Monday, October 19, 2015
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.
Standing in judgement - oil on canvas 900mm x 600mm
It is delightful to observe human nature. While the speaker is delivering one message the spectators are all reacting differently; individually interpreting what they hear and expressing some of that in their body language.
BTW - if you like some of these find me on facebook and like them.
Posted by Gerhard at 9:44 AM
Monday, January 27, 2014
It' been sometime since my last post - I haven't stopped painting I'm just a bit tardy with the posting.
Painting children can be both inspirational and hard work. This little group was both.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Lost in Thought
Lost in Thought - watercolour approx 30cmH x 40cmW
Winner : INAUGURAL GWENDA HACKETT
MEMORIAL WATERCOLOUR PRIZE
Royal South Australian Society of Arts
I am both delighted and very proud to announce that my little
painting has been adjudged the winner of the inaugural
Gwenda Hackett Memorial Watercolour Prize.
The award is in memory of the late Gwenda Hackett, a long time
Fellow of the Society, and was set up with a gift from her family.
It is to be awarded biannually for the best watercolour in the
RSASA Winter Exhibition.
This is a work that follows on from others I have produced, both in oils
and watercolours, honouring these lovely creatures.
A big thank you to all who have been involved in this exhibition and