Pieter Zaadstra

Pieter Zaadstra

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Tasmania  ·  Professional artist and illustrator since 1973
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Kelpie puppy in the tack room. Oils over charcoal on prepared Yupo full sheet.

Kelpie puppy in the tack room. Oils over charcoal on prepared Yupo full sheet.

Using coloured pencils and graphite to setup with oils over the all. A fun time capturing a Kelpie pup from my collection of images about the Australian Kelpie dogs. An 'ekphrastic' twist or two of my imagination...

Using coloured pencils and graphite to setup with oils over the all. A fun time capturing a Kelpie pup from my collection of images about the Australian Kelpie dogs. An 'ekphrastic' twist or two of my imagination...

Red dog - Australian Kelpie Study. Graphite and oils on prepared sheet of Yupo...

Red dog - Australian Kelpie Study. Graphite and oils on prepared sheet of Yupo...

The Australian Kelpie herding sheep. Graphite on prepared Full sheet Yupo with oils in AS No.1 medium.

The Australian Kelpie herding sheep. Graphite on prepared Full sheet Yupo with oils in AS No.1 medium.

'Warwick Capper' the renowned Sydney Swans footballer design for a wine label by Pieter Zaadstra, 2017. Drawing and oils on Yupo Sheet prepared for the commission.

'Warwick Capper' the renowned Sydney Swans footballer design for a wine label by Pieter Zaadstra, 2017. Drawing and oils on Yupo Sheet prepared for the commission.

'Con the Fruiterer' design for Chardonnay wine label by Pieter Zaadstra, 2017. Sketch with oils on Yupo sheet prepared for the commission.

'Con the Fruiterer' design for Chardonnay wine label by Pieter Zaadstra, 2017. Sketch with oils on Yupo sheet prepared for the commission.

'Con the Fruiterer' created on Yupo sheet prepared for drawing and oils by Pieter Zaadstra, 2017. Commission for a wine label.

'Con the Fruiterer' created on Yupo sheet prepared for drawing and oils by Pieter Zaadstra, 2017. Commission for a wine label.

A study in charcoal, graphite with white pastel chalk of an alert kelpie head and merino rams regressive. On Yupo Ultra 252 gsm sheet prepared for the task to help push the smokey effects...

A study in charcoal, graphite with white pastel chalk of an alert kelpie head and merino rams regressive. On Yupo Ultra 252 gsm sheet prepared for the task to help push the smokey effects.

Duck herder kelpie pup. Charcoal and graphite on Yupo Ultra sheet which was prepared for the task, 2013.

Charcoal and graphite on Yupo Ultra sheet which was prepared for the task, - Uploaded by Pieter Zaadstra

Spawners cruising up a highlands creek, Central Plateau, Tasmania, Australia. Artwork for a planned book of art (No.2) on fly fishing...

Spawners cruising up a highlands creek, Central Plateau, Tasmania, Australia. Artwork for a planned book of art on fly fishing.

Anneke at Strathlynn on the Tamar River, Tasmania, Australia. Sketch in oil on FGS Yupo 200 gsm synthetic sheet from the art journal I was writing and illustrating during 2008/09...

Anneke at Strathlynn on the Tamar River, Tasmania, Australia. Sketch in oil on FGS Yupo 200 gsm synthetic sheet from the art journal I was writing and illustrating during - Uploaded by Pieter Zaadstra

Rise to the Fly, among the penny weed at Jonah Bay, Arthurs Lake, Central Plateau, Tasmanian Highlands. Oil on gesso panel capturing the sensational fishing for a book of art about fly fishers.

Rise to the Fly, among the penny weed at Jonah Bay, Arthurs Lake, Central Plateau, Tasmanian Highlands. Oil on gesso panel capturing the sensational fishing for a book of art about fly fishers.

Shingle-back lizards (blue tongued) on Dalton 3 phase 200 gsm synthetic paper from the 'Flight of the Black Cockatoo' book of art 1987...

Shingle-back lizards (blue tongued) on Dalton 3 phase 200 gsm synthetic paper from the 'Flight of the Black Cockatoo' book of art

Exeter A&H Show - eventing trials. Graphite powder in Alkyd with white lead in oils heightening. This is on Yupo FGS 150 gsm which is no longer available... Open life of the Alkyd was a few hours which allowed plenty of time for gaining definition and slight textures to enhance the drawing. Deft brushwork handling the detailing without going overboard and thus romancing the mystery.

Exeter A&H Show - eventing trials. Graphite powder in Alkyd with white lead in oils heightening. This is on Yupo FGS 150 gsm which is no longer available... Open life of the Alkyd was a few hours which allowed plenty of time for gaining definition and slight textures to enhance the drawing. Deft brushwork handling the detailing without going overboard and thus romancing the mystery.

'Archie' the GWP gundog passed away suddenly and David asked me to capture him for posterity. Here is my memento artwork. Graphite powder and 8B lead pencil with alkyd oils overlay on Yupo Ultra full sheet which was primed and prepared for the job.

'Archie' the GWP gundog passed away suddenly and David asked me to capture him for posterity. Here is my memento artwork. Graphite powder and lead pencil with alkyd oils overlay on Yupo Ultra full sheet which was primed and prepared for the job.

A commission from the Western Districts of Victoria, Australia. It features 'Shine' the Kelpie in a montage of ideas milling about behind the dog portrait study. An oil exercise in tonal arrays on canvas with reciprocal gaze engaging the viewers.

A commission from the Western Districts of Victoria, Australia. It features 'Shine' the Kelpie in a montage of ideas milling about behind the dog portrait study. An oil exercise in tonal arrays on canvas with reciprocal gaze engaging the viewers.