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: 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.

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:Watercolours
Watercolours
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143 Works to view Page 1 2

  • Mona Masticating, 2006
    watercolour and gouache over giclée
    29 x 21 cm
  • Cliff and River Bank, Goulburn River National Park, 2004
    watercolour and pen
    32 x 41 cm
  • Anatomy of a Smile: Mona's Bones, 2002
    watercolour, gouache, pencil over giclée
    24 x 19 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Stephen in Green Head-scarf, 1996
    watercolour
    35.5 x 51 cm
  • Paul Dreaming, 1995
    watercolour
    36 x 54 cm
  • Blossom on Branch of West Australian Gum (Eucalyptus caesia), 1992
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Cascading Blossom, West Australian Gum (Eucalyptus caesia), 1992
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Paul in Vest, Leaping, 1992
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Paul with Red Beard, 1991
    watercolour
    54 x 36 cm
  • Cat in Snow, Backyard, Weesp, Netherlands, 1991
    watercolour and pen
    41 x 31 cm
  • Onions from Weimar, 1990
    watercolour
    31 x 41 cm
  • Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa), 1990
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa), no. 4, 1989
    watercolour and pen
    51 x 38 cm
  • Frangipannis, 1988
    watercolour and white crayon
    56 x 76 cm
  • Paul in Check Shirt, Reading, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • 'Flu, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Gossip in Kent Street, Millers Point, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Slate Roofs along Kent Street, Millers Point, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Onion Face, Sad, 1986
    watercolour
    24 x 16.5 cm
  • Ash Wednesday Bushfire, 1986
    watercolour and singed paper collage
    98 x 71 cm
  • Geraldton Wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum), 1985
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm
  • Pith and Pips, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    23 x 22 cm
  • Onion Face, Welling Tears, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    12.5 cm (dia.)
  • Mr and Mrs Miserable, Sliced Onion, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    21 x 24.5 cm
  • Backyards in Kent Street, Millers Point: Washing Blowing on the Line, Greyhound Inset, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Backyards in Kent Street, Millers Point: Expectant Kerry, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Backyards in Kent Street, Millers Point: Mrs Mac Feeding Cats, Washing Blowing on the Line, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Ken Smoking, 1984
    watercolour: sumi ink
    34.5 x 50.5 cm
  • Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum), 1984
    watercolour and pen
    56 x 74 cm
  • The Incurable Romantic (Colleen Burke, poet), 1983
    watercolour and collage on panel
    100 x 77.5 cm
  • Uncle Ted Watching TV, 1980
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
    Private collection
  • Uncle Ted Talking, 1980
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
    Private collection
  • Uncle Ted Drinking Tea, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
    Private collection
  • Uncle Ted Eating Egg, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Marienplatz Underground Station (Munich), 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Turkish Migrants on Train to Kreutzberg-Berlin / Turkish People, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 32 cm
  • Schwarze Rose, Kreutzberg-Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Michaela Drawing, in Ultramarine Sloppy-joe, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Five Pikelets, Please' (Annandale Village Cake-shop), 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Migrant Woman on Sydney bus / Lady from Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm
  • Portrait Demonstration 2, Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Portrait Demonstration 1, Kunsthaus Schaller, Stuttgart, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Innenhof, Kreutzberg, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • Hukky the Dutchman at Morgenrot, Berlin , 1980
    watercolour
    56.5 x 38cm
  • In Frau Orwart's Kitchen, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    27.5 x 37.5 cm
  • Stephen Contemplating, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • My Mate Molly, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Couple on Sydney Bus, 1980
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
  • The Berlin Wall, 1980
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Woman on a Munich Bus / Old Woman from Munich, 1980
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • American GI on Leave in Germany, 1980
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • Religious Woman of Bavaria / Bavarian Woman, 1979-1980
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Brian Wearing Bavarian Hat, 1979
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • John Dengate, Singer and Songwriter, 1979
    watercolour
    55 x 75 cm
  • Pumpkin Lovers, 1979
    watercolour
    56 x 38 cm
  • Paul Reading in Cane Chair, 1978 circa
    watercolour
    38 x 56 cm
  • Silver and Ochre Gum, Mongarlowe River, 1978
    watercolour
    52.8 x 37.5 cm
  • Gnarled Pines, Jindabyne, 1978
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Flooded Mongarlowe River: Raging Torrent, 1978
    watercolour
    38 x 40 cm
  • Flooded Mongarlowe River: Submerged Trees, 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 76 cm
  • Brian Reading, 1978
    watercolour
    75 x 55 cm
  • Casualty: Children's Hospital, 3 am (watercolour), 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 72 cm
  • At Home (watercolour), 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 76 cm
  • Across the Gorge / Colo Heights: Sunlit Escarpment through Gums, 1977
    watercolour on crumbled paper
    41 x 96 cm
  • Children's Hospital - study for painting and print, 1977
    watercolour
    37.5 x 27.5 cm
  • Spencer's Crossing, Kosciuszko National Park, 1977
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    31.5 x 68 cm
  • Ray Munns, Laboratory Craftsman, 1977
    watercolour
    40 x 30 cm
  • The Retired Mechanic / The Mechanic, 1977
    watercolour
    51 x 60 cm
  • Where Children Play / Growing Up in the Jungle (Inner Sydney with Rozelle Bay Gantry and White Bay Power Station), 1977
    watercolour on Japanese paper
    66 x 51 cm
  • Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges, 1977
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    46 x 59 cm
  • Rocky Incline, Old Northern Road, 1976
    watercolour and pen
    56 x 38 cm
  • Crackenback River, 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    36 x 96 cm
  • Struggling Gums, Cattai Ridge, 1976
    watercolour
    12 x 21 cm
  • Wollondilly River, 1976
    watercolour
    40 x 50 cm
  • Cattai Ridge (watercolour, small), 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    16 x 34 cm
  • Cattai Ridge (watercolour), 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    61.5 x 71 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • Wollangambe Wilderness, Blue Mountains, 1975
    watercolour
    63 x 97 cm
  • Shakeshaft's Waterfall, 1975
    watercolour
    76 x 65 cm
  • Bogan River in Flood, 1974
    watercolour
    61.5 x 71 cm
  • Memories of Grandpa / Captain Grandpa / Tree Man, 1973
    watercolour
    37 x 24 cm (var)
  • Mirror Image Banksias, 1973
    watercolour
    24 cm dia.
  • Cul-de-sac Composition Sketch, 1972
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
  • The Edge of the Lake / Umber, 1972
    watercolour
    35 x 46 cm (var)
  • Clearing / Moonlight 1, 1971 circa
    watercolour
    33 cm dia (est)
    Private collection
  • Five Trees, 1971
    watercolour
    45 x 60 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Tree Group, 1971
    watercolour
    40 x 57 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Silver Rock and River Reflections, 1971
    watercolour
    14 x 30 cm
  • Ridge, Lane Cove River National Park, 1971
    watercolour
    20.5 x 25.5 cm
  • Broken Branch, Second Creek, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1971
    watercolour
    56 x 78 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • After Rain / Bush After Rain, 1971
    watercolour
    37.5 x 45 cm
  • Paul Watching TV, 1970 circa
    watercolour
    75 x 55 cm
  • Brooding, 1970 circa
    watercolour
    66 x 50.5 cm
  • She-Oaks by the Upper Colo, 1970
    watercolour
    35 x 48 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Down and Out in Glebe, 1970
    watercolour
    43 x 32 cm
  • Sunlight on Water / River Island, 1970
    watercolour
    36 x 42 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • Summer along the Hawkesbury, 1970
    watercolour
    35 x 54 cm
  • Old Rocks, 1969 circa
    watercolour
    35 x 51 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Moon / Moonlight 2, 1969
    watercolour
    33 cm dia (est)
    Private collection
  • Oberon Landscape, 1969
    watercolour on grey ingres paper
    51 x 61 cm
  • Boys Crabbing in Estuary, Gosford, 1969
    watercolour
    55 x 68 cm
  • Rock Study, 1969
    watercolour
    51 x 77 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • Sketch: Baby Stephen in Sunlight, 1969
    watercolour
    39 x 30 cm
  • Michaela in Dress I Made, 1968 circa
    watercolour
    55 x 42 cm (var)
  • View of the Lane Cove River, 1967
    watercolour
    50 x 72 cm
    Private collection
  • Pet Dog Binker with collar tag, 1967
    watercolour
    30 x 27.5 cm
  • Twisted Pine Branch, 1967
    watercolour
    28.5 x 38 cm
  • Forked Tree, Ku-ring-gai, 1967
    watercolour
    58 x 79 cm
  • Michaela at the Table, 1967
    watercolour: raw umber
    38 x 28.5 cm
  • Michaela in Orange Frock, 1966
    watercolour
    28.5 x 38 cm
  • One-year-old Paul, Sleeping, 1966
    watercolour
    28.5 x 38.3 cm
  • Michaela Sleeping, foreshortened view, 1965
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
  • Andy, 1965
    watercolour
    19 x 28 cm
  • Blue Mountains Rockface / Ridge, 1964
    watercolour
    33 x 58 cm
  • Michaela, few weeks old, 1964
    watercolour: warm and cool black
    22.5 x 29 cm
  • Michaela at 3 weeks, 1964
    watercolour: warm and cool black
    30 x 24 cm
  • Brother Bill (William) at 8, 1962
    watercolour
    29 x 22.5 cm
  • Sleaford Bay Headland, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 1962
    watercolour
    39 x 58 cm
  • Blue Mountains Ridge / Rugged Landscape, 1961
    watercolour
    11 x 39 cm
  • Flowering Saltbush, Euriowie Creek, 1961
    watercolour
    38.5 x 55.5 cm
  • Ships in the Harbour, 1961
    watercolour
    23.5 x 38.5 cm
    Private collection
  • Aunty Dot's Pet Hen at Ivymeade, 1961
    watercolour and pen
    57.5 x 39 cm
  • Washing Day, Broken Hill, 1961
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
    Private collection
  • Hilltop Houses, Outskirts of Broken Hill, 1961
    watercolour
    39 x 56 cm
  • Sturt Peas (Swainsona formosa), 1961
    watercolour
    23 x 29 cm
  • Purple Outback Pea-flower (Swainsona affinis), 1961
    watercolour
    23 x 29 cm

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