Many Moods of the Sea

Art inspired by the many faces of the ocean – vibrant tropical coral reefs, tide pools, windswept sea surface and sailing-  these images convey just a few of the many moods that the sea has to offer. The Ocean, in all its diversity provides me a rich and unlimited source of creative inspiration.  In yesterday’sContinue reading “Many Moods of the Sea”

Trees in Watercolour

Painted in a nature park in St. Ives, New South Wales. Lovely reserve full of birds and trees, delightful. The foliage greens become progressively warmer into the foreground. The edges are also sharper more in focus in the foreground and softer in the background. The tree trunk has a graceful curve-  which provides a moreContinue reading “Trees in Watercolour”

Viridian, Ultramarine, Permanent Rose and Indian Yellow

Viridian, Ultramarine, Permanent Rose and Indian Yellow  watercolours and acrylic paints. Viridian and Permanent Rose are complements; Ultramarine blue and Indian yellow are near complements and they pair up harmoniously, whether in watercolours, acrylics or oils and are in my palette for both of the paintings shown. First painting “Bird of Paradise”  is a representationalContinue reading “Viridian, Ultramarine, Permanent Rose and Indian Yellow”

Tree Paintings Watercolours

Watercolours are a versatile medium, they don’t have to be wishy washy. They can be bold with bright sunlight dappling the forest or calm, serene.  Two of my personal favourite tree paintings These  are two of my favourite watercolour tree paintings. Very different from each other one so very tranquil,  the other with shadows &Continue reading “Tree Paintings Watercolours”

mountains

Loose bold free impressionistic watercolour mountains and hills!  Bold bright cobalt sky emphasizes the top of the hill providing a sense of heat, summer and sun to the landscape. Mountain in Blue is an inspired mix of cerulean blue, prussian blue with a bit of umber; then allowing some of the paint to drip downContinue reading “mountains”

Light and Shade: Tonal Values for Successful Paintings

Whether you’re painting in pastels, watercolours, oils, acrylics, mixed media the single most crucial aspect for more successful artwork is Tonal Values. Making sure that you first observe and see those variations in tone is key in order to then be able to obtain those tones on your painting. The tricks I use to seeContinue reading “Light and Shade: Tonal Values for Successful Paintings”