Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Australian Bush Series

Yesterday I cleaned out my little studio. It's amazing how quickly "stuff" accumulates. My artwork was not displayed very well and I had art materials lurking in corners and under things, making it all hard to get to and I kept knocking things off my table due to lack of space! So I have; expanded one shelf crammed with materials into two shelves, deducted some decorative items from the table to create more space, displayed my artwork in a more attractive way, added an oil burner to fill the air with scent and at last, it's all very organised and streamlined. I feel so efficient!

With all this good energy floating around, I spent the morning creating an "Australian Bush" series, which are designs using my collection of banksia pods, gum nuts, wattle branches and gum leaves. Created with ink and water colour, they are sample designs, in colours of the Australian bush. Later, I will select the designs I like best (I prefer the seed pods over the leaves) and create them on a larger scale, maybe making just a few changes. In fact I enjoyed making these so much, I hope to paint some of them in acrylics on 12 X 12 canvas.


  1. Pat these are gorgeous- I can smell the bush even from Hong Kong!
    Please try using an even bigger canvas. I think these would look tremendous on anything over 60cmx90cm.
    Have a go!

    Bags it when it is finished!

  2. Yes, as Anne said, these are truly gorgeous and I think they would look good on a larger scale...but kept together. They seem to compliment each other as a whole...such lovely colours, and I like the leaves...don't leave out the leaves!

  3. I love these ... you've captured the essence of the Aussie bush ... I wish I had an ounce of your talent!

  4. These are just gorgeous! Nice shapes and colour, lots of movement.
    I will look forward to seeing them worked up in acrylics too. They also look like they would make FAB tiles!

  5. P.S. I agree with anne - it would be interesting to see what they would look like REALLY big. I bet they'd look good.

  6. Love these- time you booked a stall at a local market.

  7. These are wonderful and would look good altogether in a wall hanging or as a wrapping paper design.


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