Irresistible Colours of Rosemary

I was surprised. Amazed.   I’d planned to post my paintings….. But the colours of the rosemary were simply irresistible.  Cobalt Blue, Maroon, Lavender, Lime green, Rose Pink, Silvery sage green.  The more I look,  the more colours I see! Rosemary    Rosmarinus Officinalis Rosemary is a Mediterranean spice with ‘reported’ benefits.  Apparently, no oneContinue reading “Irresistible Colours of Rosemary”

Cobalt Skies and Figures in Stone

The Pinnacles limestone formations are most often viewed under a belting bright cobalt sky! So it was on our trip up north to Nambung National Park, 200 kilometres north of Perth, Western Australia. Haunting and almost biblical in its story telling, this arrangement is completely nature made.   Every visitor to the park will seeContinue reading “Cobalt Skies and Figures in Stone”

Easy Beginners Watercolour Techniques

Easy Beginners Watercolour Techniques revolve around watercolours being fun, lively playful and forgiving!  They are so easy to correct mistakes, they really are perfect for beginners. These Watercolour Beginner’s  snippets and tidbits will  help get you started and keep you moving forward in a fun and fast paced approach.   Watercolour Beginner Techniques For theContinue reading “Easy Beginners Watercolour Techniques”

Inspiration Falls: 7 Sources

Inspiration sometimes falls, sometimes falters, sometimes pours down in torrents.  Soak it in.   When I needed a little extra inspiration, I found myself looking up.  And there, found just what I needed.   This stunning cobalt sky contrasts in a dynamic way with the stark white falls and the glossy yellow green foliage perchedContinue reading “Inspiration Falls: 7 Sources”

Delacroix to Klee: Books to Inspire

Artists Eugene Delacroix,  Jean Leon Gerome  and  Paul Klee fill the pages – waiting to inspire me with magic woven with their hands, brushes, colours, paints and imaginations. A cherished book,  “Orientalism – Delacroix to Klee” tops my favourites list, with every page filled with a spectacular art image. Mesmerising! Orientalism – Delacroix to Klee  Continue reading “Delacroix to Klee: Books to Inspire”

Watercolour’s Soft Impressionism

Watercolours are my ‘go to’ medium when going out and about to paint.  Light, easy, transportable!  Fantastic for loose impressionistic smaller images that capture  mood and soft atmosphere. I have found when I’m traipsing outdoors to paint, I prefer to use watercolours. They are so small and if need be,  I can get away withContinue reading “Watercolour’s Soft Impressionism”

When The Crow Calls

When the crow calls, what does it mean?  I asked myself on my last bush walking adventure through the  park and through the swamp. Did I know if it was really a crow, or is it a raven?  Inquiring minds want to know so I’d better find out! After a morning of research on crowContinue reading “When The Crow Calls”

Western Australia Flowers

Walking around Perth is fantastic with a plethora of pink and red flowers guaranteed to make me stop and become immersed in their beauty.    Tea Tree blossoms with their blushing petals and crimson centres,  the fire engine red bottlebrush and last the  miniature grevillia with its curly stamens. Breathtaking flowers on a perfect andContinue reading “Western Australia Flowers”

How To Self “Critique” Your Paintings

How do I fix my paintings?  How can I tell what needs to be fixed? How do I critique my work?  A phrase I prefer over self critique is self assessment, a much more positive and hopeful turn of phrase. I also prefer the term ‘not yet resolved’ over the dismal, its a ‘failure’.  Continue reading “How To Self “Critique” Your Paintings”