New Painting Video – It’s been a while!

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I've just uploaded a cut-down video of the painting process of one of my little alla-prima still life paintings.

A little bit rusty with my video editing skills and still trying to navigate the new camera, but you get the gist!

This little guy is up for sale on Bluethumb at the time of posting, but these ones haven't lasted for long on there! Edit - Sold Already!!!

Using oil on aluminium panel, I really enjoy finishing these in one sitting - it's an excellent way to hone one's brush skills. The shadow box that I use to light the subject is very helpful to keep my eye focussed plus brings out those shadow shapes perfectly.

The other bonus of painting these and seeing them move so quickly is that I now have an excuse to buy more, uh "reference material", and as such can claim lego purchases on tax...

The joys of being a professional artist!!

New Year, New Gallery Wall Display!!

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Happy New Year, here we go 2020!!

I've kicked it off with taking a full wall at the popular 'David Giles Gallery' at 49B High Street Fremantle - Four fresh new works are up with a couple other recent pieces, with many more to follow as I start the year hard at work in the studio.

Hanging yesterday coincided with the opening night of David Giles' 48th Solo show, what a great night with so many kind words and interest about my new pieces.

Focussing on Rottnest Island for 3 of these 4 new ones, I've really enjoyed going back to my Local Landscape themes after working solidly on the Cloudscape Series. Adding a few flourishes of plein-air inspired texture and brushwork, these pieces have already gained a lot of attention so get on down to the gallery any day of the week 11-5 to check them out in the flesh before they're snapped up!

Sunny South Beach study – A quick little alla-prima painting

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Summer is almost here, time to get excited! But this morning was still below 10 degrees so I decided to paint a little study of my favourite beach here in Perth, Western Australia.

My finished piece “Sunny South Beach” is Oil on Aluminium, 21.5 x 30cm, framed in a hand finished custom reclaimed pine frame and is available now

Edit – This piece is sold

Contact me to enquire about a similar piece!

 

Plein air painting at Point Walter

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Point Walter Jetty original plein air oil painting on aluminium by Ben Sherar

Now that the weather has warmed up a little here in Perth, Kiya Kalem and I took the opportunity to get a spot ofΒ  Plein air painting in at popular Point Walter in Melville. We got stuck in just before the weather turned, back to winter for a few hours it seems!

My finished piece “Point Walter Jetty” is Oil on Aluminium, 30×21.5cm and is available now – Contact me to enquire!

A great location for picnics, swimming and fishing with a cafe and playground to boot! The local name for this place is Dyoondalup and it has a rich history as a gathering point for families to relax and enjoy lazy afternoons. A favourite is walking out on “The Spit” sandbar into the middle of the Swan River (with a secret deep water place to the west being a great spot for local Mulloway fishermen).

Ground to Sky – Exhibition on now!!

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My latest exhibition is a joint show with fellow oil painters Kiya Kalem and Peter Barker.

This joint exhibition takes us on an exploration of our vast Australian land from the ground, through the mist up to the wide open skies. We invite you to drop in to this iconic Fremantle hotel and take in the new bodies of work we have put together.

Open 11am to late Wednesday the 4th of September at The National Hotel Fremantle, this dynamic exhibition is on show until November 4th

Website rebuild

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Time for an upgrade!

I’m working hard rebuilding my website to better showcase my latest work, check back again soon to better browse through my Latest pieces, my Local Perth scenes and an archive of older work – Thanks for taking the time to check out my site, and thanks for your patience

-Ben