Author Archives: juliepodstolski

About juliepodstolski

I am a realist artist who works in coloured pencils.

Flames and Rainbows

It is mid-winter in Perth.   Close to my house the flame trees are flowering. On our way home from coffee Matthew and I stop to reflect on the lorikeet action going on in the trees. Our delight in watching the … Continue reading

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Port Authority

Who knows a port better than one who inhabits it night and day?  The ubiquitous Silver Gull is right at home among the ships, containers, bridges and cranes of Fremantle.  Observant citizen of land, sea and sky, he could probably … Continue reading

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Entrance

“Entrance 1. the act or an instance of going or coming in; a door, passage etc. by which one enters; right of admission; the coming of an actor on stage.”                                        “Entrance 2. enchant, delight; put into a trance; overwhelm with … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Wall

Once upon a wall there was a corroding remnant of street art.  Only a head and shoulder remained.  Whatever the rest of the image was had long gone.  It had presumably cracked up then flaked off, washed and blown away … Continue reading

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Sumptuous Paris

I take photos to make drawings from.  But not always.  These ten photos don’t require reinterpretation as drawings.  They are happy just to remain photos – celebrating a city with more than its share of visual romance; sumptuous Paris.   … Continue reading

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Kookaburra sits…

As I sat on a Sydney balcony admiring the view, which included planes every couple of minutes, I heard a song and turning around I saw that I was being watched by a kookaburra on the balcony opposite. I was … Continue reading

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Sideshow Alley

Boulevard de Clichy in Pigalle is a busy strip of peep shows, sex shops, clubs and bars.  In search of bright lights as well as photos of Moulin Rouge, I went there one evening last October. I have always had … Continue reading

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