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AUSTRALIAN WATERCOLOUR INSTITUTE

The annual exhibition of the AWI opens on Saturday 10th June at Juniper Hall in Paddington, Sydney.  This large exhibition of members work will also feature an invited group of artists from China this year.

Guy has two new works in the show, both full-sheet watercolours:

Ebb Tide

 

Echoes

 

 

JULY 2017     KU-RING-GAI ART SOCIETY

Guy will be judging the Ku-Ring-Gai art show which opens on the evening of 21st July.

 

BIRDS AND OTHER ANIMALS

Guy’s most recent exhibition was at the Warringah Creative Space in April 2016.

It was a large show featuring paintings in various media made over a period of several years and was highly successful.  New prints of selected works became available including the magnificent Wedge-tailed Eagle that was featured on the invitation.

Exhibition invitation 2016

GOSFORD REGIONAL ART GALLERY

Two of my latest paintings, full-sheet watercolours that were on show at the Gosford Regional Art Gallery as part of the Australian Watercolour Institute’s annual Exhibition.

Resting Up - Stilts.

‘Resting Up – Stilts’

Wanderer. A wandering albatross

‘Wanderer’

Early last year I realised an ambition to see albatrosses up close while in New Zealand.  The first was a wandering albatross, the biggest of them all; it looked like a small plane as it approached the boat.  Amazing!  Thanks to Lynette and Gary at Encounter Kaikoura.

 

MOSMAN ART SOCIETY    –   June 2015

Stilt demo, Mosman 2015

Black-winged Stilt

This is a demonstration painting Guy did last year for the Mosman Art Society.   It is on a half sheet, 300 gsm cold press paper, and took approximately one hour and twenty minutes of fairly fast, edge of the seat painting.  Working so quickly with highly variable drying times is a challenge and it requires frequent spontaneous reactions to the way the picture is going.   As there is no white pigment used, I had to retain the untouched areas of the paper yet still allow a lot of immediacy in the rest of the picture.  I used several warm colours, such as Schmincke’s transparent orange, a colour I love, raw sienna, burnt sienna, and permanent rose, and then used cobalt blue and phthalo green as the cool element.  The greenish streak in the water was an accident when I turned my palette upside-down but I think it has made all the difference.

 

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  1. Guy says...

    I would love to hear any thoughts you may have about my work. Please leave them on the comment form here.
    Thanks.

  2. E G Ackland says...

    Some years ago in the SMH I saw a photo of your painting of a small blue coloured bird snuggled down in the bow of a wooden boat… the bow line hanging to the water. This image has stayed with me .
    I thought of it as a perfect image.
    Today I found this site . I have enjoyed looking at your wonderful paintings.
    Elizabeth

    • Guy says...

      Thank you, Elizabeth, that is lovely to know. The painting is called The Migrant and features a swallow resting in the bow of a boat. You can see it in my ‘Prints’ section on this site. Somebody else saw it in the Herald and drove across Sydney to buy it from the exhibition; unfortunately I don’t know who they were.

  3. Guy says...

    Thank you, Elizabeth, that is lovely to know. The painting is called The Migrant and features a swallow resting in the bow of a boat. You can see it in my ‘Prints’ section on this site. Somebody else saw it in the Herald and drove across Sydney to buy it from the exhibition; unfortunately I don’t know who they were.

  4. Sharon Sefton says...

    Just bought a copy of the book you illustrated, “Whose Nest” and was dazzled by your mastery of watercolor and beautiful compositions. I collect children’s book that have gorgeous illustrations. Love your work and your site. Your paintings are
    soothing to my soul which is so welcome right now after all the political drama here in the US (I am no fan of Trump). I might just go have another look at your book!

    • Guy says...

      Thank you, Sharon, it’s very nice of you to take a moment to write. I’m always delighted to know my work is appreciated.

  5. Mrs. Bognaski says...

    We like your paintings. We just read your book “Whose Egg?” that we liked very much. We had fun guessing what was in the egg.

    Mrs. B’s Kindergarten Class

  6. Guy says...

    Thank you, I’m very glad you like my book.

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