Monthly Archives: November 2009

ROCK DATA BASE


Today’s collection of images are some of the rocks I mentioned in yesterday’s blog from Hawley Beach. Most of them may look similar, but closer inspection reveals that each image has much to offer the artist. I have now built … Continue reading

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BEACHCOMBING FOR ABSTRACTS


Sometimes when I go in search of ideas for my art, I go with a specific subject matter in mind. On a recent trip to Hawley Beach on Tasmania’s northern coast, I wanted to collect images of rocks and rock … Continue reading

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HUNTER/GATHERER


During September I photographed the church candle at Trinity Uniting Church in Launceston. I took about 70 images and they are now filed on my IMac. Why would I do this, especially when at this point in time, I’m not … Continue reading

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SYMBOLIC LANDSCAPE


My latest drawing, Symbolic Landscape, owes its creation to Irish artist April Jarocka. I love her work and was very impressed with her paintings of rock piles, so much so that I spent some time “playing” with some of my … Continue reading

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COMMISSION COMMISSIONED


The Journey Together – coloured pencil on pastel board Yesterday I delivered the commission that Christine  and Andy had engaged me to draw to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. I thoroughly enjoyed this commission although it wasn’t as straight forward … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS BANNER


With the season of Advent not very far away, I thought it was about time I completed a banner for Christmas on the theme of light. This replaces a banner that I had shown for a number of years that … Continue reading

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STUDIO UPDATE


I thought it would be an appropriate time to detail what I’m currently working on in my studio. 1. Today’s featured drawing has reached the block-out stage and is now ready for the required detail to be added. As I … Continue reading

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MOTIVATION


Today’s featured drawing is my current project and has an interesting story behind it. I hope to finish it in a few days and I’ll post a photo and a related article. MOTIVATION Artists need both skill and motivation to … Continue reading

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COMMISSION COMPLETED


At last I have finished the commission that I have been working on for the past two months. It is now with my picture framer and I expect it back in about a week’s time. Looking back I can say … Continue reading

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BREAD TRAP


Careful, it’s a Trap! –  coloured pencil on pastel board My liking for Surrealism came to the fore in today’s featured drawing. I hope it won’t put people off eating bread! My Bread theme has realised  surreal, humorous and religious … Continue reading

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