Pieter Zaadstra

Pieter Zaadstra

www.zaadstra.com.au
Tasmania / Professional artist and illustrator since 1973
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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 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 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.

Buffalo and Oxpecker - High Thunder Afrika Series. Wax crayon and Alkyd oils on Yupo FGS 200 gsm sheet. This artwork is for my dedication page of the book of art about the African big game hunter from South Australia, the late John Dawkins…, a book that is a work in progress :)

x Mixed media Alkyd on Yupo. From the Afrika High Thunder series of Published in the Tales of the Atelier. African Buffalo with Ox Pecker

The Leopard and kill - High Thunder Afrika Series. Alkyd over charcoal sketch on Yupo FGS 200 gsm sheet. Continuing the series about Africa and the big five hunter from South Australia, the late John Dawkins. It’s all building up to a collection of art for a book.

The Leopard and kill - High Thunder Afrika Series Alkyd over charcoal sketch on Yupo FGS 200 gsm sheet. Continuing the series about Africa and the big five hunter from South Australia, the late John.

Child Play - Valley Lake Sight - Flight of the Black Cockatoo (1986). Drawn with black Stabilotone wax crayon and watercolour over which a brisk treatment of Alkyd oils finished the artwork. Actually it was deliberately left slightly unfinished looking to add to the sense of flippancy.    On Dalton polypropylene stock 3ply 1/2 sheet and scanned into digital format from a primary printout after drum scanning. The joys of all… :)

Child Play - Valley Lake Sight - Flight of the Black Cockatoo (1986). Drawn with black Stabilotone wax crayon and watercolour over which a brisk treatment of Alkyd oils finished the artwork. Actually it was deliberately left slightly unfinished looking to add to the sense of flippancy. On Dalton polypropylene stock 3ply 1/2 sheet and scanned into digital format from a primary printout after drum scanning. The joys of all… :)

Heavy Horse Stable - High Thunder (2010). Concept design for a magazine section about heavy horses. Drawn with charcoal on Yupo FGS 200 gsm 1/2 sheet and then painted with transparent Alkyd oils blending and cross-hatching opague oils to suit. Flippant and deft is the idea…

Heavy Horse Stable - High Thunder (2010). Concept design for a magazine section about heavy horses. Drawn with charcoal on Yupo FGS 200 gsm 1/2 sheet and then painted with transparent Alkyd oils blending and cross-hatching opague oils to suit. Flippant and deft is the idea…

Pied Cormorant study - Artist and the Fly Fisher series (2005). Mixed media and Alkyd oils on Yupo FGS 200gsm sheet. The wildlife up in the highlands of Tasmania is a study and the fishers are everywhere. I’ve several pied cormorants just nearby in the Tamar River and on my studio waterhole too, being picture perfect...

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Fairy Wren Water - Flight of the Black Cockatoo (1986) Swiftly drawn in Stabilotone wax crayon (water colour base) with lavish glazing in Alkyd oil paints on Dalton 3 Phase (3 ply) polypropylene 1/2 sheet. Laser drum scanned from the original art which was taped to the drum itself. This is a digital copy of the original print which was made in 1987.

Fairy Wren Water - Flight of the Black Cockatoo (1986) Swiftly drawn in Stabilotone wax crayon (water colour base) with lavish glazing in Alkyd oil paints on Dalton 3 Phase (3 ply) polypropylene 1/2 sheet. Laser drum scanned from the original art which was taped to the drum itself. This is a digital copy of the original print which was made in 1987.