Monthly Archives: December 2010

MAN-MADE ABSTRACTS


I always base my abstract drawings on ideas derived from the natural world. These include textures, light and shadow, weathering and decay of landscape objects. I love rocks and the shadows from trees for example. Lately, I have been researching … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT OF THE MONTH


Burnie artist Lyn Stares, sent me this photo of a painting that she recently completed following my recent series of workshops with members of the Burnie Coastal Art Group. Lyn was unable to attend day 2 of the workshop, but … Continue reading

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MINIATURE PASTELS


Although for the past 10 years I have worked almost exclusively with coloured pencils, I have had a strong association with pastels, both oil and chalk (soft). I am seriously considering returning to oil pastels next year when I move … Continue reading

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MAKING MINIATURES


I rarely ever ‘bin’ drawings that I consider a failure. It has to be bad to go in the re-cycling bin. No matter how ‘sound’ one’s planning is, there will be occasions when things don’t go right. If this occurs, … Continue reading

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LANDSCAPE SPIRIT


One theme that I have particularly enjoyed across a range of mediums is what I call the Spirit of the Landscape. Whatever you believe in, I am convinced that there is someone or something behind the creation of ourselves and … Continue reading

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DESIGN IN NATURE


My interest in sticks and stones has not only been a part of my drawing with coloured pencils. This subject has also played a prominent role in my graphic art, whether for commercial uses, or as part of some of … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING ABSTRACTION 2.


Have you read last Friday’s post on abstraction? I featured the same set of images as I have done today, that being digitally altered images of bird poo. Yes, bird poo! Do you think differently now about this set of … Continue reading

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