A busy month of May…

May was a busy (and pleasing) month!

Back in January, I received a phone call from 2 women wanting to use my artwork as a wallpaper feature wall. They were part of a TV show and it was not hard to guess they were contestants on HOUSE RULES on Channel 7.

They initially has asked if I could go and paint one of my paintings on a feature wall. I advised them, that unfortunately this can not be done with watercolour (as they wanted a watercolour work). So instead, I provided them with an image that they could use to blow up and make into a wallpaper.

This episode was aired on the 21st-22nd May, revealing to the NSW contestants my Harbour Bridge Sunset painting, which featured in their new Lounge Room.

On another note, I was accepted as one of the 350 finalists at this months Hunters Hill Art Exhibition. 1000 artworks are submitted, so I was very pleased I made the shortlist.

I later found out that I also received a ‘Highly Commended’ award for one of my pieces and also sold two of my works during the show 🙂

And finally, I had success at the Oyster Bay Art & Craft Festival, selling one of my cafe street scenes.

I had a busy month and now can collect myself (and paint a lot more!) in the 2 month break until my next exhibition.

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A New Year

A new year and things just run away from you. It’s nearly May and that means we’re nearly half way through the year. Time flies and I just have noticed that I haven’t posted in a looonnng time!

I recently received 2 Commendations for my work, at the Drummoyne Art Awards + 2 sales. Yippee!

Plus 3 Sales at the Royal Easter Show last week.

I would like to say a big “thank you” to my buyers out there! I appreciate the support you provide for my work and hope you enjoy my art on your walls for years to come!

‘Boats on the Bay’, Commended in Canada Bay District Artwork. Judge’s comments: “Nicely handled watercolour”

‘Lets meet at Town Hall’, Commended in Watercolour. Judge’s comments: “Lively and well observed art work”

Art Society Newsletter Report

Thought I would add the report that appeared in the December edition of the Nepean Art Society newsletter. It documented my process in completing the demonstration of a colourful sunset boat scene.screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-8-50-46-am

 

 

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Busy with Commission works

I have been head down, completing commission pieces of late. Most being framed and given as Christmas presents, which is not far away now!

The below watercolor commission, was sent to the USA last week. Selected from a painting on my online gallery, I repainted the piece, including elements that only the gift giver and receiver would understand. I’m glad to be able to capture a special family memory for them.

A family memory commission, 36cm x 27cm/ 14″ x 10.5″ watercolor

I also have completed the following painting for a client, capturing a loved house and it’s amazing surroundings.

36cm x 27cm/ 14″ x 10.5″ watercolor

I was asked to paint a second version ‘Paradise for Kids’ fundraising piece. Which I also have completed recently.

74cm x 37cm/ 29″ x 14.5″ Watercolor

If you would like to inquire about a commission piece, you can contact me here. I also repaint pieces, currently available. Thank you.

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Nepean Art Society Watercolour demonstration

I was invited to do a watercolour demonstration at the Nepean Art Society, in Sydney’s West on October 1st.

I had a very warm welcome and painted for them a colourful sunset boat and water scene.

My painting process was relayed up on a screen, for easy viewing for the audience.

Here are some photos from the demonstration. I used wet in wet techniques for the sunset sky.

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Laying the initial wash

I showed that the sky and water is done in the first wash of the painting.

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Painting the clouds in the sky

I pointed out that my water jar was completely clear. This is because, prior to starting my first wash, I placed a sufficient amount of water in my palette. I used the water in my palette (mixed with previous colours), to mix the following washes for my painting. This also keeps the painting harmonious in hue.

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Painting the distant trees

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The finished painting and it’s maker

Finished painting

Finished painting

 

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Group Exhibition ‘Artists for Causes’

I was recently involved in a group exhibition ‘Artists for Causes’, fundraising for the charity ‘The Blackdog Institute‘. Here is a quick snap of my display at the show, held in Glenbrook NSW.

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Group Show ‘Artists for Causes’