Giants in the bush .....

A gorgeous oil on canvas painting "Giants of the Darkening Forest" with gold frame 153cm x 72cm only $1690 aud .

This stunning work is created with Art Spectrum Artist oils paints on canvas on ply. Due to its size I can deliver the painting personally far as Sydney or Brisbane for free otherwise courier freight will need to be arranged.

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

A favourite of mine on plywood ..check the texture !!

A beautiful ink, oil and acrylic painting on plywood titled "Light, Life and Water- The Beginning " with gold frame 130cm x 69cm only $990 aud. I love it!!— I posted this on Instagram a couple of days ago ....just getting the hang of it so far... https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/scottjacksonartworks/

 

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Port Macquarie : Hastings River Cruise....

Had a few days away at Port Macquarie......and took a cruise on the river and got a few shots of the sky that might make it to a painting.

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Port Macquarie Art Walk 21 April 2016: 6pm to 9pm

Well this might be something interesting for any of you who are on the Mid North Coast at Port Macquarie. Seems like a great idea : well done Port Macquarie!. It will Live Art, Live Music, Exhibitions and Public Art.

If any you are interested or want more information go to the link www.pmhc.nsw.gov.au/artwalk  or check out the map below: (apologies for the quality of the image)

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Cant make it to the January 2016 Exhibition...???

Well ...here are a bunch of shots of what you are missing....

Hope you like the look of them ...they show up even better in the flesh.....

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

New Display of Work at Port Macquarie......

A new  exhibition of paintings has just been delivered to Masterpiece Framing and Gallery,  at 2/91 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie. The paintings will be on display until the end of February.The price catalogue is displayed below.......so if your lucky you might be able to get down there to have a look.

Here is a link to their site on facebook.. Masterpiece framing and Gallery

 

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Only 7 more sleeps until ......

Yep you guessed it !!..only 7 more sleeps until my January 2016 Summer Exhibition opens . Titled "Dreaming with Colour and Paint".

Here is a copy of the Exhibition notice for you to print out and stick up on your bedroom wall !!!....or share with anyone who you think might be interested . Hope to see you there.

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Spirits in the Grass !!! .........

This work , titled "Spirits in The Grass" is a recent favourite. It is medium sized work (76 cm x 112 cm) completed in acrylic paint on canvas.

I've always been drawn to the horizon line in a landscape ...especially the perception that comes from a few marks and colour that create the feeling of distance.....

......while also being pulled into the darks of the bush and the undergrowth.....imagine ...who knows what you might find there ?

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Something a little different ....?...what about "objet trouve "...!!

I had fun with this one.......This painting is one of a small series using "objet trouve " (yep thats found things and collage !) together with ink and acrylic paint. 

The title is "Memories in The River of Time". It will be on display and for sale at my next Solo Exhibition in January 2016 at Gladstone , NSW. (size 122cm x 61cm). 

If you get up close there are a number of unusual items embedded in the work.

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

New Work ...straight off the easel

Just thought I would post the new work ......I love it !!!!!!....created with Matisse Professional Artists Acrylic Colour and Art Spectrum Concentrated Artists ink. This one is fairly large , approximately 90cm x 150cm (3ft x 5ft)....

This painting will be featured in my next Solo Exhibition at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Kinchella St , Gladstone, NSW. The Exhibition will start from 13th January , 2016. If you want a sneak preview , the setup day is tuesday 12 January.

The painting just needs the final varnish ....and a Title  !!...any ideas ??

 

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Having a good week so far ..........

Have just been working on a few new ink and acrylic works over the last few weeks ....and it looks like they are starting to come together....... Can you guess which are part of the same series ??

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

The Varnish Factory ..........

Just thought I would you show the difference between a work with varnish and one without. 

Both these works are acrylic and ink and I'm at the final stage when all the paint and ink is dry and the work is finished that I will cover it with a gloss varnish ( by Art Spectrum).

The varnish will both protect the paint and ink of the work and it also brings up the colours......

These paintings will only need the hardware put on them and they will be ready to hang. They will be shown in my next exhibition of new work in January 2016.

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Ahh!!!... Smell the the varnish .......................

Here is a shot of a couple of just finished paintings ........I have just put the final coat of varnish on them ......so all the doors and windows are wide open !!!!!....... havent got names for these ones yet ,but they are from the "World of Tree and Grass" series....any suggestions ???

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

New Work ...done on site while at The Exhibition.................

I have been working on a new painting while sitting the exhibition........This one is oil on a toned acrylic gesso on canvas , size 152cm x 61cm......... Thought you might want to have a look at it .

This one turned out ok so far and hopefully if all goes well I will have it in my next exhibition of new work in January 2016..............the trick now is to get a 152 cm wet oil painting in the van and back to the studio with out any disasters.......

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Another beauty flys off the wall at Sails Resort, Port Macquarie.....

This large beautiful work moved off to a new home today, sold from the wall at Sails Resort. This favourite painting is approximately 183cm x 60cm. Acrylc on canvas...It was painted with many layers of transparent colour  to build up the final result....It is titled Dreaming in The Landscape of Tree and Grass"

Dreaming in the landscape of tree and grass.jpg
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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Photos from "Dreaming of Colour and Light " Exhibition @ Macleay Valley Community Gallery

Just thought I would get  a few shots of my latest Exhibition up for those of you who cant get in to have a look........It looks pretty good ...especially as the gallery has a new LED light system that really brings up the colour and textures.......

 Different Roads tryptych

Different Roads tryptych

 Reaching for The Sun , Exuberant Life , 

Reaching for The Sun , Exuberant Life , 

 Various paintings , North Wall

Various paintings , North Wall

 The Bay (south west rocks ) and Giants of The Darkening Forest ( back wall)

The Bay (south west rocks ) and Giants of The Darkening Forest ( back wall)

 Prints, small paintings and Demonstration area, 2nd Room

Prints, small paintings and Demonstration area, 2nd Room

 2nd room ' Places imagined and Dreams Foretold, (on left)

2nd room ' Places imagined and Dreams Foretold, (on left)

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

August 2015 Exhibition Catalogue : now downloadable

Just Letting you know that I have finally done the Exhibition Catalogue for my Winter Exhibition, titled " Dreams of Colour and Light" . 

As this is the 10th Exhibition ( and 16th solo exhibition!! ) I have had at The Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery , I thought I would do a bit of a selective retrospective display of work done over the last 20 odd years. Many of these works are my special favourites, so it is good to get them out for a show.

The catalogue looks like this ...... and the paintings look even better in the flesh !!

august 2015 exhibition
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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Crescent Head Classic Surf Art Exhibition 2015

Last chance to see the Crescent Head Classic Surf Art Exhibition 2015 at The Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, 5 Kinchela St , Gladstone.NSW ...it all comes down tomorrow....

This was a great Exhibition organised by local Roger Fergusson and friends, initially at the Crescent Head Country Club and then moved for an extended showing at the MVCAG at Gladstone. NSW

This was part of the activities on during the Malibu Classic put together by the Creascent Head Malibu Club.

The images below are a couple of favourites that I put in for the show .

the point crescent head
wave
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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

August Exhibition 30th July to 16th August 2015 @ The Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Gladstone, NSW

Just a quick note to announce I am having an Exhibition at The Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery, Kinchela St , Gladstone. 

The exhibition should feature over 30 selected works , of various sizes,both on canvas or framed. All paintings will be for sale. I will also have some signed limited edition prints and artist made cards.

I also plan to be working on new paintings for my January 2016 exhibition. This will be a demonstration for people interested in the process and application to works in acrylic , ink or oils....Hope to see you there.

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.

Walking The Dunes painting moves on........

Just sold a large painting (183cm 90cm ) titled " Walking The Dunes" ..This was a favourite and now lives in its new home on Queenslands Gold Coast.......

This is a shot of "Walking The Dunes" on display at Sails Resort , Port Macquarie before it was sold ......

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scott jackson

I am an Australian Artist living near Crescent Head on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, about half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Its a great place to live. I'm lucky to have the bush, beach and sea to be inspiration for creating paintings. A bit of history on me is that I've always been around art and craft my whole life as my dad was also an artist, so are most of my family, so it just seemed sort of normal that the sort of things associated with art and making art have always been laying around or hanging up somewhere. I have been creating artworks, including paintings and wall hangings, for over 35 years. I have been seriously painting for about the last 25 years and for the last twelve years I have been lucky enough to be able to work on producing art full time. I am essentially a self taught artist (with a few instructions lessons from my Dad) and work mainly in oils and acrylics, with the occasional ink and watercolour. I also like ink drawing and sketching of the landscape and life drawing. In particular I like working with painting knives and brushes as it allows me to put the paint on thick and get down some good texture. I also like working with various under-painting colours and textures as it can allow some very interesting effects to come through to the upper layers of paint. Oils are particularly good when working with transparent colours. I'm especially intrigued by the "sgraffito" or scratching back effects that can be achieved through layers of colour and as a method of incorporating detail in thick painted textures. I like working on the surfaces of canvas on board, wood or hardboard and stretched canvas and linen. I would probably classify my work as impressionist and expressionist landscape, seascape and skyscapes, either way its just the type of paintings I make so I don't get to hung up on what they might be classified as. I just like making them and lots of people like looking at them and purchasing them, so that's great. On the subject and composition of the paintings ..... I've always been involved in the lifestyle associated with the coast and the bush from fishing, diving and surfing to bush walking and camping so it seems that many of my paintings are associated with beaches, headlands, bush, nature and landscape. My paintings will tend to be places I've been or seen as well as composites of the various aspects of the site and the natural world that have appealed to me. So mix this with the beauty of the colour and the texture of paint and then I can really have some fun.