Sunday, 21 August 2016

The Little Blue Bowl

'The Little Blue Bowl' 
on AS Colourfix Smooth
(46cm X 66cm)
Best Pastel Strathdon Art Show 2017
Best in Show King Lake November 2016
Highly Commended Hobsons Bay Art Show 2016

Australia Native Wattle in it's numerous varieties is out in abundance this time of year (Winter).  Although this painting is mostly blue, in truth I have painted it in celebration of the wattle.  The blue bowl was purchased especially to complete my composition.  I had more china in the composition initially but when the shadow pattern emerged I felt the other pieces were surplus.  What a terrific pattern the light made.  That soon became my focus.  Inspiration for the table cloth came from a piece of wrapping paper that I found recently.  It has white fish swirling all over an indigo background.  It reminds me of a Japanese print.

Sunday, 14 August 2016


on AS Colourfix 

The Red Coffee Pot

'Red Coffee Pot'
on Colourful Soft Umber
Part of the planning for the painting 'Still Life in Reds' included a smaller painting of my concept.  I was happy with the outcome and so moved onto the bigger piece.

A Day in France

A Day in France
This beautiful scene is of a sun drenched street in France.  The red doors signify the entrance to a bakery and restaurant.  At the end of the street there is a busy market.