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: Drawings, Sketches

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.

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.

MEDIA:Drawings, Sketches
Drawings, Sketches
36 Works to view
36 Works to view

  • Stephen and String-playing Hand, 1990
    watercolour (sienna)
    24 x 32 cm
  • St Andrew's Cross Spider, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
  • Sketch: Colourful Girl on Bus, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
  • Sketch: Kid Throwing a Tantrum, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    16 x 19.5 cm
  • Sketch: Early Morning Gossip, Johnston St, Annandale, 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
  • Sketch: Woman Sitting on Veranda, The Rocks, Miller's Point, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Leyla and Stefan at the Beach, 1986
    watercolour and pencil on note-paper
    29.5 x 21 cm
  • Sketch of Woman wearing Headphones on Sydney Bus, 1986
    watercolour and pencil
    18 x 25 cm
  • Bean Alive - study of Bean Growth Cycle, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Cauliflower Brain, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    28 x 37 cm
  • Rank Kirby Furniture Factory, White's Creek, viewed from Annandale, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    28 x 38 cm
  • Telegraph Pole, Kent St, Miller's Point, Sydney, 1985
    watercolour, brown pen and spittle
    59 x 42 cm
  • Sketch: Children Playing in Clay, Hudson St, Annandale, 1985
    watercolour and ballpoint
    29.5 x 21 cm
  • Life cycle of a Gramma Pumpkin Flower, in One Day / Gramma Flowers in One Day, 1984
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Gum Leaves - study for harpsichord lid, 1983
    watercolour and pencil
    48 x 39.5 cm
  • Gum Blossom (Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea), Study no. 4 for Harpsichord, 1983
    watercolour
    30 x 42 cm
  • Gum Blossom (Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea), Study no. 3 for Harpsichord , 1983
    watercolour
    30 x 42 cm
  • Sketch: Stacking Steel Beams, WH Williams & Sons Factory, Silverwater, 1980
    watercolour and ballpoint on newsprint
    42 x 30 cm
  • Sketch: Metal Workers, WH Williams & Sons Factory, Silverwater, 1980
    watercolour and ballpoint on newsprint
    42 x 30 cm
  • Sketch of a Man / Der Schwerbeschädigte, 1979
    watercolour
    30 x 20 cm
  • Sketch: Bus Shelter, Parramatta Road (opposite Ross Street), Sydney University, with marbling doodle, 1978
    watercolour, pencil and crayon
    18 x 25 cm
  • Mountain Lagoon Road, Bilpin - study for 'Turning and Turning', 1977
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Looking down View St, Annandale towards White Bay Power Station, 1977
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Nuts and Bolts, Washers, Screws - study for 'Retired Mechanic', 1976
    watercolour and imprint
    17.5 x 25 cm
  • Sketch: Lee-Ann and Wayne with Go-cart, 1976
    watercolour
    21 x 29 cm
  • Sketch: Hippie on Pyrmont Bridge, Evening, 1973
    watercolour
    30.5 x 22.5 cm
  • White Bay Power Station from Glebe Point, Timber Mill with Derrick Crane in Foreground, 1973
    watercolour and ballpoint
    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
  • 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 - 'Billy Tea', 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint on airmail paper
    20 x 25 cm
  • Aunty Dot drinking Tea, 1972
    watercolour
    55 x 34 cm
  • Sketch: Indian Family in Glebe Point Road, 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint
    20 x 33 cm
  • Three Trees, 1961
    crayon and watercolour
    39 x 56 cm
    Private collection
  • Two Gums, Frome Road, Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour, pencil and cray-pas
    37 x 26.5 cm
  • Puppy, for Grandpa, 1951 circa
    watercolour
    16 x 12 cm (var.)
    (childhood work)

WATERCOLOURS : Drawings, Sketches 36 Works
WATERCOLOURS : Drawings, Sketches 36 Works


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