In these paintings I celebrate the great needlework skills of the women of earlier generations who have left us many beautiful embroidered cloths. Sadly many of these exquisite works remain unwanted on the shelf.
Bright colours really stand out when combined with a dark background. I often use this effect in still life painting. I have a lot of blue-patterned cloths and when combined with yellow lemons from my tree that makes a great subject for still life painting.
A collection of still life paintings featuring kitchen utensils and chicken-shaped objects in ceramic and carved wood.
Blue and white ceramics have been popular in many countries over hundreds of years and they make great subject matter for still life painting.
Colourful enamelware makes a great painting subject. First it has to be thoughtfully arranged and lit with a spotlight. Then comes the challenge of depicting the hard, bright, coloured surface of the metal.
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…