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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