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:
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.
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’
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
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.