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A painting of a Cobb & Co mail coach

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dallas Nyberg Oct 11. 4 Replies

Hi all...I am presently working on a painting of a horse drawn, Cobb & Co mail coach..These coaches were once used in Australia too carry passengers and mail to the remote regions. They are very…READ MORE

A bit more done on my cat painting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beverly J Raffaele Aug 30. 1 Reply

This has been a long process.... now 50 hours of painting and still more to go...The perils of being a high detail artist...I will include all updates here..…READ MORE

A futher update of my Tigger the cat painting

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Another update of my cat painting... I rendered the right side of his face and his nearside leg. The leg will be finalised, once I have the rest of his body in place. I blocked in the under painting…READ MORE

A painting of "Tigger" the cat..

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Hi All...I finished the Dingo painting and two hours later...it was sold...I had intended it for an entry in an art show. I didn't expect to sell it so fast...so, with it out of the loop... I started…READ MORE


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A lot to do.. and a few new tryouts

Posted on June 10, 2013 at 11:53am 6 Comments

I have been busy over the past few weeks... a couple of commissions to get started on.. One already in progress, a timber wolf.. (Check the Work in progress forum).

I am also venturing into a bit of unknown territory... airbrushing on ground aluminium panels... an artist collegue of mine does them and they are awesome..so I am going to give it a go...

Her name is Denise Stephenson and this is her and one of her art pieces.....…


About me

Posted on May 26, 2013 at 10:14am 0 Comments

I live in Cowra, New South Wales, Australia. A small town in a rural region of the state.

I have been doing artwork of some kind for most of my life. I have, basically, tried every type of art....contantly looking for the medium I really liked. Drawing has always been the foundation of all of my art. I evenually started doing a lot of oil paintings and loved the medium. As a sideline hobby/art, I took up doing leatherwork in the 1970's. I did a lot of pictorial leather art carvings…


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At 10:11pm on December 22, 2014, Calvin S.Clarke said…

Hi, Dallas.  I still have a lot of the inferior quality paints around and don't want to dispose of them. Despite the quality,  that paint is still costly should they be dumped? Or would it be wise to mix some of the student grade acrylics with the professional grades? 

How do you transfer a drawing to the canvas after preparing the surface?

I am presently searching for smooth painting surfaces. I don't trust those hardboard surfaces sold at the local hardware stores as they may be chemically treated. Can the mattboards used in picture framing be also used as a painting support? Even if they can be successfully primed, how archival are they? The only other alternative would be to order online, which can be a bit costly for me. Looking foreward to your reply. Thanks in advance.

At 9:39am on December 17, 2014, Brian Baltz said…

Greetings Dallas,

You mentioned to use Distilled water. Do you think using R/O Reverse Osmosis used for salt water fish tanks will work as well?

At 9:48pm on December 10, 2014, Calvin S.Clarke said…

I forgot to mention the paint brands I use are Rowney's: 'System 3' and 'Cryla'. Winsor&Newton's: 'Galeria' and 'Finity' 'System 3' and 'Galeria' are most likely the inferior student grade paints.

At 4:29pm on December 10, 2014, Calvin S.Clarke said…

Thanks for your comment regarding my problem.  I understood the part about certain colours becoming dull and not to use tap water. However you didn't seem to finish your last statement which is a little confusing. I would also like to know if there is any other water I can use to thin the paint? Or do I have to just depend entirely on acrylic medium to do so? I also want to comment on your beautiful work, which has excellent detail especially those two Zebras! Goodbye.

At 6:52pm on November 21, 2014, Carol Mayer said…

Outstanding work!

At 4:38pm on August 7, 2013, Sharon Schumann said…

Thanks very much Dallas.

At 9:09am on August 7, 2013, John Lasco said…

Thank you very much.

At 2:18pm on August 6, 2013, Richard Tully. said…

 Love it, love it all, i'm realllly looking forward to your wolf now.

At 7:03am on May 31, 2013, Iveta Autratová said…

Many thanks for your kind words Dallas :o)

At 10:12am on April 21, 2013, Teresa Aber said…

Absolutely Beautiful Art......



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