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Desmond Sweeney  Art + Murals Fremantle | Sydney

Edited version of one of my recent oil paintings. When I paint interior murals I often desaturate the colours. I believe I first heard this concept from @jamesgurneyart that it was a method to create a calm vibe in a room (not his words). James Gurney, if you didn’t know, is the creator of Dinotopia and I’m a huge fan of his work and the way he freely shares art knowledge.

Miniature #3 Driven to the Light. Thank you for all the responses yesterday, it’s great to hear from you all. Oil on canvas 4” x 6”. link in Bio. Update:SOLD

I would really like to know your favourite from this weeks miniature series. This week I’ve realised two things. 1:I love painting miniatures almost as much as murals and 2:I need new glasses. Oil on canvas 4x6” (10x15cm) #surfart #surfartist

Summertime studio hangs w’ Rafa on our baby bear and papa bear stools.

Miniatures at the easel. Im working my way back up to larger scale oil paintings. These intricate works are available from the website with more on the way.

The glass before the storm. You can feel the low pressure within your very being on those moments before the storm. The elements align and the wind disappears like a long held breath. Oil on canvas. 4x6”

This always feels like sculpting to me. Work in progress. Oil on canvas 4x6”

Into the Moody Blue. 2019. This is my first painting of the year. It’s a journey back into a a recurring dream. I’d love to hear from anyone who knows a spot like this so as to find out if it’s my imagination or a memory. This piece is available from my website. 4x6” oil on canvas.

Progress on my first seascape of 2019. Into the moody blue. Oil on canvas. 4”x6” (10x15cm) These will be available on completion.

I’m in Adelaide attending an art course this week and it’s been a great time to reflect back on some of my favourite projects. Most painters will know that feeling when a few months after completing a piece all the imperfections, anxieties and second guessing your marks are forgotten and you can enjoy it for what it is. 📷 @youfoundamber

One from a while back. Stormy Seas mural 2017. @friscohotel with the excellent help of @hazelinanutshell

Flashback Friday. Windsquall mural 2017.

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