Acrylics

The North Gorge Stradbroke Island

I painted this following a wonderful holiday on beautiful North Stradbroke Island in Qld. The way the colours moved in the water as the waves washed in was so very calming. There is a brilliant walk all around the rim and is well set up and maintained. Stradbroke Island is a jewel in Qld’s crown.…

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Kingfishers in the Mist.

This painting is 3170 mm around. The triple matt and silver effect frame have really finished it off. These beautiful Forest kingfishers are a joy to behold. The painting is of my own creation, inspired by my love of the Atherton Tablelands. I used airbrush, palette knife and brush to compete the work. Texture is…

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Princess Alexandra Parrots

I was privileged to see these beautiful parrots on a holiday in Tamworth NSW. They were named after Princess Alexandra of Denmark who married Edward VII and went on to become Queen of the UK. They are incredibly pretty birds. Unfortunately this species is listed as threatened or vulnerable in Australia. I wanted to capture…

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Regent Parrot Painting

This beautiful bird is a Regent Parrot. While visiting Tamworth, I was so fortunate to see him in all his glory. He had no concerns about me taking his photograph. Talk about blessed. This is an acrylic work on an airbrushed background. This incredible parrot is on the endangered list. How sad it would be…

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Getting Involved at Hazelhurst in the Sutherland Shire.

Recently I was invited to have 6 of my artworks hung on the Wall of Art, Sutherland Library for all of June. It does the soul good to have my work acknowledged in this way. I was then invited to speak about my art journey to a small group at the Cottage, Hazelhurst in Gymea.…

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Art Purchases from My Gallery

I had a lovely time yesterday when a family visiting my gallery purchased 3 artworks. They are going to a lovely home. It might sound a tad cliched but it feels so good when your art is wanted so much by other people. Encouragement to paint more.

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Young Kookaburra Painting in Acrylic

Young kookaburra in acrylic[/caption] This young kookaburra is a new visitor to our garden. He was not at all perturbed by the noisy miners screeching at him or trying to bomb dive him. I used his gentle look and put it into this restful environment. The background is airbrushed to enhance that feeling of calm…

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Lesson 3 in Acrylics With Three Young Artists

On a very hot Tuesday (thank goodness for air con) three young artists used fresh flowers as inspiration to develop design concepts. Using vibrant colours (mainly warm) they drew, cut and traced the shapes they wished to use. They then selected background for impact and painted these incredible works – all in 2 hours. Throughout…

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Black Kite in Acrylic – Work in Progress

I was finding this a challenge but feel it has reached the “I think it could work” stage. The reference photo was with permission from Adam Crews who is an amazing photographer and very dear friend. I hope I do it justice. There is still much to do but I am determined to get the…

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Green Frog Paintings in Acrylic

I have just completed two paintings of one of the most beautiful creatures I know. These are white lipped tree frogs. I know them so well as they were all around us where we grew up in North Queensland. Again the photos do not do them justice. I am very pleased with the results of…

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