Monthly Archives: February 2009

Has Coloured Pencil a Future?


Last year in June, I spent a day at the North East Art Show at Scottsdale, Tasmania, demonstrating coloured pencils. In Tasmania coloured pencil has always been in the “background” as regards to status as an art medium. Painting has … Continue reading

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The Future of Art Galleries


Galleries are wonderful places to visit, they are full of examples of creativity, showcasing local talent and artists from further afield. There is no doubt that galleries are under pressure to be financially viable. As I said in yesterday’s post, … Continue reading

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Paying Commission


Toady’s image is titled “Mt. Ida, Lake St. Clair National Park, Tasmania” and is a digitally manipulated photo by the artist. Galleries are indeed wonderful places to visit (more on the future of art galleries at a later date) and … Continue reading

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“Close Encounter” Update


I have finished blocking out the base layer of colours in my “Close Encounters of the Wholemeal Kind”, and I’ll now start building up the three dimensional detail I need to add the “landscape qualities” to the slice of bread. … Continue reading

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New Banner Update


I have painted about 2/3 of ┬áthe background of my latest banner “Where’s Jesus?”, due to be hung on Easter Sunday. There is still quite a bit of detail to add. There is a twist to this banner in that … Continue reading

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Drawing with Erasers


For those who work with coloured pencils an eraser or two nearby are always handy. You never know when you’ll need them. Over the past few years I have used erasers as a drawing tool. The introduction of battery and … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencil Meets Digital


“Last Tree Standing” was a coloured pencil drawing that I completed two years ago and the image pictured today is version two of that idea, this time combining both parts of the original drawing with added colour using my computer. … Continue reading

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