Tuesday, 31 August 2010

New painting and a flower photo

Old door on island of Leros, Greece  This is another painting in gouache of an old door on the island of Leros in Greece.

Pink flower

I was in the botanic gardens and I loved this native flower which comes from the terminal stem - it is called Hakea Winter Burgundy.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Greek Islands Painting Trip

It has been a long time since my last post but at last I have something to put up.  There were 15 of us Aussies on a painting trip with artist Michael Winters in the second half of June.  We stayed on the island of Leros near Turkey but made day trips to Patmos with its famous monastery and Lipsos, a small island with over 50 churches.  We mainly did drawings in pencil, charcoal pencils and coloured pencils with some attempts with gouache/watercolour/pastel.  Most of these are still to be developed into proper artworks as there was no time to finish the paintings and drawings.  What's more it was too hot to stay outside for too long.  I have many photographs I have yet to organise.  These four paintings in gouache are from photographs of churches on Leros and Lipsos.  I have simplified the backgrounds as I wanted the churches to stand out.