Gouache is such a great medium. When I want to take a break from using oil, I turn to gouache which is relatively “cleaner”, since it is water-based (read on, let me clarify :)). I don’t worry about putting on an apron to protect my clothes as I do with oil paint, and getting it … Continue reading Painting with Gouache
Lighthouse on water, Port Melbourne Lighthouse on land, Port Melbourne I was busy today capturing both lighthouses in gouache. 16°C outside and it’s summer ! Cold but it was always fun to be out.
We are lucky to have a number of good parks around and it has been really good to be able to paint outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. Also, the new “covid-norm” for my friends and I is to catch up outdoors, where possible. Here are a few recent pleinair painting in suburban parks in … Continue reading Suburban Parks
At the end of last year, I participated in a couple of paint-out sessions at Gasworks. My 2 pieces completed during those sessions are currently exhibited at the Foyer Gallery until 10 January 2021. Anyway, guess what - I won in the Representational Professional category with the piece below, depicting a sculpture at the park, … Continue reading And a bit of good news
I wish you a happy festive season. Stay safe and next year will be a better year! All the best, Evelyn 💕 The Australian Bush
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
I am learning a few things things from my Inktober exercises. My trip to Australia's Top End offered many fantastic views and inspiration for art. So the Inktober challenge continues with a scene from a walk around a national park. A fun piece of foreground and background elements... but after I added blue to the … Continue reading Inktober challenge continues
A friend contacted me the other day about Inktober and I decided that I will take up the challenge. After my initial few ink paintings in Japan, I have not worked in ink, so this is a good time to take up the challenge and get some practice. My first is a little waterfall with … Continue reading Inktober
After spending a month at Studio Kura artist residency painting in watercolour, I decided to explore working with ink. It took me a while to get used to it but it was fun. Here are a few that I will include in my exhibition at the end of the month.