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.

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Watercolours
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  • Winter Trees, Ivymeade, Second Creek, Burnside, 1959
    watercolour
    54 x 37 cm
  • Off-loading Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour & pen
    24.5 x 40 cm (var.)
  • Port Adelaide Harbour, 1959
    watercolour & crayon
    46 x 33.5 cm
  • Gulls & Workmen, Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour & pen
    25.5 x 27 cm
  • Two Gums, Frome Road, Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour, pencil and cray-pas
    37 x 26.5 cm
  • Two Gums, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1959
    watercolour
    26 x 23 cm
  • Daffodils and Sword Fern, 1959
    watercolour
    20 x 25 cm
  • Salt lake (near Port Lincoln), 1959
    watercolour
    52.5 x 36 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Aunty Dot's Hens at Grandpa's Workshop, 1958
    watercolour
    27x35 cm
  • Mount Gipps, Broken Hill, 1957
    watercolour
    23 x 36.5 cm
  • Brother Bill Apprehensive, 1957
    watercolour
    37 x 27 cm
  • Red hibiscus, 1957
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm

  • Puppy (for Grandpa), 1951 circa
    watercolour
    16 x 12 cm (var.)

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


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