Dec 9, 2019

The Amsterdam in Wind

Watercolour on paper 12 x 16in

I have made a video of the making of this painting. 
It is in real time, with me talking all the way through! :-/
The Amsterdam is a replica ship currently moored outside the maritime museum in Amsterdam. I've take a photo of it, and then used a Dutch master's seascape for inspiration on the background. A fun painting to do in mid-summer here in Australia!
Check out my video, and if you'd like to see more, please subscribe while you are there!


Nov 26, 2019

An Aussie Pub

Learn to Paint! an Aussie Pub. Real time watercolour demonstration, 
step-by-step, with commentary.
Click here to go to the video.

Another one of my 13 new videos on Youtube. 
I am enjoying doing these paintings and creating demonstrations for newbie artists.
I get great comments, and that makes me feel that they are so worth doing. 
I recommend all artists to do this. Very satisfying.

Sep 10, 2019

My video is on Youtube! STAGE 12 PAINTING BIKES from Le Tour de France

I have been uploading videos to Youtube. My channel is here:
I'd love you to visit and have a look at them. If you like, you can subscribe and be notified when I upload new ones!

Jul 20, 2019

Shirley Peters Paints Le Tour de France

I'm mentioned on national TV!!!
Painting daily stages of Le Tour de France.

Mar 21, 2019

The Other Apostles

Watercolour, acrylic

32 x 42cm

London Bridge Drama

Watercolour and acrylic 
32 x 42cm $400

"Two Apostles in Calm Seas"

The Twelve Apostles are a land form on the southern coast of the Australian continent.
Worth a visit!
Mixed media (watercolour, acrylic) on paper 31 x 41cm 

Feb 25, 2019

After midnight, packing up the paints.

Here is my 'studio'. It's the dining table in the motorhome, and I have just finished a late night painting from a scene I captured yesterday. I have towels on the seats, and travel maps on the table, in a modest attempt to keep the interior clean and paint free!

Below is a view of the motorhome during the day. We have been travelling through the dry outback to get to this oasis!  Meet Bob and Honey!

Afternoon Light at Anglesea

Second work from our first camping spot on the Great Ocean Road. I love how the sun touches the outcrop and reflects. Worthy of recording, in my mind.
I've moved to a larger pad, so from now on the paintings will be 30 x 40cm, watercolour with some acrylic finishes.

Anglesea Cliffs

First painting in my new travel series. "Anglesea Cliffs" is mixed media on paper. 24 x 32 cm

Bob, Honey and I are travelling along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. It's high summer, and the crowds are gone; a fabulous time to explore the lower edge of Australia.
I'm not painting plein air, but I am painting "on location". That means that I explore the landscape with a camera, and draw or paint from my best shot when I get back to our motorhome.
Plein air has become difficult, as I'm so busy caring for Bob, and dealing with the touring side. With this 'location' method, I feel that the inspiration is fresh and I am keen to get the paints out, in the comfort of my air conditioned travelling 'studio', aka motorhome, at night after the jobs are done.