Monthly Archives: June 2011

TATTOO UPDATE


I have been able to spend some more time on my latest abstract drawing, Tattooed Rock, Sisters Beach. It’s 80 x 60 cm and I’m using white Canson Pastel Board for the first time in a long while. I chose … Continue reading

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CORAL ART


Last Thursday Val and I spent the day on Fitzroy Island to celebrate her birthday. The island in an art lover’s paradise, full or huge boulders, tall trees and its shores are covered in tonnes of coral. The coral is … Continue reading

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LAYERING


One of the techniques used to create a coloured pencil painting involves layering. This is where a number of layers of coloured pencil is applied to build up the colour to its required depth. This usually means applying the pencil … Continue reading

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NOT GOOD ENOUGH


For the past week I have been working on a drawing that I hoped would be good (clever) enough to enter in either the Dobell Prize for Drawing or the Glover Prize. Tattooed Rock, Sisters Beach, is the pattern that … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS!


A few things have happened lately that I wish to share with you. 1. I’ve been asked to write for a new quarterly Australian Drawing magazine. I haven’t had the time yet to write my first article (drawing with a … Continue reading

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SAND ABSTRACTS


Last week while walking along the beach at Cape Tribulation I came across an area of sand that had a very different colour and texture than the rest of the beach. The contrast was due to the daily tidal flow … Continue reading

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ART PRIZE ENTRY


I am very interested in weathering and mark-making, both natural and man-made. Throughout Far North Queensland I have found many examples that have fascinated me and given me ideas for future artworks. I will share one particular experience I had … Continue reading

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