Jane Coulson

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Cherry Plums

Cherry Plums

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Watercolours |

I include this watercolour of cherry plums, although it is not a recent work, because an artist friend gave me a whole bunch of them, and I wanted to paint them rather than eat them. The colours were quite golden, and very much of autumn, and October. Lots of artistic licence in the shadows….

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In the Blue Mountains, NSW

In the Blue Mountains, NSW

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Illustrations |

This is just a pastel sketch I did quickly, watched in the main by a small lizard, which kept darting out from beneath my seat to see what I was doing. The light was very clear because there were cloud-bursts every day  with torrential rain,  thunder and lightning, with just an hour or so or sunshine. The colour of the rainforest really is quite blue, as...

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Jack

Jack

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Children, Portraits |

This is a pastel portrait of Jack, a child of just four, when I drew his portrait.  He had come over from Sydney for only a short time, so we had to try and catch his delightful and smiley personality in a few sittings.  He has a wonderful smile, and very open extrovert character, and was a great sitter!

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Himba woman

Himba woman

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Illustrations, Watercolours |

Watercolour of a woman from the Himba tribe.  She is married, as you can see from her headdress. The Himba women coat their skin and hair with a mixture of henna, ochre butter and incense making their appearance very striking.  They are reputed to be among the most beautiful of African peoples. This painting is available for sale, framed.

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Springbok, waterhole at Bushman’s Kloof

Springbok, waterhole at Bushman’s Kloof

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Oils |

Oil of a scene in the Cape, around three hours drive north of Cape Town. This particular reserve did not have much game apart from gazelle , but there were a great many rock paintings which were beautiful. This painting is available for sale, framed.

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