Monthly Archives: March 2011

MOTIVATION


One of (if not the greatest) challenges all artists face is the ability to be suitably motivated to create a piece of artwork. There are numerous factors to consider and sitting here at Trinity Beach on a typical tropical morning … Continue reading

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TROPICAL ABSTRACT


On Friday, I completed a very quick drawing of a leaf pattern from my ‘collection’. As you can see, I’m not set up for any serious drawing at this stage. I do have a drawing board and all the required … Continue reading

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TROPICAL GRAPHITE


While Val was completing an exam paper (fancy having to do an exam on holiday!) on Wednesday morning, I sat and drew one of the leaves I had collected on our morning walk using the pencils Val had given me … Continue reading

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THE MOSSMAN GORGE


On Monday morning we visited the Mossman Gorge, about an hour’s drive north of Cairns. It was hot (31c) and a little sticky, but we enjoyed our time there and I took about 80 photos. We left later that morning … Continue reading

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IN THE TROPICS 1.


It’s not the time for coloured pencil work, but I’m using my time to relax as much as possible. Walking along the foreshore, spending time in the pool, checking out various places and getting used to the heat (it hasn’t … Continue reading

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TRINITY BEACH


Online at last! After a few problems I have finally made it to the Internet. I know this is an art blog, but I thought I should post some photos of where we are. Trinity Beach is about 20 minutes’ … Continue reading

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THE EAGLES HAVE LANDED!


We arrived safely in Cairns yesterday and were greeted by rain and heat, but it didn’t phase us one bit. After all, it is the Wet season. We’ve settled in to our apartment at Trinity Beach and today we’ll collect … Continue reading

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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE


Today is the day that Val and I leave for Cairns. We’re taking the 2pm flight from Launceston to Melbourne, staying there over night and flying direct to Cairns the next morning. I’m not sure when my next blog post … Continue reading

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POSITIVE & NEGATIVE 2.


This drawing of sheep at a farm near Ross, in the Midlands area of Tasmania, has a clear source of light. There is very little white employed, but it still has a strong visual presence. I was particularly taken by … Continue reading

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POSITIVE & NEGATIVE 1.


Today is the first in a series of posts about positive and negative shapes and spaces. We see positive as being the shape or presence of an object and negative as the spaces between objects. But there is another way … Continue reading

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