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These works are for sale in print as well as original 25% of funds raised are forwarded to help with research

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beautiful Frill-necked Lizard



I will keep you all up to date it should be done in a few days.


The large ruff of skin that lies folded back against its neck is where it gets its name frill-necked, the frill is supported by long spines of cartilage that are connected to the jaw bones. When the lizard is frightened it gapes its mouth and the frill flares out displaying bright orange red purplish blue to a blueish black, the reaction is to discourage predators but it is all so used during courtship, this Lizard is rather large in size it can grow to 91.00cm and it can run on its back two legs, how ever its body is darker than its frill and you can find them in many different colours, I found this one on a trip to Cairns I stopped just out side Cardwell with some friends and went for a walk in the Cardwell ranges, just to see what I could see I had only been walking for about half an hour, and there was two frill-necked lizard's having a dispute over territory, I was able to get a good photo of one before they ran up a tree well separate trees of course, I moved away from there territory and found a spot to sit, and stayed for a few hours and got some good sketches of one with out its frill, most of the time they live in the trees and only come down to hunt or do some courting, or of course have a dispute over territory, The original is for sale at $800,00, Prints of this drawing are available on archival canvas for $155.00 US for A4 or $205.00 US for A3  and 25% of the profits go to Cancer research.

Cheeky Lorikeet

This cheeky Lorikeet is in my front yard getting drunk on the pollen from these pretty flowers, very soon his mate's will start to fight with him for no real reason, they are really good fun to watch I got this shot from my second story veranda, one day I will paint him. I decided to draw him in pastel hope you all like it. The original is for sale at $800,00,  Prints of this drawing are available on archival canvas for $155.00 US for A4 or $205.00 US for A3 and 25% of the profits go to Cancer research.

Sleepy Koala


Koala some times called Koala bear but incorrectly, the Koala is a small slow tree-dwelling marsupial native to eastern Australia, having a stout body, thick grey-brown fur with a pale underside, large rounded furry ears, a leathery nose, strong claws, and a vestigial tail: it feeds largely on the leaves of certain eucalypts and is the faunal emblem of Queensland.  The original is for sale at $1,500.00,  Like all my works of art there are prints available in A4 size at $155.00 0r A3 size at $205.00 and 25% of profits from any of my art sold on this site or on my web site go to Cancer Council.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Magnificent old Catholic Chuch

This Catholic Church was on the side of the road for sale,  I just could not pass by with out macking some kind of record of it for history. Prints of this drawing are available. 25% Of all the profits from any of my paintings sold on this site will go to Cancer Council. Prints are available on archival canvas for $155.00 US for A4 width 21cm x height 29cm or $205.00 US for A3 width 29cm x height 42cm.

Beautiful Bluebird

In my front yard there are several big old gum trees, one with a deserted termites nest. This Little blue king fisher has made her nest in it, and she works so hard all day geting bugs for her young, I have had plenty of time to study her and put her on canvas. I hope you like the pastel drawing that I have done of it.             The original is for sale $1000.00 US + Postage,  Prints of this drawing are available on archival canvas for $155.00 US for A4 or $205.00 US for A3 and 25% of the profits go to Cancer research.

Kangaroo Mob

Kangaroo any of the larger plan-eating marsupials of Australia, having short forelimbs, a large thick tail for support and balance, long feet, and powerful limbs enabling a swift bounding motion, The original is for sale $1,000   Prints of this drawing are available. 25% Of all the profits from any of my paintings sold on this site will go to Cancer Council. Prints are available on archival canvas for $155.00 us for a4 width 21cm X height 29cm or $205.00 us for a3 width 29cm X height 42cm.

Magnificent Wedge-tailed Eagle

One day on my way home from Bundaberg, I saw in the distance a big wedge-tailed eagle ripping meat from a dead Kangroo. As I got closer I could see he was very big in fact he was enormous, he did not seam to be one bit worried about me so I was able to stop on the side of the road and do some sketches of him, I was lucky to have my derwent pencils and sketch pad in the car but no camera not happy, but I was able to get time to do a good sketch before he decided to leave, that was quite a site to see him run down the road to get airborne he was magnificent, I am going to do a painting of him in flight soon.
This painting in acrylic is for sale at $2,500.00 US   Prints are available on archival canvas for $155.00 US for A4 width 21cm x height 29cm. Or $205.00 US for A3 width 29 x height 42cm.

The King

This is a graphite drawing of Graham Kennedy one of Australias Greatest comedians.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Beautiful Sulawesi girl


This piece of fine art called Sulawesi girl was painted in oils
Young Windy came to stay with our friend who is a school teacher at the high school, she stayed for one year even though it did not seem like a year, she was a fine ambassador for her country impeccable manners and all ways happy with a great smile, I was realy happy when she agreed to site for me to paint her portrait, I allways do a few detailed sketches of my subject before painting them, no matter what the subject is animal or human, the painting of Windy was finished in 12 weeks and it went into the bmw ball at the Goldcoast and sold for $9.500 to raise money for the Cancer Council of Queensland.

New and the Old

These bridge's on Dartmoor  represents the new and the old, I always wonder which one will out last the other.                                                                                                                                                  
The original is for sale at $600.00 US,  Prints of this drawing are available.
25% Of all the profits from any of my paintings sold on this site will go to Cancer Council. Prints are available on archival canvas for $155.00 US for A4 width 21cm X height 29cm or $205.00 US for A3 width 29cm X height 42cm.

Quoll

Once again this was one of those lucky shots. After camping for 6 weeks and extensively photographing and sketching the lakes area of Tasmania. I had just set up to photograph a waterfall when a quoll happened along. He was hunting around rocks on the edge of a ravine where some large gums were growing from the bottom of the ravine. No artistic licence has been exercised and you will note the injured tail which was unusually split, and the variation in fur colour. Quolls are a ferocious little marsupials, about the size of a rabbit, and they will eat anything they can catch.
This painting in Acrylic is for sale at $2,500.00 US     Prints are available on archival canvas for $155.00 US for A4 width 21cm x height 29cm. Or $205.00 US for A3 width 29 X height 42cm.

Dingos

I first saw dingos on Fraser island you can get to the island from Harvey bay on a ferry, any way the two dingos in my sketch was drawn at Strzelecki Desert, I had been on a little road tripe from Sydney, I put up my camp just in side the Strzelecki not far from Mount Hopeless, and then started exploring I was not looking for any thing in particular just looking, after 4 days I was sitting down sketching some scenery I had been there about 2 hours when I looked up and saw just 50 meters away two dingos on a small rise which gave me the vision for this sketch, they did not stay long they were gone before I could get a pencil.
This drawing is for sale at $1000,00 US + postage,  Prints are available on archival canvas for $155.00 US for A4 width 21cm x height 29cm. Or $205.00 US for A3 width 29 x height 42cm.

Magnificent Hummingbird

This painting in acrylic was done from sketches made when I was in the usa for a few weeks many years ago, I was down very close to the Mexican border in Corpus Christi and Laredo I had a great two weeks, But I enjoyed the journey back to Europe in my Grandfathers yacht I loved sailing, I had just forgotten all about the skeches of this little humming bird and when I found them I just had to paint this beautiful humming bird hope you all like this painting.
This painting in Acrylic is for sale at $2,500.00  + postage,   Prints are available on archival canvas for $155.00 US for A4 width 21cm x height 29cm. Or $205.00 US for A3 width 29 x height 42cm.

Beautiful Eagle And Chick

Once in a million years the perfect shot offers itself on a platter. I was walking (off the track of course) along a cliff in the Grosse Valley in the Blue Mountains and right there in a tree beneath the cliff was this eagle with her chick. How amazing. And she just sat there. I was stunned. Not only was I able to use the Canon but she allowed me to sit and make a few sketches. She barely moved. This is not a photographic representation of the bird but a composite of the photos and sketches and a little artistic license.
This painting in oils is for sale at $2,500.00  + postage,    Prints are available on archival canvas for $155.00 US for A4 width 21cm x height 29cm. Or $205.00 US for A3 width 29 x height 42cm.