From Pieter Zaadstra’s Australian Kelpie Series.
Original Oils on Canvas

Portrait painter Pieter Zaadstra learned the art techniques of the School of den Hague from his artist/teacher father, growing up in the Netherlands. After migrating to Australia and adapting his techniques to the new Australian light, Pieter won numerous art awards and made his name as a portrait painter with many high profile sitters. Pieter has published 5 art books – some of which can be viewed and purchased at

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  • Cary McAulay
    Cary McAulayover 4 years ago

    this reminds me of our dog ‘Bess’
    nice action here mate!

  • Cheers Cary & thanks for visiting the page again.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 4 years ago

    A stunning painting Pieter. You have captured a wonderful energy

  • Thanks Angela!

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 4 years ago

    Fantastic Work as always

    Please remember to add the size on your original

  • Thanks Barbara, will check with Pieter and add.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    Love the action, quite the impressive work Pieter.

  • Gday Jim – thanks.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaover 4 years ago

    Such a great story teller in paint….I love looking at these works again and again

  • Thanks Tahnja – your comments are much appreciated.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 4 years ago

    Wonderful. Just how it is, the dog is really enjoying itself. Love the textural effects in this one.

  • Hi Scallyart – Yes, Pieter does have a way of getting the detail of mannerism and expression. Thanks for popping by again. Cheers, Tanya

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • EnPassant
    EnPassantover 4 years ago

    Just love this. Lovely loose naturalism.

  • Hello, welcome and thanks for your comments!

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

  • Hi Lori – that is great – thanks.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Barbara Applegate
  • Cynthia Brewster
    Cynthia Brewsterover 4 years ago

    This work captures the essence and excitement of the situation with wonderful brushstroke and color. The entire Kelpie series is fantastic and has taught me so much about this dog.

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