Wau, what a beautiful exhibition of your masterpieces! That location is just fabulous for your artwork.. I wish you a great success and hope we farnorthqueensland people up in Cairns and around see U soon!?! 🌺👌
Pretty amazing heh! We just love ours too. Love this unique piece too Sheree. Treasure forever.
We love our painting "The Treehouse" and is definitely now our favourite. 😉 Such a wonderful experience getting the commission done and I highly recommend it to anyone who may be thinking of doing the same...you won't regret it. 🥰 Thanks again Don. x
PS. Yep...if anyone is wondering...I am a red head in real life too. 😉
This is very beautiful. Bet everybody is extremely proud to own this masterpiece.
It’s fabulous.. love it
Hi Donald, would love to know how I can commission a piece? 🤗
The awkward moment when Donald thinks he is receiving a cheese platter for tidying up his studio 🤣 but it is in fact for his guests who will be sitting in with him today to create a commissioned family artwork. ✌🏼❤️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less
Had a great time as always jamming in JACOB’s studio with Rosie Jane. Congrats to Caz, we miss you!Another amazing night with Donald James Waters OAM and another amazing piece of art. Congratulations to Caz Leigh for winning the auction. On behalf of Don and I, thank you to everyone that tuned in and made our night xx ... See MoreSee Less
To clear up any confusion, the new format does not currently include a live webinar option. Since restrictions have lifted we haven’t been able to pin down a time to suit everyone returning to their day-to-day lives. We envisaged releasing content that can be viewed at anytime would suit people better as they can watch when most convenient for them, pause, rewind etc. (The lessons are also more compact without Donald being a smarty pants to the online students!🤣) We are open to reinstating the webinars if we can find a time that suits enough people, your feedback is appreciated!
A new class will be released each Tuesday. Homework and questions can still be sent into email@example.com and we’ll get back to everyone individually.
Update and thanks... We would firstly like to extend our heartfelt gratitude and sincerest thanks for the support we were shown during an extremely uncertain time for all. Be it a purchase through to a like on Facebook. We would especially like to thank Don's students that pivoted with us and exercised patience and understanding whilst we adjusted our face to face teaching model to online delivery.
We have learnt exponentially, will continue to learn whilst feeling endlessly fortunate to exist in an technological age which has allowed our ongoing contact and operations with the outside world during a time of physical isolation - how incredible is that?!
In March, we nervously took a blind gamble to offer online classes in the form of fumbling Zoom Webinars but can now (somewhat) more comfortably offer the 'Online Arts Channel' isolationeducation.vhx.tv as another string in the bow of Donald James Waters OAM.
Lessons will be uploaded every Tuesday which can be purchased individually or as part of a monthly subscription. These will be advertised on our social media platforms.
Thank-you again for your love and support which gives us the confidence to try new scary things!
Had a wonderful evening at the opening night of Pinot & Picasso Southport. Big thank-you to Wendy & Dennis for featuring my art in their new venture! Pop past for a look or book with friends for a fun creative experience ✌🏼❤️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less
Unfortunately as fast as we can report and have the fake accounts removed more pop up. Can I please reiterate DJW would NEVER request your credit card details over social media! Do not give them, please report and block/unfollow the account. ... See MoreSee Less
Granted off to a shaky start but exciting things coming in 2020. Thank-you to everyone for your existing and ongoing support. This year’s events have really cemented the importance of the arts ✌🏼❤️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less
Have you ever painted a crappy painting? I've painted heaps! Time to dust off those questionable creations to learn how to use 'old artworks' to create new masterpieces! And NO! I don't mean painting over it with gesso...
If you’re anything like me, you would have been ‘high-key’ unaware that ‘low-key’ isn’t referring to discreet drinks at home during lockdown.
But you learn something everyday... especially if that day is WEDNESDAY and you have registered for DJW’s Isolation Education at 10am.
This week’s webinar is demonstrating working with light sources, high-key to low-key and changing direction. Light is an integral element in every art form (even music!) so this is a lesson not to be missed.
Hi Cathy and Raymond, George is watching with me thoroughly enjoying the gig and wishing he could join in with his drums! Xx🥁
Looks and sounds great!
Glad you are back painting to music Don. Jacob and Matt are great entertainers . You painting is looking great. Can’t wait to visit your studio at Jacobs Well after all the COVID restrictions are lifted .
I can just see a weird and wonky hot air balloon with the kids dangling out of it...of course the air balloon has a propeller gadget thing. Or is that just me lol... too many gins? Probably...
Thank's for trying Emma, I think your Dad might need some Metallica to finish off with 😈
And thank you to you for your time and beautiful arts - music and painting. I was told in grade 8 to not choose art bc I was hopeless at it- literally now I struggle to colour between the lines but music is my thing.
We have our granddaughter Maddison watching with us. Maddison said she loves the music and the painting she is keen to see what it will be
Looking magnificent..... l just love that gorgeous sky!💕
He must be tired, it’s looking so beautiful!❤️
Hello Don & Marg!! We miss your handsome face in Cairns!! From Richard and Janine (from Frame Design days)
Take care all of you I’ve loved this xx ❣️
Don the boys are doing a great job- that painting looks amazing -
There is so much singing and enjoyment in our lounge room!!! Thank you both
Thank you all, it’s fabulous!
He’s amazing with her! Actually obsessed. He’s overly loving at times, so we have to watch him haha
Yes thank you!! What a wonderful night for three amazing artists!!
Great job guys thank you! This is a great concept and great fun!
Thank you Don and Emma, it’s been amazing!❤️❤️❤️
Running late, sounds great!♥️
Yes Cathy definitely puts you in your happy place during these trying times 😘
Donald is a work of art!
I’m loving that sky as well Don
My 5 year old has been captivated by your work. A book would be truly amazing
Wow.. I just got a glimpse of where the painting is heading..love it..well don Don
Good evening guys! Looking forward to tonight and seeing what happens with that glorious canvas!
Testing audio/visuals for concept ‘SNL: Studio Night Live’ starting from next Saturday at 7pm AEST. Streaming live, socially distanced and simultaneously from JACOB ‘s music studio and Donald James Waters’ art studio as a treat for your ears and eyes. ... See MoreSee Less
Wishing all a safe and happy Easter spent with your loved ones at home or via technology.
My grandson (pictured) happens to live in a neighbouring property thus I have been blessed to have him accompany me intermittently in the studio during ￼this holiday.
In addition feeling energised by the overwhelming positivity, renewed sense of community and the open practice of gratitude in the face of this health/economic crisis. A metaphorical rebirth of humanity for Easter perhaps? 🤷🏻♂️ ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks Don (and Emma) loved watching the video and I’m excited to get painting again.😊
I'd really love those cushions DJW Oam. To match my two prints on the wall.
Thank you Emma. I will buy after the event. I enjoyed the first one with DJW, but I must admit it was inspiration to get my ironing finished. I do not have any charcoal, but I loved watching the process with a great sense of achievement in getting to the bottom of the ironing. Thanks. 🌹🥰
Lesson 1 is now available here with some extra content, thank you for your patience and don't hesitate to contact us with any further questions on firstname.lastname@example.org - Please note this site is currently in USD.
Live streamed classes are always Wednesday 10am-12:30pm via Zoom Webinar, and the recorded session will be uploaded to the isolationeducation.vhx.tv/ channel ASAP afterwards.
After an immense amount of 'learning experiences' in both hosting and recording a live webinar, it finally looks as though we are successfully uploading the recording for those who missed it live. Details to come. Thank-you all for your continued support and patience during this online video baptism of fire. Perhaps next week Donald may even stand in frame, but no need to fret until he does *spoiler alert* he's been follicley challenged for some time.
Thank you Don & Emma for putting this together. I am privileged to be able to be a part of this. Loved it and will be back. Cheers!
I recalling enjoyed our lesson today, thank you all❤️
Loved it ... thank you Don and Emma.. very inspiring.. have sorted out the charcoals already...yahhh
Yes!! What a true legend!
Ohhh Don I missed it! That picture look so interesting already.. I really hope I can be there at your next class! You get more and more fans here in Cairns and around.. Just that U know! A friend of mine joyned U today @the class.
Hi Donald James Waters Can I download the lesson at a later time? Unfortunately I have a Virtual ZUMBA class the same time.?
I am sitting here feeling totally frustrated. I joined and paid, but I do not know the procedure to use Zoom. It is asking for Meeting ID or join with personal link name, and I cannot get either. I hope you are recording this. thanka
I am working business hours. If I register can I watch the video's in a the evening and repeatedly
Thanks for a wonderful experience. Love your take on life. I will be there next week !!!
I can’t make the webinar time :(. If I register will it be available as a recording?
Hi Don, will these be run regularly? Me and my daughter would love to do one next week ❤️
Firstly thank-you for the response and support to our increased online presence. Donald the Dinosaur 🦖 has finally conceded there may actually be something in this internet caper! 🤪
After extensive reflection and consultation (or yelling-we are a ‘passionate’ household), we have arrived at an initial online lesson plan for Wednesday’s which will uphold Donald’s unique teaching ethos of PROCESS OVER CONTENT THROUGH COLLABORATIVE INPUT 🙌🏻
Now what on earth 🌍 does that mean 🤷🏻♀️?! I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage about teaching a man to fish 🎣 - Donald wants to teach each individual no matter their skill level the approach and technique to confidently pursue art as on ongoing practise opposed to copying a vase of flowers stroke for stroke and never lifting the brush again... And this is how he plans to do it!
*Edit* these will also be recorded and available for those who can not make the live class.
WEDNESDAY 1st APRIL 10am-12:30pm 1. Evolution a blank canvas - starting with black and white sketching. Art as a mindfulness practice. Turning creative writing into shapes and rotating the canvas. Adding white paint to contaminate charcoal and create a tonal range.
WEDNESDAY 8th APRIL 10am-12:30pm 2. PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES! -how far can you distort your reference material. Compositional layout using references. Using thumbnail sketching to plan your final composition. Rule of thirds, golden mean as a guideline. Traditional drawing to distorted impressionist drawing styles.
WEDNESDAY 15th APRIL 10am-12:30pm 3. THE EASY ONE- Preparation to Paint. Insider tricks to sealing the charcoal / black and white drawing ready to add colour! Glazing and Scumbling- impermanence of colour selections (AKA changing your mind).
We will move on from here to the emotion of colour / line, don’t want to get too far ahead so we can take feedback, make adjustments to improve as we go along.
Student critiques will form part of the lesson format as is a valuable teaching tool, if you wish to opt in by sending your artworks to email@example.com, if you do not wish to participate that is ok too! Don will also monitor the email between lessons to offer troubleshooting and advice. Look forward to seeing you in the live class!
Working in the studio on a commissioned artwork to celebrate a milestone birthday.
Beyond grateful for all the continued support whether it be commissioning an artwork, enquiring about prints, registering for an online lesson, liking a post or sending a message. Sending love out to all- stay sanitised, stay safe and stay sane ✌🏼❤️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less
I have registered, what comes next? Do I have my computer on and logged into email at 10.00am next Wednesday? And don’t forget to wear those silver runners, Don!
Is Don going to be continuing on the piece from last week or starting afresh for this week - I see he’s doing charcoal and contamination again.
I have been hanging it to see what happened to the canvas from last week! 💕 🐉 🦄 😆😘
As of today, we are an online only business for the foreseeable future. We will be offering interactive live streams, online classes, tutorials, virtual exhibitions and anything else of value we can think of whilst locked down - the possibilities are endless!
Please give us some time to get our ducks in a row, we have our work cutout for us considering DJW currently thinks ‘online’ means hanging out the washing. It’s a brave new world for us all. Stay safe and stay sane ✌🏼❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
PSA regarding the continuation of business in light of #ScottyFromMarketing ‘s latest press conference....
Our studio space is over 80sqm comfortably allowing us 15 people under the new #socialdistancing guidelines. One of our team has completed #COVID-19 Infection Control Training and I am confident we are exercising / exceeding every recommended precaution. We have high ceilings with adequate natural ventilation, we are thoroughly sanitising the space and all equipment. No equipment (brushes, easels, water vessels) will be shared.
Again, we will ask you if you are suffering from any symptoms, been exposed or have recently travelled to please not physically visit and take advantage of the online content we are working hard to provide. Look forward to seeing some smiling faces in the studio throughout this tough time, please be kind to one another✌🏼 ... See MoreSee Less
DJW is teaming up with Bluethumb to offer 15% OFF. A rare opportunity to buy artworks at sale prices. Use AFTERPAYART15 at checkout for 15% off orders over $1,500. Flash sale ends Friday 20th March at 11.59pm. ... See MoreSee Less
If you are interested in using your quarantined time to explore your artistic abilities, DJW’s studio will be open for small groups and private tuition. Extreme beginners to professional mentoring. Get in contact with us!
PS. Don’t let the fact DJW kinda sounds like Borat here put you off, verrrrry niiiiiiiccceee. ... See MoreSee Less