Friday, June 19, 2009

Watercolour Workshop

This weekend I am taking part in a watercolour workshop with Victorian artist Ev Hales. There will be 20 in the group. I will post some photographs of what we achieve after the weekend.

First Friday Art Walk

I am very excited to be included in the First Friday Art Walk to be held the first Friday of every month on Etsy. Watch out for my specials on this day. You can go to my etsy shop at

Friday, June 12, 2009

New Paintings

I have been busy with the paints and have finished off several small landscapes. I felt like a change from florals, still working on a few more.

Yesterday was a wet day and good to be inside painting, it is a long time since we had so much rain in one day, today it is quite cold and the rain has gone again. I've got a watercolour video going in the background.

Monday, June 8, 2009

A big surprise for me

Last October 2008 at the Watercolour Society of Western Australia Annual Awards Exhibition, I really surprised myself (and many others) by taking off the top prize with my painting of an iris. It is quite a good size 500cm x 500cm (19 3/4" x 19 3/4") before framing.

It was the first time I had worked on an easel standing up to the painting, and that I think contributed to a better flow with the brushes.

My sister in law was so excited on the night that she bought it, she did not want it to go out of the family. So every time we go to visit Lorelie we see my painting which is rather nice.

I took some weeks to come down to earth, and still have to pinch myself to realise "I did it". The trophy sits on the mantle piece until this coming October. Plus the next invitation will have one of my paintings on it, one of the privileges that comes with the prize. It is all pretty exciting stuff.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New to Blogging

This is a new experience for me to have a blog, but I am willing to learn!

We have just had a lovely picnic lunch with four of our grandchildren in the park, it is a beautiful day here in Perth today, sunshine, pleasant temperature. But we need the rain, we've just had the warmest May on record. Not good for our water supplies. Rain is predicted but where is it.

I should be painting, maybe I will get to it soon.

This painting called 'Blue Moon' is in the Alfred Cove Art Society Annual Awards Exhibition currently running until the 7th June at the Atwell Gallery.