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’

Fundraising Commission

I recently was commissioned to do a raw piece of work, which would be donated for a fundraising event for ‘Paradise for Kids’. I was happy to see the painting go to live auction at the event, with the winning bid of $5000 raising much needed funds for P4K (Paradise 4 Kids) and their missionary work in Africa.

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