Den's Art Place

Paintings

by Artist Denis Hare

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Pointillism of the Glasshouse Mountains
Pointillism (Neo-impressionism) of the Glasshouse Mountains
L-R  Mt Beewah (556m), Mt Coonowrin (377m) and Mt Ngungun (253m).
[60cm x 50cm - 2020 - For sale]

 

104 Sig Sqn on Patrol in SVN

104 Signal Squadron on Patrol in South Vietnam
"Patrolling out from Nui Dat on an overnight ambush task"
[60cm x 50cm - 2020 - For sale]

Details:  The Task Force Signal Squadron (104 Sig Sqn) during its deployment in South Vietnam provided communications for the Headquarters of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF).  As well as its Signal duties 104 Sig Sqn had a combat role, being a unit from the Royal Australian Corps of Signals (RASigs) an Arms Corps during the Vietnam War.    While the unit did many combat activities as part of its communication tasks, it also conducted 1ATF Tactical Area of Responsibility (TAOR) Patrols.

Mountains from One Tree Hill

Mountains from One Tree Hill
Glasshouse Mountains late afternoon from Maleny
[60cm x 45cm (Timber) - 2019 - Donated to Glass House Mountians Information Centre
as lucky door prize for 2019 Xmas Function - Winner Bev D)

Camel in the Mountains

Camel in the Mountains
The camel is at QCamel Dairy and they do a roaring trade with camel milk
[60cm x 45cm (Timber) - 2019 - For sale]

Grid - On the way to Birdsville

'Grid'
All call 'Grid' as a warning on the track as Princess Colleen, Boss Cowboy (Paul) and
the Camp Commandant (Denis)
head towards
Birdsville
for the races in 2017
[60cm x 50cm - 2019 - Private Collection]

Old Man Emu

Old Man Emu
Old Man Emu keeping a lookout over his girls and clicks near Windorah, outback Queensland.
[60cm x 50cm - 2019 - For sale]

Selfie at Birdsville

Selfie at Birdsville
Featuring the Horses, Princess Colleen, Boss Cowboy (Paul) and the Camp Commandant (Denis).
We had a great trip to the races in 2017 which included camping on the Diamantina.

[60cm x 50cm - 2018 - Private Collection]

Pink Road House at Oonadatta

Pink Roadhouse at Oodnadatta
The Pink Roadhouse is 200km north east of Coober Pedy on the famous Oodnadatta
Track in the north of South Australia
.  Provides food, fuel, vehicle supplies and repairs
 plus vehicle recovery for track travellers.

[60cm x 50cm - 2018 - For sale]

Old Movie Set Chruch in Lighting Ridge

Old Movie Set Church in Lighting Ridge
The Building was constructed for the film set 'The Goddness 1967'.  It is set among diggings on the open cut route in Lighting Ridge but has never been used as a Church.
(46cm x 91cm - 2018 -  Private Collection)

Boab Trees in The Kimberley

Boab Trees in the Kimberley
The Australian Boab Tree (Adansonia gregorii) is related to the Madagascan and African Adansonia species known as baobabs. A mature Boab Tree in the Kimberley area of Western Australian is a sight to behold.   A Kimberley Icon!
[60cm x 50cm - 2017 - Sold July 2019 via Info Centre]

Camels at Silverton Pub

Camels at the Silverton Hotel
The small village of Silverton is in the  far west of NSW, 26km north-west of Broken Hill.   Movies that were filmed in the Silverton area include Razorback (film), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Flying Doctors, Dirty Deeds and Max Max 2.
[60cm x 50cm - 2017 - Private Collection]

Desert Peas - 2016

Desert Peas
The Sturt’s Desert pea is a well-known Australian native flower that is the state floral emblem for South Australia. Although much admired these plants are notoriously hard to grow outside their natural desert environment
[60cm x 50cm - 2016 - Private Collection]

 

Mt Beerwah - The Storm Spitter

Mt Beerwah "The Storm Splitter"
The old timers arround the Glass House Mountains beleive Mt Beerwah splits the storms coming into the area from the South West.  Maybe they are right!
[60cm x 50cm - 2016 - For sale]


Abandoned Homestead at Strzelecki Creek

Abandoned Homestead at Strzelecki Creek
Strzelecki Track goes from Innamincka to Arkaroola, a distance of about 428 km.  This old homestead with it's dunny built from 44 gallon drums was established early last century some kilometres from the Strzelecki Creek in north-east South Australia.   This is normally dry but flows once every 25 years or so, breaking its banks to spread many kilometres wide.  As this homestead found out. The new homestead is about 90km from here.
[60cm x 50cm - 2016 - For sale]
 

Outback Queensland Pub

Outback Queensland Pub
[60cm x 50cm - 2016 - Ray and Yvonne]

GHM from Mary Caincross Park

Glass House Mountains from Mary Cairncross Park (Maleny)
(92cm x 61cm - 2016 - Private Collection)

Glass Houe Mountains as viewed from Pumicestone Passage

Glass House Mountains as viewed from Pumicestone Passage
(80cm x 60cm - 2015 - Donated to Glass House Mountians Information Centre
as lucky door prize for 2015 Xmas Function - Winner Yvonne F)

Lighting Ridge 2015

Lighting Ridge
(92cm x 61cm - 2015 - Private Collection)

Steam Train in the Glasshouse Mountains

Steam Train in the Glasshouse Mountains
Train Engine (Queensland C17 class locomotive) with  Mt Tibrogargan (364m) in the background.
(76cm x 51cm - 2015 - Donated to Glasshouse Country RSL for Xmas Raffle)

Nathan in Afghanistan

Nathan in Afghanistan
Nathan standing in front of a RAAF Heron remotely piloted aircraft at Kandahar. 
(76cm x 51cm - 2014 - Nathan's bar)

Details:  Nathan was involved with the Heron medium altitude, long endurance, remotely piloted aircraft has as part of SIGINT, to gather intelligence in real time, to support and enhance force protection.   Other aircraft in the picture are Chinook CH-47 (left), Apache AH-64 (Right) and Blackhawk UH-60 (Left of the Apache).

The Face of Brocalpin, Mt Tibrogargan

The Face of Brocalpin on Mt Tibrogargan
L-R Mt Coonowrin (377m) and Mt Tibrogargan (364m).
Brocalpin, so the aboriginal legend says, was the "Turrawan" (the great man),
who lived in the mountains.- peering out to sea.
[60cm x 50cm - 2014 - Ivon N)

Mosaic Glass House Mountains

Mosaic Glasshouse Mountains
L-R  Mt Beewah (556m), Mt Coonowrin (377m) and Mt Ngungun (253m).
[60cm x 50cm - 2014 - Private Collection)

Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires
The Bay of Fires are on Tasmania's East Coast

(120cm x 60cm - 2013 - Private Collection)

Devils Marbles

Devils Marbles
The Devils Marble's are located south of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.  
They are known as Karlu Karlu in all four local Aboriginal languages
(120cm x 60cm - 2013 - Private Collection)

Sea Birds by Denis Hare

Sea Birds
Sea birds and a wild sea

(76cm x 51cm - 2013 - Private Collection)

Paul and the GTS Monaro at Birdsville

Paul and the GTS Monaro at Birdsville
Paul has been working on his old Monaro for many years and the painting is a gee up of him, the Monaro with its personalised plates, at the Birdsville Pub

[60cm x 51cm - 2012 - Paul]

Art Gallery at Silverton, NSW

Art Gallery at Silverton
The Art Gallery at Silverton, NSW with Sturt Desert Peas and the Old VW Beetles
[60cm x 50cm - 2012 - Bev D]

Sunset at Kez and Joney

Sunset at Kez and Jonesy
Overlooking Lake Hume in the Valley

[60cm x 50cm - 2012 - Mark and Peta]

Tocumwal Rail Bridge

Wood Ducks at the Tocumwal Rail Bridge
Bridge is over the Murray River and being Spring, the river is starting to run as the snow melts in the Snowy Mountains .  Tocumwal is a world renown gliding centre.

[70cm x 50cm - 2012 - Alf and Lyn]

Signals at FSPB Coram - May 1968

Signals at Fire Support Patrol Base Coral
"Largest Battle by Australians in the Vietnam War - May/June 1968"
[60cm x 50cm - 2012 - Private Collection]

Details:  Painting Left 104 Sig Sqn SIGCEN (Signal Centre) bunker that has the Telegraph Circuits and the Switchboard “Ebony Forward”. The Terminal Telegraph Shelter AN/MGC-17 is buried in the bunker with the encryption equipment still installed but the teleprinters are dismounted on tables in the bunker. In the bunker are the operators manning the equipment and technicians to keep the equipment running. Its a very hot work area. SDS (Signals Delivery Service) operates from the bunker to all the other units at the Fire Support Patrol Base (FSPB).  Behind the bunker is the 11 x 11 tent housing the 104 Sig Sqn COMMS CON (Communication Control) , with overhead protection in the tent. The antennas in the bunker area are RC-292 for the VHF Command and other Radio Nets. Painting Centre The 104 Sig Sqn Signalman is manning one of the fighting pit with a M60 machine gun and has a K Phone connected back to COMMS CON. He may have just completed a 12 hour shift manning either communication equipment, running line or sandbagging the communication faculties or line runs. After his turn on the gun he has to do more work on his own underground sleeping bay and get some sleep before his next 12 hour shift in a few hours.  Painting Right Radio Terminal AN/MRC-69, with its Mk5 Truck from 110 Sig Sqn, providing the multi-channel voice links back to Nui Dat. It’s “Pan Cake” antenna was used as an aiming point by the enemy to direct mortar and rocket fire into the Signal and HQ areas. The Shelter has sandbags over the air vents to stop light at night.

Morris Pineapple Farm, Glass House Mountains

Morris Pineapple Farm, Glass House Mountains
Mt Cooee (Left) and Mt Tibrogargan (Right)
[60cm x 50cm - 2011 - Daniel and Cassie]

Storm moving in over the mountains into Pumicestone Passage

Storm moving in over the Mountains into Pumicestone Passage
[60cm x 50cm - 2011- Private Collection]

Redcliffe Jetty

Redcliffe Jetty
[100cm x 80cm - 2011 - Private Collection]

The Mountains from Pumicestone Passage Marine Park

The Mountains from Pumicestone Passage Marine Park
[60cm x 50cm - 2011 - Private Collection]

Jim Jim Falls (Kakadu National Park)

Jim Jim Falls (Kakadu National Park)
[60cm x 50cm - 2011 - For sale $200]

Old Churches at Silverton, NSW

Old churches at Silverton, NSW (near Broken Hill)
[60cm x 50cm - 2011 - Sarah]

Old Hut in Silverton, NSW

Old car and hut in Silverton, NSW (near Broken Hill)
[60cm x 50cm - 2010 - For sale $100]

Windmill in the Outback

Windmill in the Outback
[60cm x 50cm - 2010 - Privite Collection]

Jabiru looking over the Ubirr wetlands

Jabiru looking over the Ubirr wetlands at sunset (Kakadu National Park)
[60cm x 50cm - 2010 - For sale $100]

Goanna at Uluru

Goanna at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
[60cm x 50cm - 2010 - Private Collection]

Yellow Tail Cockatoo feeding

Yellow Tailed Cockatoo feeding in the  Mountains
The "eerie" wailing calls of the Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos in the Glass House Mountains is a sign rain is on the way!
[60cm x 50cm - 2010 - For sale $100]

Red sunset in the Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains from Wild House Mountain with a red sunset.
The blackboys are back lighted on Wild Horse.
L-R  Mt Tibberoowuccum, Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Coogee, Mt Beerwah,
Mt Coonowrin and Mt Ngungun
[60cm x 50cm - 2010 - ?]

Old Tobacco Farm in the Glass House Mountains

Old Tobacco farm on Crittenden Road, Glass House Mountains.
Painting view is from the track to the East, accessed from Johnson Road.
Tobacco is still grown in the Glass House Mountain area.
L-R  Mt Tibrogargan and Mt Coogee with the old Tobacco drying shed in the centre.
[30cm x 24cm - 2010 - Private Collection]

Storm on the way in the Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains from Wild Horse with a storm front moving
in across the mountains from the West.

L-R  Mt Tibberoowuccum, Mt Tibrogargan, Mt Coogee, Mt Beerwah,
Mt Coonowrin and Mt Ngungun
[30cm x 24cm - 2010 - Tyler]

Jabiru in Kakadu

Jabiru in Kakadu.
The Jabiru is the only stork found in Australia.  With black and white body plumage, glossy dark green and purple neck and massive black bill, it is easily identified from all other Australian birds.  This magnificent bird is feeding in the wetlands of Kakadu National Park, NT.
[60cm x 50cm - 2010 - Nathan and April]

Winter Sunset over the Glass House Mountains

Three panel painting of the Glass House Mountains at sunset
(mid winter) as viewed from Wild Horse Mountain.

Left Panel: Mt Tibberoowuccum, Mt Tibrogargan
Centre Panel:  Mt Coogee, Mt Beerwah
Right Panel:  Mt Coonowrin,Mt Ngungun
[3 Sections each 30cm x 30cm - 2009 - Sold Dec 2013 via Info Centre]

Bankfoot House

Bankfoot House and the Kookaburra.
Bankfoot House enjoys a picturesque location alongside the Old Gympie Road in Queensland’s Glass House Mountains.  Established in 1868 as a roadside accommodation house, dinner stage and change of horses, for the coaches of Cobb & Co on the new road from Brisbane to the Gympie gold rush.  It is the oldest surviving building in the Glass House Mountains.
[60cm x 50cm - 2009 - Sharon]

Yellow Tailed Cockatoos 

Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos in the Mountains
The "eerie" wailing calls of the YellowTailed Black Cockatoos
 are in the Glass House Mountains.  Rain is on the way!
[80cm x 40cm - 2009 - Paul]

Brengun Carrier 

Bren Gun Carriers in PNG
Bren Gun Carriers from the 2/1st Infantry Battalion working with the 16th Infantry Brigade Carrier Company doing coastal patrols east of Port Moresby in late 1942.  Carrier "Margaret Ann"
is in the lead.
[40cm x 40cm - 2009 - Mark and Peta]

Mum Flower      Mum Flower

Left - Mum's Orchard. Flowers in May, each year.
Right - Painting reworked in 2011

[50cm x 60cm - 2009 - Private Collection]

Flower      Flower 

Left - Magnolias
Right - Painting reworked in 2011

[50 x 60cm - 2009 - Private Collection] 

Pinapple View

Pineapples in the Glass House Mountains
L-R  Mt Beerwah, Mt Coonowrin and Mt Ngungun
[60cm x 50cm - 2009 - Bob and Mary]

Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains from Wild Horse Mountain
L-R  Mt Tibberoowuccum, Mt Tibrogargan Mt Coogee, Mt Beerwah
Mt Coonowrin and Mt Ngungun
[60cm x 30cm - 2008 - Private Collection] 

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Early Paintings


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Christmas Bells      Old Hut      The Beach
      Sharon                             Private Collection                 Private Collection
 
Red Deer in the Brisbane Valley               Kangaroo at Water                Sunset          
Private Collection           Private Collection                      Private Collection
 
Flinders Ranges        Dingo Dog Fence       Dingo Trap Man
 Private Collection               Private Collection                  Private Collection     
 
  Radio Relay Air Deployment   The Trip   Vietnamese 
1 Sig Regt                         Private Collection                        Mark and Peta
 
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