. 

Summer Road

Loved travelling through Tassie, as the distances were much shorter than on the mainland, and the summer was very mild.


"Summer Road"
50 x 50cm 
Acrylic on 'gallery sided' Canvas
AU $450 plus post 

Mar 30, 2016

Recherche Cold Waves





I painted this while perched on the rocks. It was a great position, high and dry! The sea was cooler as we were close to the Antartic! (Bob took a pic of me which I'm using now as my profile pic.)

42 x 30cm Acrylic on paper

$320 incls postage

Mar 24, 2016

Five Mile Beach in Tasmania.


Five Mile Beach. Such an ordinary name for a beautiful expanse of seaside in Tasmania. 
We have been touring the small island at the bottom of Australia for 5 weeks (February-March) and I 
painted a few works like this tree study along the way.
Husband Bob and I have bought a motor home, and this was our first big trip.
Can recommend this type of holiday: freedom to choose a new destination every day.

58 x 42cm Acrylic on paper
AU$430 incls postage
(email for purchase.)

Jan 30, 2016

Golden Dawn at Narooma Beach


We have started a trip to Tasmania, and this lovely beach was our first stop on the way.
It is in our own state of New South Wales, and deserves a longer stay!


"Golden Dawn at Narooma Beach"
Watercolour 
37 x 26cm on Arches Paper

Jan 1, 2016

Waiting for Rain


Our backyard dam is only half full, and we know that rain is coming next week.
It will make a difference, as we use the water for our garden. 
I painted this in the midday sun, with only a few bites from ants.. 
no sign of the death adder that crossed my path last month.  
It disappeared down towards this dam, so it's here somewhere!

This is a 'Plein Air' painting, 
acrylic on  canvas, 
18 x 14", 356 x 457mm

For Sale: $450 plus postage

Dec 4, 2015

Kiama in the Morning Sun



At a little cove called Easts Beach, Kiama, south of Sydney.
I was painting while perched on the rocks, but had to move back as the tide came in.
We were staying in our motorhome at a 'holiday park' nearby. (BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park)
Very quiet and peaceful in the spring.


Watercolour and acrylic white on Saunders paper.
610mm x 457mm (24" x 18")
Seascape.
$440 unframed



Nov 13, 2015

I've been travelling


"China Town Business"
A small store in the China Town quarter in Singapore
Watercolour 


"Clock Tower by the Shops"
Rothamburg: a 'plain air' under difficult circumstances. I had left my water container behind, and had to flood one half of the palette from a water bottle. A messy sketch, but a good memory of a very cute German town.


"Red Reflections"
Bamburg was a surprise: just a modern shopping spot, I thought, until we turned a corner and discovered a medieval town built on a confluence of waterways.



"The Canal of Gold"

And wonderful Amsterdam: just a quick water tour of the canals, before we were bussed away to our ship in Utrecht. I was sad that I had no time here to catch up with Ella Arps, from The Arps Gallery. Next time!!




Sep 1, 2015

Selling prints...



I've finished my output for Le Tour de France this year. Some of my best efforts from previous years are on Fine Art America, and people can order any size print, and even stretched canvas. They look great when blown up! Here is a link to a recent purchase:

Aug 12, 2015

Le Tour Near the Coast


Even the small hills are tough! Le Tour de France winds all over France and sometimes surrounding countries. This time they were near the north coast.

30 x 42 cm Watercolour on Paper
Available on 
Ebay

Aug 9, 2015

Greipel's Power Sprint - Stage 21 #TDF


A powerful bunched sprint! I wonder if anyone has done the calculations for horsepower?
Greipel is in red, waiting his chance to break free!


eBay

Aug 7, 2015

Victory! Froome and Sky Team Friends



What an emotional time for Chris Froome and (Aussie) Richie Porte and the Sky Team! Winners of the 2015 Yellow Jersey, shown here doing their victory lap. I bet every competitive cyclist dreams of doing just this!!
42 x 30cm Available on  Ebay
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