Sunday, March 21, 2010


There are so many things that I should be doing and instead I've been painting. Oh well, much more fun.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New work in progress

I began this picture today. Inspired by my son and daughters end of year dance concert. These two caught my eye. While the older students are amazing to watch, the younger students capture your heart.

This is one of the first times I have actually used black in a painting. I had some under painting with colors and then over the top with black pastel. I think the contrasts are effective.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mosman Gorge

This picture is inspired by our trip to Cairns last year. We swam at these falls. The place is breath taking in its beauty. The two children in the foreground are my son and daughter.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Three little gangsters

How cool is this. One of my friends who lives in Sydney came down for my 40th birthday, quite a while ago now. The theme was 1920s. She has four boys and they all dressed up in gangster outfits. I took many pictures of them all and painted a picture of my son with two of her boys. She really liked the painting so I sent it up to her this year. She just sent me an email with the pictures in a choice of two frames. I liked this one the best. The framing shop must be able to scan the picture into the computer and then add the look of the mount and frame, so you have a clear idea of the finished product.

I haven't come across a framing shop in Melbourne with this facility yet. Looks like Sydney is one up on us Melbournians.