Second installment in Pen & Wash series. Creating freedom through 'washing' first and following up with penwork (taught in Introduction to Penwork). Shows wash and pen effects with multiple media ie. ...
I have always considered myself fortunate to live out my dream as a professional artist; but to also have the tools to MANAGE MY MENTAL HEALTH USING THE ARTS.
Life has changed for many of us this year and although my exhibitions & events have been cancelled, I have been fortunate through technology to still be able to offer my art and teaching via the internet.
I want to use my skills to help anyone locked down in Melbourne to use The Arts to get through this challenging time. I am offering free subscriptions to my online Art Course: isolationeducation.vhx.tv for those affected. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get setup.
Share with anyone you think may benefit. Stay safe and stay sane. ✌🏼❤️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less
Thoroughly enjoying all the commissioned artworks I’ve been involved with recently. It’s such an honour to create artworks in commemoration/celebration of significant events; capturing memories, locations and personalities to be proudly displayed and passed down through the family for years to come.
Here’s one I’m putting the finishing touches on today... I hope they love it as much as I loved creating it ✌🏼❤️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less
DJW has been working hard setting the scene of this commissioned ‘Faraway Tree’ ready for the family to join him in the studio over the weekend to be immortalised in paint form. What fun! 🌳 ... See MoreSee Less
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