Last week on my drawing board

A bit late in posting this, but I've now completed this commissioned piece. I don't really have a name for it, but have been calling it "Mo & Co." It's gouache and acrylic on wood panel, 18" x 24" and has now gone to it's home in Oregon, where it will be a birthday present for a very young man, here seen sitting on a log petting a frog. Maureen, the client (left) was a pleasure to work with. Truly a fun project!

Mo. & Co.

Abstract Saturday: Elisabeth Cummings

Cummings is an Australian artist born in 1934. She's been painting since the 1950s, quietly and with a small but devoted following. Now in her 70s, she lives an idyllic life in a kind of artists' community in the west of Sydney, while her work gets better than ever.

Elisabeth Cummings (b. 1934) Still Life with Jug 2004

Journey Through The Studio 2006.

Elisabeth Cummings (Australia 1934 – ) Black Sally reflections, Namadgi 1996 via. ("Black Sally" is the common name for the Eucalyptus stellulata.)

White Still Life 2013 Oil on Canvas 101x126cm via

Untitled 6 via

Abstract Saturday: Yvonne Audette

Born in 1930, Audette has been called Australia's greatest living abstract expressionist. Laboring in relative obscurity throughout the later 20th century, she finally gained the attention she deserved after a major book on her work was published in 2003: Yvonne Audette Paintings and Drawings 1949-2014 by Christopher Heathcote. Her early influence was Cezanne through her teacher John Passmore.

Il miracolo 1957-1958, oil on (composition board) (159.6 x 127.0 cm) via

Summer Morning

Yvonne Audette  Stormy Waters 1971-72 oil on composition board 86 x 101.5 cm

YVONNE AUDETTE Opera Numero Uno, 1967

Portrait by David Moore 1968 via The National Portrait Gallery

YVONNE AUDETTE Construction Site 1979 - 1980 Oil on composition board 86 x 102 cm via mossgreen gallery