Pelican, watercolour, air blowing technique again


Pelican… w:c air blow methodLast night I came across this photo of a watercolour of a pelican which I did a year or so ago using the same process mentioned in the previous post. This one sold rather quickly but I had intended to do a seies of birds in this manner. As often happens other things took over. Maybe this time if I find a good, appropriate place to have an exhibition I will be inspired to produce a collection of these. I do so enjoy the process and the bit of mystery and movement of the end result. Satisfies both my love of careful rendition and drawing…. my Science/Biology background…. and my love of playing with paint effects in a fluid and creative manner…. my “wild”, emotional art side.

WYNYARD EXHIBITION…… “TOUCH”


“Touch” is the title of my exhibition at Wonders of Wynyard in September. I will hang the works on Sunday 2nd, and the exhibition will conclude on Sunday 30th.

About the exhibition…….  TOUCH… tactile experiences, textures,  “touching”  emotional experiences, keeping in touch…….  there are many ways the term touch can be explored. What started as a look at creating textures in my paintings has grown into a wider exploration of “Touch”.

You are invited to the LAUNCH on SATURDAY 8th September at 2.30  

Shown here are two of the works to be hung. The wave uses mixed media including collage to build up the range of textures experienced in rugged coastal areas. The semi abstracted landscape was painted in watercolour technique including the use of salt on beautiful, soft silk. Having done some computer art I strongly feel that the tactile experiences… the touch of the materials including the flow of brushstrokes….. is a critical element in my art experiences.

MEANDERING EXHIBITION ENTRY 2011


This is my entry in the Meandering exhibition, landscape section…. an exhibition at Launceston Country Club of paintings of Meander Valley in Northern Tasmania. This view of Meander Falls with gushing water has the sense of energy for which I was aiming. It is essentially a traditional watercolour using a very wet technique on Fabriano Torchon extra rough paper. The paper is wonderful for creating interesting textural effects due to its unnusual rough surface. Being very soft it is a bit tricky to work on but well worth the effort. Beyond the pure representational in this watercolour, the rock wall symbolises the solid foundations needed to build a strong community while the flowing water represents the dynamicism of change

.  I will conduct a morning workshop on working with this paper on Thursday February 11th at my studio at Forth. Cost $20. Time 10a.m. to 12.30. ph 0419282673