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8 hours ago

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Hey!

Watching you from U.K. xxx

It’s cold up in Atherton bring your jumper

I saw an ocean thef

A bird maybe

Have a great time in Cairns

Jesus how do you cope and 45s 😂😂😂

Love it that way

It reminds me of when we were sitting in the studio, and Don suddenly says, stop, wait, I just had an idea. Then he got up and started a massive canvas, then sits down and says we can talk again 😆😆

Oh I wish I could answer that

But not in public

Duane, Nicola, Lauren and I will. Although Don, my stick figures would need improvement

Looks smoky gin infused to me

Good night Don see you tomorrow xx

The one that looks too small

They were amazing paintings

Oh I have some alright

I see ur massive QPS painting in headquarters everyday now Don

Looks like a snails head or something fleeing from something

Thanks bye

That’s pretty

Hey Don

Love the colours

Up

It is

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2 days ago

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‘The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.’
Pablo Picasso

There are no truer words to live by as an artist. Excited to bring a little joy to Carinya ✌🏼♥️🎨
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‘The meaning of life is to find your gift. 
The purpose of life is to give it away.’ 
Pablo Picasso 

There are no truer words to live by as an artist. Excited to bring a little joy to Carinya ✌🏼♥️🎨Image attachment

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Have you got a link to the raffle Mr Waters?

What a treat for the residents❤️❤️

Looking forward to seeing him in action

Love this! ♥️

Fantastic ❤️

All raffle information can be posted at end of this week with a picture of final painting

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7 days ago

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Nice little write up about DJW’s upcoming trip to Far North Qld in The Express today. ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

Nice little write up about DJW’s upcoming trip to Far North Qld in The Express today. ✌🏼♥️🎨

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Nice to see Don getting the cusps he so richly deserves. Ax

Congrats! It was a pleasure painting a mural with you during our visit for Rotary GVE! I learned a lot. Cheers!

I found the video very interesting and how kind of you are in sharing your talent and mindset. It helped to focus and gave self trust in your own process when your creating...thank you for sharing...

Fabulous!

How wonderful!

It’s good to see Don has got recognition on planet earth 🌍 as we all secretly know he’s really from Mars

Have a great time

Congrats Don

Time to catch up??? Would love to see you 😘

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1 week ago

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Thanks for tuning in kids! Have a great night all. Going to finish my drink and watch Big Brother.

skinny suit at the dry cleaners

Diva Don Drama Llama

haha

Just watched the live ....excellent waiting for the next episode 😀

Cheers Donald

You’re like Mr Squiggle turning it upside down 😂

Like your shirt Donald where is the champagne 🙈

He’s brain just flows Colour s

And after all the years I’ve known you I only just realised you’re left handed!

Payne’s Grey one of my favorite colours

I’m great Don! And you?

Great to see you in action again Don! You haven’t changed a bit 😂👏🏻👏🏻 and an interesting demo too, going to have a go! 🤗😘

I need to get back into some Abstract Expressionism. Thanks

He’s got his poppy shirt on lol it

A workshop with you blew my mind! I believe you helped me really recognise myself!!! Thank you!

Great going to send an old one I love you will so get it with this

Love the colours!

New the next would be purple lol

Like it, it’s exciting 💃

Ah ah!!

Don would you normally use more medium in each of your colours as you paint- precious

Frilly says long time no see Donald

So do I

Like it

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1 week ago

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MONDAY.

Rise and grind, up and at ‘em, grab the bull by the horns, take the plunge, grasp the nettle, hit the ground running....

But first coffee ☕️
Pictured: ‘Flat White’ Limited Edition Print, ‘Flat White’ Sublimated Cushion.

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MONDAY. 

Rise and grind, up and at ‘em, grab the bull by the horns, take the plunge, grasp the nettle, hit the ground running....

But first coffee ☕️ 
Pictured: ‘Flat White’ Limited Edition Print, ‘Flat White’ Sublimated Cushion. 

#monday #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #coffee #flatwhite #contemporaryart #art #colour #color #canvas #gicleeprint #sublimationprinting #homedecorImage attachmentImage attachment

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I’d like one of these Flat White cushions please - when’s good to pick it up?

Love the cushion I bought xx

Up at dawn, meditate, write My Morning Page, go for a walk, do my stretches ........then coffee (skinny latte). Go back to bed lol.

Flat white is one of my all time favourites I love it

1 week ago

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DJW and Margaret both looking resplendent for the official opening of @hotagc gallery this evening. Excited to see this new venue for The Arts on the Gold Coast. Thank-you for the invitation @markhammeldiv1 ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

DJW and Margaret both looking resplendent for the official opening of @hotagc gallery this evening. Excited to see this new venue for The Arts on the Gold Coast. Thank-you for the invitation @markhammeldiv1 ✌🏼♥️🎨

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Certainly look like the glamorous art set. Great photo. Ax

both looking wonderful and the colours almost match your elegance don!!!

Wonderful couple😇

What a pair of beauties you are, enjoy your day xx

Enjoy - I hope the art lives up to your expectations

You 2 absolutely looking amaxing xxx

You both look gorgeous x

Looking stunning Margaret and you don’t look too bad either Don 🥰🥰

Beautiful picture xx

Two little cuties. Have a fantastic night. 🤗🤗

I have tickets for next wkd 🤗 I tried to get tickets for the opening but I think it was official invitation only.

Looking very smart!!

Looking very dapper sir Don 😘

Looking gooood

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2 weeks ago

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Brightening up the chilly mornings with the warm and cheery hues used in this favourite ‘First Love’.

It’s almost impossible to have a bad day when greeted with this artwork over breakfast ✌🏼♥️🎨.
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Brightening up the chilly mornings with the warm and cheery hues used in this favourite ‘First Love’.  

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Love it

Brilliant 🙌♥️

Love it Don

Thank-you! I love it too, a real mood booster ☀️

So vibrant

I absolutely love it xx

Is he wearing a mask ?? Love it

Have always loved your work. This is abit different & it’s great.

fabulous

So beautiful Don 🥰🥰

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2 weeks ago

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We’ve had a lot of interest in the artwork posted on DJW’s story and in his Facebook group 😍 Unfortunately this class exercise sold almost immediately, fortunately however Donald does paint on request so if you would like something similar please get in contact with us: sales@djwaters.com.au ... See MoreSee Less

We’ve had a lot of interest in the artwork posted on DJW’s story and in his Facebook group 😍 Unfortunately this class exercise sold almost immediately, fortunately however Donald does paint on request so if you would like something similar please get in contact with us: sales@djwaters.com.au

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Wow, love the colours

How am I not surprised? Gorgeous luscious colours❤️

Love the vibrancy of this work

i knew it would sell well done x c

Cindy Dawson this reminds me so much of Scott’s head 😍😍😍 I’d like one with me and the kids walking along the beach thanks 😛

Congratulations Don👏

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2 weeks ago

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My pleasure, thanks for coming to the studio

haha the camera must be in reverse

any sound now?

I love the sound of charcoal on canvas!

Drink and draw is a great stress reliever

Hi Don! Can't get sound yet

Thanks that was great 😊

We love Wednesdays!!

Hello

Love your imagination

Hey!! Ease up on the “old” comments 😳

Yes I can hear

The ‘rough red ‘ sounds awesome Guru 🍷 Loving the new you after your epiphany...

What sort of eraser?

Dr Don!!

Great artist

See ya, Don!!

Hi Don, I hope you are well, we will be back up in October for Jacob’s 50th, see you then

Thanks for your hospitality Donald this afternoon 💖

One of the best nights I’ve ever had and now proud to call you a mate

Wonderful Don- love from Precious

That’s it !!

Drink up

Hi Don just watching from afar cheers Leigh Woltmann

Wise words

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3 weeks ago

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Gloomy weather? No problem. Painting where I’d rather be today. ✌🏼♥️🎨

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Hard days work ✌🏼♥️🎨

Wonderful 🍷

What a day’s work! Amazing!

In my family room saving up for another two I have my eye on ❤️

So good

Gorgeous

Amazing

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Only a couple of openings left for my course at the McGregor Winter Art School. An absolutely wonderful week with likeminded people immersed in The Arts. Monday 28 June - Friday 2 July 2021Donald James Waters OAM is an established Australian contemporary artist. Transcending many genres Donald has a truly unique yet evolving and eclectic style. In this McGregor Winter workshop, Donald will be sharing techniques to encourage spontaneity and artistic independence through a journey of learning. For more information and to book: ow.ly/NTgJ50EtL5M ... See MoreSee Less

Only a couple of openings left for my course at the McGregor Winter Art School. An absolutely wonderful week with likeminded people immersed in The Arts. Monday 28 June - Friday 2 July 2021

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Simon Clover

Do U guy's have already a date for your lessons in Cairns???

3 weeks ago

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Chewing the fat about all things art.

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anyone having trouble with sound

any improvement?

thanks lovely

Is audio ok?

Haven't heard that phrase since I was in the UK many years ago. My mums favourite saying

Thanks Donald, See you tomorrow in beenleigh

Lol I’m still having trouble with sound anyone else

I have it up to the limit and it still sounds like a whisper

I think he grew out of his hair 😂😂

The hair on the bottom of your head.

Don't forget Bribie Island...

Hello

Coming to the cairns exhibition I hope

lol yes

cool

Monet didn’t don hang out with him back in the day

Well smoky gin don that’s what we know you like

i cant remember him with hair on the top of his head. So sad about the Glaucoma.

No sound still same

Hi from WA

It's not very loud on my phone 🙂

Good to see Don talking without the brush in hand 👍🏻

yes Don, your hair is as white as mine now.

Is he just having the one drink then

What about painting when the daughter when she was three

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Want to finish off your long weekend on a high note? DJW’s studio is open to the public for an authentic behind the scenes look at artist life, he’ll even be painting live. Drop in! ... See MoreSee Less

Want to finish off your long weekend on a high note? DJW’s studio is open to the public for an authentic behind the scenes look at artist life, he’ll even be painting live. Drop in!

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It’s certainly an adventure going to Don’s studio a wonder world so beautiful quirky 👍

I’m only coming if he can fit into the suit

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Lest we forget.

DJW fuelling up at Harrigan's Calypso Bay before Savour & Colour kicks off. It’s going to be a great afternoon ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

DJW fuelling up at Harrigans Calypso Bay before Savour & Colour kicks off. It’s going to be a great afternoon ✌🏼♥️🎨Image attachmentImage attachment

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It was a great afternoon. Thanks Don and Margaret 🎨 💕

Had a wonderful afternoon. Thank you .

Lovely to meet you both Don and Margaret had a terrific time

The Don is looking good, enjoy the day 🌞🎨🍷

Great venue for it.

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4 weeks ago

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One of my favourite artworks is off to a new home - thanks Bluethumb. You can see my profile here: bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

One of my favourite artworks is off to a new home - thanks Bluethumb. You can see my profile here: https://bluethumb.com.au/donald-james-waters ✌🏼♥️🎨

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Stunning painting! Congratulations!❤️

So love this painting 😍

Gotta a love a pink my favourite

😮love this, the colours are amazing!

excellent

Colours are so beautiful

That’s beautiful one lucky customer xxx

So beautiful love it 😊

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Hey troops, I get lots of requests for people to drop into the studio, ask me questions, etc.

And I love it! I love the interest in The Arts.

We’ve created a time weekly (Tuesday’s 2pm-6pm) for the studio to be open to the public so you can come and watch me paint, have a sticky beak around and ask me any questions. I look forward to seeing you here. ✌🏼♥️🎨
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Hey troops, I get lots of requests for people to drop into the studio, ask me questions, etc. 

And I love it! I love the interest in The Arts. 

We’ve created a time weekly (Tuesday’s 2pm-6pm) for the studio to be open to the public so you can come and watch me paint, have a sticky beak around and ask me any questions. I look forward to seeing you here. ✌🏼♥️🎨

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Thank you for giving all of us such a wonderful opportunity

Wow - Tuesday afternoons AND Wednesday mornings! We’ll have to bring a swag and doss down in the Studio overnight!

On and apparently a much skinner body

WTF did Emma photo shop a suit on you

You should have photo shopped some drag on him now that would be something to see say flowing chiffon

Omg you are very trim Don, I think Emma has worked some magic 🧙‍♂️

🙌♥️

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Savour & Colour on 24th April swiftly sold out!Thank-you to all who have booked. ✌🏼♥️🎨

Harrigan's Calypso Bay have added additional dates in June & July for those who missed out. Contact Matt on 07 55461997.
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Savour & Colour on 24th April swiftly sold out!Thank-you to all who have booked. ✌🏼♥️🎨

Harrigans Calypso Bay have added additional dates in June & July for those who missed out.  Contact Matt on 07 55461997.

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I had such a lovely afternoon, thank you so much ⭐️

Congrats

Yes, I missed out, when is the next one?

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Today’s in class demonstration ‘painting out of focus’ in acrylic. Photobombed by the work experience kid- when do school holidays finish?

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Enjoyed the class today 🙂

So sorry I missed, day out with the grandkids😂

Love the painting. Love the work experience kid.

I like your assistant xxxx

Love that squishy face ❤️and the painting is awesome 😎

Such a cute photo bomber though

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Summary of upcoming lessons and seminars open to the public.

If you’ve been wanting to try art, expand your creative IQ or just after a bit of self care - why not book yourself in?!

‘Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits.’
Brian Tracey ✌🏼♥️🎨
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Summary of upcoming lessons and seminars open to the public. 

If you’ve been wanting to try art, expand your creative IQ or just after a bit of self care - why not book yourself in?! 

‘Learn something new. Try something different. Convince yourself that you have no limits.’ 
Brian Tracey ✌🏼♥️🎨

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I thought it read seminaries

"Thinking about the countless times art and music and cinema and literature have saved and comforted me during difficult times. I really owe my happiness to everyone dedicated to their craft." —lovergirl.tumblr.com #ToBeVulnerablyHonest

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1 month ago

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Looks like your doing a great job Lennox helping Poppy.Keep up the good work young man.

It’s great. Especially love the legs poking out at the bottom of the painting

That painting 🧑‍🎨 is so amazing

Looks fantastic. 🤗🤗

1 month ago

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24th April, limited tickets.
Don’t miss out.
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24th April, limited tickets. 
Don’t miss out.

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Christine Morris maybe you and Kim 👍❤️

1 month ago

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DJW working away at an experimental piece he started whilst teaching. Showing how you stamp your unique style on artworks outside your usual genre.

Wednesday classes
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Sue Hill Helen Tainsh Jennie Bell Valerie Julie Eugarde Colleen Clark Christine Bostock

Thank you Cathy Palamara Gilday

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Happy Easter to you too 🥰🥰

Happy Easter Don x

Happy Easter 🐣

Have a lovely Easter 🐣

Happy Easter to you all xx❣️❣️🐣🐥🐣❣️❣️xx

Happy Easter to you, Margaret, Emma and Lennox. 🐣😘🐣😘

Happy Easter Don Marg Emma and Lennox from Chris and I.

Happy Easter to you all❤️

Happy Easter Don and family. 🐣🥂

Happy Easter Don & family 🐣

Happiest of Easters to you Don and Marg.

All the best for a peaceful and clam Easter!

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That’s a wrap! Day 30 of our 30 Day Challenge.
We hope you enjoyed these small insights into DJW’s art. Thank-you for all your thought provoking (and funny) questions.

DJW welcomes any further questions you may have at any stage, so don’t hesitate to get in contact!

Edit: The 30 Day Challenge clips are located here youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwnprGChIkcqWy2kAUhKQZzcJ2Iv6ImE8

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I loved watching these each day! Thank you🙏🏼 ❤️👏

I’ve loved watching these. Thanks Don and Emma

Loved them Don! I intend rewatching them one late, wide awake night from beginning to end. 💕🥰😭

Well done these were fantastic to watch thanks 🙏

2 months ago

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The turning point for DJW’s artworks. Why he paints beautiful, idyllic, whimsical paintings.

“The world is full of ugly, why would I want to add to it”

Stay safe out there ✌🏼❤️🎨
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I really love the insight into the real feelings of the man behind the amazing paintings that he produces and gives birth to. Love you Donald xxxxx

2 months ago

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It’s all about YOU today!

What does DJW want YOU to get out of his artwork?

Stay safe Qld.
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❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻

DJW invited us in for a whirlwind tour of his studio to show us ‘where the magic happens’.

Really has to be seen to be believed! Pop in sometime... ✌🏼♥️🎨
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This is fabulous!❤️

One of my favourite places so much wonderful things to see 👍

I hear you are coming up north next month.

Nick N Kim Vanderkley

2 months ago

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Thank-you!

Any other questions? 🙂

hahah Mary!

Do performance enhancing products (like wine) help with your creativity?

Kudo’s to ‘ The Manager ‘ !!!💜 (The subject matter too) Would love to see , on canvas, what’s comes out when right and left brain seperate occasionally. Love it : don’t ever change , Guru . ❣️

Love your work Don 👍

Looking forward to see U In Cairns Donald!!!!

Atmosphere yes Nature yes Who are you

Awww🙃thank Youuuu!

Yes

Keeping pace with your families help Don,is good!!!

Loud and clear

Oh dear. Back to the drawing board!!!

They do mine. Lol

Lovely to see you in action again Don ! You are very inspirational . Thankyou

I can hear you

Yes

What is your favourite style of music 👍

Thanks Don enjoyed this live😙

Ha ha ha

This is so good!!! 😂😉

Can you see my questions?

Justine beaver with a touch of gin

Is he ever off the gin lol

Guy Warren turns 100 in a week or so. Will we have another 30 years of Donald James Waters

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Want to share but can't. Tears!

Picking Donald’s brain about the meaning behind his latest artwork....

Maybe a subconscious message there, what do you think?! 🤔
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I have a question.. Are there pictures You have done that U didn't wanted to sell or felt a bit sad as you got a buyer as you might did wanted to let go? Did you draw pictures who are really personal and not for sale at all.. Maybe if would U show us one?

It wonderful! Is there a way to show the painting up close. ? It's hard to see the details

I was going to ask that we can’t see the details it looks very interesting xxxxx

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Stay safe all of you xx

Thank you for that.

Hope you are both ok and on high enough ground Cx

Flooding looks bad are you marooned there in jacobs well

2 months ago

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We hope everyone is keeping safe in the weather currently lashing Australia.

A lighter clip today - a couple of Don’s students sneaking in a cheeky question! 🤣💐
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As an artist (or anyone working in creative area) you need to be relatively thick skinned. DJW touches on the resilience he has built in his years as an artist . ... See MoreSee Less

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Absolutely !! ... ( like a rhino ! Lol ) Great philosophy here...🎨🦏

2 months ago

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Although the words ‘work week’ are not traditionally synonymous with ‘artist’. Donald discusses how his role as a professional artist is structured - and how that has changed in the past year, enjoy! ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

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Always ‘on show’ at The Gallery in the Corridor’ : Patron / Mentor / Guru 🎨🤪👀

When did DJW first decide to become an artist and who inspired him?

Day 19 of picking DJW’s brain. Don’t forget to send in your questions!

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Love your stories don. And especially your art...👍🥂🥂

2 months ago

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Picking DJW’s brain about learning.

It’s going to be news to his wife but Donald says the key is listening! 🔑 👂
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2 months ago

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Mind blank - how to overcome it as an artist.
Can you run out of things to paint?!
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Extremely excited to be involved at McGregor Winter Arts School. Tickets now on sale!Only one more sleep until McGregor Winter is ON SALE! Jump on the website to book from 10am tomorrow morning - Monday 15 January. ow.ly/Nr9W50DWXdO ... See MoreSee Less

Extremely excited to be involved at McGregor Winter Arts School. Tickets now on sale!

Happy hump day and we’ve hit the half way mark picking Don’s brain. Let’s hope this fun, left of centre offering can get you through! ✌🏼❤️🎨

Would love to hear your interpretation of the artwork!
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Adding painted elements over collage to create a greater layer of depth to your artwork...

DJW shows the results of this technique ✌🏼♥️🎨
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Love this technique : mixed media / collage ! ( I do listen 🤪. One of my concepts of this sold recently from ‘ The Gallery in the Corridor , during ‘Love Month’ ). ❣️Great lessons...keep getting out of bed early . Lol .

This artwork is a perfect beginning for the week:

✅ Believe in your self, protect your morals and direction no matter what life throws at you.

Have a strong week ahead 💪🏼
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Sharing a little ‘Wisdom 2’ end the week. Thanks to everyone following along with this video series. Keep your questions coming in ✌🏼❤️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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DJW sharing today the process of taking a sketch and turning it into a resolved artwork on canvas. Enjoy ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

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I love your therapy it’s so beautiful xx

Fabulous !! ( from s..ty to mellow : every time )

2 months ago

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*drumroll please*

What you’ve been waiting for... style advice from the fashionista himself.

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U are such an Original! Well done Don.. I miss your humor here.

A ‘living masterpiece !’ A reincarnated, modern Monet , who uses his palette to show us how to bring fun and laughter into dreary times . 🎨 😘

Love your style poppy 💕 I’ll be happy to walk around with you anywhere!

My god I love you xx

2 months ago

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Can I get DJW to paint me a painting?

The answer is yes! Picking his brain about commissioned work here....

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Knocking on the Red Door by request on Day 9 of picking DJW’s brain. ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

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They probably dress like me behind there!

Do you live behind the red door sometimes too ? Great characters in there ! 😃

Love it xxx

2 months ago

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It seems there a few of you out there wanting to talk paint:

-What brands do you use?
-How do you get your colours so vibrant?
-Do you use medium?

Picking DJW’s brain on Day 8. Send through any questions you may have, we love them! ✌🏼♥️🎨
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2 months ago

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Day 7:

John very kindly sent in a photo of a DJW artwork purchased in the early 90’s asking Donald’s thoughts on it now that his style has changed.

This methodology could be applied to many facets of life outside professional painting. Keep growing and evolving! ✌🏼❤️🎨

And thank-you for picking Don’s brain! 🧠
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Very well said , Guru . * What a great philosophy !! 🎨

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. (I love my painting! 💞)

2 months ago

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A bit of artistic wisdom to wrap up the first week of picking DJW’s brain. Not just a pretty picture but an idealistic metaphor for life in this artwork.

Remember to send through all your questions for DJW to tackle. Eg. How do they deliver Uber Eats to this crazy island?
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The perfect painting ! Let’s all go there ! Lol ! ( mind set that day Guru ? )

Bursting into the weekend with colour, movement and excitement on Day 5 of Picking DJW’s Brain. Thank-you for the great questions, keep them coming! ✌🏼♥️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

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I love that painting it’s gorgeous

Brilliant ....again: still !!! ( art and jacket Guru . )

Thanks for the support guys ✌🏼

Stay tuned next week for the answers to your questions. Please keep them coming... art or fashun 🤣
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My dad wears that sort of shirts Don , Jim Foyle .... you have to have the personality to go with it , and from my experience you both do . I remember you from SSC days x

2 months ago

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Moving into something a little different for Day 4 of picking my brain. An artwork I created to capture the essence of Christmas Morning would you believe, enjoy!

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2 months ago

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Not just a pretty landscape....

DJW’s artworks are packed full of symbols, metaphors and meaning. Discussing ‘Never Ending Journey’ on Day 3.

If you have any questions for Don, please send them through. Have had some fantastic ones come through, thank- you!

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Day 2 of picking my brain! Quick chat about an abstractionist piece overlaid with content in the foreground. Enjoy ✌🏼❤️🎨 ... See MoreSee Less

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Great start to the day...just floating along! Awesome message here,( and love the relaxed matching shirt , Guru. )

3 months ago

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Let’s kick off with the meaning behind this joyful artwork... Day 1 of 30 days picking my brain 🧠!

I would love your feedback and questions, what would you like to know?!
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Are you still using Atelier acrylic and glazes? The colours are so vibrant

I love it too xxx

Love your work x

Fabulous ! ( well done, Guru)

3 months ago

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Have you ever wondered what the *bleep* is that painting about? What is that bloke on?! Why is he wearing that?!!

For the next 30 days I’m going to share the inner workings of my mind in a short video each day. I’d also love to answer any questions you have, please send them through!!

Are you ready?!!!!!!
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Have you ever wondered what the *bleep* is that painting about? What is that bloke on?! Why is he wearing that?!! 

For the next 30 days I’m going to share the inner workings of my mind in a short video each day. I’d also love to answer any questions you have, please send them through!!

Are you ready?!!!!!!

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What an awesome opportunity, Donald James Waters ! Just shared it to our work page. Looking forward to seeing the stuff that comes up (even if it's about your dress style) 😁

I have a question about my favourite series. The red doors ❤️ why red doors in the trees?

Now that’s a worry !!!

I’m ready 👏👏👏

I would like to post a photo of an early painting of yours that I own. It is from about 25 ago that I think is from your early days. Are you ok with that?

I’m loving these images. 😆😆

Oh I can’t wait 😜 Dons brain now this will be fun

i like it i will have to come up with some questions

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Looking forward to it

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3 months ago

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DJW with CEO of Beenleigh Show Society, longtime friend and supporter, Annette Mundt at the Flower Festival. Painting florals live in the foyer today, overlooked by the 2 panel mural celebrating the history of the show - commissioned for the new Show Society premises. ... See MoreSee Less

DJW with CEO of Beenleigh Show Society, longtime friend and supporter, Annette Mundt at the Flower Festival. Painting florals live in the foyer today, overlooked by the 2 panel mural celebrating the history of the show - commissioned for the new Show Society premises.

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great photos don

Love your florals! 💐💐💐

Would love to see you paint florals! Is this a possibility?

Do more florals 🥰🤩

Bit of a Friday Funny 🤣🤣

Q: What do you get when you cross a septuagenarian with social media?
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Go Don!😁🤣😂

Isn't age a wonderful thing? 😂

Yay Don!!!!! 🥳🥳

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3 months ago

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DJW had a wonderful time teaching a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ style 3hr studio session yesterday. So many belly laughs and fascinating to see each persons individual interpretation and colour choices from the same demonstration. Great food, wine and company. ✌🏼♥️🎨

If you are interested in booking a private group to paint with Donald, in his studio. Get in touch!
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DJW had a wonderful time teaching a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ style 3hr studio session yesterday. So many belly laughs and fascinating to see each persons individual interpretation and colour choices from the same demonstration. Great food, wine and company. ✌🏼♥️🎨 

If you are interested in booking a private group to paint with Donald, in his studio. Get in touch!

3 months ago

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Excited about this new work I started in class today. Expanding on the wet on wet ink on paper technique taught last week. Stepped it up to canvas and added acrylic for one of my signature above/below water compositions but with a twist on colour and medium. Can’t wait to see where this piece ends up! ... See MoreSee Less

Excited about this new work I started in class today. Expanding on the wet on wet ink on paper technique taught last week. Stepped it up to canvas and added acrylic for one of my signature above/below water compositions but with a twist on colour and medium. Can’t wait to see where this piece ends up!

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Looking fabulous Don....& the artwork is not too shabby either 💋

it is looking good don as usual!

What an exciting start.

Very excited about our class next week😁

You are a legend don. Looks like a great start to another masterpiece.

Oh very exciting!!

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3 months ago

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〰️ Wednesday’s Wet on Wet 💦(art)Work on the Whirlwind 🌬- Wonderful🤪!

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〰️ Wednesday’s Wet on Wet 💦(art)Work on the Whirlwind 🌬- Wonderful🤪!

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Thanks mate!

Love it don

Awesome

Winspiring!

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle.” Steve Jobs ... See MoreSee Less

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle.” Steve Jobs

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Love it!!

Love this painting 🧑‍🎨

Insanely awesome!

Roses are red, violets are blue.
Donald James Waters loves all of you!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Two weeks left to take advantage of our LOVE MONTH promotion, 25% off prints and homewares!

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Prints: arthouseonthebay.myshopify.com/collections/prints

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Roses are red, violets are blue.
Donald James Waters loves all of you!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Two weeks left to take advantage of our LOVE MONTH promotion, 25% off prints and homewares!

Cushions: https://arthouseonthebay.myshopify.com/.../soft-furnishings
Prints: https://arthouseonthebay.myshopify.com/collections/prints

Discount automatically applied at checkout. Contact 0423 375 765

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Same to you 😘😘😘❤️❤️❤️

The cutest cupid I've ever seen....lol.

The Gallery in the Corridor , 205 Main St. Beenleigh. 4207 ( Open Daily 9-3) Also has a Selection of These Prints / Cushions Available , by Donald James Waters 💘. Call in and See More Works : no ‘disturbing content’ in here : such a Gorgeous Guru He Is ! 💝

Trying to write a serious caption for these pillows but it’s turning into a fluff piece... 🤣

Seriously though it’s 25% off soft furnishings for LOVE MONTH (February) arthouseonthebay.myshopify.com/collections/soft-furnishings

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Can’t wait for mine. X

‘Reper-cushions’ would be a sad situation indeed !! 😒 Fabulous , colourful and ‘ fluffy’ : watching Netflix in style...🎨

Beautiful 🥰

'Soft Art'

3 months ago

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Day for it.

What working from a reference looks like, when you create your own reference. 🤪
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Day for it.

What working from a reference looks like, when you create your own reference. 🤪

3 months ago

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Hahaha...love the pic.

🌹’A Rose...by Any Other Name’ ! 🌹 Now That’s Some Offer !

Nice photo!

3 months ago

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Hey troops, it’s LOVE MONTH! 25% off selected prints and homewares throughout February. ✌🏼❤️🎨

Cushions: arthouseonthebay.myshopify.com/collections/soft-furnishings

Prints: arthouseonthebay.myshopify.com/collections/prints

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Go Don!!!

Please reserve for me a cushion picturing the feet. Could you bring it on Wednesday thanks. Helen “Conversation”

How much 4 cushions please & how can we veiw them . Thanks

Great t-shirt 😍

Don,where can I see the cushions you have on sale. Cx

Amazing human🙌🙌🙌

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4 months ago

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Found myself in the midst of a challenging day and created a beautiful sketch as an outlet. Loved the concept enough to paint.

Found these words online that echoed the sentiment, enjoy ✌🏼❤️🎨...

silence is beauty
a gentle absence
that cools
the fevered mind

silence is hope
a quiet place
where thoughts
become dreams

silence is strength
a sweet breath
that fortifies
resolve

@silenceisbeauty
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Found myself in the midst of a challenging day and created a beautiful sketch as an outlet. Loved the concept enough to paint. 

Found these words online that echoed the sentiment, enjoy ✌🏼❤️🎨...

silence is beauty
a gentle absence
that cools
the fevered mind

silence is hope
a quiet place
where thoughts
become dreams

silence is strength
a sweet breath
that fortifies
resolve

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This is magical! Love it 😍💫✨

Beautifully expressed...(silence is balm to the Soul ) 🌠

Beautiful,the world is a noisy place,we could all do with more silence.

Fantastic .loving your work

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