Commission above was created for a client who requested a series of bird artworks – Birds specific to the Margaret River Region. Thank you to photographer Judy Walker for graciously allowing use of your Scarlet Robin image used as inspiration.
During a hugely successful 2021 Open Studios, I was commissioned to complete a number of commissions for bird loving clients.
All have been successfully completed now, and I have room in my schedule for new commissions.
Depending on size it can take several weeks to complete an artwork due to my preferred choice of medium being oils (renowned for slow drying). Each layer of oil paint needs to be touch dry in order to layer up the detail. Lots of zen moments for me and hopefully well worth the wait.
The normal process is for you to nominate the bird of your choice – give me a few hints about what you are looking for in a painting. I then review several reference photos, and together we select the base image. I then use my artistic license to create a special artwork just for you.
Commission below was created for a special client who’s cousin was the photographer Di Pridham. Thank you Di for allowing use of your image.
It is an honor to be re-invited to teach at the annual Albany Summer School. This year the school celebrated an anniversary of 61 years an achievement giving the school recognition as being one of Australia’s longest running Summer School Events.
This year I taught two classes over the second week of the school curiculum program.
The morning class was titled “Understanding Light Dark Harmony” where students were shown how to identify value and tone. The afternoon class was titled “Mastering the Art of Colour Mixing” where students created their own colour wheel and learnt how to match colour using 3 primary colours plus white.
All students were encouraged to create their own artwork using the oil painting techniques learnt in class.
The results were remarkable with nearly every student completing their own oil painting within class time. To my amazement some students had never used oils or even painted before.
We laughed, cajoled, shared learning moments, but most importantly had fun.
I am so proud of all my students, who’s results speak for themselves. Thank you for joining me at Albany Summer School 2021.