Monday, December 12, 2011

More life drawing

In this drawing, I have a go at some mixed media and was quite fun to do...
It started with 2 quick (5 minutes) drawings of the model, making sure to overlap them. Then choosing lines and shape to bring to attention, using watercolour pencil.
I found this paper with a bit of a Biba look to it and added that, then block coloured the purple with gouache, I think.
It still looked incomplete, so using pencil I echoed the shapes of flowers in white, then in purple to achieve another link.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

more drawing

More life drawings...playing with water media and some collage

What do you think?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

life drawing

Here's one drawing work I've been working on -
 It's been lots of fun returning to drawing after painting for so long. 
...and now, below is me hanging for BIA exhibition.
These and more will be hanging at biannual starting Friday evening, November 2 at Brisbane Institute of Art.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Hi there art lovers

What are you up to this weekend?  Maybe see you at this exhibition I’m taking part in…

Opening night is this coming Saturday 22 October. Included with entry fee is music, a bar, food and ticket auction.
The exhibition continues the following day with buskers, art demos and Devonshire teas.

for more info check this link :

Ciao, Linda

Friday, September 16, 2011

Three figures on green

Happy holidays!

Tents - check, eskies - check, tarps - check...

...and of course I'm taking my gouache set and some paper and shall be painting my way around the camp site at Stradbroke Island these holidays.

So, I'm with these three cool cats...camping out and chillin' a little! 
(The foreshortening in the painting was pretty tricky)

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Farm - revisited

What's not to like about New Farm park.  My nonna lived there for many years, so did many of her friends. My brother, sister, cousins and I played there as children and the our children have too... Then there's the river, the roses, the Moreton bay fig trees, the Powerhouse... So here are a few paintings I done recently.
What places in Brisbane do you love?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

My favourite Australian figurative painter - Wendy Sharpe!

This photo is taken with the lovely Wendy Sharpe at an ArtWorkshops Australia in Surry Hills last weekend.
Eleven participant spent Saturday and Sunday painting with Wendy - it was a fab way to spend a weekend. We had a model both days, used acrylics and pretty large brushes. Ms Sharpe's style of teaching is very encouraging, generous and humorous...  
As for feedback while you work, she knew each time she looked at my work what it needed - but treated as a learning moment rather than 'do this, do that'

Monday, August 8, 2011

The EKKA is here again

Hey there...are you going to the RNA show this year? I love milling among the exhibitor pavilions and seeing all the creative stuff people across Queensland have been making.

So, if you find yourself near the Auditorium, maybe check the paintings and drawings... I have 3 paintings hanging - 2 landscapes from my Brisbane Icons series and one scooter work.

Personally I can't wait for some Devonshire tea and watching the cows in the Community arena...mooooo

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Is that someone hiding in the shrubs?

Out on a Sunday run to the bay, they stop by the side of a road...I think I hear something in the do I??

But really, these are two new small format (30x30cm) paintings and for a change painted on canvas rather than linen

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hangin' with some big kids!

If you look really close you can see a red dot next to my painting... hooray!
It's to the right of the James Guppy one.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bayside News...

This painting is such an attention seeker!
I got an email out of the blue from a journo from the Bayside News who had heard I donated a couple of my painting to a Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for cancer.
She managed to get an angle for this publication by linking my Mod mates and the scooter runs we did up to Margate on weekends.
I wished she didn't call them mopeds and say we "conducted ourselves like Mods..." though! We thought we were the business!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Finalist - Prometheus visual arts awards 2011

This is the highlight of my painting year to date!

'Margate Mods' have been selected...

I'm very excited and honoured to be with people like Nameer Davis, Dagma Cyrulla and James Guppy amongst others.

Opening night is
Friday May 27 at 7pm
and continues May 28 - June 1
9am to 4:30pm

All Saints Anglican School
Highfield Drive

Monday, April 11, 2011


Preselected for category 2 (2D artworks)

Come along on Opening night and award presentation on 

Friday 20 May - 6pm for 7pm start (entry fee)

And continues - Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 May 
at the Strathpine Community Centre and the Pine Rivers Art Gallery.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New paintings

These two paintings are worked from Plein Air studies made in Roma Street Parklands, using gouache.
I tried to strip back use of shapes to achieve more simple flat architectural shapes, as well as using a limited palette.