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

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Watercolours Filtered by Medium: Pure Watercolour
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  • Stephen in green head-scarf, 1996
    watercolour
    35.5 x 51 cm
  • Paul Dreaming, 1995
    watercolour
    36 x 54 cm
  • Paul in Vest, Leaping, 1992
    watercolour
    76 x 56 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
  • Frangipannis, 1988
    watercolour
    56 x 76 cm
  • 'Flu, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Paul in check shirt, reading, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm

  • Onion Face (sad), 1986
    watercolour
    24 x 16.5 cm
  • Geraldton Wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum), 1985
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm
  • Ken smoking, 1984
    watercolour (sumi ink)
    34.5 x 50.5 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
  • Gum Blossom for Harpsichord No. 4 (Eucalyptus leucoxylon rosea), 1983
    watercolour
    30 x 42 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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