Monthly Archives: September 2010

MORE ON SHADOWS


Despite their two-dimensional qualities, shadows can give mood and at times, the illusion of depth to paintings. Today’s featured drawings are: TOP: Coles Bay MIDDLE: Lake King William BOTTOM: Tatlow’s Beach, Stanley Each of these drawings feature a shadow ‘wall’, … Continue reading

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WINNING WORK EXPLAINED


Silence at the Table 60 x 80 cm Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils on Canson Pastel Board I remember entering the corridor of a deserted farm building at the historic property of Cheshunt in Northern Tasmania’s Meander Valley. To my right … Continue reading

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ART PRIZE WIN


Last Friday evening at the Tasmanian Art Awards my drawing Silence at the Table, won the City of Burnie Major Art Award, a $10,000 first prize. To say I was completely stunned is an understatement. I have never won so … Continue reading

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DRAWING ROCKS


I have commenced a drawing of rocks from Tasmania’s Northwest Coast and thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to detail the stages of its creation. The information featured today is only part of the 60 x 40 cm … Continue reading

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LATEST ABSTRACT DRAWING


My latest drawing in my Salamanca Landscape series has now reached the touch-up stage. I have one more drawing to complete this trilogy that features a red line passing over concrete and bitumen. I have placed the first two together … Continue reading

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SHADOWS


On October 22, I will be conducting a workshop titled Shadows are Your Friends. I conducted a similar workshop 2 years ago and it was a great success. I have been encouraged by the fact that my next class is … Continue reading

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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER ‘ROUND’.


My latest abstract drawing received some more attention yesterday and it’s starting to take shape. The red line’s dominance is being challenged by the vertical strip of bitumen, but I see this as more complimentary, rather than a distraction. Getting … Continue reading

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