Table and chair on a sunny Queensland verandah

Queensland Verandah

A Queensland Verandah A good friend lived in a Queensland-style home with a big front verandah. She was a master craftswoman – especially of anything to do with fabric, so we had a lot in common. I visited her often with sketchbook in hand and sketched at her place on many occasions. We had great…

Drawing of a shadow box setup

Shadow Boxing

My still life paintings are set up in various ways, using one of two shadow boxes, one left handed and one right handed. It is then possible to have the still life objects lit from the left or the right. The spotlight is movable and can also be adjusted for height, so I can have…

A black cat sits on a sofa.

Country Kitchen

My sister in law, Judy, has an older-style Queensland house with a country kitchen. Whenever I visit, I sketch, and over the years I’ve painted just about all the house. There are lots of good angles and quiet corners. The house has a warm, friendly feeling. In my paintings from Judy’s house I’ve tried to…