Monthly Archives: May 2011

3 DRAWINGS WIP


I currently have 3 drawings ‘on the go’ and lately I’ve managed to advance each of them, but there is still a fair bit to do, especially on the bottom drawing. I enjoy this type of variety in my work, … Continue reading

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NEW ROCK DRAWING WIP


Number 3 drawing is underway. The 3 drawings I am currently working on a quite different from each other. I find working this way is actually more productive than seeing each drawing through, one at a time. I will choose one … Continue reading

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ARTISTS’ CO-OPERATIVES


Not long ago I visited the Babinda District Arts & Crafts Co-Op in beautiful downtown Babinda, just 44 kms from Cairns. I love this little town. It has a charm of its own and is well worth a visit. It … Continue reading

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TROPICAL ROCK


No, this post is not about a new dance craze in Far North Queensland! I now have 3 drawings ‘on the go’, as I often had when back home in my studio. I shall give updates about drawings 1 and … Continue reading

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CAIRNS ARTescape


The other day I received some good news that my class in this year’s Cairns Artescape (July 18 – 22) was looking a distinct possibility. I’m not ‘over the line’ yet number-wise and I need some more enrolments. This annual … Continue reading

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DOES SIZE REALLY MATTER?


A missed opportunity: my 2009 Glover Prize entry.  I love looking at ‘huge’ paintings, ones that are metres in length and breadth. They certainly grab your attention. Their size often dominates the space they’re hung in and one can feel … Continue reading

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IS THE PRICE RIGHT? Part 3.


Lake Lilla, near Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, from my ‘early’ days as a colour pencil artist. Today I offer some examples as a guide to pricing one’s paintings. Example 1: Retail price $300, commission 40% – $120, framing $65, artist receives … Continue reading

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IS THE PRICE RIGHT? Part 2.


Another early (1987) drawing featuring a ‘stick jam’ on the St. Patrick’s River, in North Eastern Tasmania.  Artists who win awards and commendations can expect to ask for higher prices each year. A 10% per annum increase is justifiable if … Continue reading

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IS THE PRICE RIGHT? Part 1.


Today’s featured drawing shows some of Tasmania’s magnificent West Coast and was produced in my ‘early’ coloured pencil drawing days. Moving around Far North Queensland has resulted in me seeing a lot of art of all descriptions. As you would … Continue reading

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SEMI-ABSTRACT WIP 2.


I have managed to add some more detail to my latest drawing, a semi-abstract still life of objects from my ‘collection’. At first glance it may appear that I haven’t added much since my first update, but I can assure … Continue reading

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