Sweet indulgence by Freda Surgenor

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My favourite sweets plus reflections.
This painting is watercolour on paper.
This won “Best in show” Kiama Art Prize, Australia 1999

Thank you all for the faves, watches and kind comments, I really appreciate these

See more of Freda’s works:
Seascape, rivers

Freda’s website

I belong to Oatley 101 Society of Artists

And The Royal Art Society of New South Wales


  • tlamoreaux
    tlamoreauxover 7 years ago

    I love the lines. Stripes are very tricky and you do it perfectly! I appreciate the work and time this took to complete. You are so talented.

  • Interpretations
    Interpretationsabout 7 years ago

    Amazing work !

  • toycake
    toycakeabout 7 years ago

    crazy swirls/lines.

  • Freda Surgenor
    Freda Surgenorabout 7 years ago

    Thank you

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 7 years ago


  • catblack
    catblackover 6 years ago

    this is amasing, i constantly revisit it… next week i have a big art exam coming up, i have to do a still life composition titled, it was an old espresso machine.. i’m going to use reflective teacups, a spoon and some spilled over coffee beans for my compoistion. i usually paint in acryilic,any tips for me?
    i’m hoping i’ll get it done in only 2.5 hours!

  • Freda Surgenor
    Freda Surgenorover 6 years ago

    Thank you for your kind remark.
    Eeek only 2.5 hours, my paintings can take up to four weeks to finish.
    the only tip I can give is to look really hard, you are aided in this looking by doing a detailed line and tone drawing first, to the size of your finished painting, the looking and drawing will tell you all you need to know about your subject and the painting is then easier to do.
    I then draw up the piece completely by tracing the finished drawing and trace it down using graphite paper which I make myself by rubbing a very soft pencil over and over a piece of tracing paper.
    Good luck with your painting, do please post it on Redbubble so as I can see the finished result.

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 6 years ago

    surely this is a photo! what a talented lady you are – I am in awe of your art – do you work around your paintings finishing one area first before moving onto the other? I wonder how long this one took? this is amazing!

  • Thank you Linda.
    Yes, that is precisely how I work.
    this one took about 60 hours

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!
    Thank you for entering it in our “Watercolors ONLY! ~ STILL LIFE!!!” Challenge.
    Please add it to our Gallery too….:)

    Elisabeta Hermann, host

  • Thank you very much Elisabeta, tis done!

    – Freda Surgenor

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannabout 4 years ago

    Warm Congratulations Freda!!!
    Your beautiful work is one of the TOP TEN finishers,
    of Impressionism Cafe’s
    “Watercolors ONLY! ~ STILL LIFE!!!” Challenge, on November 27. 2010!!!

    Elisabeta Hermann, host

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