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

Filtered by Medium:Pen or pencil & watercolour

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Watercolours Filtered by Medium: Pen or pencil & watercolour
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  • Cliff and river bank, Goulburn River National Park, 2004
    watercolour and pen
    32 x 41 cm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cat in snow, backyard, Weesp, 1991
    watercolour and pen
    41 x 31 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

  • Sketch: woman waiting for bus, 1987
    watercolour and pen on note-paper
    21 x 29.5 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
  • Cauliflower Brain, 1986
    pen and wash
    28 x 37 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
  • 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
  • Gum leaves (study for harpsichord lid), 1983
    watercolour and pencil
    48 x 39.5 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Study for 'Retired Mechanic' - nuts, bolts, washers, screws, 1976
    watercolour and imprint
    17.5 x 25 cm
  • View of Lilyfield from Annandale, across White's Creek, 1976
    watercolour and pen
    30 x 42 cm
  • Rocky incline, Old Northern Road, 1976
    watercolour, brown ink and pen
    56 x 38 cm
  • White Bay Power Station from Glebe Point, timber mill with derrick crane in foreground, 1973
    watercolour and ballpoint
    20 x 25 cm
  • Sketch: Indian Family in Glebe Point Road, 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint
    20 x 33 cm
  • Sketch: corner shop Annandale, Piper & View Sts - 'Billy Tea', 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint on airmail paper
    20 x 25 cm
  • Sketch: corner shop Annandale, Piper & View Sts - 'Groceries', 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint on airmail paper
    20 x 25 cm
  • Sketch: corner shop Annandale, Piper & View Sts - 'Shelley's Famous Drinks', 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint on airmail paper
    20 x 25 cm

  • Aunty Dot?s pet hen at Ivymeade, 1961
    pen and watercolour
    57.5 x 39 cm
  • Off-loading Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour & pen
    24.5 x 40 cm (var.)
  • Gulls & Workmen, Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour & pen
    25.5 x 27 cm

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