This wonderful cygnet was photographed at Lake Alford Park next to the Gympie gold mine and historical museum. The cygnet was swimming around submerging it head under water and coming up with a bill full of weeds and pecking at anything floating on the water.
Something else that happed by accident as I was creating lines and folds in the tree bark, a word appeared. mom with a little u under the o so you also have mum and a little love heart next to it.
So I went for a walk behind my cottage at Possum Park where I’m currently staying and went looking for a nice burnt tree stump to paint.
I was walking around Australia Zoo when I spotted this white faced heron looking for some lunch among the water lilies. I managed to get a nice photograph of the heron but decided to use another photo of the lilies with more flowers.
when I started taking these photos I didn’t think that they would end up as one of my best paintings as I was more into making videos at the time.
This is another one from Australia Zoo, the place I go to photograph difficult to find or unusual animals. I didn’t realise that doves came in such bright colours and I would love to find one in the wild on day.
The blue faced honey eater is a wonderful bird that hangs around my cottage every day, all year round. I often see it taking a drink from my bird bath or searching around the bushes for berries.
This little Pardalote was busy building it’s nest or making home improvements maybe for a larger family, I’m not sure but it was wonderful to watch.
Well this is one of my favourite birds purely because of there comical antics they get up to if they like you. Be warned however if they take a disliking to you they can be pure evil
I was travelling way out west in the far reaches of Queensland when I came across a wonderful free camping spot called Clem Walton Park at Corella Dam, in fact it was so beautiful I stayed for 2.5 weeks
Just as Pete and Cynthia were getting their boat ready for a day of fishing and red clawing at Wuruma Dam boat ramp a pelican came by looking for food.
A few months ago I photographed this kingfisher at Mon Repos beach Queensland, in the afternoon setting sun. Since I was in an open area it was a little more difficult to photograph this shy bird and I mush have walked a few kms.
It’s also a good time to put away my washing, people are curious as they seeing you painting and its not a good look if they almost get hit in the face with your drying underwear. It sends the unprofessional vibe but its also funny has hell.
Unfortunately my real exhibition at Gatakers Artspace was cancelled due to Covid19, so I have created a short video so you can now view my artworks virtually from the comfort of your own home.
The weather was very windy which made painting outdoors quite difficult and people loved to stop by and have a chat, which I really enjoyed.
Well these three finches were certainly spread over Australia and photographed over a span of 4years of traveling and camping holidays.
The bower bird builds its nest out of twigs and collects anything it can find that has shades of blue.
The red backed wren was photographed at Australia Zoo last year when I was walking around Bindi Island.
Watching the bushfire concert and deciding to paint a burnt tree stump gave me the idea to name this painting the Bushfire Galah.
This beautiful specimen of a bird was perched on the branch looking rather fluffy having just had a bath in the nearby creek.