I haven’t been using watercolour for over a year - I started using gouache and oil paint before the pandemic - and it’s nice to start using it again. Admittedly I was a bit rusty but I had fun with the medium. Gum tree These were painted in Studley Park where I met some friends … Continue reading Back to watercolour
My friends and I got together one lovely sunny Sunday, and we went to paint by the water. Here are some images from Port Melbourne. The iconic beacon, Port Melbourne; Station Pier in the background. Princes Pier - the original piles that stretches out from the pier. The other pier in the background; my friend … Continue reading Sketching in Port Melbourne
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
View from Green Point looking towards Melbourne city. A page from my sketchbook, the citrus tart on the top left corner was sketch a week prior. A sketch of the view from Green Point occupied the rest of the spread. I went plein-air painting last Saturday at Green Point in Brighton. It’s a lovely green … Continue reading One day at a time in lockdown 4
I have sold 2 art prints recently, and once again the idea of putting my work on an online platform/online shops (like Etsy) seemed attractive. However that idea was stashed away quickly! The next day, while out painting, I was thinking of what would sell rather than what would make a good scene or what … Continue reading Selling art prints
I decided to include some sketchbooks from my travels in my exhibition last week. Anyone interested was allowed to look through the books. I have to say that it was very well received. I had a bit of hesitation initially, as I like some pages more than others, and there are some that I didn't … Continue reading Sketchbooks in my exhibition
This is a park in Port Melbourne. There are several lakes and one of the lakes turn pink (below) when the weather is warm, due to the algae present in the water. These were painted in early 2019 - when the weather was warm in Australia.
I went on a cruise to South America and Antarctica. It was an amazing and memorable trip. Amazing views of icebergs, glaciers and plenty of wildlife! I will post more soon.
Sluuuurrrrp, I am trying to sketch more like this i.e. catch the action of the subject!