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I'm a professional award winning Portrait artist from NSW Australia.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The creation of my latest demo painting - Spirit

I started him at a horse event and completed him at home.As he wasn't a commissioned portrait I wanted him to be more arty than my usual paintings.I used colours that I wanted to and suggested him more.The reference photo is courtesy of Paco Marti horses.

If I didn't have to take my glasses off to paint but need them on to be able to see generally I could watch the horses warming up ! lol's. Every now and then I'd take a break and put them on and watch.
 I pity my poor old horse Zeuss. He only gets ridden once a week for 20 mins and he's 20 years old now . After watching Heath Ryan ( olympic rider) prancing around on his horse I go home and try and contort Zeuss into the same shape..lol's

Here he is on my easel at the event . I've just roughly placed him and got his shape with a suggestion of a background in acrylic paint. I use acrylic as it dries quickly so I can make alterations as necessary.

I've started to put the oIl paint over the top on his face and shoulders.You can see the paints on my palette below the canvas.

This was what I got done on the day.Now I've got his full body and a suggestion of ground done.I'm still not sure what I'm going to do in the background or even if I'll keep it.

For Sale
 40 x 50cms 
Oil on gallery wrap canvas

Here he is finished. I decided that he had enough oomph on his own and would look best with a pretty simple  background

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Its been a foggy morning and the roos are outside the studio again

They are all around the house and studio. 
The joey is the one that I was worried about months ago. The one that got confused and was trying to get into another mothers pouch. She wasn't impressed as she already had a joey and chased him off. He followed her around and kept trying as for a small joey not having the safety of a pouch to retreat into is deadly! I thought he'd had it but he reappeared with the right mum some time after. He is the one with his mum in these photos. I call him one ear for obvious reasons!

Whose watching who?..lol's

I don't know how he lost his ear.. A lot of the roos on our place have nicks in their ears or bits missing. I suspect it's from panicked scrambling through barb wire fencing .

Friday, July 13, 2012

My colourful portrait of Max and the mirror.

Max in the mirror
40 x 50cms
Oil on gallery wrap canvas
'We're amazed at how lifelike he is. You've brought him to life and captured his contented expression.We love the vibrant colours!"

Kathi wanted him as colourful as I could make him!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Outside the studio this morning

There were family groups right up near the window and I started taking photos through the flyscreen but that didn't work. By the time I got into position with the glass they had moved on . But I did get these!

The kid and Mum dad  are behind the bushes.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The many moods of home

I've been too busy to post before but I'll play catchup now. here's some photos taken in the last few months.
View from the studio - roos on the drive.

Mum & Joey.They lick their arms to wet them to cool off so this must have been taken a few months ago when it was warmer!

how to relax...sunbaking

Large male posing / showing off to another

Morning rays..one day I'll paint one of these.

Morning mist


A fitting pic to end on! Goodnight..