In Melbourne, we have had over 100 days of strict COVID19 restrictions. I have missed plein air painting with my group of friends but I have kept painting - sometimes with one other friend around my neighbourhood and other times, in the studio. On a positive note, I have found a number of scenes around … Continue reading Painting around the neighbourhood
I started a online print shop on Redbubble. I am slowly scanning and uploading artwork onto the site. There will be lots of work for wall art and greeting cards😃. Love to know what you think, if you have time to visit my online shop.
While in isolation at home, and with no travel plans in sight for the foreseeable future, this is as close to travel as I can get now 😃. It was still a lot of fun to visit Europe and look around virtually.
Since we can’t travel internationally for a while, I did some virtual travel using google map. It was fun to see places that I have never been before without having to leave the house. It was also really good to so have some painting references to continue practising and painting at home. I went to … Continue reading Virtual travel
The Organ Pipes National Park is only about 30 minutes drive from Melbourne. When I was there a few days ago, there were a few people visiting. The interesting pipe-shaped rocks were formed by lava a million years ago. If you are curious about this place, follow this link. It’s a fantastic place to visit … Continue reading Pleinair painting in Organ Pipes National Park
I found this post in my draft folder and have forgotten about it! It was a year ago and how quickly time has flown! My artist residency at Studio Kura finally came to an end after 2 months in Japan in June and July 2019. It was a wonderful and fruitful time. I had an … Continue reading Exhibition at Studio Kura, Itoshima
These were completed before the pandemic when I was still able to visit and paint in the gardens.
Hope you have all been well. I have had lots of time at home during this pandemic to try out a new media. I hadn’t spent much time using gouache in the past, and it’s fun to be able to challenge myself. Still life at home Pile after breakfast Mess after breakfast Carton of 12 … Continue reading After breakfast gouache paintings
Me and my self-portrait Having too much time on my own at home led to finding old art materials hidden in corners of my cupboard. The oil colours I used here are about 15 years old, and many of the tubes would not open, so I had to cut them at the other end. I … Continue reading Portrait in Oils
I always have some art materials and a sketchbook with me when I go out, and over the years the combination of materials have changed. I only had a couple of pens and a waterbrush recently and I found it quite liberating. Simplicity is good - no colours or water to think about, no brushes … Continue reading Travelling light