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Updated: 2016-09-07T21:23:54.198-07:00

 



Happy New Year of Art Classes in 2016!!

2016-01-06T19:41:37.404-08:00

An Exciting New Year of Art Classes ahead. Classes begin on Tuesday February 2 2016 at the Jindalee Girl Guide Hall in Goggs Road at Jindalee. Whether you just want to be part of a very friendly group of fellow artists and be mentored to producing art of your choice or if you are a beginning artist wanting to follow a set of structured lessons then these are the classes for you.
 Lips - Pastel on Mi-Teintes Tex Paper.

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Goodbye Facebook hello Blogger!

2013-08-19T20:41:26.520-07:00

I have not made a post here for a long time as I was trying out Facebook. Facebook pages seem to be very time consuming so I have decided to continue with this blog instead. Below is my latest commission in pastel. A very cute puppy named Zahli.
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Tasman Turtle - Acrylic Portrait

2012-07-04T18:18:53.038-07:00

Have just had a lot of fun creating this portrait of a turtle in acrylic paint. I used modelling compound and metallic paint on the seaweed. If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is www.portraitsthatbite.blogspot.com/atom.xml



Bodi Pastel Portrait is Finished

2012-06-28T16:49:21.804-07:00

Bodi is finished and i am about to begin another portrait of a grandfather and his grandson. 
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Bodi the Corgi Work in Progress Pastel Portrait

2012-05-23T23:48:12.807-07:00

WIP 1

WIP 2

WIP 3

Here are Previews 1, 2, and 3 of a pastel portrait i am creating of a gorgeous Corgi called Bodi. I have yet to finish her mouth and I am still working on the white fur to make it realistic. I have yet to do her paws and decking and a small amount of adjustment around her eyes. I should be able to finish her by the end of next week or early following week.If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is www.portraitsthatbite.blogspot.com/atom.xml




Romeo a pastel portrait by student

2012-05-03T17:59:09.624-07:00

Romeo

Romeo is a pastel portrait completed in the Jindalee Tuesday morning class by Kerry. We have a number of students now who are all producing beautiful artworks.
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Fabric Folds for Art Classes brisbane

2012-03-12T22:06:10.918-07:00

Fabric Folds in Pastel

This is the finished pastel of a step by step pastel demo for my students on how to create folds in fabric.
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Eye Lesson for Art Classes Brisbane

2012-03-04T16:52:06.006-08:00


Sometimes students have difficulty with certain aspects of drawing and painting. For these students a step-by-step lesson may be developed to instruct them. Above is the final photograph  of a series of photos showing the process of applying pastel to create an eye.
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Brisbane Art Classes

2012-02-29T13:03:38.534-08:00

Want to use your creative side? I am now running the following weekly art classes for adults.
Jindalee Girl Guide hall, 44 Goggs Road, Jindalee
Tuesday 9:30am to 12 noon
Thursday 9:30am to 12 noon
Coorparoo Presbyterian Church Hall, Emlyn Street, Coorparoo
Wednesday 10am to 12:30pm
Come and join the fun! Pastel, Acrylic and Oil!

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Portrait of a Young Man

2012-02-29T12:33:09.833-08:00


This is pastel portrait I have just completed. I am very busy with art classes at the moment but it is always a pleasure to complete a commission for another happy client.
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Pastel portrait commission!

2012-01-08T16:22:40.962-08:00

Graham, Jack, Sophie and Fergus
This 70 x 50 cm pastel commission was a christmas gift.
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Gus Pastel Dog Portrait Commission

2011-11-30T17:04:54.741-08:00

Here is a pastel portrait of Gus a beautiful Golden Retriever playing with his bowl.
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Australian Artist!

2011-08-24T18:07:02.949-07:00

Just had an article "The Art of Using Colour" published in the September issue of Australian Artist magazine. Thrilled! If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is www.portraitsthatbite.blogspot.com/atom.xml



Pastel Portrait Commission of Baby

2011-08-01T21:56:06.543-07:00

(image) Here is a pastel commission I have just finished of a baby named Craig. If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is www.portraitsthatbite.blogspot.com/atom.xml



Molly is finished

2011-07-18T23:00:16.231-07:00

(image) Molly Pastel Portrait is now finished and off to the framer. Paw prints were a bit of a challenge but I think she looks quite regal on her favourite chair. My next commission is of a baby boy which I will eventually post here as well. My pastel art classes are going well and the students are already producing wonderful artworks. You can check out their progress on my art class blog here artclassesbrisbane.blogspot.com. If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is www.portraitsthatbite.blogspot.com/atom.xml



Molly Bassett Hound Pastel Portrait Commission

2011-06-29T22:59:38.372-07:00

Here is the commission I am currently working on. Molly is a Bassett Hound and I think she is going to look quite regal on her favourite red chair. If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is www.portraitsthatbite.blogspot.com/atom.xml



Pet Portrait Commission

2011-06-27T00:09:16.200-07:00


Here is 'Max" a pastel portrait commission I have just completed. My next commission I have already started and will post here as soon as i have something worthwhile to show. It is a portrait of a lovely Bassett Hound called Molly.
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Art Class Display

2011-06-15T19:16:12.314-07:00

Very exciting to have a display of my artworks in the window of Riot Art and Craft to promote my Art Classes here in Jindalee Brisbane. Riot Art and Craft benefit as well as my students are already buying art materials from their store. Also had a banner made to advertise my classes. Hope it doesn't blow away in these westerly winds!
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Display ar Riot Art and Craft




Brisbane Art Classes

2011-06-09T23:32:27.769-07:00

Pastel Art Classes have been running on Tuesday mornings for three weeks now. I look forward to seeing my students every week. I plan to run classes on Friday mornings for acrylic and oil painters. So much fun!

Also nearly completed the portrait of the German Short Haired Pointer. I don't think I can post it here safely as it is to be given as a gift. Soon will begin the Bassett Hound commission and I think I should be able to post a WIP of that one. Also can't wait to get back to the Acrylic of the yachts but no time yet.



Art Classes

2011-05-25T21:08:27.511-07:00

Work in Progress!

Pastel Art Classes began last Tuesday from Jindalee Girl Guide Hall and I am beginning work on two new commissions this week, a Bassett Hound and a German Short Haired Pointer. Also trying to finish the acrylic yacht painting. If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is www.portraitsthatbite.blogspot.com/atom.xml



Pastel off to the framer!

2011-04-20T21:31:16.374-07:00

Mill Bay, Tasmania
The pastel here is one I started months ago and have only just finished this morning and taken off to the framer. I love reflections on water! If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is www.portraitsthatbite.blogspot.com/atom.xml



Pastel Art Classes for Adults

2011-04-18T18:31:07.054-07:00

My Pastel Art Classes are scheduled to begin after Easter in Jindalee. Clear instructions will be given to students as they are guided in creating a portrait of their pet or an animal of their choice. Students will then be encouraged to work on a painting of their choice. The classes will be run weekly and are small (8 to 10 students) ensuring individual attention.





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Pastel Pet Portrait
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Art Classes

2011-03-24T16:27:54.487-07:00

I will be running weekly Art Classes from the Jindalee Girl Guide Hall from Term 2 as well as conducting a pastel workshop at Lilly Lee Gallery in Sherwood sometime in May. For more information see http://www.sallymcleanartist.com.au/Art-Classes-pg16493.html


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Spinnakers

2011-03-20T23:10:52.504-07:00

 Spinnakers 1

 Spinnakers 2

                                                                         Spinnakers 3

Spinnakers 4

Fun playing with acrylic paint again today. It is very humid here at the moment and I am having trouble being patient enough to let the paint dry between layers. Maybe I will use the hair dryer to speed things up a bit tomorrow. If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is www.portraitsthatbite.blogspot.com/atom.xml



At the easel!

2011-04-14T19:45:47.923-07:00


Blue Acrylic wash ready for yacht overlay.

Acrylics are fun! I have never thought this in the past because I am used to the slow controlled creamy consistancy of oil paints but with the unlocking formuler and retarders available in the Atelier interactive range of acrylic paint I am now in control and having fun. I have tried all this before but I think I have nailed it this time. All I have done so far is a blue wash over which I plan to paint a couple of yachts flying spinnakers.


I am also begining a pastel of a cat and an oil of a crocodile eye to add to my Biodiversity work. The pastel cat eye shown above is part of a 50x50cm head. If you enjoyed this post please consider becoming a follower of my blog. See the Followers section down the right side of my blog. You may like to add me to you own blog. If So my link is www.portraitsthatbite.blogspot.com/atom.xml