Sunday, December 4, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Winner - Best in Show -
Young Galahad - watercolour on Arches 300lb - full sheet
I will be sitting in at the exhibition this Monday 22nd of August from 11am to 1pm.
Pop in and see me at work or just for a chat. Entry is free.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Not always laughing - watercolour approx 30cm x 25cm Fabriano rough 300
Painted just before lunch today -
You can see me attempt a watercolour portrait demo in the company of mates Alan, Bill and Mike this Saturday 21st May at the Campbelltown Rotary Art Show from about 1.30pm.
Friday, April 1, 2016
SIBLING RIVALRY watercolour Full sheet Arches 300 rough
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Oil, Water and Clay
after having accrued the largest total of
People's Choice Awards at Port Art Centre Exhibitions during 2014.
Never before has so much of my work been on display in one location.
There will be much that's new as well as work that has been shown before.
I believe there will be something that will interest everyone.
...and if you'd like to see me at work or just come for a chat I'd love to see you.
I'll be there from this Saturday on.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
WINNER - My watercolour of my young nephew - titled "Lookout" has been awarded second prize overall at the Port Adelaide Rotary Art Show (now on). It's the second year in a row I've won second prize and I am delighted. Congratulations to Sam Thompson (1st prize watercolour section) and especially Victoria Rolinski who took out first prize overall - well done guys.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Someday at Christmas - Watercolour on Arches 140gsm medium A3 sizeSome pictures just cry out to be painted. This little girl was singing along to Stevie Wonder on Apple's Christmas ad on TV last night and this morning I yielded to temptation. The painting "fell off the brush" in about 30 minutes of casual painting. Enjoy!
Monday, October 19, 2015
Winner Watercolour Section
Kidman Art Prize 2015
Drafthorse Foal - watercolour on canvas stretcher approx 70cm x 70cm
In a week that held many surprises this win was somewhat unexpected but very welcome.
On view in Kapunda until Wednesday 21st October 2015.
Posted by Gerhard at 10:01 AM
Friday, October 9, 2015
Mike - Unable to forget
I am thrilled that this painting of Mike was awarded first prize at St Peters Cathedral Art Show 2015.
This marks the third time that one of my paintings has won this prestigious art prize - 2011 and 2008 previously.
My sincere thanks to the sponsors, Paradise Motors, and the organisers and helpers that bring this show together time and again.
Thanks again Mike, for letting me paint you.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
This is an opportunity for anyone interested in expanding their expertise in watercolour portraiture.
The workshop covers two full days and will deal with a wide range of topics. It will include demonstrations and guided work sessions and is strictly limited in numbers.
To ensure your place please email or call.
Posted by Gerhard at 6:40 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
This painting was recently awarded the runner up prize in the Open Section of the Port Adelaide Rotary Art Exhibition 2014. It shows my grandson's character exactly - and I daresay that of many other boys his age.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Mike - Oil on canvas, 100cm x 75cm
Mike is a Vietnam veteran. For many vets the fighting has never stopped - now it is not in the jungle but against belligerent bureaucracy and politicians.
This portrait is part of my involvement in a group exhibition in April 2015 to commemorate 100 years of ANZAC. It will widen the focus to include not only WW1 and foreign battlefields but look instead at Australians at home and abroad in wars and skirmishes since 1915.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Painted yesterday morning - on the back of a previously painted image.
The paper was inherited and is about 50 years old -
I'd leally love to find out what it is and if it is still being made.
Monday, December 1, 2014
The first painting for a couple of days - inspired by a photo from the net.
As I was putting in the background a few starry shapes emerged and gave me the title.
This is a complete contrast to the two children before. Both approaches have their merit and both are a joy and a challenge.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Completing any commission involves a level of stress and anxiety
however in this case the experience was comensurate with the result.
The children were a genuine delight and meeting their parents was
There is so much negativity about in the media that
one sometimes has doubts about the future - it is truly reassuring
to see that our future is in the hands of young people such as these.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
approx 45cm W
Thursday, March 27, 2014
This is my invitation to my second ever solo exhibition.
Everyone is invited.
(Please click on the image for full view)
The exhibition features a number of my recent oils on canvas and watercolours on paper.
"Pig Tails" - 30cm x 30cm watercolour on Arches rough 300lb
Monday, March 24, 2014
I'm just thrilled to advise that "The Final Floe"
has taken out 1st Prize for Works on Paper in the
2014 Solar Art Prize at the Royal South Australian
Society of Arts.
Coming on the heels of my 1st Prize
in the 2013 Solar Art Prize, Oil and Acrylic Section
I can only take it as an endorsement of my current
Posted by Gerhard at 5:34 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2014
The Final Floe - watercolour 600mm x 480mm Saunders 300gsm CP
The rapid decline of the arctic ice is bringing about a consequent disappearance of the polar habitat.
My symbolic representation could just as easily be an accurate depiction of the real world situation.