Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Thursday, 25 November 2010

From Simeon Street

 From Simeon Street
Watercolour, Ink, Chinese Paint on Bockingford 
33cm x 26cm

From Simeon Street Ink
Ink on Watercolour Paper
24cm x 24cm

I recently discovered a new view of Clovelly from a high point near Simeon Street. It gives a wonderful outlook onto the landscapes and the graveyard and ocean in the distance. These are quick sketches from that point.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Blank Spaces

Fern Street Road
Watercolour and Chinese Ink on Rice Paper
58cm x 42cm

It is often hard to know when a painting is finished. In watercolour it is really important to be aware of over-working as this can dull a piece irretrievably. Oil and acyclic perhaps more forgiving as paint can be scraped back or painted on fresh. In watercolour I enjoy that each brush stroke is intrinsic to the final painting. Obviously, as a result I am attempting to make each stroke deliberate and beautiful, and also diverse. In these recent pieces I am deliberately exaggerating the under-working to leave some of the rice paper or watercolour paper completely exposed.

Fern Street
Watercolour and Chinese Ink on Rice Paper
50cm x 42cm

Bronte Fence
Watercolour and Chinese Ink on Arches
33cm x 27cm

Saturday, 6 November 2010

The Heads

The Heads 
Watercolour and Chinese Paint on Arches
28cm x 40cm

The Harbour from Watsons Bay
Watercolour on Arches Paper
28cm x 40cm