Cattai Ridge, 1976
watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper

"Her strength is in draftsmanship and sensitive observation of trees and their branching. She discovers lyrical grace in twisting limbs as in 'Bush Moot', 'View of the Lane Cove River', 'Broken Branch'.” ~ Elizabeth Young, The Advertiser (1972)

Watercolours

The artist favours watercolour for flower and nature studies and has produced countless portrait studies in watercolour, including babies and children.  She sometimes combines watercolour with mixed-media, pen, and pencil, using pure watercolour for landscape compositions and more finished portraits.  The compositions for the artist’s major acrylic paintings are developed through preliminary watercolour sketches.

Her landscape compositions are influenced by the poetic approach of Chinese masters who capture the essence of a scene after immersing themselves in the environment. This all-encompassing perspective is in direct contrast to the limiting “snapshot” view painted at the scene.  In some of her watercolour landscapes she paints on crumpled Japanese paper to create a shimmering textural effect.

Watercolours
163 Works to view Page 1 2 3 4
163 Works to view Page 1 2 3 4

  • Mona masticating, 2006
    gouache and watercolor over giclée
    29 x 21 cm
  • Cliff and river bank, Goulburn River National Park, 2004
    watercolour and pen
    32 x 41 cm
  • Anatomy of a smile: Mona's bones, 2002
    watercolour, gouache, pencil over giclée
    24 x 19 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Dutch Irises and Buds, 1996
    pen and watercolour
    36 x 51 cm
  • Seven Tulips, 1996
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 25 cm
  • Tulips with Leaves, 1996
    pen and watercolour
    36 x 54 cm
  • Stephen in green head-scarf, 1996
    watercolour
    35.5 x 51 cm
  • Paul Dreaming, 1995
    watercolour
    36 x 54 cm
  • Cascading Blossom, West Australian Gum (Eucalyptus caesia), 1992
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 51 cm
  • Blossom on Branch of West Australian Gum (Eucalyptus caesia), 1992
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 51 cm
  • Paul in Vest, Leaping, 1992
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Cat in snow, backyard, Weesp, 1991
    watercolour and pen
    41 x 31 cm

  • Paul with red beard, 1991
    watercolour
    54 x 36 cm
  • Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa), 1990
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Onions from Weimar, 1990
    watercolour
    31 x 41 cm
  • Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa) No. 4, 1989
    pen and watercolour
    51 x 38 cm
  • Sketch: early morning gossip, Johnston St, Annandale, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm

  • Sketch: kid throwing a tantrum, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm

  • Sketch: colourful girl on bus, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm

  • St Andrew's cross spider, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm

  • Frangipannis, 1988
    watercolour
    56 x 76 cm
  • 'Flu, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Sketch: woman waiting for bus, 1987
    watercolour and pen on note-paper
    21 x 29.5 cm

  • Paul in check shirt, reading, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm

  • Slate roofs along Kent Street, Millers Point, 1986
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 51 cm
  • Gossip in Kent Street, Millers Point, 1986
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 51 cm
  • Bean Alive - Bean Growth Cycle, 1986
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 51 cm
  • Onion Face (sad), 1986
    watercolour
    24 x 16.5 cm
  • Cauliflower Brain, 1986
    pen and wash
    28 x 37 cm
  • Ash Wednesday Bushfire, 1986
    watercolour and burnt paper collage
    98 x 71 cm
  • Sketch of woman wearing headphones on Sydney bus, 1986
    watercolour and pencil
    18 x 25 cm
  • Leyla and Stefan at the beach, 1986
    watercolour and pencil on note-paper
    29.5 x 21 cm

  • Sketch: woman sitting on veranda, The Rocks, Miller's Point , 1986
    pen and watercolour
    38 x 51 cm

  • Backyards, Kent Street, Millers Point: Mrs Mac feeding cats and washing in the wind, 1985
    pen and watercolour
    37 x 50 cm
  • Expectant Kerry, Kent Street backyards, Millers Point, 1985
    pen and watercolour
    37 x 50 cm
  • Geraldton Wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum), 1985
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm
  • Mr and Mrs Miserable (Onions), 1985
    pen and watercolour
    21 x 24.5 cm
  • Onion Face (welling tears), 1985
    pen and watercolour
    12.5 cm (dia.)
  • Pith and Pips, 1985
    pen and watercolour
    23 x 22 cm
  • Telegraph Pole, Kent Street, Millers Point, 1985
    watercolour, pen and spittal wash
    59 x 42 cm
  • Washing in wind and zoomed greyhound, Kent Street, Millers Point, 1985
    pen and watercolour
    37 x 50 cm
  • Sketch: children playing in clay (Hudson St, Annandale), 1985
    watercolour and ballpoint
    29.5 x 21 cm

  • Telegraph pole, Kent St, Miller's Point, Sydney, 1985
    watercolour, brown pen and spittle
    59 x 42 cm

  • Rank & Kirby furniture factory, White's Creek, view from Annandale, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    28 x 38 cm

  • Gramma Pumpkin Flower in One Day, 1984
    pen and watercolour
    37 x 50 cm
  • Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum), 1984
    pen and watercolour
    56 x 74 cm
  • Ken smoking, 1984
    watercolour (sumi ink)
    34.5 x 50.5 cm

  • The Incurable Romantic (Colleen Burke, poet), 1983
    watercolour and collage on panel
    100 x 77.5 cm
  • Bottlebrush and Buds (Callistemon viminalis), 1983
    watercolour
    30 x 42 cm
  • Gum Blossom for Harpsichord No. 3 (Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea), 1983
    watercolour
    30 x 42 cm

Watercolours : 163 Works to view Page 1 2 3 4
Watercolours : 163 Works to view Page 1 2 3 4


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