Blue Skies – Soft Sand – Coastal Banksia – Symbols of an Aussie Summer!
MaimeriBlu Watercolors and Pigment Ink – 38 x 56 cm
300gsm Moulin du Roy cold pressed watercolour paper
I’ve been experimenting with the beautiful vibrant colours of MaimeriBlu Paints thanks to Oxlades Art Supplies and their inspiring representative Pam – and this week let loose on a subject close to my heart.
As a girl coming to Queensland and then settling here, these amazing twisted branches of the Coastal Banksia – crowned with the soft brush of their flower, has almost a velvet centre and have been for me the symbol of a visit to the beach – the sight and touch of summer!
The MaimeriBlu Paints have wonderful vibrancy – ‘Blu Primario Cyan’ flows across the paper with the perfect hue of an Australian summer sky. Mixing this with ‘Giallo Permanente Limone’ and ‘Rosso Primario Magenta’ as my 3 base colours for this work made me feel I was already back on the beach walking the dunes! 🌞
Not only that – having been invited and given the honour to Lead the Australian Watercolour Delegation to FabrianoInAcquarello – Italy 2019 I was intrigued and inspired to be using some Italian paints – I’m looking forward more and more to my travels to Fabriano this coming year 2019 to discover more!
Submissions have closed now for the ‘Call’ for Artists for 2019 to Italy
to hear more about our plans for 2019 and 2020!