Six weeks into our European adventure I started my second sketchbook - a huge achievement for me as I have never filled a sketchbook so fast - or at all really, if I am honest! It was a bit tricky getting used to the skinny, wide landscape format of the Clairefontaine...
Good friends who understand how things are with little explanation. The solidarity in having “been there”. That’s what these flowers remind me of.
Watercolour painting of our family’s Pyjama Day Rules. Such a lovely and nurturing way to spend time with my daughter. Bring on the PJs, videos and snacks!
How on earth did we end up with so many gourds decorating our loungeroom? And why do I feel I can't get rid of them? Is there some weird sort of attraction to the rounded orangeness of them and their gorgeous rotundness? Why did a visitor add a baby gourd to the...
Celebrating our loyal Australian Terrier, Sully. Protector, guard, snuggler, companion. I sketched him as he slept – his usual occupation in his old age.
These birds were a gift from a very colourful friend. She matches the flowers in her confidence and outgoing nature – taking her energy wherever she goes
I painted the background to this page before my trip to France, but a quiet space in my parents’ garden in Queenscliff was just the right time to finish it
Beautiful summer’s day. A family drive around the French countryside. Then lunch in a sunny courtyard. Don’t know how I coped 🙂
A cheeky little guy on a baguette bag formed the perfect base for this colour pencil drawing of my sister’s collection of brilliant tomatoes
Sunset by the river in Quissac, watching the reflections off the river as we munch through our pizza and sip our wine. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Summer in southern France. Doesn’t get much better than sitting out under the trees for every meal, admiring the stunning millhouse where we are staying.
What would a visit to France be without garlic? We couldn’t possibly have eaten that much, but they looked so much like flowers that Michele couldn’t resist
I have never seen so many different types of tomatoes in one place – thanks to my sister’s love of markets. I struggled to draw as fast as they were eaten!
The lusciousness of French delicacies was a real highlight of my trip. My sister Michele put out an amazing spread of food every day – so I drew it ..
Watercolour of my mum’s luscious garden in Queenscliff. Brilliant colours, everywhere you look. It’s the perfect place to relax.