Having been brought up near the waterfront in the Bayside area, I regularly enjoy painting pelicans. Here's another titled "Calm Mooring". Looking at this painting you can almost feel yourself starting to relax. Enjoy.
Be there with me and watch it come together. Before your very eyes, I produce a striking pastel portrait of one of my favorite Australian birds. A time-lapse video so you can see just how I do it. Contact me if you are interested in this original or similar.
Watercolor Wedge-tail Eagle Head Study. There's a lovely story that goes with this artwork, and that is the juvenile eagle depicted was injured and was taken to Currumbin Bird Sanctuary to be cared for. I then heard sometime later it was going to be released from Canyon Lookout, Springbrook National Park, and thought I'd like to witness that. So after a time of getting up close and personal with this magnificent raptor, it was then very moving to watch it being released and soar into the wild from the lookout. A simple head study but I was delighted when the magazine "Australian Artist" decided to use it as the cover image for an edition where they featured wildlife art. They did a six page article on my art which I may put in a post at a later date.
This is a post for you to share with all the frog lovers out there. A painting of mine titled "One Giant Leap" is of a 'White-lipped tree frog', also known as the giant tree frog, and is the largest tree frog in the world [ grows up to 14cm long ] and is native to northern Queensland. I came across this fellow when I was in the outskirts of Cairns, one night on my way to the backyard dunny of the house I was staying [ no he wasn't in the toilet....other frogs were though! 😳 ] and spied him about to have his evening dinner, see if you can see them.......some unsuspecting green ants.🐸🐜🐜🐜🐜
A landscape painting depicting memories of a magical day spent on Moreton Bay. Perfect glassy water conditions to make the boat journey across to Moreton Island where we climbed the sand dunes to enjoy the view back to the mainland. And as you often see cruising the coastline , a soaring Sea Eagle becomes my focal subject matter.
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.
Here's a video teaser of the current painting I'm doing of a Sulpher Crested Cockatoo. Thanks must go to Robert Pyne - The Photographer, for permission to use his great photo of this wild cocky.
Cover that white canvas!!. I had in mind to put in one of the small cross-river ferries [ right of painting ] but changed my mind, thinking it was going to be a busy enough painting as it is.Read More