Yellow lemons against a blue cloth.

Yellow and Blue

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.

Red flowers

Fresh Flowers

I paint on weekdays, but Saturday is my gardening day. I have always been a keen gardener and these days I’m often growing things to paint. Brisbane is sub tropical and I can grow plants all year round, though the plants grow slowly in our mild winters. It’s a constant battle with the wildlife: possums,…