Reflections

This is the first time I have included my sketches on my website. I put up a series of pieces at the last two shows and people bought them... which I feel is a real way of getting a sense if you are doing the right sort of thing. Although I have developed confidence in my making things in steel my confidence is not as developed in my painting/sketches etc. I have drawn all my life but I feel I am messy and don't spend enough time on each piece and I admire other friends such as Sue Osborn, Jo Draisma and Gary Miles.These guys are real artists!

Many of these sketches are the Canadian travel sketches here have been done on trains, buses and ferries as we toured around Canada. Mostly they are impressions rather than geographically accurate pieces but I am happy with them overall. The worst ones are not included.

Other pieces are done usually at our art get togeters at Yarragon on Thursday morning or with other characters such as Helen, Laurel, Sylvia, sue etc at other times. I often draw and sketch when I cannot do other things such as at meetings, markets and many of these pieces just stay on the sketchbook or are given to their subjects.

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Art Work - Small

Appreciation Laurie Collins - 2015
Appreciation Laurie Collins
bird dress - 2015
bird dress
breakfast time - 2015
breakfast time
circle of girls - 2015
circle of girls
floating away - 2015
floating away
From Mt Baw baw - 2015
From Mt Baw baw
a small mixed media sketch from a weekend spent on Mt Baw Baw
grass and snow gums( Mt Baw Baw) - 2015
grass and snow gums( Mt Baw Baw)
a mixed media done on a weekend spent on Mt Baw Baw
Morningside - 2015
Morningside
A piece for the hot august night exhibition based on the title of a Neil Diamond song
Play Me Watercolour Laurie Collins - 2015
Play Me Watercolour  Laurie Collins
Another piece done on the title of a Neil Diamond song
Polar bear eating an icecream in a snowstorm Laurie Collins - 2015
Polar bear eating an icecream in a snowstorm  Laurie Collins
Red Laurie Collins - 2015
Red Laurie Collins
Red Red Wine Laurie Collins - 2015
Red Red Wine Laurie Collins
neil diamond title again
road ( Mt Baw Baw) - 2015
road ( Mt Baw Baw)
a mixed media done on a weekend spent on Mt Baw Baw
rocks and snowgums 2 ( Mt Baw Baw) - 2015
rocks and snowgums 2 ( Mt Baw Baw)
a mixed media done on a weekend spent on Mt Baw Baw
Rocks and snowgums( Mt Baw Baw) - 2015
Rocks and snowgums( Mt Baw Baw)
a mixed media done on a weekend spent on Mt Baw Baw
rocks and trees 2( Mt Baw Baw) - 2015
rocks and trees 2( Mt Baw Baw)
a mixed media done on a weekend spent on Mt Baw Baw
skipping - 2015
skipping
Snowbird Laurie Collins - 2015
Snowbird   Laurie Collins
steps on the path( Mt Baw Baw) - 2015 (SOLD)
steps on the path( Mt Baw Baw)
a mixed media done on a weekend spent on Mt Baw Baw
the boys - 2015
the boys
Tones of Blue( Mt Baw Baw) - 2015
Tones of Blue( Mt Baw Baw)
a mixed media done on a weekend spent on Mt Baw Baw
trees and rocks( Mt Baw Baw) - 2015
trees and rocks( Mt Baw Baw)
a mixed media done on a weekend spent on Mt Baw Baw
trees and rocks( Mt Baw Baw) - 2015
trees and rocks( Mt Baw Baw)
a mixed media done on a weekend spent on Mt Baw Baw
Edge of night - 2014
Edge of night
the edge of night ... well sort of
mooncatcher - 2014 (Withdrawn from Sale)
mooncatcher
framed
Netball sketch - 2014
Netball sketch
just a sketch from a netball game
Wilsons prom titree - 2014
Wilsons prom titree
a sketch fromthe cabin of some ti trees
wilsons prom Wombat - 2014 (SOLD)
wilsons prom Wombat
a wombat who was wandering near the campsite and the sketches I made
wp tree 2 - 2013
wp tree 2
sketch from Wilsons prom last year
art melbourne family - 2012
art melbourne family
I love the appearance of looking down on top of people in"interesting poses.
art melbourne group - 2012
art melbourne group
I love the appearance of looking down on top of people in"interesting poses.
crash - 2012
crash
just a sketch from an old photo
friendly wombat wilsons prom - 2012
friendly wombat wilsons prom
we went to Wilsons Prom for the weekend. It cleared up and I went watercolour painting.. mainly from the car . I met him walking back from the beach
girl in field - 2012
girl in field
from a photo of an ex student
glennies lookout 2 - 2012
glennies lookout 2
we went to Wilsons Prom for the weekend. It cleared up and I went watercolour painting.. mainly from the car .
glennies lookout Wilsons Prom - 2012
glennies lookout Wilsons Prom
we went to Wilsons Prom for the weekend. It cleared up and I went watercolour painting.. mainly from the car .
going to squeaky beach Wilsons Prom - 2012
going to squeaky beach Wilsons Prom
from the car looking toward Squeaky beach
Looking back from Squeaky beach - 2012
Looking back from Squeaky beach
we went to Wilsons Prom for the weekend. It cleared up and I went watercolour painting.. mainly from the car .
market girl - 2012
market girl
just playing with my new colours
Mt oberon Wilsons Prom - 2012
Mt oberon Wilsons Prom
we went to Wilsons Prom for the weekend. It cleared up and I went watercolour painting.. mainly from the car .
sitting girl - 2012
sitting girl
I love the appearance of looking down on top of people in"interesting poses.
Tidal river Wilsons Prom - 2012
Tidal river Wilsons Prom
we went to Wilsons Prom for the weekend. It cleared up and I went watercolour painting.. mainly from the car . In this one I lost my brush and some of it is finger painting!
Tree near the hut wilsons prom - 2012
Tree near the hut wilsons prom
we went to Wilsons Prom for the weekend. It cleared up and I went watercolour painting.. mainly from the car .
Trees from the hut wilsons prom - 2012
Trees from the hut wilsons prom
we went to Wilsons Prom for the weekend. It cleared up and I went watercolour painting.. mainly from the car .This one was from the hut ( Baldwin spencer)
wilsons prom scene - 2012
wilsons prom scene
we went to Wilsons Prom for the weekend. It cleared up and I went watercolour painting.. mainly from the car .
wombat sketches Wilsons Prom - 2012
wombat sketches  Wilsons Prom
we went to Wilsons Prom for the weekend. It cleared up and I went watercolour painting.. mainly from the car .This one was from life while I was walking back from the beach
another look - 2011
another look
Biro
Autumn landscape - 2011
Autumn landscape
Ink and biro
big ginge and sally - 2011
big ginge and sally
watercolour and biro
Bubble girl( Alice) - 2011 (SOLD)
Bubble girl( Alice)
watercolour and biro done from the photo of pne of my ex students( Nathan) of another of my ex students( alice)
Bus stop alberta - 2011 (SOLD)
Bus stop alberta
Watercolour and biro..
Canada Sketch 10 - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
Canada Sketch 10
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada sketch 11 - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
Canada sketch 11
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 12 - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
Canada Sketch 12
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 13 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada Sketch 13
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 14 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada Sketch 14
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 15 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada Sketch 15
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 16 - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
Canada Sketch 16
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince George to Jasper. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 17 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada Sketch 17
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince George to Jasper. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada sketch 18 - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
Canada sketch 18
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them.The train was stopped for a landslide. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada sketch 19 - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
Canada sketch 19
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 2 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada Sketch 2
I did many sketches on the train ride from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is one of them.
Canada Sketch 20 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada Sketch 20
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 21 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada Sketch 21
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince George to Jasper. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada sketch 22 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada sketch 22
This was done at Maligne Lake. it is about 19cm by 24cm
Canada sketch 23 - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
Canada sketch 23
I did lots of sketches at Maligne lake This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 24 - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
Canada Sketch 24
Road through the rockies. About 12 by 17cm
Canada Sketch 25 - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
Canada Sketch 25
Maligne lake . Its about 12 by 17 cm
Canada Sketch 26 - 2011
Canada Sketch 26
Rocky road
about 15cm by 9.5 cm
Canada sketch 27 - 2011
Canada sketch 27
Rockies
about 12 by 17 cm
Canada sketch 28 - 2011
Canada sketch 28
Leaving Pt Hardy
Canada Sketch 29 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada Sketch 29
Maligne Lake
Canada Sketch 3 - 2011
Canada Sketch 3
I did many sketches on the train ride from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is one of them.Lots of Birches!
Canada Sketch 30 - 2011
Canada Sketch 30
at Maligne lake
Canada sketch 31 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada sketch 31
I did lots of sketches at Maligne Lake This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 32 - 2011
Canada Sketch 32
On the ferry at Pt Hardy waiting to leave.
Canada sketch 38 - 2011
Canada sketch 38
On the train from Prince George to Jasper
about 12cm by 17cm
Canada sketch 39 - 2011
Canada sketch 39
From the train between Prince Rupert and Prince George
canada sketch 4 - 2011
canada sketch 4
I did many sketches on the train ride from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is one of them.Leaning Birch.
Canada sketch 42 - 2011
Canada sketch 42
On the road between Jasper and Edmonton
Canada sketch 43 - 2011
Canada sketch 43
Truck stop on road to Edmonton( red ute)
Canada sketch 44 - 2011
Canada sketch 44
rockies on road from edmonton to Kerlowna
Canada sketch 45 - 2011
Canada sketch 45
rockies from road to Kerlowna
Canada sketch 46 - 2011
Canada sketch 46
Road to Edmonton
Canada sketch 47 - 2011
Canada sketch 47
rockies from road to Kerlowna
Canada sketch 48 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada sketch 48
I did lots of sketches on the train ride from Prince Rupert to Prince George this is one of them
Canada sketch 5 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada sketch 5
I did many sketches on the train ride from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is one of them.
Canada Sketch 50 - 2011
Canada Sketch 50
From the train from Prince Rupert
Canada sketch 51 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada sketch 51
tree view from the train.. near prince george
Canada sketch 52 - 2011
Canada sketch 52
Tree view from Train to Prince George
Canada sketch 53 - 2011
Canada sketch 53
More bloody trees
Canada sketch 54 - 2011
Canada sketch 54
Views of the rockies from the train to Jasper
Canada sketch 55 - 2011
Canada sketch 55
Leaving Prince George
Canada sketch 56 - 2011
Canada sketch 56
Leaving Prince George( the red tractor)
Canada sketch 57 - 2011
Canada sketch 57
View of the Rockies from the train to Jasper
Canada sketch 58 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada sketch 58
The train had stopped due to a landslide. I sketched the train engine as we waited
Canada sketch 59 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada sketch 59
Another piece from the bus
Canada sketch 6 - 2011
Canada sketch 6
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 60 - 2011
Canada Sketch 60
View of the rockies on the train to Jasper
Canada sketch 7 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada sketch 7
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 8 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada Sketch 8
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canada Sketch 9 - 2011 (SOLD)
Canada Sketch 9
I did lots of sketches on the train journey from Prince Rupert to Prince George. This is another of them. It is about 17cm by 12cm and it is framed
Canadian sketch 33 - 2011
Canadian sketch 33
Leaving Jasper on the road to Edmonton
Canadian sketch 34 - 2011
Canadian sketch 34
Just leaving Jasper
Canadian sketch 35 - 2011
Canadian sketch 35
On the road from Jasper
Canadian sketch 36 - 2011
Canadian sketch 36
At Maligne Lake
Canadian sketch 37 - 2011
Canadian sketch 37
At Maligne Lake
Canadian sketch 40 - 2011
Canadian sketch 40
Road to Edmonton
crossing - 2011
crossing
watercolour and biro
Dancer with wings - 2011 (SOLD)
Dancer with wings
Watercolour and biro
dragonfly - 2011 (SOLD)
dragonfly
ink and watercolour
evening sky - 2011
evening sky
watercolourand biro
golden tree - 2011
golden tree
watercolour and biro
Jessies hands - 2011
Jessies hands
ink and watercolour
little grey - 2011
little grey
biro drawing of our cat
My small ink drawings - 2011
My small ink drawings
The three small pieces part of the work we took to Canada for the exhibition in Quesnel. The one of Marian sold.
Summer( tori) - 2011
Summer( tori)
Watercolour and biro
Taking the air( balloon girl) - 2011 (SOLD)
Taking the air( balloon girl)
Biro and watercolour
that look( Katherine) - 2011
that look( Katherine)
watercolour and biro
the explorer - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
the explorer
watercolour and biro
the meeting( big ginge and sally) - 2011
the meeting( big ginge and sally)
biro and watercolour
the new bathers( tori) - 2011
the new bathers( tori)
watercolour and ink
The sheds - 2011 (Withdrawn from Sale)
The sheds
watercolour and biro.. sheds at Jindivick
The smile( ellie) - 2011
The smile( ellie)
biro sketch. used in prescribe Bawbaw writers anthology
The wind( Linda) - 2011
The wind( Linda)
Toaster princess - 2011
Toaster princess
Watercolour and biro
Trees - 2011 (SOLD)
Trees
autumn colours in trees. Framed
Trust( Jenny) - 2011
Trust( Jenny)
ink and wash
Wary ( Julie) - 2011
Wary ( Julie)
ink and wash
afloat - 2010
afloat
I like the theme and have done something similar in a big sculpture
Barney asleep - 2010
Barney asleep
Our new dog...
boy working - 2010
boy working
from a sketch in a class I was sitting in on
Bryan - 2010 (SOLD)
Bryan
I did this for an exhibition. It is meant to be my friend Bryan Whelan. I ended up giving it to him....but I dont think he thinks it looks like him!
girl at beach - 2010
girl at beach
strong colour...
Girl at beach 2 - 2010
Girl at beach 2
a sort of awkward pose but nice colour
loaded up - 2010
loaded up
a bit awkward..
reading lady - 2010
reading lady
I liked her sharpness and the almost abstract nature of areas of colour.
the slide - 2010
the slide
trying out childhood themes with my sketches
thinking not hoping - 2010 (SOLD)
thinking not hoping
just waiting.. she waited a while until she sold...
cats - 2009 (SOLD)
cats
girl and spoons - 2009 (SOLD)
girl and spoons
This was the piece used on the invite..it was one of my first using coloured inks and it sold first thing on opening night
schoolgirl artists - 2006
schoolgirl artists
This was my first solo exhibition at the drouin butter factory.This piece was part of my exploration of drawing. I think I did a lovely job on the girls but no one else liked it so its still quietly sitting down the shed
sitting girl - 2006
sitting girl
this was my first solo exhibition held at the Drouin Butter factory. I had done this sketch from a girl drawing in Adelaide when Marian got her degree.