Creating the painting: SHARING IN THE HARVEST-BAUDIN’S BLACK COCKATOOS

Creating a painting starts with an idea. During the coming August, 2019, Margaret River will celebrate the opening of the new Arts and Culture Centre (called HEART). Local artists have been invited to submit works for that celebratory event. I wanted to produce a picture that was different to my usual efforts and one that would have a bit of wow factor- a bit…

A Couple of New Special Brushes for me

I have opted to try a few new brushes in recent weeks to see how they perform. Normally I use Raphael Kolinsky 8408 series for my watercolour bird paintings. For skies I would have used a wonderful #10 brush to apply a thin wash of Cerulean Blue with a touch of Mauve or even just a little of Sepia or Raw Umber to warm…

Recent Commissions for Australian Native Bird Art

Visiting Aspects Gallery of Kings Park, Perth, as the resident artist for a few days in September had some unexpected spin-offs. While I met lots of new people and a few long term (but unknown) collectors of my paintings, I received a request for commission paintings. This commission including three paintings of Australian magpie and the cute WA legend- the Quokka. Within a month…

Open Studios and Gallery News

Now exhibiting paintings at three South West Galleries & a Gorgeous Gourmet Cafe After exhibiting original watercolour paintings of Birds and landscapes at Boranup Gallery since about 1999 (I think) we are now also selling our range of mounted  A4 and A3 digital prints of the best of the birds. And the range of greeting cards of the birds of the South-west of WA are also…