Yves Saint Laurent also Sketches

  Happened to be thumbing through the August 2013 Vogue Australia, ( no not in the doctor’s waiting room, or it would be the 1999 edition! ) and on the last page, called Voguepedia, was a b/w sketch which really took …

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Yves Saint Laurent also Sketches

  Happened to be thumbing through the August 2013 Vogue Australia, ( no not in the doctor’s waiting room, or it would be the 1999 edition! ) and on the last page, called Voguepedia, was a b/w sketch which really took …

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Briques et pâtisseries délicieuses

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2 ’13 It was our last class in Term 3 for our Sketch & French students. We always start with the Sketch part of class, and now that everyone has learned to ‘see shapes’ and can visually measure, …

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Je suis astronaute, et vous?

Monday August 5 ’13 Our Sketch&French travel sketching is stepping up the pace a little this week. Some interesting angles to observe, and not many had ever learned this. Perspective in other words. If it’s closer to you it’s bigger. …

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New Sketch&French Starts Soon

We have just completed our Term 1 Five week course, and our next one starts on Monday April 29. One of the class members said she loved coming and it was so nice doing something for herself, not the business. …

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My New Perfume

BALENCIAGA, PARIS It’s a pre Christmas perfume from someone very lovely. AAAaaaaaaaaaah. I couldn’t wait till Christmas and decided now was the moment. For some people it’s chocolate, for me it’s perfume. Has to be opened now! It’s quite interesting to …

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From my Window

New work. Watercolour and line. Completed today. I have a ‘thing’ for French windows. It’s that possibility of turning an ordinary view into something extraordinary. I love to have some personal things on the sill, and then take you to …

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Kiraz- one of my favourite French Illustrators

I was very lucky to catch an exhibition in Paris in 2010 of Kiraz’s fabulous sketches and illustrations. I didn’t know his work even though I’d been in Advertising in the 70’s & 80’s when many illustrators worked in similar …

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Temples of Exquisite Food

Part of the pleasure of eating beautiful food, is the surrounds you are in. Atmosphere is a large part of setting of the scene. The colour. The decor.  The table setting. The sounds. The feeling. The mood . The greeting. The view. …

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