I enjoy painting the old Queenslanders, here's another titled "Peewee Homestead". It use to exist 10 minutes out from Boonah on the Ipswich Boonah Road, as I use to drive past it regularly on the way to my favourite bushwalking haunts. Here, the female Peewee is wooing the male [ he's the one with the distinctive white eyebrow ] through the splintered fence, drawing the viewers eye through to the rusted old building slumped in a classic rural Australian landscape.
I'm still very happy with this recent commission "Nightfall", which portrays the twilight view of the Kookaburra Showboat Cruises and the Story Bridge from George's Paragon Seafood Brisbane. I even organised a film crew to interview me in front of where the original now hangs, to share the story of how it all came together. If you like this one please share and leave a comment below. This print and more available in the shop.
The subject matter of old houses and wildlife combine for this painting titled "Window Reflections". An old double-hung window with it's galvanised iron window hood that is unique to the Australian weatherboard house. The focal point is the male PeeWee attacking its own reflection [ see detail pic ].
Love the old Queenslanders with the challenge for the artist to convey the effects of time with the cracked timbers and peeling paint. It's during the breeding season that the male PeeWee [ Australian Magpie-Lark ] becomes aggressive and sometimes attacks it's own reflection in windows in an attempt to scare off the apparent intruder.