Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Masterpieces from Paris Exhibition - Canberra

Just some of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works on exhibition in Canberra at the NGA until April 2010, on loan from the Musee D'Orsay, Paris.
Cezanne, Sisley, Seurat, Van Gogh, Monet, Bonnard, Bernard, Vallotton, Denis to name just a few. To see the artworks with their brushstrokes and canvas details was stunning. Listening to the commentary from passing visitors just as stunning but for all the wrong reasons. I have really come to appreciate my growing knowledge of art history as it made the exhibit so much more accessible and rewarding. If you are in Canberra over the next six months you must visit it. From Australia it travels to Tokyo, Japan and then San Fransisco I think.



Pierre Bonnard

Van Gogh

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Shane Wolf artworks

These works need no introduction - they all possess such a beautiful luminosity. The site of Shane Wolf is well worth looking at.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Artwork of David Kassan

Stunning works by David Kassan. For more info have a look at his blog at

Touring one day.....

Strezlecki Ranges near Mirboo North
From Inverloch out to sea
Wilson's Prom view from Darby River Mouth
Hills near Leongatha

Sunday, October 4, 2009


The Venus of Villendorf - Isn't she beautiful?

Melbourne Galleries this week

These are just two of the works by Geoffrey Ricardo on show at Australian Galleries.
A huge collection of prints and the star of the show - a life size Rhinoceros - Anno Domino 2009
copper and stainless steel, patinated and painted - 210 x 440 x 110 cm

These stunning new works (below) by Richard Dunlop are currently exhibited at the James Makin Gallery in Melbourne. Photographs do the works no justice, the rich textural layering overpainted in translucent black are breathtaking. Patches of glowing colour dot the canvas as it illuminated from within. Needless to say I was impressed and depressed I couldn't afford one, even the small 20x20cm were out of reach.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Some Monash Talent

These fabulous sculptures, made from card are by Louis Patterson, Third Year Arts Student - these works will soon be shown at the Switchback Gallery from November 17th.

These three works in wood have been created by Michael Gallop, he has an exhibition at Australian Galleries in Melbourne at the moment. They are wonderful, the attention to detail is stunning.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Earthy Brown inspirations

The Nobile Vine

Charcoal drawing of a wild wintering grape vine.

Life Drawing

OK, I know the right leg is a little out but you gotta admit it looks like a human being and not an alien - so I am pleased with that! A far cry from my first attempts at the beginning of the year.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rain Shower

Experimenting with charcoal using it very lightly to see what works and what doesn't. Not too sure how this worked out but it was fun doing it.


A birthday gift for my husband - a portrait of our favourite one-legged magpie - Gammi in oils.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thorn bush

Well here it is 40 hours and done. I really enjoyed doing such a large format, even in charcoal!
After 30 hours - and still going.................

This is my most recent work, a 2 meter by 1,5 meter charcoal drawing. It is no where near finished even with the 20 hours already spent on it. Same again to finished stage I would guess.

A close up of one corner.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Donald Friend
Ian Fairweather
Robert Juniper
John Wolseley
John Olsen

I am reading an autobiogtaphy of Australian icon artist John Olsen - Drawn from Life.
It is such an inspiring book - I will have to get my hands on my own copy. I have been looking into Australian Modernists and am so impressed, I had forgotten all about them with my research in European and American Modernists. There is something about the Australian artists that connect with the outback spirit here.