Secret Garden

I was on holiday in Sydney Australia when I discovered a beautiful garden planted on the edge of the harbour.

Black Eyed Susan Vine.

imageWatercolour painting of a black eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia) by Rosie Kerr. After a weekend of flooding rain, the sun came out. This inspired me to paint these beautiul flowers. They seem to be popular in very old domestic gardens. My great aunt had one that completely covered their backyard shed.

Bamboo Watercolour Painting

IMG_2280Every morning I take a walk around my district and check out the local gardens. We live in an area where bamboo grows to enormous heights. I found a small frond poking through a fence so decided to make it the subject of a painting.




Passionfruit Leaves. Watercolour and Gold Leaf

IMG_0094My neighbour’s passionfruit vine tumbles over our fence. Today I decided to paint the leaves of this pretty plant.

In the Garden.

In the Garden is a watercolour painting with the subject of a small branch I found as I was weeding the garden . I was ready to throw it onto the compost heap but then noticed how pretty the leaves were and decided to paint it instead.



Summer Tree 1 and 2 watercolour painting


It is nearing the end of summer here. I have recently noticed some trees are changing from green to touches of yellow as Autumn approaches.


Summer Holiday Town. Watercolour painting.

Summer Holiday Town. Continuing my summer theme. This isolated coastal town offers a break from busy routines.

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Apples. Watercolour Painting by Rosie Kerr


I saw and old apple tree in a workshop yard in Tasmania and had to paint it. I have to admit that I have eaten a few apples from this tree.


Photo of which this painting was the subject


Holiday Town watercolour painting

There is nothing better than crossing the bridge to a quiet little coastal holiday town with an enticing row of beach shacks. You can smell the fish and chips and feel the sand between your toes.

This painting continues my summer holiday theme.

Watercolour Painting – Cross Section of a Corella Pear.

Watercolour painting of cross section of a corella pear.
I cut a pear in half and left it  in the open air for a few days to develop beautiful tones and details, then painted it. This is the original subject of the painting.

‘Cafe Flowers’ from Photo to Watercolour Painting

I recently had coffee in a local cafe and loved the little vase of fresh flowers on my table. I photographed the arrangement and then used the subject for a watercolour painting.

'Cafe Flowers' watercolour painting.
‘Cafe Flowers’ watercolour painting.
flower photo
“Cafe Flowers” photograph