Posted on 07-04-2013 under Previous Posts

It has been a while since I updated my blog. Over the last few years I have been very busy with other projects, such as commissions for the Bradford Exchange, and the compilation of the book the 21st Century Renaissance. My website was also falling into abeyance, and so, I have been rebuilding it, updating the gallery with new images from the last couple of years. It ought to be up and running in a few days time. As an exciting new addition to the site I have designed a ‘framing room’ where you can select a painting and a style of frame and see how the painting looks when framed.

This picture, ‘Early Morning Droving’ was painted about a year ago. For once I had a spare moment free from commissions, so I could paint what I wanted. I worked in a very loose, impressionistic manner, slapping on the paint with brush and palette knife, trying to really capture the moment, a fleeting sense of movement, and the morning light filtering down between the trees, illuminating the dust kicked up by the cattles’ feet. As always, I also try to tell a story in the painting, directing the gazes and postures of the actors, so that they interact in a meaningful way. The drover on the left is looking at the road ahead, whilst the guy in the rear, is glancing sideways, beckoning to his dog.

I hope you enjoy the picture as much as I enjoyed painting it.
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Early Morning Droving
50cm x 75cm (20″ x 30″)
oil on primed panel
SOLD

Posted on 01-07-2009 under Most Recent

Like so many other Aussie men I am infatuated with old Holdens, so I really enjoyed painting this fishing scene. The setting is somewhere on the Murray River in South Australia. I sell paintings like this for around $1,800.00. This particular painting has been sold to a private buyer, but I am happy to take commissions.

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Fishing with the Old FJ
45cm x 60cm (17.7″ x 23.6″)
oil on stretched Belgian linen
SOLD

Posted on 05-24-2008 under Previous Posts

I put this painting on eBay several weeks ago, and several people emailed with their compliments on the painting. It seemed to strike a chord. Anyway, it sold for AUS$3,250.00, which is my highest price for a work of this size to date. Needless to say, I was very pleased with this result.

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A Bush Smithy
34cm x 27cm (13.3″ x 10.6″)
oil on primed hardboard
SOLD

Posted on 12-21-2007 under Previous Posts

Here is one of my latest efforts.
May you have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

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Lying Idle – Old Sydney Harbour
27cm x 34cm (10.6″ x 13.3″)
oil on primed hardboard
SOLD

Posted on 10-22-2007 under Previous Posts

This painting was done as a comission. The car is a beautiful blue Camaro and is depicted coming round the bend from the start line. I used it in an ad, which I placed in Leaded magazine. Hopefully, I’ll receive some more commissions. The one I’m working on at the moment is a large painting of one of Jack Brabham’s cars – and its looking good. I will post it here when its finished – maybe in about a week.

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Blue Camaro at Speed on Tweed
41cm x 56cm (16.1″ x 22.0″)
oil on stretched Belgian linen
SOLD

Posted on 10-15-2007 under Previous Posts

The Jacaranda in bloom is one of my favourite trees. I have commited this painting to an upcoming exhibition.

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Riverside Jacaranda
20cm x 12cm (7.8″ x 4.7″)
oil on primed hardboard
SOLD

Posted on 10-13-2007 under Previous Posts

This painting depicts two prospectors panning for gold on the Bendigo goldfields, Victoria, Australia. I completed it earlier this year and have sold it to an art dealer for resale.

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Prospectors at Bendigo
51cm x 36cm (20.0″ x 14.1″)
oil on stretched Belgian linen
SOLD

Posted on 10-10-2007 under Previous Posts

Two stockmen take a break for a cup of billy tea and to give their horses and cattledog a well earned rest. The landscape is typical of cattle country in the Australian Outback. This image has been reproduced in the book “A World History of Tea”.

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Stockmen’s Rest
41cm x 56cm (16.1″ x 22.0″)
oil on stretched Belgian linen
SOLD

Posted on 08-16-2007 under Previous Posts

A young boy and his grandfather fishing on the banks of the Murray River, Australia. I hope you enjoy this picture.

fishing with grandad oil painting by Robert Todonai

Fishing with Grandfather
27cm x 34cm (10.6″ x 13.3″)
oil on primed hardboard
SOLD

Posted on 08-09-2007 under Previous Posts

Its been some time since I posted anything. For several months I have been working on my property, The Castle on the Hill, finishing things off. Its good to be able to pick up paint brushes again.

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Two Girls and their Horses
27cm x 34cm (10.6″ x 13.3″)
oil on primed hardboard
SOLD

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