Dec 1, 2014

Terrigal Sunrises - Oil on canvas boards 10x10cms. 

Under painted in acrylics, and completed in oils, there were no space issues in the home studio at Friday art with these miniatures. Unframed $90 set.

Nov 20, 2014

 This delightful house with it's heritage listed facade and owned by one of my painting buddies was sold recently. It has been one of our painting venues for many many years and, I for one will miss it. This painting definitely has my heart in it. 

#62 Park Road - 20 x 30 cms. oils on canvas board. NFS.  

Nov 3, 2014

Experimenting with coloured inks, this painting evolved from combining water colour techniques and lettering skills. On stretched canvas approximately 50 x40 cms. and completed at Friday Art.

Bird On A Wire $350

Aug 30, 2014

Missing those drawing projects at art school!
Inspired by a similar found image, and using chalk and charcoal on brown paper I was transformed back to the Sydney Gallery School Meadowbank days.

Aug 29, 2014

My watercolour take on Edouard Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergere

Aug 10, 2014

Another reworked painting from the past, completed recently at Friday Art. This special image will remind many friends and family of days spent at Tanilba Bay, Paul's doggie canoe, and the happy memories of a very peaceful place. NFS

Jul 27, 2014

Reworking old paintings I'm finding to be an interesting exersice. I quite enjoyed changing this once grey and white painting, injecting some colour and giving it a rustic look.
 Bottled Up   Oil on canvas board 30 x20 cms. Unframed $ 95.

Jul 8, 2014

Bird life is fascinating. I often wonder what birds are communicating to each other about with their distinctive chirping.  
 A watercolour 60x90 cms is framed and was completed some time ago when I was experimenting with various techniques. 

Chatter  $425

Jun 28, 2014

 Acrylic underpainting  on canvas  10 x10 cms. Friday painting produced these minatures  from photos sent by email from a FB friend. How lovely to see this in real life at the best  time of the day. Thanks Naomi. To be completed in oils another day.

Terrigal Sunrise

Jun 16, 2014

These wise words were first seen on a canvas in a little cafe in Denman. I felt compelled to create one especially for my brother who lives there. His moving response will be memorable.

Apr 27, 2014

Habitat  Watercolour 90x60cms framed $1200
Beautiful, mysterious, unique are just a few words to describe the magic of our Great Barrier Reef.
If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never meant to be. Unknown.
What cute little creatures birds are. Oils on Board 30x40cms.

Apr 11, 2014

The Perfect Storm   Inspired by the style of William Turner, this 20 x 20cm oil painting began with an abstract idea that evolved into an interpretation of a blustery sea scene. $90

Mar 25, 2014

On Your Toes  is an acrylic painting which has been reworked with oils. This technique gave some texture to the painting and made it more vibrant. SOLD 

Mar 2, 2014

Street in Antibes , France 

When travelling watercolour sketching is a great way to gather visual information as well as taking photos.  I referenced this from a photo sent to me. Some practice for my painting trip to Nice in May.

Jan 25, 2014

Now hanging on our fence in the garden is Deodar Lavalliere, a sculpture created last year while attending the Sydney Gallery School's Open Studio program. Rubber bike inner tubing over welded wire holds together resin coated cedar blocks. Our felled tree lives on! 

Where the material ends, art begins. (Etienne Hajdu)

Jan 1, 2014

Happy New Year Sydney - Watercolour 15x30 cm.Unframed
In 2014 watercolour maybe my medium of choice as plans to travel and paint are underway. Trying to capture the spectacle of Sydney at it's best, I can say with hand on heart this little painting is very special to me. My Dad's name was William Waddell Sydney Sommerville.