Green Glass

This unopened bottle of creme de menthe was discovered during a recent house move. Its green glass was a challenge – you don’t generally see greens this intense in the Australian bush, so getting there required all sorts of experimentation with my...

Timeless Terracotta

Currently I am surrounded by unfinished work – this one, however, was completed late last year and I neglected to post it because it was a composition a friend and I attempted at the same time, for practice and mutual study purposes more than anything else. The...

Thistles and Anemones

Thistle and Anemone was painted over several months this year, and recently sold at the All Saints Anglican Church Floral Display and Art Show. It was a lovely show to be a part of, involving both local artists and floral designers.

Work in Progress – Clare

I’m now working on another portrait: a generous friend who doesn’t seem to mind standing under a spotlight in the corner of my lounge-room, listening to my ten year old at trumpet practice. Somehow she still looks serene. *** Observant readers may notice...

Work in Progress- Pewter and Eggs

The last work in progress documented on this blog was really useful for me as a reference, and to see the outcome of a day’s work on a painting I’d been procrastinating about. So, here’s another one. Doesn’t look like much at the moment, does...

New Work

A new painting to add to the gallery. This was completed late last year. Still life with Shells was set up under a skylight in a friend’s studio. It’s 16 x 20, painted using the sight-size method. I sometimes work with the Getting Group painters in...

Work in Progress

I started this portrait several months ago. The subject has increased in stature since then, but the dress she wears was too big for her when I started so it might be a good thing (you can see how it hangs off her a bit in the painting). She was really a perfect...

Mandorla Art Award

This year I was honoured to be a finalist in the Mandorla Art Award in Perth. The theme for this year was “Elijah meets God”, guided by an exert taken from the story of Elijah in Kings: 1Kings 19:11b-13. My approach was based on this passage being an...