Monthly Archives: January 2011

RUSTY MUG


For sometime I have been noticing that ‘rusty mug’ has been a popular topic from people undertaking searches on the Internet. I’m not sure why this topic is as popular as it is, but it’s also been one of my … Continue reading

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RISING TO THE CHALLENGE


My entry in the 2009 Glover Prize, Wholemeal Landscape, Northern Tasmania. Next Friday sees the announcement of the finalists for this year’s Glover Prize. This year I have entered two very different works, one an abstract/symbolic/political (?) landscape, the other … Continue reading

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VERTICAL 2.


Cradle Mountain National Park is one of the jewels in the crown of Tasmania. Its scenery is at times breath-taking and its Overland walking track is world famous. In today’s featured drawing of Lake Lilla, you can just see the … Continue reading

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VERTICAL 1.


St. Columba Falls is situated in the Northeast Highlands of Tasmania and as an art subject, it’s a good example of the ideal ‘vertical’ composition. The power and indeed majesty, of this waterfall can only be expressed in vertical format. … Continue reading

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LAST LIGHT


Evening Light, Tatlow’s Beach, Stanley. The last period of light at the end of the day is a wonderful subject for artists. I particularly love the resulting silhouettes and striking contrasts that occur. Often there are areas that lack detail … Continue reading

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SAME, BUT DIFFERENT


Today’s featured drawings are of the same subject, but in different light conditions at different times of the year. Anniversary Bay is just west of Sisters Beach, on Tasmania’s Northwest Coast. This is one of my all-time favourite places in … Continue reading

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HILLSIDE


Hillside 80 x 60cm    WIP My studio is starting to change as I re-organise it in preparation for my departure to Cairns on March 14. I have a lot to do, but I’m on track and not stressing about … Continue reading

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THE MESSAGE, NOT THE MEDIUM


Afternoon Light, Mt. William National Park. In the 1960s I remember Canadian Marshall McLuan and his famous expression, “the medium is the message”. His influence in the world of media is well documented and he predicted the World Wide Web about … Continue reading

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SUMMIT REACHED


Mountain 120 x 80 cm Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board At last, I have climbed my mountain! After several weeks of trial, tribulation and sore fingers, I have completed another drawing in my Salamanca series. This one … Continue reading

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A LEAP OF FAITH


Mt. Barrow from Diddleum Plains, Northern Tasmania. Last Friday I went to Hobart for 3 days, the main objective being to help members of the Art Society of Tasmania select entries for their Water Ways exhibition that will be held … Continue reading

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