Paint where you are
Love what you do
Paint whatever you like
Bill Yeates – artist, drawing and painting teacher
As a painter, everything interests me.
The sturdy grace of a traditional Breton fishing boat
The light flooding into a tiny Norman chapel in Central France
The hint of a monsoon storm at a surf break in Lombok
Water colour is in my DNA – a gift from my dad who was a fine amateur painter. I also work in pencil, oils and acrylics.
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Blogs About Art and Teaching
Here’s a quick study in oils of the surf break I’ve always known as ‘Hospitals,’ at Yallingup. Although it has other names, ‘Hospitals’ seems reasonable given its proximity to the rocks. It needs a sizable swell to be ridable and better surfers than I have...
The red coffee van at Yallingup Beach This watercolour is a view of the famous Pronto Cino coffee van at the south end of Yallingup, a legendary Western Australian surf spot. Out the back of the reef at main break, a glimpse of the red van arriving in the Slippery...
The Pear - what happens when you paint in ‘flow’ Sometimes work we love seems to happen effortlessly. This pear is that kind of work. I had just finished a series of large oil paintings that blurred the sensuous lines between fruit and human form. Using the last of...