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Clive Sinclair

VAS FVAS
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VAS Artist Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS painting in his studio


I have always been interested in art since I was able to hold a pencil. I won my first art contest when I was seven years old. The Anglican Church around the corner from where I lived in Bentleigh put on an exhibition for both Adult and Junior Painters, my painting was of an old sailing ship that I was fascinated with at the time. I was always creative in my life from painting to music which I have written several songs for the band I play in.

I started painting seriously in 1973 with artist John Lennox who was a George Bell student in his studio in Brighton where he held life drawing classes as well as painting. Then began four years painting with Max Casey who was a Max Meldrum student where I achieved my tonal values and a deep love for that school of painting and in particular Clarice Beckett. It was those lovely ethereal landscapes that captured my imagination and still do to this day. I also attended Prahran College in a drawing class. I have exhibited widely around the world and I am currently in a watercolour book of Asian Painters which is coming out next month.

I love the works of many painters too numerous to name starting with Rembrandt through to our own beautiful Tasmanian artist Phillip Wolfhagen, depicting those wonderful serene landscapes of northern Tasmania mostly around the Tamar River capturing the late passing light.

I painted entirely in oils until one day I wandered into the Castlemaine Art Gallery where there was a beautifully romantic exhibition of R.W. Sturgess in watercolour. That was the moment I fell in love with painting in watercolour, especially small delicate works of the evening and soft landscapes. I still love the Romantic Australian School of Watercolour of the 19th century.

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'Woman descending the stairs (after Duchamp)' 
by Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS,
Cypress Pine painted in yellow polymer 

I am an exhibiting member of the historic Twenty Melbourne Painters Society, a Fellow of the Victorian Artists Society and a member of the Watercolour Society of Victoria. I am also a member of the Savage Club which is tucked away in Bank Place, one of the oldest clubs in Melbourne founded in 1894. It was formed as an artists /musicians /poets club which over the years has had some very famous members including Streeton, Roberts, Harold Herbert, and Penleigh Boyd. I am chuffed that my work hangs next to theirs in the collection. The club runs an artist lunch once a month with different painters, sculptors, print makers and gallery owners talking about and showing videos of their individual practise and industry. I talked about the formation of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society along with Paul McDonald Smith. At least 10 of the artists have paintings in the collection, William Dargie being one of them.

For years now I have been taking students out in the landscape to experience plein air painting. These include tours to France, Italy, Spain, outback Northern Territory and to my favourite place, Low Head Tasmania where we paint up and down the beautiful Tamar River with that wonderful Tasmanian light.

I have started using and perhaps prefer to use bees wax with my oil paintings at the moment as it gives me a lovely semi sheen when it dries. For years I have been painting in Stand oil for its luscious quality on the canvas.

When I paint in the landscape, I use a lot of small panels especially 9 x 5 to paint. I usually tint the background in warm colours i.e., a warm red made up of yellow ochre/cadmium red or a raw umber, where I can then use warmer or cooler colours whichever the landscape dictates to the eye. In figure painting my palette is the tonal flesh colours of vermillion red, light red, black, yellow ochre and ultramarine blue which I use in watercolour with the exception of burnt sienna.

In recent years I have started doing some sculpture in timber, mostly cubist in nature. I mainly use beautiful Western Red Cedar as I love the wonderful softness of the wood to shape and sand as it reminds me of clay in colour which I find has a delicate sense of light through the shapes.

I always try to find the simple essence of a painting, capturing the fleeting light before it disappears. It is the simplicity that I strive to paint every time I step up to the canvas or run a fluent wash across the paper, it still fills me with wonder and joy.


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'Queensland Forest' acrylic on canvas by Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS 


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'Early Morning on the Seine, France' Watercolour on 180 medium Arches paper by Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS
 


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'Moonrise' Watercolour on 180 medium Arches paper by Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS

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'Evening towards Buninyong' Oil on canvas with bees wax by Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS


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'Last light Ricketts Point' Oil on plywood by Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS


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'Early Morning Honfluer, France' Oil on plywood by Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS
 


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'Early Morning Mornington' Watercolour on Arches 180 medium paper by Clive Sinclair VAS FVAS

Exhbitions by Clive Sinclair
Clive Sinclair_Winter Evening Seaford
A Demonstration of Watercolour Painting with Clive Sinclair
Monday 4 Jul 2022, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Clive Sinclair_Moonrise
Clive Sinclair—Quiet Places
30 Jun 2022 - 18 Jul 2022

Works by Clive Sinclair

Fishing on the Seine - France 22cm x 19cm  $600
Fishing on the Seine, France
Clive Sinclair
19cm (W) x 22cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Morning 10cm x12cm $400
Morning
Clive Sinclair
10cm (W) x 12cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 400.00
Afternoon Goulbourn River 13cm x 13cm $400
Afternoon Goulbourn River
Clive Sinclair
13cm (W) x 13cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Afternoon Western Port 7cm x 10cm  $300
Afternoon Western Port 
Clive Sinclair
10cm (W) x 7cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 300.00
Bush Study 20cm x 12cm $300
Bush Study
Clive Sinclair
12cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Clouds Across the Bay 20cm x 16cm  $600
Clouds Across the Bay
Clive Sinclair
20cm (W) x 16cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 600.00
Evening Pentland Hills 110cm x 65cm   $1,500
Evening Pentland Hills
Clive Sinclair
110cm (W) x 65cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Flinders Evening 13cm x 12cm  $400
Flinders Evening
Clive Sinclair
13cm (W) x 12cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Flinders Light no 2 15cm x 7cm  $300
Flinders Light no.2 
Clive Sinclair
15cm (W) x 7cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Flinders Light no.1 18cm x 8cm $400
Flinders Light no.1
Clive Sinclair
18cm (W) x 8cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 400.00
Low Head Evening 1m x 1m  $2,000
Low Head Evening
Clive Sinclair
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil
$ 2,000.00
Main Canal - Venice 40cm x 18cm  $700
Main Canal - Venice 
Clive Sinclair
40cm (W) x 18cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 700.00
Moon Rise 20cm x 20cm
Moon Rise
Clive Sinclair
20cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Morning Honfleur - France 17cm x 19cm  $700
Morning Honfleur, France 
Clive Sinclair
19cm (W) x 17cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Mornington Morning 20cm x 16cm $500
Mornington Morning 
Clive Sinclair
20cm (W) x 16cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Night on the Yarra - Burnley 15cm x 17cm $500
Night on the Yarra - Burnley
Clive Sinclair
19cm (W) x 15cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 500.00
Night-time St. Helens - Tas 120cm x 90cm $2,000
Night-time St. Helens - Tas
Clive Sinclair
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil
$ 2,000.00
Pentland Hills 120cm x 90cm  $2,000
Pentland Hills
Clive Sinclair
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil
$ 2,000.00
Reflections 20cm x 16cm
Reflections
Clive Sinclair
16cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 500.00
Ricketts Point 7cm x 10cm  $300
Ricketts Point 
Clive Sinclair
10cm (W) x 7cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Sorrento Evening 34cm x 7cm  $400
Sorrento Evening
Clive Sinclair
34cm (W) x 7cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Still Life 16cm x 20cm  $500
Still Life
Clive Sinclair
20cm (W) x 16cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 500.00
Still Life with Brown jug 17cm x 17cm  $500
Still Life with Brown Jug
Clive Sinclair
17cm (W) x 17cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 500.00
Summer Evening - Low Head 17cm x 17cm $500
Summer Evening - Low Head
Clive Sinclair
17cm (W) x 17cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Summer Evening - Seaford Beach 18cm x 18cm $600
Summer Evening, Seaford Beach
Clive Sinclair
18cm (W) x 18cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Towards M. Buninyong 20cm x 15cm  $500
Towards M. Buninyong
Clive Sinclair
20cm (W) x 15cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 500.00
Tranquility 20cm x 18cm $600
Tranquility
Clive Sinclair
18cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 600.00
Under the Pier 18cm x 12cm  $500
Under the Pier
Clive Sinclair
12cm (W) x 18cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Winter Evening - Seaford 74cm x 54cm  $1,200
Winter Evening, Seaford
Clive Sinclair
74cm (W) x 54cm (H)
Watercolour
SOLD
Night on the Murray River
Night on the Murray River
Clive Sinclair
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
$ 4,000.00
Afternoon Philip Island
Afternoon Phillip Island
Clive Sinclair
100cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$ 1,500.00
Sissy and Stella in the Garden
Sissy and Stella in the Garden
Clive Sinclair
30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
$ 800.00
Clive Sinclair
The Conversation
Clive Sinclair
Acrylic on Canvas
$ 800.00
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Afternoon, Cape Patterson
Clive Sinclair
Oil
$ 2,500.00
Clive Sinclair Artwork
Urban Desolation
Clive Sinclair
120cm (W) x 96cm (H)
Oil on stretched canvas
$ 4,000.00
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Under the Westgate
Clive Sinclair
80cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic
$ 800.00
Clive Sinclair artwork
Into the Blue
Clive Sinclair
Acrylic

Not for sale
Clive Sinclair Artwork
Afternoon Glen Helen NT
Clive Sinclair
Watercolour
$ 2,500.00
Clive Sinclair Artwork
Evening
Clive Sinclair
50cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Watercolour

Not for sale
Clive Sinclair Bushfire Smoke
Bushfire Smoke Shoreham
Clive Sinclair
17cm (W) x 14cm (H)
Oil
$ 500.00
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Autumn Afternoon Castlemaine
Clive Sinclair
17cm (W) x 17cm (H)
Watercolour on paper
$ 500.00
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Reflections
Clive Sinclair
17cm (W) x 17cm (H)
Watercolour on paper
$ 500.00
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Evening Cape Patterson
Clive Sinclair
70cm (W) x 110cm (H)
Oil on Canvas

Not for sale
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