I was on holiday in Sydney Australia when I discovered a beautiful garden planted on the edge of the harbour.
Bird of Paradise Plant (strelizia) watercolour painting
Part of a work in progress for an exhibition in August.
‘ Hot House ‘. watercolour painting by Rosie Kerr
Lush tropical leaves
Bouquet of Roses. Watercolour Painting 2019
Based on a traditional Japanese Yuzen Chiyogami design.
Two Flower Paintings by Rosie Kerr ‘19
Woven Watercolour Card by Rosie Kerr ‘19
Pears by Rosie Kerr ‘19
Pansies 2 By Rosie Kerr ‘19
Pansies 1 By Rosie Kerr ‘19
Every December I make a selection of Christmas tags from recycled materials – usually made from the cards I received last Christmas and scraps of interesting paper I have collected during the year. Sharing the love! I wish you all a very peaceful and enjoyable festive season.
“Harvest Moon” card – woven collage of watercolour and Japanese paper
“Harvest Moon” card
by Rosie Kerr 2018
Tropical Leaves – The Croton watercolour painting by Rosie Kerr
2 cards – Tropical Garden 1 and 2
Rural Scene Barraba NSW
Watercolour painting . Australian countryside by Rosie Kerr 2017
Happy New Year to you all
A small Happy New Year bouquet watercolour painting.
Merry Christmas Tree
Merry Christmas to everyone! Hope you had a wonderful time with good things to eat and good company.
Collages of watercolour and Japanese paper.
Collage of Japanese paper and watercolour by Rosie Kerr 2017.
Warm and Cool Colours
Watercolour leaf paintings in warm and cool colours.
Big City collage by Rosie Kerr
“A Walk in the Park” Collage
Collage Watercolour and Japanese Paper
Leaves watercolor painting
Leaf Trail 1 by Rosie Kerr
Negative space watercolour painting .
Saturday Afternoon #2
Leaf collage by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
Saturday Afternoon #1
Leaf collage by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
Red Bouquet by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
Red Bouquet collage by Rosie Kerr Japanese paper and watercolour
Hot Pink Happy Friday! card collage by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
Hot Pink Happy Friday collage Japanese paper and watercolour
Tropical Paradise watercolour by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
Hot Summer Night collage watercolour and Japanese Paper by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
Summer Afternoon painting by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
inting Summer Afternoon watercolour card
Crimson Bouquet collage by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
Crimson Bouquet collage watercolour and Japanese paper
Valentines Day Card by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
Summer Flowers – collage watercolour and Japanese Paper by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
Morning Walk watercolour painting by Rosie Kerr
In the Park watercolour painting
Here s a painting I completed today in 2 stages. Wasn’t sure whether I should have painted details on the leaves or just left it as it was!
Leaf Experiment – watercolour painting
Leaves Blue and Green collage watercolour and Japanese paper
Art Nouveau Design watercolour painting
from original art nouveau tile design
In the Garden#2 watercolour painting by Rosie Kerr
In the Garden #1 Watercolour Painting by Rosie Kerr
Leaves. Watercolour painting
We recently camped for a few nights in the Border Ranges National Park NSW. I collected a few leaves from our campsite and painted at the picnic table there.
In The Garden 4. Watercolour painting by Rosie Kerr
Vineyard. Watercolour painting by Rosie Kerr
Market Flowers collage
Inspired by my florist friend Jenny’s market stall. Collage of Japanese Washi paper and watercolour.
Art Exhibition Display
Friday night was the opening of Hammer and Hand Byron Bay exhibition “Melting Point”.
Bunch of Flowers collage
Watercolour painting and Japanese Washi paper collage.
“Bouquet” watercolour and Japanese paper collage
Dream garden collage
Pink Bouquet Collage
Bunch of Flowers Collage
Black Eyed Susan Vine.
Watercolour 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.
Autumn Leaves watercolour painting
Camping in Jamieson Victoria. There are showers of beautiful Autumn leaves falling all around us.
Shack at Wee Jasper
We spent three days camping at Wee Jasper. Several corrugated iron shacks provide holiday accommodation.
Crab Apple Tree South Hobart Tasmania
House in a Country Town
I am on a month’s camping trip around rural NSW Australia. I have one paint brush and a tube of French ultramarine watercolour.
Country Road#1 watercolour painting
Bamboo Watercolour Painting
Every 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.
Bowl of Roses watercolour painting
2 Rose Bouquet Gift Tags
Vase of Roses 2
Vase of Art Nouveau Roses
A friend bought me a bunch of roses from the Byron Bay Farmers’ market
In the Garden 4
Passionfruit Leaves. Watercolour and Gold Leaf
My neighbour’s passionfruit vine tumbles over our fence. Today I decided to paint the leaves of this pretty plant.
Watercolour Painting of Leaves
Walking Home 2
“Walking Home” watercolour painting
I found this creeper meandering up a wall as I was walking home from town.
Summer Tree 3 watercolour
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.
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
Mosaic Garden Art
This is a tile I made a few years ago from recycled crockery from South Hobart Tip Shop
I made this mosaic jar from recycled crockery found at South Hobart Tip Shop Tasmania.
Spiral Gift Tag
Holiday Town watercolour painting
Summer Sailing watercolour painting
We are having such beautiful summer weather, I thought I would paint something with the feel of a carefree summer holiday.
Valentine’s Day Cards
Lemons watercolour painting by Rosie Kerr
Corella Pear watercolour painting by Rosie Kerr
Watercolour Painting – Cross Section of a Corella Pear.
Another Snowy Night Card -watercolour
My Handmade Christmas Tree Card
I have just finished making my first Christmas card for 2015. Only 20 to go. This design is a watercolour painting with Japanese washi paper collage.
My Morning at Hammer and Hand Byron Bay
Showcase Watercolour Paintings
Night sky watercolour gift tag
‘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.
Frost Over Barraba Watercolour Workshop with Erik Dekkers
I was lucky to be able to participate in a workshop in June with Erik Dekkers, a gifted teacher and talented artist. Here are some of the paintings I completed during the day.
Collage Watercolour Washes and Japanese Paper
After 10 years selling beautiful Japanese Yuzen Chiyogami paper, I became a watercolour painter. Here are some collage works which combine them.
Watercolour Paintings “Down by the River” by Rosie Kerr Byron Bay
These are my entries for the annual local postcard size art exhibition. They depict what goes on beneath the surface of a river with, weed, slime and bubbles. I love painting with blues, greens and yellows.
Watercolour Painting Lighthouse Byron Bay
An early morning walk to the Byron Bay lighthouse is a great way to start the day. The sunrises are spectacular and you can often see sharks, sea turtles, whales, dolphins and stingrays in the water. Sea eagles and ospreys are just two of the bird species that can be seen on your walk plus if you are very quiet, you will probably see a wallaby or two nibbling grass beside the track.
Here is my watercolour painting of Byron Bay lighthouse – purchased by a honeymooning English couple who were married in a lighthouse and who collect pictures of lighthouses.
Photograph to Watercolour Painting – Sunrise Byron Bay
I often get up early and walk along our closest beach Tallows Beach. Here is a sunrise photo I took one morning and the two paintings I completed using the photo as inspiration.
Watercolour Paintings of Fruit and Vegetables
I love cooking and often as I am preparing a meal or snack for friends and family, I look at the fruit and vegetables I am about to use and decide to paint them instead.
Tweed River from Photo to Watercolour Painting
This is a photo taken from the balcony of the Tweed River Gallery Murwillumbah NSW and my watercolour painting based on this scene.
Country Roads – from Photo to Watercolour ( Watercolor ) Painting
We spend each April camping in rural Victoria. I have used photography to capture the beautiful scenery we pass through on out travels, then use the photos as inspiration for watercolour paintings. I love the contrasts you see in the countryside at different times of year and in different regions.
Hand Painted Valentine Heart Cards – Watercolour and Japanese Paper
Here are four cards I designed for Valentine’s Day this year. They feature hearts painted in crimson, scarlet and red watercolour and Japanese yuzen chiyogami paper.
Autumn Road photo to watercolour painting
We often drive through the town of Tenterfield in the New England ranges and Glenlyon in Victoria. The autumn trees it both areas are beautiful. The entrance to both towns is through archways of brilliant trees. In this post, I have featured two photos which were the inspiration for the two paintings Autumn Road #1 (which uses the wet on wet watercolour technique) and Autumn Road #2 (which features wet on dry technique).
Photo Autumn Road Tenterfield – used as inspriation for the two paintings.
Cyril the Peacock – marbled ink with watercolour
I was experimenting with marbling when a peacock tail started to appear.
Painting Mount Warning
Mount Warning is a beautiful mountain near to where I live. I love to photograph and paint it at different times of day and to use different techniques to show a variety of moods of the mountain.
“Snowy Evening” watercolour gift card – masking fluid technique
I painted this little watercolour and made it into a gift card. I have enjoyed some snowy winter evenings when I lived in Hobart Tasmania and Armidale NSW. I also spent one memorable winter travelling in Switzerland, Germany and Austria, Snow always makes the landscape so quiet and magical.
I used masking fluid on arches paper to create the snow flakes and then painted the sky over the top. It is always dramatic to peel back the dried masking fluid and see the effect of this technique.
2 Watercolour Paintings Sea Lettuce #1 and #2. Cling Wrap Technique
I live near the ocean in Byron Bay and love to explore rock pools at low tide. One of my favourite seaweeds is sea lettuce. It is so beautifully green and feels beautiful to touch. I have used cling wrap on a damp pale green watercolour wash to create the effect of sea lettuce.