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: 1988 - present

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Watercolours Filtered by Era: From: 1988 - present
22 Works to view
22 Works to view

From: 1988 - present: Post-modern appropriation compositions, social satire. Continued narrative fugal compositions adding symbolic elements. Devised compositions with two poles that can be exhibited either way round and circular paintings with perspective based on concentric circles. Techniques: acrylic on panel; collage; watercolour ... read more
  • Mona masticating, 2006
    gouache and watercolor 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)
  • 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
  • Stephen in green head-scarf, 1996
    watercolour
    35.5 x 51 cm
  • Paul Dreaming, 1995
    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
  • Paul in Vest, Leaping, 1992
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm
  • Cat in snow, backyard, Weesp, 1991
    watercolour and pen
    41 x 31 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
  • 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

  • Frangipannis, 1988
    watercolour
    56 x 76 cm
  • 'Flu, 1987
    watercolour
    76 x 56 cm

Watercolours : From: 1988 - present 22 Works to view
Watercolours : From: 1988 - present 22 Works to view


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