Fine Art | Visual Artist

  • Wind painting John N Mason
    Wind through leaves. Light and airy to portray the sense of a breeze wafting leaves around. Trying to depict the wind rather than the leaves. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 120cm x 40cm - $390


Art Painted in various styles and methods.



Sometimes I use a brush, often it’s a palette knife. It’s nearly always using Atelier Artists acrylic paints. The subject matter varies a lot largely depending on what’s happening in my world. Living on the Sunshine Coast, a most beautiful part of Queensland, Australia, there are ample beautiful things to provide fresh ideas.

Artwork created using a palette knife gives a rich impasto to my artwork, textural as in ‘Wind through leaves,’ painting is seen above. Using an airbrush gives vivid intense colours as seen in the two artworks ‘Machinery’ below, as well as ‘Tummy Rumble’. Airbrush art takes longer and needs to be controlled and planned, so it doesn’t easily lend itself to the emotional responses such as needed in Soundscapes. A palette knife allows an artist to be more expressive.

After painting in oils for many years, I’m now working almost exclusively with Atelier Artist’s Interactive Acrylic paints. Oils are great to paint with but slow to dry, whereas Atelier Interactive Acrylic paints dry quickly yet can be re-activated for twenty-four hours afterwards. Also, they can be used like Watercolours or with thick impasto like oil paints. Plus acrylic paint is very durable.

Any day that I don’t paint or draw something feels like a wasted day.

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