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 Era: From: 1951 - 1961
23 Works to view
23 Works to view

From: 1951 - 1961: Spontaneous painting directly from the subject - portraits, plein air landscapes, plant & flower studies. Techniques: oil on composition board; watercolour ... read more
  • Sleaford Bay headland, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 1961
    watercolour
    39 x 58 cm
  • Woolloomooloo from The Domain, 1961
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • Purple outback pea-flower (Swainsona affinis), 1961
    watercolour
    23 x 29 cm
  • Sturt peas (Swainsona formosa), 1961
    watercolour
    23 x 29 cm
  • Hilltop Houses, Outskirts Broken Hill, 1961
    watercolour
    39 x 56 cm
  • Washing Day, 1961
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
    Private Collection
  • Aunty Dot?s pet hen at Ivymeade, 1961
    pen and watercolour
    57.5 x 39 cm
  • Uncle Ted in Dressing Gown, 1960
    watercolour, pen and crayon
    53 x 36 cm
  • Spring (Adelaide Foothills), 1959
    watercolour
    31 x 43 cm
  • Boys Cockling, Port Lincoln, 1959
    watercolour
    29 x 52 cm
  • Winter Trees, Ivymeade, Second Creek, Burnside, 1959
    watercolour
    54 x 37 cm
  • Off-loading Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour & pen
    24.5 x 40 cm (var.)
  • Port Adelaide Harbour, 1959
    watercolour & crayon
    46 x 33.5 cm
  • Gulls & Workmen, Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour & pen
    25.5 x 27 cm
  • Two Gums, Frome Road, Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour, pencil and cray-pas
    37 x 26.5 cm
  • Two Gums, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1959
    watercolour
    26 x 23 cm
  • Daffodils and Sword Fern, 1959
    watercolour
    20 x 25 cm
  • Salt lake (near Port Lincoln), 1959
    watercolour
    52.5 x 36 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Aunty Dot's Hens at Grandpa's Workshop, 1958
    watercolour
    27x35 cm
  • Mount Gipps, Broken Hill, 1957
    watercolour
    23 x 36.5 cm
  • Brother Bill Apprehensive, 1957
    watercolour
    37 x 27 cm
  • Red hibiscus, 1957
    watercolour
    38 x 28 cm

  • Puppy (for Grandpa), 1951 circa
    watercolour
    16 x 12 cm (var.)

Watercolours : From: 1951 - 1961 23 Works to view
Watercolours : From: 1951 - 1961 23 Works to view


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