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Burpengary, Queensland, Australia
For as long as I can remember, I have always loved art... I often get asked 'what inspires me?' When I was growing up...we made our own fun. We didn't go on expensive holidays or theme parks, our holidays were spent camping or we would rent an old 'beach' house and play on the muddy tidal flats, pumping yabbies for fishing. As a family we would go for Sunday drives....we might go for a bush walk, search under logs for 'critters', picnic in the middle of 'no where', or go for a cool swim in a rock pool in the mountains. When I first started painting, I mainly painted the beautiful places that my husband and I tavelled to on our many camping journerys. Now that I have my 2 beautiful girls...I am sharing the beauty of the outdoors with them, and they now feature quite often in my artwork. I have been told by many people, that my artwork brings back childhood memories for them, and I hope that my artwork reminds you of a special memory too.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

'The Waterhole' - Figurative Oil Painting

.....Under-painting 
....a bit more detail on the figures and the background 
...completed painting
 
'The Waterhole'
Carisbrooke Station, Winton Qld
30 x 30cm

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

'Fishing Buddies' - Figurative oil painting

'Fishing Buddies'
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm

Thursday, October 11, 2012

'Father Daughter Time' - figurative oil painting

'Father Daughter Time'
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

'No Bites...Time for a Yarn' - figurative oil painting

'No Bites....Time for a Yarn'
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30 cm

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

'Where it all Begins!' - Life Drawing workshop

 
Well, what does everyone think?....this one is a bit different to my usual nudes and life drawings.
 
Today I attended a Life Drawing workshop - 'Where it all begins!' 
The workshop is designed to remove the self critic approach to drawing and painting.
This process evokes many feelings allowing the artist to take risks in forming their own unique marks.
 
The workshops are held at Murumba Downs, if anyone is interested in attending next months workshop, contact Julianne Janbroers or Todd Whisson on Ph 3886 2865 or email todd.whisson1@optusnet.com.au

Friday, August 31, 2012

Unititled Nude - FINISHED

Well she's finished....well I think she is.  There's a few things that bother me....I'm happy with the figure, it's just the background that didn't work out how I wanted.  I guess 'artists' are often like that, there's always something that annoys us about a particular work, or sometimes they just never seem to be finished. 
My daughter doesn't like the white that I painted around the face and head....what do you think?
'Untitled Nude'
oil on stretched canvas
 75 x 120cm
 
 
 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Untitled Nude - Work in Progress

Another update.....I'm happy how the figure has progressed, now I just have to figure out what to do with the background to finish off.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Untitled Nude - Work in Progress

I'm having a bit of a play with this one....trying hard to be 'different' 
The canvas is 75 x 120cm and I'm working in oils. 

....competed under-painting 
....a bit more work done 
close up of 'face'
 
I was hoping to be, not so detailed with this one....I started out wanting to be a bit more 'free' with my brush strokes, but I'm heading back to my usual style of detail and hard lines.  Oh well, can't help who we are or how we paint, lol.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

'Hanging Loose' - FINISHED

'Hanging Loose'
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm

Saturday, August 18, 2012

'Hanging Loose' - Work in Progress

.....under-painting 
I'm not sure of the title of this one....it was just the first thing that I thought of.

'Hanging Loose'
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm

Friday, August 17, 2012

'Day at the Beach' - FINISHED

'Day at the Beach'
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

'Day at the Beach' - Work in Progress

.....under-painting 
.....figures are looking good
(oil on stretched canvas - 40x40cm)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

'Rock Ramble' - Finished!

'Rock Ramble'
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm
(Sandy Creek, Kilcoy Qld.)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

'Rock Ramble' - Work in Progress

.....another update
hopefully I'll finish it today

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

'Rock Ramble' - Work in Progress

 ....sketching, composing

 completed under-painting
building up colour & paint...getting the lights in.  Now it's coming to life!
(oil on stretched canvas - 40x40cm)


Friday, July 27, 2012

'Wait Up Boof!' - Finished 'Work in Progress'

'Wait Up Boof!'
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Work In Progress



.....under-painting
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm
......more later

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

'Glasshouse Colours' - Oil Painting

'Glasshouse Colours'
Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm

Monday, July 16, 2012

'Untitled Floral' - Oil Painting

'Untitled Floral'
oil on stretched canvas
40 x 40cm

Sunday, June 17, 2012

"The Catch Up' - figurative oil painting

'The Catch Up'
(Southbank Parklands, Brisbane)
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

'Post Office Square Lunch Date' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Post Office Square Lunch Date'
(Post Office Square, Brisbane, Qld.)
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm

Monday, June 11, 2012

'Bougainvillea River Walk' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Bougainvillea River Walk'
(Southbank Parklands, Brisbane River, Qld)
oil on stretched canvas
30 x 30cm

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

'Off to Catch the Big One' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Off to Catch the Big One'
oil on stretched canvas
25 x 25cm

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

'Beach Walk' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Beach Walk'
oil on stretched canvas
25 x 25cm

Monday, May 28, 2012

'Checking the Action' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Checking the Action'

oil on stretched canvas

25 x 25cm

Sunday, May 27, 2012

'The Hole Diggers' - Figurative Oil Painting

'The Hole Diggers

oil on stretched canvas

25 x 25cm

Saturday, May 26, 2012

'The Bucket Fillers' - Figurative Oil Painting

'The Bucket Fillers'
oil on stretched canvas
25 x 25cm

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

'Baiting Up' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Baiting Up'
oil on stretched canvas
25 x 25cm

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

'Collecting Shells' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Collecting Shells'
oil on stretched canvas
25 x 25cm

Saturday, May 12, 2012

'Nippers' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Nippers'
oil on stretched canvas
25 x 25cm

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

'Boogie' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Boogie'
oil on stretched canvas
25 x 25cm

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

'Frisbee' - Figurative Oil Painting

'Frisbee'
oil on stretched canvas
25 x 25cm
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