Monday, 30 July 2012

Tree Bouquet

6"x6" Oil on board

I have been slow with posting...trying to finish paintings for exhibitions, one of them here at my gallery, Sept 8th-22nd.... six of us exhibiting, 4 painters and 2 potters....will be fun!!
This  part of the Estuary has a lot of  Eucalyptus trees, I like their shape and they look extra special with the hills as a backdrop...a bouquet came to mind when I saw this! It's another favourite area of mine and it's only about 10 minutes walk  from my house!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Mellow Morning

10"x8" Oil on Canvas


Another one of the Estuary! My favourite time of the day is early morning, especially in this area...lovely mellow light, soft cloud... so peaceful. The grasses change colour from day to day depending on the sky...the value changes in the grass are quite subtle. I am still working on colour values, easy in black and white but not so in colour!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Huka Falls

8"x6" Oil on board
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This is one of the sets of waterfalls at the top of the Huka Falls, the final stage of the falls is an 11 metre drop with a huge amount of water that creates a beautiful blue green pool...very scenic and impressive! I have never painted waterfall before so I decided on this study first, I plan to do a larger one of the main falls with better light  later on!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Lavender Attraction

6"x6" Oil on board

I have always been attracted to Lavender and have it growing in my garden. I love the fragrant purple flowers!  I  often walk past this house...this morning it was soft sunlight and  I liked the shadows created on the wall as well!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Morning Shadows

6"x6" Oil on board


I thought I would enter this for Daily Paintworks Challenge this week, I love painting different subjects but my true love is the landscape... I am always drawn by  light and the shadows as I was with this. Most of the time I paint places close to home that I come across when I am out walking. It is important to me to paint what I feel...this is another from the Estuary.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Beach Daisies

6"x6" Oil on board

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I love these daisies that grow wild along the beach! I have walked past them before and thought about painting them... this day was perfect! It was very calm and cloudy but the light was bright, I love the soft colours in the flowers against the vivid green leaves!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Ready and Waiting

6"x6" Oil on board

Another from my holiday photos. The image isn't a very good one I'm not sure what went wrong but this is the best I could do! It looks much better in life. This was outside a cafe in Sydney, I had been watching this small dog trying to get his owner to move.... obviously he  was sick of waiting and ready to go!
I didn't paint with my usual palette for this...thought I'd try something different so I used burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre and white.