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9 hours ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Ready to kick off in 10 minutes.... not too late to join in! Any skills level, all you need is something to draw on and something to draw with- itโ€™s that easy!

zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YobeSgtHQfmEFP08ctgGJw

OR

To purchase lessons after they occur and watch anytime, please follow this link:

isolationeducation.vhx.tv/

Everyone Welcomed โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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Ready to kick off in 10 minutes.... not too late to join in! Any skills level, all you need is something to draw on and something to draw with- itโ€™s that easy! 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YobeSgtHQfmEFP08ctgGJw

OR

To purchase lessons after they occur and watch anytime, please follow this link:

https://isolationeducation.vhx.tv/ 

Everyone Welcomed โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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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. ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅฐ

I'm really enjoying the lessons Don

Grace Waugh

ONLINE ART CLASS INFORMATION:

Topic: DJW's Isolation Education (Live Class)
Next Class: Apr 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30PM AEST
Delivery: You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

To register in advance, this webinar is located:

zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YobeSgtHQfmEFP08ctgGJw

OR

To purchase lessons after they occur to watch anytime, please follow this link:

isolationeducation.vhx.tv/

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 education@djwaters.au - 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.

Everyone Welcomed โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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ONLINE ART CLASS INFORMATION: 

Topic: DJWs Isolation Education (Live Class)
Next Class: Apr 8, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30PM AEST
Delivery: You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

To register in advance, this webinar is located:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YobeSgtHQfmEFP08ctgGJw

OR

To purchase lessons after they occur to watch anytime, please follow this link:

https://isolationeducation.vhx.tv/ 

Lesson 1 is now available here with some extra content, thank you for your patience and dont hesitate to contact us with any further questions on education@djwaters.au - 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 https://isolationeducation.vhx.tv/ channel ASAP afterwards. 

Everyone Welcomed โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Tess Haseler

Christine Spies

4 days ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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.

Stay safe and stay sane โœŒ๏ธโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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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* hes been follicley challenged for some time.

Stay safe and stay sane  โœŒ๏ธโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Thanks Emma and Don, just waiting for internet to be turned on by Telstra here in the new house then i will be joining you all ๐Ÿค—โค

๐Ÿ–ผ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจThank you Don and Emma, looking to next Wed morning..

thanks Emma and Don x c

Thanks Emma & Don

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โค๏ธโ˜‘๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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1 week ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Behind the scenes on todayโ€™s webinar. Thank-you to all who joined in, see you next week! โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ ... See MoreSee Less

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I recalling enjoyed our lesson today, thank you allโค๏ธ

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!

Loved it ... thank you Don and Emma.. very inspiring.. have sorted out the charcoals already...yahhh

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.

Looking awesome!

Hi Donald James Waters Can I download the lesson at a later time? Unfortunately I have a Virtual ZUMBA class the same time.?

Yes!! What a true legend!

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1 week ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Donโ€™t forget to join us today at 10am AEST via Zoom Webinar. All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with, easy as that! Register using the link below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

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Donโ€™t forget to join us today at 10am AEST via Zoom Webinar. All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with, easy as that! Register using the link below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿผ

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YobeSgtHQfmEFP08ctgGJw

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I am working business hours. If I register can I watch the video's in a the evening and repeatedly

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

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 โค๏ธ

Jo Prince

Curtis Maxwell show Renée

Grace Waugh

Angela, Jennifer

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1 week ago

Donald James Waters OAM

UPDATE: ISOLATION EDUCATION WITH DJW

Firstly thank-you for the response and support to our increased online presence. Donald the Dinosaur ๐Ÿฆ– has finally conceded there may actually be something in this internet caper! ๐Ÿคช

After extensive reflection and consultation (or yelling-we are a โ€˜passionateโ€™ household), we have arrived at an initial online lesson plan for Wednesdayโ€™s which will uphold Donaldโ€™s unique teaching ethos of PROCESS OVER CONTENT THROUGH COLLABORATIVE INPUT ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Now what on earth ๐ŸŒ does that mean ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ?! Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ve heard the old adage about teaching a man to fish ๐ŸŽฃ - 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, donโ€™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 education@djwaters.com.au, 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!

zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YobeSgtHQfmEFP08ctgGJw
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UPDATE: ISOLATION EDUCATION WITH DJW 

Firstly thank-you for the response and support to our increased online presence. Donald the Dinosaur ๐Ÿฆ– has finally conceded there may actually be something in this internet caper! ๐Ÿคช

After extensive reflection and consultation (or yelling-we are a โ€˜passionateโ€™ household), we have arrived at an initial online lesson plan for Wednesdayโ€™s which will uphold Donaldโ€™s unique teaching ethos of PROCESS OVER CONTENT THROUGH COLLABORATIVE INPUT ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Now what on earth ๐ŸŒ does that mean ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ?! Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ve heard the old adage about teaching a man to fish ๐ŸŽฃ - 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, donโ€™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 education@djwaters.com.au, 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! 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YobeSgtHQfmEFP08ctgGJw

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Do you have an other way to pay than PayPal?

You're a wise old owl Donald.

Looks great - just have to check out the registration and logistics of how to login.

Is this the same as last week, but now we pay for it? No drama, just checking. Tks.

So looking forward to these classes. โ˜บ

Fantastic! Signed up!

Is there a fee for each lesson?

What do I need to have at home to do this ?

Olaf and Jockie Boy! Xx

Jenny Dimond you would enjoy this!

Angela Brennan don’t forget to sign up for this.

Christine Spies

Tia McGifford you may be interested in this

Brilliant

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2 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

This pair of outside dogs๐Ÿง”๐Ÿผ๐Ÿถ posing with DJWโ€™s latest commissioned artwork for The Stone Family featuring their favourite Cleveland landmarks.

DJW currently has plenty of extra time in the studio ๐Ÿคฃ to paint your familyโ€™s commemorative/celebratory artwork to be lovingly passed down through the generations.

Get in touch with us today for an obligation-free chat 075546 1272 โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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This pair of outside dogs๐Ÿง”๐Ÿผ๐Ÿถ posing with DJWโ€™s latest commissioned artwork for The Stone Family featuring their favourite Cleveland landmarks. 

DJW currently has plenty of extra time in the studio ๐Ÿคฃ to paint your familyโ€™s commemorative/celebratory artwork to be lovingly passed down through the generations. 

Get in touch with us today for an obligation-free chat 075546 1272 โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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Beautiful painting.

On Cleveland that’s where I lived before moving here .. this captures it so beautifully and made me miss this beautiful place Great work

Well who’s commissioning him to do a toilet paper painting could be called distant memories

Love love love it. So pleased to have watched the growth of it. So inspiring.

Love it Donny keep up the amazing job ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘

You are a genius Don. Love love this painting. ๐Ÿ’•

We are very pleased with the work so far. You are a legend Don

It's absolutely beautiful! ๐Ÿ’š♥๏ธ๐Ÿ’™

Thank-you for all the lovely feedback โœŒ๐Ÿผ

Love the colours in this one..

They will really treasure it.

Don, that came out beautifully.

Fabulous

Fantastic ๐Ÿฅฐ

Love This one

Amazing

Donna Warner

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2 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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I registered but am waiting times dates and payment details please message me ๐Ÿ™‚

Peter Bensley. Now your unemployed and have time you can learn to paint.

Hi Don!!!โค๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’™โ˜‘๏ธ

Angela

Angela Brennan

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2 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

๐Ÿ’ซ DJWโ€™s first live! ๐Ÿ’ซ

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 โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ
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Love you Tracey

Gee I love what Don has to say, what a beautiful message, incredibly insightful, and his enthusiasm and positivity towards his work is inspiring to watch ! Lovely

๐ŸŽจ Good To See you , Guru, having the time of your life !!! Love the ‘Inspirational Background Music ‘ too ! 5 Gold Stars ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ  for your magic manageress !! Go guys ! ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ’•

Loving this ! Making my minute...... awesome tunes

You are one very clever man Don.. greetings from Perth to you all.xxx

Don this so incredibly beautiful. Just beautiful. So excited.

Don this is making me smile so much just hearing you do this. Love it.

Another master painting love it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Love you my friend โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธstay safe and well

Sorry to miss you at Artescape this year. Love listening to you and you positivity. Be well my friend. No camera in your face from me probably for a long time.

It's looking beautiful Don! Lucky family!๐Ÿค—♥๏ธ

Wonderful wonderful so imspirational. Love it Don, uplifting!

I think you are one of the worlds most adored artists Don . Love you and your work xxx

Do you like a particular brand of paint! Your colours are vibrant!

Great work ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

I'm sure it was three (set) of Donalds painting l admired at our local framing store years ago, the set were horizontally displayed, as they showed above ground then worked down to underground,amazing.

Hi Don. Love it

Needs the sun โ˜€๏ธ

Needs some more green ๐Ÿ˜‚

Good work Don

Good bye

Fabulous Don. Love your work

Look forward to seeing the finished product and having a vino

You are absolutely fabulous

Beautiful

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And we are live! Tune in โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

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And we are live! Tune in โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJctc-6oqDgrKwfU2wBc8YB2MOt7P8f0Gw

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New details ongoing: Make the most of your time at home by getting creative with highly esteemed artist, Donald James Waters OAM. 40 years teaching experience. Unique approach, interactive and varied topics. Zoom Webinar: Online Art Class zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YobeSgtHQfmEFP08ctgGJw Set up your free Zoom account using these instructions: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIuUKR_f5n8

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! ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿฆ„ ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜˜

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!

Peta Virgo

Jennifer

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2 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

๐ŸŽฅ DJW coming to you live from the studio....

Ready to attempt our first livestream tomorrow at 10:00am AEST on zoom.us/meeting/register/vJctc-6oqDgrKwfU2wBc8YB2MOt7P8f0Gw

Pre-CV, Donald has taught a Wednesday class (beginners -professional) at the same time & location for 25 years. Weโ€™ll try to retain some normalcy by hosting the lesson online instead.

Tomorrow will be broaching easy ways to use The Arts at home to manage your mind during tough times. Please be patient as our first stream will no doubt have itโ€™s fair share of technical errors. Instructions on Zoom here: support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Feel free to share around and tag anyone who might be interested โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ ๐ŸŽจ
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๐ŸŽฅ DJW coming to you live from the studio.... 

Ready to attempt our first livestream tomorrow at 10:00am AEST on https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vJctc-6oqDgrKwfU2wBc8YB2MOt7P8f0Gw

Pre-CV, Donald has taught a Wednesday class (beginners -professional) at the same time & location for 25 years. Weโ€™ll try to retain some normalcy by hosting the lesson online instead. 

Tomorrow will be broaching easy ways to use The Arts at home to manage your mind during tough times. Please be patient as our first stream will no doubt have itโ€™s fair share of technical errors. Instructions on Zoom here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

Feel free to share around and tag anyone who might be interested โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ ๐ŸŽจ

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Great well done getting it going so fast!

How wonderful! Looking so forward to it!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

Thank for trying to do this. Ax

You are a trooper ,love to team Don. Well done.

Will this be available as a recording? It’s quite early here in WA

Will be on it!!

Looking forward to it. I’m sure it will be a Woo-ee Wednesday ! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ˜˜

Ok I’m ready to see what ensemble he will be wearing

Just make sure he wears those fancy silver runners!

You can do this... come on! ๐Ÿ™‚

Fay Simpson

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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 โ€˜onlineโ€™ means hanging out the washing. Itโ€™s a brave new world for us all. Stay safe and stay sane โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ
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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 โ€˜onlineโ€™ means hanging out the washing. Itโ€™s a brave new world for us all. Stay safe and stay sane โœŒ๐Ÿผโค๏ธ

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Thank you, looking forward to hearing more. Stay safe and well, love to you all. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜

I'd definitely sign up for online classes ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Please also consider coming up with an online tutorial aimed at kids. Something to help them learn the basics ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคช

Thank you for update, hope you all stay well ๐Ÿ™

Looking fwd to what’s in store.

Stay safe and well.๐Ÿ’ž

Thanks Emma, take care and stay well , hugs โคโค

Please let me know of these classes

Oooooh Jennifer!!!!

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FYI.... weโ€™ll keep you up to date as things change ๐Ÿฆ 

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Thanks Don, hope you can work out our classes ok, thanks for all the measures you are taking to ensure our healthโค๏ธ

Safer for all ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank-you to everyone who has supported me on my journey. We need it more now than ever โค๏ธ

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Remember the old adage about saving for a rainy day, well it's now pissing down and you can live off the good times you had when the sun shone.

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The studio has never been so clean! Thank-you to all still coming out.

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It was truly wonderful today. Thank you so much.๐Ÿ˜

Looking forward to the class

Have fun x

PSA regarding the continuation of business in light of #ScottyFromMarketing โ€˜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 anotherโœŒ๐Ÿผ
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PSA regarding the continuation of business in light of #scottyfrommarketing โ€˜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 anotherโœŒ๐Ÿผ

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I am looking forward to being there tomorrow. ๐Ÿค—

Would love to be there but in isolation for 14 days coming home from Hawaii

Onya Don! I sent you a message re what’s available.

Good stuff Emma. ๐Ÿ‘

Good on you Don

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Final day today!

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.
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Final day today! 

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.

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Danielle Rose

If you are interested in using your quarantined time to explore your artistic abilities, DJWโ€™s studio will be open for small groups and private tuition. Extreme beginners to professional mentoring. Get in contact with us!

PS. Donโ€™t let the fact DJW kinda sounds like Borat here put you off, verrrrry niiiiiiiccceee.
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๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ‹

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We are happy to come or go with your decision .

Thank you for giving us options. I’m more then happy with the measures you are taking. I’m so excited to attend in whatever capacity that you decide upon.

Great work! Thank you for your efforts.

Lynn Stenner Samantha Washington

3 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Working madly behind the scenes to bring DJWโ€™s art safely to you in new and exciting formats. Already feeling the economic effects of the coronavirus as many businesses and individuals are - letโ€™s support one another and bring value! When life gives you lemons, use them to boost your immune system! Come at us Corona ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป #art #socialdistancing #isolation #onlinecontent #corona #covid_19 #socialdistanceeducation ... See MoreSee Less

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Such an amazing artist.๐Ÿ˜

Fabulous. Even I have dug out my paints.

You just make it look so easy Don ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

Woo - Eee, Guru. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹

Thank you.๐Ÿค—

Bless๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฅฐ

Can’t wait Don ๐Ÿ‘

Online tutorials!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ

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Just to clear up any confusion the previous post created, the Create, Consume. studio sessions will go ahead as only a limited number. See below.Image attachment

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I am wondering if there is an option to do these collaboratively live on line?

In the best interests of public safety, the decision has been made to postpone DJWโ€™s upcoming exhibitions and withdraw him from public events until there is a clearer indication the direction this virus will take, the impact on our more compromised members of society and required resources.

As a vigorously active ambassador for The Arts, Donald does not make this decision lightly. Exhibiting, performing, teaching and mentoring has provided the livelihood of his family now for four decades. Donald is adopting the positive viewpoint that more time in the studio is more time to create and an opportunity to connect.

During this unprecedented time, we will endeavour to make best use of the many online capabilities we are fortunate enough to have at our disposal to share and showcase DJWโ€™s gift to brighten the challenging days ahead. He will continue to open his studio to private and small groups including Create, Consume. for viewings, tutelage, take on commissioned artworks etc. and would love your support!

Pictured below, DJW earlier today envisaging where he would like to practice his social distancing. Hope he remembers to paint in some toilet paper!?
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In the best interests of public safety, the decision has been made to postpone DJWโ€™s upcoming exhibitions and withdraw him from public events until there is a clearer indication the direction this virus will take, the impact on our more compromised members of society and required resources. 

As a vigorously active ambassador for The Arts, Donald does not make this decision lightly. Exhibiting, performing, teaching and mentoring has provided the livelihood of his family now for four decades.  Donald is adopting the positive viewpoint that more time in the studio is more time to create and an opportunity to connect.  

During this unprecedented time, we will endeavour to make best use of the many online capabilities we are fortunate enough to have at our disposal to share and showcase DJWโ€™s gift to brighten the challenging days ahead.  He will continue to open his studio to private and small groups including Create, Consume. for viewings, tutelage, take on commissioned artworks etc. and would love your support!

Pictured below, DJW earlier today envisaging where he would like to practice his social distancing. Hope he remembers to paint in some toilet paper!?

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Difficult times indeed,keep painting Don.xx

Absolutely ๐Ÿ’ฏ%โ—๏ธLove u lots, Guru.

Stay well and keep up your fabulous work. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐ŸŽจ

Keep well. We’ll see you when things return to normal

Very sensitive idea keep up your great art

Is this an island for one or you taking Marg with you

Hi Don , so this includes this coming Saturday’s DJW Studio Experience???

You’re an inspiration. An amazing family that I’m so very grateful to have in my life. Can’t wait to see your next masterpiece. Stay safe. Much love to you all ♥๏ธ♥๏ธ

Love seeing your work

Good call Donald. Stay safe and we look forward to doing something with you, hopefully when everything is back on track ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care legend!

Good on you Don- better to stay home and drink Corona than risk going out and getting it !!!

Nice to see the evolvement of the painting Don xx

Completely understand ๐Ÿ’ฏ

Is your classes still on? I have one booked in for the 2 April

Keep calm and carry on painting

Lovely and bright

Take care Don

Back in ya box Don

Ged Rapkins

Smart โค๏ธ.

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4 weeks ago

Donald James Waters OAM

โ€œSunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.โ€

๏ฟผMattie Stepanek
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โ€œSunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.โ€

๏ฟผMattie Stepanek

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Wow i would love that painting its a master painting love it

Just wonderful talent!

Oh god who are you fighting with you do excel when your pissed off This I love

Delicious

Gorgeous Don

Wow!!๐Ÿ˜

Gavin Cunningham

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1 month ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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The results of todayโ€™s quick 1 hour impressionist demonstration. DJW used a large flat brush to layer acrylic to create a varied light source, implied movement and obvious strokes consistent with the genre. Hope all present were able to take something away from the class. Enjoy!Image attachment

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Don you must have seen my backyard when you visited last time this looks pretty close to it. Brilliant work mate take care catch up to you later.

Another brilliant class Don, so wonderful to watch this happen today! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹

Always inspiring and encouraging thank you Don.

Looks like I missed a beauty “ again”.

Brilliant as ever Don great to watch and learn

Yes, we “kiddies” loved it!

Brilliance as always xx

That’s fabulous

Always enjoy your class Don

Sorry to have missed that

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Powerful.

DJW has been madly slogging away in the studio on these beauties.

Must have been getting extra charge to his solar panel (pictured) in the recent sunny weather. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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Powerful. 

DJW has been madly slogging away in the studio on these beauties. 

Must have been getting extra charge to his solar panel (pictured) in the recent sunny weather. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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It's difficult to explain how incredible these pieces are in real life๐Ÿค” Absolutely magical!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ๐ŸŽจ

Ohhh lala!! They look fantastic!! The solar panel definitely was beaming in more brain charge.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Looking great Oldboy

Amazing!♥๏ธ

Fantastic.

Fantastic

Brilliant ๐Ÿ‘

Wow

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Two artworks completed exploring the theme โ€˜Calm & Subduedโ€™. The content (figures in this instance) were decided upon and painted first; the background last.

When the separate artworks are displayed together, it looks as though an older gentleman has stumbled across a nudist beach walking his trusty hound, meanwhile old love is struggling with a jellyfish sting to the left cheek.
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Two artworks completed exploring the theme โ€˜Calm & Subduedโ€™. The content (figures in this instance) were decided upon and painted first; the background last. 

When the separate artworks are displayed together, it looks as though an older gentleman has stumbled across a nudist beach walking his trusty hound, meanwhile old love is struggling with a jellyfish sting to the left cheek.

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This a fond memory old boy stumbling across nude beaches ๐Ÿค”

Swap the paintings around and he’s just a dirty man getting a good look in ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผ‍โ™‚๏ธ

What a sense of humour you have!

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A mess?! ๐Ÿคฃ

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Dons next painting a Smokey gin bottle ๐Ÿ˜‚

2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

โ€œ... let me tell you something,
I have the universe inside,
I have an untold ocean
With a constant changing tide,
I'm home to endless mountains,
With tips that touch the sky,
Flocks of grand migrating birds,
And deserts harsh and dry,
I house the wildest rivers,
And a host of sweeping plains,
I feel in waves of sunshine,
Or in unrelenting rains,
Don't tell me that you know me,
That "this right here is what you are",
I am the universe in motion,
For I was born from the stars.โ€
-e.h
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โ€œ... let me tell you something,
I have the universe inside,
I have an untold ocean
With a constant changing tide,
Im home to endless mountains,
With tips that touch the sky,
Flocks of grand migrating birds,
And deserts harsh and dry,
I house the wildest rivers,
And a host of sweeping plains,
I feel in waves of sunshine,
Or in unrelenting rains,
Dont tell me that you know me,
That this right here is what you are,
I am the universe in motion,
For I was born from the stars.โ€
-e.h

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What a beautiful picture that carries a lot personality! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ’•

What a magical painting!♥๏ธ

I love this painting โค๏ธ

Beautiful words and painting

Just brilliantโค๏ธ

This is outstanding Don

Love it๐Ÿ’›

Awesome !

Beautiful ๐Ÿ’œ

Inspirational man. ๐Ÿ˜

Awesome

Love this

Wow!! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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DJW has been honoured with the monumental task of judging the Annual Bell Art Exhibition, which has now been running for over 60 years!

The high standard of the artworks is overwhelming and on display until 2nd March, details below.
bellcommunitycentre.com.au/2019/10/17/2020-art-exhibition-gala/
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DJW has been honoured with the monumental task of judging the Annual Bell Art Exhibition, which has now been running for over 60 years! 

The high standard of the artworks is overwhelming and on display until 2nd March, details below. 
https://bellcommunitycentre.com.au/2019/10/17/2020-art-exhibition-gala/

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Thanks for the advice for Ella Baird at the Bell Art Exhibition 2020 Qld .. I have most of her art on my page.. Trying to encourage her (Stepping stones) to get involved in the community with the gift she has, knowing this was her first attempt in the public art gallery of Bell (Western Downs) Queensland, where art is displayed and judged by yourself .. The winners are well deserved and agree with your comment above, where the high standard was displayed throughout the exhibition. Look forward to seeing your work, now that I've located you on Facebook, and the following / like tab is activated ..

Saw DJW’s face smiling at me from a promo poster in a shop at Beenleigh. He’s everywhere!

They couldn’t have asked for a better judge than Don. He’s a fantastic , knowledgeable and compassionate artist ๐Ÿ’—

I love the artwork you are looking at Don.

Fantastic person and an amazingly caring man

Good job Don!

Thanks Don

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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

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Great works were you a musician in your earlier life

Stunningl work, great theraphy flicking the paint that way also.

What an amazing painting ๐Ÿ™Œ

Would love to hear the music in your head Don

Bit of latent frustration going on

Geez! That's lesson 1. Lesson 2 is how to dress to impress.

So good

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Made the mistake of hanging these on my bedroom wall to photograph in good light. A range of questions to now ponder, the most prominent being....

Will DJW notice if they are not returned?

Maybe I can borrow just one of them for a short period of time? Ok, so now which one?

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Made the mistake of hanging these on my bedroom wall to photograph in good light.  A range of questions to now ponder, the most prominent being....

Will DJW notice if they are not returned? 

Maybe I can borrow just one of them for a short period of time? Ok, so now which one? 

๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ

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The one on the floor would match our current DJW hanging in our lounge, almost wrong not too ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผ‍โ™‚๏ธ

Hard decision... can you just keep all three... but maybe the back dark blue one if you can choose only one.๐Ÿ˜‚

He has so many - surely he won’t miss those wee ones....

Nice problem to have... happy to take your rejects!

Things happen in 3 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Keep all 3 ๐Ÿ˜‚

On the floor.

Or you can send one to me, lol

The one on the floor

Both !!!

All

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What a backdrop!

....and puppies ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ’•Tess, Ashley and Hayley loved every minute of spoiling these patients. We enjoy providing extensive care and compassion for all our clients and patients.
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What a backdrop!

....and puppies ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ’•

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To cute

Angie Willcox recognise the artwork.

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Looks strikingly familiar ๐Ÿค”

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Unca Mick, did you model for this photo?

Hahahah this is cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Ha ha ha

2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

The result of being both trapped and inspired by large expanses of water.

Turns out being flooded in is great for uninterrupted painting.
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The result of being both trapped and inspired by large expanses of water. 

Turns out being flooded in is great for uninterrupted painting.

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Looks amazing, that would match our other big one perfectly haha

Wow fabulous work. Very very intetesting narrativr. Brilliant

Amazing as always.

Could be worse! Hope you don’t run out of paint! Lookin good...

Water for the brain Don. That's why sailors are so smart

Wonderful

Love it

Always inspiring Don

Inspirational.

Oh I love it ♥๏ธ

But the pub has a boat shuttle It's The Well remember The Well of inspiration

Love ya work Don

Looks fantastic Don

Love it Donald J Waters

Just gorgeous Don...

Beautiful ..

Wow!

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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

DJW is partnering with Castaway Cafe and Debortoli Wines to offer a range of boutique experiences under the heading โ€˜Create, Consume.โ€™

Yesterday saw the first group welcomed into his art studio to each create a small take home artwork until his tutelage. They had enough fun to book again next month!

Stay tuned for more details on this offering!
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Where is this advertised and how can we book ๐Ÿ™‚ also can children do this ( without the wine lol )

Such an experience and great afternoon, it is a must do. Thank you Don and Margaret and Denise for arranging, I would love to be at the next one. ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes please! Count me in the next one. Should we do an old Cantabile group one Leanne?

Would also love more info please! How do we book?

LOVE to do this so much ๐Ÿ’ž

How much and how to book please

Wow what an amazing concept ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿทโค๏ธ

Looks so much fun !!

I need to do this but I have zero talent

Wonderful Don, you would be an amazing teacher

Would love some more information please?

How wonderful!

Would love to be kept updated on future opportunities to attend something like this โค๏ธ

Yes!!!! Would love to join in on one!

Oh i so want to do this.

Looks like lots of fun !!

More info please

Sharon Steiner I reckon that would be great ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

Omg how do you book !

Very cool ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Paula Huth

Would be a fantastic social function for Quota International of Beenleigh Inc

Amanda Hannan

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And just for fun...

Introducing Dapper Duck ๐Ÿฆ† (after a spruce up courtesy of DJW aka Donald Duck)
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And just for fun...

Introducing Dapper Duck ๐Ÿฆ† (after a spruce up courtesy of DJW aka Donald Duck)

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Lovely job, looks like he's on the strut..

I must know where he purchased those gold pantaloons.

Very cute little quacker

Nice Work Don. He is very dapper

That is awesome!!

Love it ๐Ÿ˜

Love it

What's his name, could it be Donald?

Now that duck’s dapper for a dapped up duck!!!

Love him

So cute x

Wow!!!

Dressed up dapper duck

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2 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Our dearest friends have dropped their Little Blue Duck over for a bit of an artistic spruce up... he is overseeing DJWโ€™s progress on the main easel while he waits. ... See MoreSee Less

Our dearest friends have dropped their Little Blue Duck over for a bit of an artistic spruce up... he is overseeing DJWโ€™s progress on the main easel while he waits.

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He’s on an excursion at the human aquarium.

Wow! Quacker of a painting โค๏ธ

The work will be all it’s quacked up to be.

๐Ÿคช( So is the duck the real Guru then.... ?? Lol ๐Ÿ˜)

Looks like he should become part of the painting!

Love it Don ๐Ÿค˜

Finally something in studio that won’t talk back

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Stay weird people!

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I don’t need art, I need more walls.... so I can fit more art ๐Ÿค”

Weird stuff is wonderful ๐Ÿ˜Š

Janet Claydon I happy to say that your magnificent art adorns nearly every room in my home. Love you sister ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

Totally agree!

Haha yes!!! Couldn’t agree more ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Wired stuff is the best!!!! ๐Ÿ’š

So true.

Yep.

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Australia Day. Invasion Day. Survival Day... regardless of what resonates for you it is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate January 26th each year as our multicultural nation matures. For First Australians, for white Australians, mixed race, migrants, business owners, politicians alike. Discomfort is a catalyst for growth. Respectfully acknowledging and teaching our whole history is a necessary step in healing Australiaโ€™s collective future. #alwayswasalwayswillbe #whiteaustraliahasablackpast #yesterdaytodayandtomorrow #survivalday #ausday2020 #unity #respect #growth ... See MoreSee Less

Australia Day. Invasion Day. Survival Day... regardless of what resonates for you it is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate January 26th each year as our multicultural nation matures. For First Australians, for white Australians, mixed race, migrants, business owners, politicians alike. Discomfort is a catalyst for growth. Respectfully acknowledging and teaching our whole history is a necessary step in healing Australiaโ€™s collective future. #alwayswasalwayswillbe #whiteaustraliahasablackpast #yesterdaytodayandtomorrow #survivalday #ausday2020 #unity #respect #growth

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Love it...brilliant

Wow love this

Love this picture and words

Nicely said

Hit the nail on the head there ,Don

Couldn't agree more , 6th. Gen white . DEC.convict , 26 the. May be. Nice , end of the Christmas season, but that does not make it the right day for all .

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Outback Don is slashing $150 off these two โ€˜fair dinkumโ€™ Aussie images for the Aussie Day Weekend and donating a further $50 for every print sold to FRRR.

A lot of thought went into creating this unique and imaginative discount code, so use it wisely โ€œAUSSIE2020WKENDโ€ ๐Ÿคฃ

arthouseonthebay.myshopify.com/discount/AUSSIE2020WKEND
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Wishing DJW a birthday as festive as this jacket today. Perhaps some new, more versatile wardrobe items might be in order for his birthday, although he certainly turns heads in the local Woolworths.

Happy birthday to one of a kind DJW, we love you big!
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Wishing DJW a birthday as festive as this jacket today. Perhaps some new, more versatile wardrobe items might be in order for his birthday, although he certainly turns heads in the local Woolworths. 

Happy birthday to one of a kind DJW, we love you big!

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Great words and image of young Don, Paul good to see! ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ

Happy Birthday Don. I don’t need to say have a creative day as you do that everyday!!

Happy Birthday Don... you know if ever you want a funky shirt made just for you... I’m the girl ๐Ÿฅณ

Best wishes Don for your birthday. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บxx

Woot. Woot. Now that is a jacket I love, and what nicer man to show it off. Happy Birthday DJW. You are an inspiration, and I think of you each time I see my autographed cushion. HAPPY BIRTHDAY.๐ŸŽ

One of a kind is right Hes secretly older than god๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

Happy Birthday Don, I hope you get to enjoy a nice drop of red today! xx ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿท

Happy Birthday from the Johnstons!

Happy birthday. Hope you celebrate well and wish you all the best for 2020! ๐Ÿง๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰

Happy Birthday Don. Hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family. Xxoo

Happy birthday Don

Happiest of birthday best wishes to Donny ... love your style.xx

Happiest Birthday Don, you are such a gentlrman and a legend. Wishing you every happiness xx

Happiest of birthdays to you, Don!! Love you loads! ๐ŸŽˆ

Happy birthday Don, if my dad was still alive he would be celebrating his 89th birthday on this day. Good people obviously have birthdays on the 23.1

Happy birthday DJW wishing you a fabulous year.

Happy birthday cheers... Loving the jacket! Gold ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•

Happy birthday Don! Hope you get to celebrate it in your own unique style! X

Happy birthday Don, best wishes for a year of laughs, and plenty of colour on your palette and in your life ๐Ÿฅ‚ ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽจ

Happy Birthday have a fantastic day!

Cool jacket ๐Ÿงฅ, happy birthday young fella

Happy birthday, dear man ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰

Happy Birthday Don I Love the jacket but a nice plain orange or maybe black tie would have completed the picture. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy birthday Donald , hope you have a special day ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‚

Happy Birthday Don- be it wrapped in blessings.

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In 33 degree heat, where else would you want to be today? Stay cool Queensland ๐ŸŒž ... See MoreSee Less

In 33 degree heat, where else would you want to be today? Stay cool Queensland ๐ŸŒž

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wow.....I so love your work ๐Ÿ™‚

I love this painting.

Loving the colours. ๐ŸŽจ

Awesome I love it

Sharks view๐Ÿคช

Love your style ..

Nice one Don. Where are the Noah’s Arks?

Gorgeous. Xx

I want it too!

Nice work, really clever art

I love this series! So happy to have your energy at my fundraiser! blessings to you and your beautiful Emma and your lovely wife, Marg. You rock!!

Oh, yes - I do like it Marcelle. The subject, the vibrancy, the point of view- great piece. ๐Ÿ’•

Oh for sure ps love this painting โ˜บ๏ธ

Stunning

I'm loving this one! X

Absolutely love your style

I want it

Gabrielle Muir this is the artist I was telling you about

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Citizens of the world are battling the devastating fallout from unexpected disasters such as fire, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and so on.

When facing adversity, the best of humanity is often revealed. Theodore Roosevelt once declared, โ€œDo what you can, with what you have, wherever you areโ€ and I like to think people do.

Events of late have also shown me the monumental value of crowd funding on a large scale. Firstly, giving power back to the individual to make a difference (no matter how small) and in addition to the financial element, a much needed boost of morale to those affected - effectively saying the world can see your plight and supports you!

At a more grassroots level, Iโ€™d like to acknowledge the volunteers giving their time, sweat and expertise. My son in law David has travelled from Qld to fire affected areas to use his shopfitting experience help rebuild fencing and outdoor structures - proud is an understatement!

I wondered for a while how I could best contribute my resources and skills as an artist and several opportunities have presented themselves. The most recent being the chance to illustrate a tablecloth for auction on a holiday train journey with Great Southern Rail to Adelaide which raised $4,100 for Bushfire Relief. What an emotional experience!

I urge everyone to keep doing the best with what they have. How utterly terrible and wonderful is life.
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You are such a,wonderful caring man xxx great job

What a great result Don! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐ŸŒŸ We can make a difference! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป‍๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–ผ

Wonderful Don! Congratulations!

You have a wonderful family DJW. Great effort by all.

That is fantastic news Don, what a fabulous effort.๐Ÿ™Œ

Great work Don.

Wonderful words...wonderful man ! Guru Extraordinaire! ๐ŸŽจโค๏ธ

What a great idea.

Thankyou

Thank you Donald James Waters for every moment that you contribute to a better community every where. Much love to you & Margaret.

Great job Donald ๐Ÿ‘

looks amazing Donald James Waters as usual. lets hope all the effort goes to restore affected lives quickly and efficiently

Well done Emma-Louise Waters ๐Ÿ–ค

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™Œ

Spotted! Michael Pearson

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DJW was honoured to attend close friends Bill & Pat Heckโ€™s โ€˜A Heck of a Taleโ€™ book launch at @BeenleighMuseum over the weekend. The Rocky Point sugar mill has featured previously in artworks, perhaps DJW will be further inspired! ... See MoreSee Less

DJW was honoured to attend close friends Bill & Pat Heckโ€™s โ€˜A Heck of a Taleโ€™ book launch at @BeenleighMuseum over the weekend. The Rocky Point sugar mill has featured previously in artworks, perhaps DJW will be further inspired!

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A great couple with a great story to tell.thank goodness all the information that was stored in Pat's and Bills head has been committed to paper.thid will be a great read and history lesson all in one

great man

Hazel, any relation?

Hope everyone has hit the ground running in 2020!
Sharing this great quote to keep you inspired- โ€˜see a need, fill a need!โ€™

Have a great weekend all!
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Hope everyone has hit the ground running in 2020! 
Sharing this great quote to keep you inspired- โ€˜see a need, fill a need!โ€™ 

Have a great weekend all!

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2020 in Chinese Astrologyis the year of the Metal Rat meaning: 'New Beginnings

Happy new year Don xx

3 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

When asked by DJW to prepare notes for a serious 2020 Overview - we arrive dutifully with carefully prepared spreadsheets, statistics, potential proposals and tenders in hand.

Instead, he offers up his sketch pad with a brightly coloured illustration of the whimsical year ahead. Apparently he was an accountant once.

#sendhelp #sendwine
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When asked by DJW to prepare notes for a serious 2020 Overview - we arrive dutifully with carefully prepared spreadsheets, statistics, potential proposals and tenders in hand. 

Instead, he offers up his sketch pad with a brightly coloured illustration of the whimsical year ahead. Apparently he was an accountant once. 

#sendhelp #sendwine

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Classic DJW !! ๐Ÿ˜‹

And of course the bottle of red wine!

Wonderful. .you are amazing.

Don I love your bright view of life

Happy New Year!! Legend!!

Well done

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4 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

DJW nostalgically recalls an Aussie summer in this picturesque pastel-hued piece.

On a serious note, please observe all fire restrictions! Our thoughts and gratitude to the hardworking firefighters still battling blazes across Australia without reprieve. Give generously to your local fire brigades www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq
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DJW nostalgically recalls an Aussie summer in this picturesque pastel-hued piece. 

On a serious note, please observe all fire restrictions! Our thoughts and gratitude to the hardworking firefighters still battling blazes across Australia without reprieve. Give generously to your local fire brigades https://www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq

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Oh I love this my goodness your work is just amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Love it๐Ÿ‘

Ohhhhhh I love this. If only I had a wall left.

I love this one.

Beautiful

Wow!๐Ÿ˜

Fabulous

Really wonderful work Don

Peter Campbell

When will it be finished?

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4 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Santa will be in his Jacobs Well Studio now until Christmas for anyone looking for something special to gift their loved ones or even themselves!

Give Don a call on 07 5546 1272 or 0412429930 and drop in for a look. Milk, cookies or beer welcomed.
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Santa will be in his Jacobs Well Studio now until Christmas for anyone looking for something special to gift their loved ones or even themselves! 

Give Don a call on 07 5546 1272 or 0412429930 and drop in for a look. Milk, cookies or beer welcomed.

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Love it Don, i said the very first time i met you that youd make an excellent Santa.

Gosh - that's priceless!! I'm sharing this with all your mates in the Australian Bravery Association xxx

Looking forward to Santa visiting us. ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŒฒโค

Wau finally I see U as Santa.. Well that fits so perfect - unbelievable!!! Now I believe in Santa again ๐Ÿ˜€

Santa looks a little thinner than usual!!

Perfect santa.๐Ÿ˜

What a wonderful Santa ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Wow! Auntie Margaret Waters, you never told me you was married to father Christmas ๐Ÿ˜˜xx

Donald James Waters you make a terrific Santa ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ Marry Christmas ๐ŸŽ„

A great Santa

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๐Ÿ“ who doesnโ€™t love a good painting of a chook!

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๐Ÿ“ who doesnโ€™t love a good painting of a chook!

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Oh I love chooks. As well as paintings by DJW.๐Ÿค—

Love it ๐Ÿ˜

We do!

Love that picture

Love the Chooks ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

Fantastic

Love the chooks

Similar to yours! Maria

I love the animal ones xxxx

Great painting ๐Ÿ‘

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4 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

Applying โ€˜twentytwentyโ€™ vision.

New year, new decade, new collection.
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Applying โ€˜twentytwentyโ€™ vision.

New year, new decade, new collection.

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This one is amazing Donald!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Amazing artist and person xxx.Merry Christmas

This is very beautiful! ๐Ÿฅฐ

I want this one, I love it!

New interest ๐Ÿ˜

This is now my new favourite. Love it

I want to go there !!! I wonder what you would paint if you lived in a world like your amazing paintings? Fantastic Art Donald ๐Ÿ‘

Stunning absolutely love this xoxo

Just magical! โœจ

Goodness, I have along way to go...........

Wow!

Fabulous!

LOVE it!

Beautiful Donald James Waters calm and peaceful on the surface - lots of action under the surface - real, real life

Wow, what a beautiful painting Don

Twenty twenty vision isn’t Don 100 surely ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

Special

Wow, great work

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๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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Absolutely ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

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.... my wife does ๐Ÿ’ฐ

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The dead artist don’t need the money but the kids do

In the 80โ€™s, DJWโ€™s artwork โ€˜The Gatheringโ€™ was the very first of hundreds (possibly now thousands) of his images to go into reproduction.

The print features the very popular Rainbow Lorikeet Series distributed by QE Designer Gifts at the time, which extended into hand painted clothing, glassware and ceramics. DJW states โ€œas fast as I could paint them, they were selling themโ€ and consequently suffered โ€˜birdie burnoutโ€™.

DJW finally revisited the rainbow lorikeet during teaching this week. If you compare the pictures side by side, you can see what has happened to his brain over the past 40 years ๐Ÿคฃ
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In the 80โ€™s, DJWโ€™s artwork โ€˜The Gatheringโ€™ was the very first of hundreds (possibly now thousands) of his images to go into reproduction. 

The print features the very popular Rainbow Lorikeet Series distributed by QE Designer Gifts at the time, which extended into hand painted clothing, glassware and ceramics. DJW states โ€œas fast as I could paint them, they were selling themโ€ and consequently suffered โ€˜birdie burnoutโ€™. 

DJW finally revisited the rainbow lorikeet during teaching this week. If you compare the pictures side by side, you can see what has happened to his brain over the past 40 years ๐ŸคฃImage attachment

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Birdie burnout- love it!!!

Wow...both equally amazing ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Gorgeous love the colours. You have captured the birds personality.

It’s exploded...with colour๐Ÿ˜‚

Love it and your humour Emma ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

What can you say Don, siblings always looking to sneak one in, got to love it ๐Ÿ˜

Love the bold colour.xx

Is “The Gathering” reproduction still available?

Love these uncle don. Still waiting for one to be sent to Scotland ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’œ

Your so funny Emma Dons Brain as if ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Colourful progression video for a commissioned Artwork.

DJW updates and talks through each step of the commission process to get the desired result for his client.
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Peter Campbell - one of our contemporary superstars

Woo-eee, Guru !!

Please keep an eye out : A reader says โ€œMy grandmother's garage got broken into in Hawthorne this week and is missing loads of paintings and frames, she's a well known water colour artist
It's her life work and is absolutely devastated
Can you please post up for people to look out for art work that has her signature on it (Will send photos) on Facebook market and Gumtreeโ€
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Is that a sneaky ๐ŸŽ„ and ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป we spy painted into that tropical paradise DJW?! ... See MoreSee Less

Is that a sneaky ๐ŸŽ„ and ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป we spy painted into that tropical paradise DJW?!

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Beautiful work

Gorgeous!

I just love the way these paintings pop

I have a little poppy,
As red as red can be.
To show that I remember
Those who fought to make me free.
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I have a little poppy, 
As red as red can be. 
To show that I remember 
Those who fought to make me free.

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Sends the message. In a simple beautiful way.

Wow. Simple p, textual, has movement and beautiful artist flare. Talented as ever.

This is really beautiful Don.โค๏ธ

That’s so beautiful Don

Beautiful ๐Ÿ˜We Will Remember Them

This is stunning DJW. I love it ๐Ÿ˜ Lest We Forget ๐Ÿ™

I love it, Don. So beautiful. X

Beautiful.x

How beautiful xx

Thanks Don beautiful emotions x

Gorgeous!xxx

Awesome Don...

Beautiful

Love it!

Beautiful

Love it ๐Ÿ˜

Omg that is sooo awesome

Thats awesome

Haven’t lost your touch Mr W, that’s beautiful

Poppy Robinson beautiful

Magic

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Initial clip for sketch approval on commissioned diptych. Interested to see how DJW and the client liaise together to reach the final artwork(s). ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks amazing Fon...โค๏ธ your work ๐Ÿ˜˜

Your work is amazing!

Tania Cahill

The next time you drop into Castaway Cafe for some delish coffee & eats - you can browse (and/or buy) some DJW merch. Great for presents coming into the silly season! Support local, support small business โค๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

The next time you drop into Castaway Cafe for some delish coffee & eats - you can browse (and/or buy) some DJW merch. Great for presents coming into the silly season! Support local, support small business โค๏ธ

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Great to see the number of red sold stickers. ๐ŸŽ‰

Timeline PhotosToday 10am - 2pm Donald & Peter will be at the show.
We will also have newest range of Prints available!! Talk to the artists, get your prints signed with a personal note and enjoy the exhibition!! (Open today + tomorrow 9am-5pm)
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Bugger didn’t know Don was in Perth

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ our artworks perform well at auction to donate to the extremely worthy Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night."Dreams Can Travel Tonight" & "Cascade Gardens" by Donald James Waters OAM will auction tonight for Leukaemia Foundation at the Bright Tales exhibition, we're both hoping to raise a lot to help families with leukemia ๐Ÿคžโ˜บ๏ธ ... See MoreSee Less

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ our artworks perform well at auction to donate to the extremely worthy Leukaemia Foundation.

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Fabulous works...cause. ๐ŸŽจ

5 months ago

Donald James Waters OAM

The wait is over! Bright Tales debuts at 7pm tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hope tonight is fantastic,all the best.

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Definitely a bucket list experience last night painting with the guidance of these two masters.๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽจ

Timeline PhotosDonald Waters & Peter Ryan at our Pinot & Paint Night ....

Opening Night this Friday! More Info + RSVP via link in our bio.๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ#BrightTales #donaldwaters #peterryanart #AppleX #art #contemporaryart #originalart #artlovers #australianart #popart #artforsale #perth #applecross #applecrossgallery #artshow #donaldjameswatersoam #applecrossart #paintyourstyle #youcanpaint
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Thanks had such a fun night ๐Ÿ™‚

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Looking amazing! Best wishes for Friday!๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽ‰

Well done, hope Friday is successful.

Wish I could come x

Brett N Jody Carney

๐ŸฅฐToday was a huge success for everyone! So awesome to have Donald Waters OAM and Peter Ryan rubbing shoulders with our customer today, the place was buzzing! But little Soraya was a bit tuckered out by the end of it. In fact my kids are all now inspired by the amazing art on display today but more so now that they know the stories behind some of the paintings and meeting the artists has made them all the more inspired. This is the couch in our gallery after the event, Soraya here with M, both needing a rest! Dons pillows are well placed here! ... See MoreSee Less

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