Monthly Archives: May 2009

DEVONPORT ROCKS 2. Update


The second of my two unfinished rock drawings is taking shape. This particular drawing is of rocks near the Mersey Bluff, Devonport on Tasmania’s Northwest coast. The first drawing I did is the drawing featured in my blog banner. Rocks … Continue reading

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NEW CP DRAWING


“Far from the madding crowd, DuckReach backwater”, coloured pencil on Canson pastelboard. At last I have completed one of two drawings that have been crying out for attention for the past few months. I’m glad though I left these until … Continue reading

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GLOVER ENTRY UPDATE


My entry for next year’s Glover Prize is starting to take shape. The cigarette butts featured in yesterday’s post can be seen on the right-hand side while there are other objects to the top-left that have been added to give … Continue reading

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HUNTER, GATHERER


“The things you do for your art”, cigarette butts  destined to be immortalised (?) in coloured pencil. Most artists collect objects of interest which often end up somewhere in their art. I’m no different, I collect all sorts of “stuff” … Continue reading

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ARE COLOURED PENCILS OVER-RATED?


“St. George’s Island, Lake Sorell, Tasmania”, coloured pencil. We’ve all grown up to know and love coloured pencils. They were probably introduced to you as a child following your first forays with waxed crayons. Most adults don’t give coloured pencils … Continue reading

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THE VALUE OF SPONSORSHIP


“St. Patrick’s River”, coloured pencil on Canson paper. Most artists don’t think of obtaining sponsors for their art. I’m not referring to art patrons, but support from the commercial world to help you with your work in some way. About … Continue reading

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Peer Recognition


“Oatlands Backyard”, blacklead pencil on 300gsm (medium) watercolour paper.   It’s a great feeling when you have your work chosen for a selective exhibition, or you make the final of a major art prize. Winning an award or gaining a … Continue reading

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