This is one of my first Watercolour Paintings done with a limited palette and the wonderful help of Frank Clarke's D.V.D.'s.
Painted as part of a monthly landscape challenge on Wet Canvas. This is a wonderful site with lots of advice and "how to's" and they have helped me to progress as an artist.
This is a painting of a jetty in Port Augusta, South Australia. I was given permission to paint this from a photo taken by Zonifer Loyd who posted her lovely photos on Flickr.
This is a painting of Barn Hill Station near Broome in Northwestern Australia. The caravans here are perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean. One of a series I painted on our last trip to Barn Hill in 2010.
Camels on a Broome Beach at Sunset, painted in Broome in 2010.
Moon rising over Barn Hill, Northwestern Australia. Painted on vacation in 2010.
Red Hill from the Water. Painted on vacation at Barn Hill, Northwestern Australia in 2010. My photo reference for this picture was taken by myself from our 12' dinghy whilst out fishing.
Painted on vacation in 2010 from a photo I took of the South Beach at Barn Hill, Northwestern Australia.
This is a painting of Wynjanna Gorge off the Gibb River Road in Northwestern Australia. Painted in 2010 from a photo I took when we toured this gorgeous region.
A painting I did whilst on vacation in 2010. I was kindly given permission to paint this from a photo taken by a lovely lady on Flickr - Tina Negas.
Painted from a reference photo of Fisgard Lighthouse, which was posted in the IRL at Wet Canvas. This was painted in 2010 whilst on vacation in Northwestern Australia.
Fishing Boat Harbor - Fremantle, Western Australia.
I tramped through sloshy paddocks to get the reference photo for this painting. Taken at Fortesque River in the Northwest of Australia.
This is a painting of a Golden Crowned Grey Crane.
Oh My God. Bright isn't it!
One of my favourites (my daughter-in-law) loves it too. Painted from a reference photo in the Wet Canvas Image Reference Library. Painted in 2011.
Another Flower - Arum Lilly - painted from a reference photo in Wet Canvas's IRL. Painted in 2011.
A painting in progress. Hope I haven't posted this too early, it might be a disaster, but what the heck, sometimes you try and win and sometimes you fail. No big one, it's only a bit of paper.
The background has been put in using a mixture of Sap Green and Sepia. I have also dropped in a little mauve made up of Alizarine Crimson and Ultramarine. I wanted the yellow rose to stand out against it's complimentary colour of mauve.
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We're back from our 2011 holiday to the North West of Western Australia, and I will upload all of the paintings I did on the trip.
This painting is a repeat of the rose I called Juliet. It was painted in a different pink using a slightly different technique. I painted quite a few of my pictures several times whilst away, trying to hone my skills.
Betty's Tea Service. A still life from a reference photo in a monthly challenge on Wetcanvas.com. This was my first attempt at painting silverware and I thought it would be very challenging indeed. As it turned out, it was not too hard to paint and I am quite happy with the result.
Beachcomber. 9" x 12" A scene I painted often, although mostly not with the figure. This is a lovely serene place and I enjoy painting this picture, regardless of how many times I have done it.
View of the Cliffs at Barn Hill with caravans and tents set up. 6" x 8" Arches paper.
Moon Rising at Barn Hill Station.
This shows one of my 6" x 8" paintings set into a mount and enclosed in a cellophane bag, ready for sale. I sold quite a lot of these at the Sunday Markets at Barn Hill.
Split Rock. A 6" x 8" painting of sandstone. Unfortunately the photo is a little blurred.
The Cut. 6" x 8" Arches. The reference photo for this painting was taken as you emerge from the track onto the beach at Barn Hill.
Sunset Thru the Trees. 6" x 8" Arches. Rather a favorite of mine, but I guess I just love this time of the evening.