Monthly Archives: March 2010

NATURAL ABSTRACTS: Part 1.


Nature continues to be an inspiration for my art whether it’s realism or abstraction. Today’s image is a quick working drawing that I outlined on paper, scanned and then colour-filled in Photoshop. The idea is to develop the patterns on … Continue reading

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HOW TO WIN AN ART PRIZE: Part 3.


Being an artist can be quite a lonely experience. You need time and space to focus on your work, usually without any distractions. I know from experience that there are days when you aren’t motivated and there are those days … Continue reading

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HOW TO WIN AN ART PRIZE: Part 2.


Choose the art prize that best’ fits’ the type of art that you do. This is really important, as you want to have the best chance of having your work selected. Why go to all the trouble of producing a … Continue reading

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HOW TO WIN AN ART PRIZE: Part 1.


Winning an art prize, regardless of its status or worth, is a major event in an artist’s life. Not all artists are interested in entering an art prize for a number of reasons. Some feel their work is simply not … Continue reading

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COMPOSITION


The most important aspect of any painting or drawing is to get the composition right before you start. It’s not just a matter of looking at something and recording it. Your art needs to say something. Take the hillside featured … Continue reading

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DRAWING IN THE RAIN?


Today I am supposed to be at the historic property Cheshunt, with a class of enthusiastic members from the Launceston Art Society, but rain has meant that the class will be held next Friday ( fingers crossed). We’ve had a … Continue reading

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GLOVER PRIZE 2011: ENTRY UPDATE


My Glover Art Prize entry for 2011 is underway and today’s image features the colours that I have employed thus far. I always have ‘test cards’ as it helps me compare colours before I use them. With so many coloured … Continue reading

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