avril jean

Australian artist, writer, tech professional, Avril E Jean

September 20, 2017

Silversmithing workshop at the CAE

In year 7 I had to do a subject called ‘metal work’. I recall finding it difficult – I was not very strong in those days. […]
September 20, 2017

Making my own watercolour

When I did egg tempera I bought a tonne of pigment. Which really, I should use as it was not cheap and it’s just been sitting […]
July 9, 2017

A robot wearing medieval accessories playing a blue crumhorn on the moon

The title of this post delivers exactly what it says it does. Where does the sound come from? It’s a mystery.
July 2, 2017


First attempt at ships, seen sailing from Blairgowrie beach, on Port Philip bay.
March 8, 2017

Finger painting in Oil

I did this left handed. I tried a brush, then a much stiffer bristled brush and just wasn’t getting the texture down right,  so I used […]
March 8, 2017

Pair of cats

Oooh it occurred to me that since I finally gave Angry James his birthday present, I could post these pics I did for him! Water colour […]
January 28, 2017

Lefty McLeftersons

More painting with the left hand. I’ve yet to start a close up picture with trees cause I fear the lack of control. This has a […]
January 26, 2017

Painting with the left hand

I’ve done something to my right hand (RSI, Arthritis, tendonitis…TBD…)  so I’m trying out using the left. This is the first painting I’ve totally done using […]
January 25, 2017

Northern Grampians

We found a bit of landscape in the north part of the Grampians that had been burned out quite recently. The understory vegetation was returning/small trees […]