Corrugated Iron Shed, 2013

'Backlit shed ' 2013 watercolour 62x15cm Christine Porter

Backlit shed 2013 watercolour on paper 15.5 x 62.5 cm (sold private collection)


A series of  paintings of a small shed near Tenterfield, in northern New South Wales, by Australian artist,Christine Porter . Watercolour on paper;10 cm square up to 82 cm long. Unsold paintings in galleries or at Christine’s studio in Lismore. Please contact us directly for availability, prices or to book a studio visit to see the work in person.

artist statement

the road inthe artist at workshade work
“Each place I travel to has a different feel. It’s important to spend the time truly investigating each one… and the best way is by sitting down with a nice cup of tea, a sketch-pad and enough time to sit still and listen. Even though it takes me another three months in the studio, it is here, on site, that the creativity kicks in and the project is designed. I love being on site, recording what I see and feel and I love taking those beginnings back home with me. It’s always a shock when I return 6 months later and see the shed again in real life. I realise that I know it, but not completely. I often wonder how the project would be different if I had time to start it all again from this moment”.
SPECIAL NOTE: Artwork from this series graced the guest blog Christine was invited to write for Australian novelist Nicole Alexander:

available artwork

Please note that the colour on your screen may not match the actual artwork. Available matted. Prices: $300-$4000. To purchase, or for more information, contact us by phone or email.


'Shed from the road II' 2013 watercolour 27x8cm Christine Porter

The shed from the road II 2013
watercolour on paper 27x8cm


'From above the shed' 2013 watercolour 38x19cm Christine Porter

From above 2013
watercolour on paper 38x19cm


'round bales' 2013 watercolour 14x15 Christine Porter

Round bales 2013
watercolour on paper 24x25cm


'trolley and tin' 2013 watercolour 14x15cm

Trolley and tin 2013
watercolour on paper 14x25cm

Karinya woolshed
Woolshed with dip tank
Framed size: 100x80cm
Contact me if you are interested in knowing more about this painting.
(Note : this is an excellent example of how NOT to take a photo of a painting. But , there are no reflections, most of the painting and the frame is in the photo, and  you, the audience, can have an idea of what the painting looks like. It’s been worked on since it was first shown, and was framed suddenly suddenly for an exhibition. Ah ! The challenges of documentation and being an artist are always more than just the making of the paintings.)

selected archive

These paintings have been sold into private collections across  Australia.

'The tidy Shed' 2013 watercolour 76x56cm Christine Porter

The tidy shed 2013
watercolour on paper 76x56cm 
SOLD – family collection
artist notes: “This became one of the key paintings of this series. I began the painting at that stand in the middle of the board through the pens, in the middle of the painting, and worked out from there. Photographing the process there was a point when I realised that it felt somewhat akin to alchemy – turning a blank piece of paper into something special with just some daubs of coloured water”.
PRIZE: Winner Watercolour section, Aspects Art Show Goondiwindi 2014


'two tanks' 2013 watercolour 76x40 Christine Porter

two tanks 2013
watercolour on paper approx 76 x 40cm
SOLD private collection


'tank' 2013 watercolour 76x56cm Christine Porter

tank 2013
watercolour on paper 74 x 54cm
SOLD Private collection
This painting was exhibited as part of the Australian Watercolour Institute Annual Exhibition at the Gosford Regional Art Gallery from Dec 2013 – Feb 2014.  “I posted on facebook, the day that I packaged this up and sent it off, how grateful I am for the deadlines that push me past where I think my boundaries are. I’d always envisaged how this painting would work, but it took the deadline of the AWI show to get me past the post. The colour isn’t great in this photograph, but it has that same impact. If you saw this show, you’ll notice most of the presentation throughout  were similar. Part of the challenge of this painting was to fit it to a standard size – which added to the challenges inherent in the subject. I’m honoured to be part of  this important exhibition each year. Thankyou.”


'Woolshed' 2013 watercolour 66x42cm Christine Porter
the shed 2013
watercolour on paper 66 x 42cm
SOLD Private collection


'Western view' 2013 watercolour 70x26cm Christine Porter

western view 2013
watercolour on paper 70.5 x 26.5 cm
SOLD  private collection


'Storm at the shed' 2013 watercolour 69x38cm Christine Porter

storm at the woolshed 2013
watercolour on paper 69 x 38 cm
SOLD  private collection


'Backlit shed ' 2013 watercolour 62x15cm Christine Porter

backlit shed 2013
watercolour on paper  62.5 x 15.5 cm
SOLD private collection


'western awning;western shade' 2013 watercolour approx 62x15cm Christine Porter
western awning – shade 2013
watercolour on paper 62.5 x 15.5 cm
SOLD private collection
'Shed' 2013 watercolour 38x23cm Christine Porter
watercolour on paper 38 x 23.5 cm
SOLD  private collection
'the tractor from before the flood' 2013 watercolour 14x15cm Christine Porter
The tractor from before the flood 2013
watercolour on paper 14x15cm
SOLD private collection
'machinery under a tree' 2013 watercolour 14x15 Christine Porter
Machinery 2013
watercolour on paper 14 x 15cm
SOLD private collection