Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sydney harbour Bridge

Sun and rain - the Rocks. 75x75cm oil on canvas. 
The first of my larger Sydney series. George Street is dominated by the view of one of the most famous bridges in the world - one of the great icons of Sydney and Australia.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Exhibition at Saint Ignatius College - 2015

Great show at St Ignatius at the weekend. All of my paintings together. A sell out.
Also did a short demo in oils at the show - see photos.

Rain painting article in the Acrylic Artist magazine

A sneak peek at the opening spread of my article in the Fall edition of the Acrylic Artist magazine.
The 10-page article includes a step-by-step demo of a city rain scene in acrylic. The Acrylic Artist is a wonderful resource for acrylic artists or those wishing to try it. The next issue comes out at the beginning of September and may be pre-ordered online

See more paintings and a preview of the article here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Painting a rainy day scene in acrylic - Mike Barr

Mike Barr demonstrates a rainy-day acrylic painting. Music is by kind permission of Mike Howe - put on your headphones to really appreciate it. See more at
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Town Hall Reflections

Town Hall Reflections - 75x75cm oil on canvas
Available at the Saint Ignatius Art Show 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

More rain.......

Caught in the Rain -  is one of six small pieces I have prepared for the SALA exhibition at St. Ignatius College Art Show 2015.
Caught in the Rain - 30x30cm oil on board

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Airport views - Adelaide

Airport Views - oil on board, 10x8". Painted today just outside the Adelaide Airport boundary. There is something exciting about an airport, even from outside. The Adelaide hills present a fine backdrop to one of the old airport towers.
Airport Views- 10x8" oil on board.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Original Beach oil painting for sale - Mike Barr

Beach Path - Victor Harbor - oil on board - 30x30cm
For sale - $495 postage paid anywhere in Australia, US, Canada and the UK. Comes in a white frame and ready to hang.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Late rain - Waymouth Street wins Packers Prize

Late Rain - Waymouth Street won the Packers Prize at the 2015 Kerneweck Lowender Art Prize at Kadina in South Australia. It also was Highly Commended.
Late Rain - Waymouth Street - Oil on canvas - 75x75cm

Friday, May 29, 2015

Town Hall rain wins at Campbelltown

Town Hall Rain - oil on canvas - 75x75cm
Received first prize overall at the Campbelltown Rotary Art Show. Great honour.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rainy day painting

Motorbike on Flinders - oil on canvas - 75x75cm
Showing in August at the St.Ignatius Art Show Adelaide.