Monthly Archives: October 2010

SHADOWS ARE YOUR FRIENDS 2.


Last night Val and I returned from a wonderful 4-day trip to Bruny Island, in Tasmania’s south. I have much to share and will do so after I have posted a series featuring last Friday’s workshop  Shadows are your Friends. … Continue reading

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SHADOWS ARE YOUR FRIENDS 1.


Last Friday I conducted a very successful art class that was based upon the study and appreciation of shadows. I have some excellent work to share with you, but it won’t be until this coming Friday. On Saturday my wonderful … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT ART 3.


At last, I have added all the main detail for my latest abstract coloured pencil painting. There is still a lot of work to do. Detail will be added, layers of colour will be evened and the edges trimmed. I … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT ART 2.


The particular drawing I am presently working on is highly detailed and it will be revealed in tomorrow’s blog post. It’s so full of information that I can only concentrate on one small section at a time. At times I … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT ART 1.


There has always been two sides to my art, that being abstraction and realism. In Art School I happily worked with both and found that I developed a semi-abstract way of looking at things. I felt that my best work … Continue reading

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ANOTHER ABSTRACT JOURNEY


As a break from my present drawing Last Supper, I have commenced a large abstract work (120 x 80 cm). Today’s view sees the drawing in its very early stages. The composition is highly detailed and is another from my … Continue reading

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LEDAH ELECTRIC PENCIL SHARPENER


If there was one negative aspect of working with coloured pencils it would be the need to sharpen them. I love Prismacolor pencils but am at times appalled by their inconsistent quality. Their waxy leads are superb to work with … Continue reading

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