06. 08. 2016

Amethyst pendant

 This is a very belated post as I had not previously gotten around to drawing this most beautiful amethyst pendant I bought awhile ago. This little gem has a nice pair of angel...

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23. 04. 2016

City Farm

Nestled in the hustle and bustle of the city, is Perth City Farm, a former scrap metal yard and a battery recycling plant. Every Saturday, there is an organic grower’s market. The grounds...

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28. 03. 2016

Rottnest Island lighthouse

Goodness, this sketch is a little bit worse for wear. I found this while cleaning out some old documents the other day and this is my first recorded urban sketch – 1990 while...

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24. 03. 2016

High tea

I had a chance to try out a new place for high tea the other day, and I thought I would put a little spin on what was on my table in front...

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22. 03. 2016

Out and about for pizza

We went out for some pizza the other night,  and I was taken by the mega large set of scales with bags of flour in front of it. I managed to get a...

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01. 03. 2016

At the beach

The temperature hotted up over the weekend, and while it is mostly true that everyone in Perth tends to flock to the beach, I tend to hang back in the shade a little...

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21. 02. 2016

Perth sketching – Shafto Lane

Aggie organised a sketch meet in Perth today and she didn’t need to twist my arm to attend this event … The stars have not really aligned in the last month or so and...

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16. 01. 2016

Waiting in line

Waiting in queues used to drive me insane – and that was only because I had to wait. And wait. And wait.  It has been at least a month and a bit since...

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02. 01. 2016

Sketchbook travel on the plane

Man, I could so do with a holiday. This time last year, we were heading towards wintry New York, and boy did I have to brace myself for a long haul flight from...

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12. 09. 2015

Streets of Rome

This is an oldie – I always meant to draw it and I never quite had the amount of time to dedicate to drawing it the way I wanted.  This is walking through the...

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12. 09. 2015

Sleeping dog

My sleeping dog is such fun to draw. I know he can wake up at any time, but while he is sleeping peacefully, I manage to do a complete drawing and watercolour finish before...

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09. 08. 2015

Practising with boats

Water is fluid and elusive, but such a joy to paint if you can get it right.

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26. 06. 2015

McDougall Homestead

There is a quaint little homestead not far away – home to some local community group  meetings as well as an overseer of some speccy community gardens.  I didn’t bring my watercolour sketchbook...

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13. 05. 2015

A bottle of water with two glasses and a pot plant

I don’t often sit in waiting rooms because there are plenty of things I would rather be doing. But having said that, it was good to be able to take a moment while...

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19. 04. 2015

Buddha’s Birthday & Multicultural Festival 2015

Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival was organised by Buddha’s Light International Association of WA and the Fo Guang Shan Temple of WA.  I’ve had the privilege of spending some time in town today and I...

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