Golden blaze – Pastel

Towards the end of our winters, out from nowhere golden blazes spread throughout the bush in Victoria Australia.  These yellow colours are so vibrant I have found it hard to capture.  You really need to be here to experience them.  The wattle tree appears to look a golden opaque wash, very rich and dense in it’s vibrancy.  I walk this bush often with my little black dog; but always look forward to the end of winter again to be surrounded by the gold of mother nature.



Julie Toffolo is an Australian born artist and lives in Melbourne Victoria. Her art is in private collections around Australia.

She has two teenage boys, works part time as an Education Art Assistant at a Secondary Girls School and paints on her days off in her leafy Eltham Studio.

Julie works in illustration in a nostalgic vintage style and loves to paint from the nature around her bushy local environment and wherever she can find any form of nature on her travels. She is captivated by how the light flickers and dances when working from still life or outdoors.

Having studied traditional painting methods under Jenni Mitchell and Mervynn Hannan from Eltham South Fine Art Studios and Gallery has taught Julie many elements of drawing, composition, colour, painting, trying new materials, beautifying the simple things around us.

Julie has been a member of local artist co ops and exhibits throughout the year.

You can follow Julie on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to watch and support her art practise.


  1. Love your work! I’m enjoying looking around your blog.
    You’ve really caught the vivid golden yellow of a flowering wattle tree…lovely. Great to see another Australian artist in the blogosphere! I also live in Victoria…in the Gippsland region..Looking forward to your future posts. 🙂

    1. Hi Janett,
      Thanks lots for your positive feedback. I am new at this blogging concept too, but am slowly making progress. Yes I love painting the world around me and I’m sure you can appreciate the blaze of our Wattles being a Victorian too.
      Your blog is really great and has a real element of fun. I’m putting away some time to have a good read of your site. Best wishes Julie😊

      1. Thank you for your kind words. So far I’m really enjoying blogging. I’ve met up with some very skilled and talented artists and writers; including now, you!
        I’ll enjoy seeing your posts coming through my WordPress reader, as well as visiting your blog. All the best, Janette. 🙂

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