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

  • Gum Blossom for Harpsichord No. 4 (Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea), 1983
    watercolour
    30 x 42 cm
  • Gum leaves (study for harpsichord lid), 1983
    watercolour and pencil
    48 x 39.5 cm

  • American GI on Leave (Germany), 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Munich Woman, 1980
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • The Berlin Wall, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Couple on Sydney Bus, 1980
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
  • My Mate Molly, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Stephen Contemplating, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Hukky the Dutchman at Morgenrot, Berlin , 1980
    watercolour
    56.5 x 38cm

  • Innenhof, Kreutzberg, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm

  • Sketch: metal workers, WH Williams & Sons factory, Silverwater, 1980
    watercolour and ballpoint on newsprint
    42 x 30 cm

  • Sketch: stacking steel beams, WH Williams & Sons factory, Silverwater, 1980
    watercolour and ballpoint on newsprint
    42 x 30 cm

  • Portrait demonstration 1, Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm

  • Portrait demonstration 2, Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm

  • Migrant woman on Sydney bus, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm

  • 'Five pikelets, please', Annandale village cake-shop, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Michaela in ultramarine blue, drawing, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Schwarze Rose, Kreutzberg-Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Turkish migrants, train to Kreutzberg-Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 32 cm
  • Religious Woman of Bavaria, 1979-1980
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Pumpkin Lovers, 1979
    watercolour
    56 x 38 cm
  • Composition sketch: Michaela, Gasthof (inn), Regensburg, 1979
    watercolour and pencil
    27 x 37 cm
  • Regensburg Gasthof (inn) window and street sign, 1979
    watercolour and pencil
    32 x 24 cm
  • John Dengate, singer, songwriter, 1979
    watercolour
    55 x 75 cm
  • Brian wearing Bavarian hat, 1979
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Paul reading in cane chair, 1978 circa
    watercolour
    38 x 56 cm
  • At Home (Annandale), 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 76 cm
  • Casualty: Children's Hospital, 3 am, 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 72 cm
  • Brian Reading, 1978
    watercolour
    75 x 55 cm
  • Bus shelter, Parramatta Road, Sydney University stop opposite Ross Street, with marbling doodle, 1978
    watercolour, pencil and crayon
    18 x 25 cm
  • Flooded Mongarlowe River: submerged trees, 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 76 cm
  • Flooded Mongarlowe River: raging torrent, 1978
    watercolour
    38 x 40 cm
  • Gnarled pines, Jindabyne, 1978
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Silver and ochre gum, Mongarlowe River, 1978
    watercolour
    52.8 x 37.5 cm
  • Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges, 1977
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    46 x 59 cm
  • Where Children Play: Inner Sydney with Gantry and White Bay Power Station, 1977
    watercolour on Japanese paper
    66 x 51 cm
  • The Retired Mechanic, 1977
    watercolour
    51 x 60 cm
  • Ray Munns, Laboratory Craftsman, 1977
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Spencer's Crossing, Kosciuszko National Park, 1977
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    31.5 x 68 cm
  • Looking down View St, Annandale towards White Bay Power Station, 1977
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Mountain Lagoon Road, Bilpin - study for painting 'Turning and Turning', 1977
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Sketch for Children's Hospital painting and print, 1977
    watercolour
    37.5 x 27.5 cm

  • Colo Heights: sunlit escarpment through gums, 1977
    watercolour on crumbled paper
    41 x 96 cm
  • Cattai Ridge, 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    61.5 x 71 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Cattai Ridge (small), 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    16 x 34 cm
  • Wollondilly River, 1976
    Watercolour
    40 x 50 cm
  • Sketch of Lee-Ann and Wayne, 1976
    watercolour
    21 x 29 cm
  • Struggling Gums - Cattai Ridge, 1976
    watercolour
    12 x 21 cm
  • Crackenback River, 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    36 x 96 cm
  • Study for 'Retired Mechanic' - nuts, bolts, washers, screws, 1976
    watercolour and imprint
    17.5 x 25 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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