Monthly Archives: July 2011

DIGITAL DIVERSION


In between posts featuring this year’s Cairns ARTescape, I’ve added this post concerning a visit I had to Flying Fish Point, just 8 klms east of Innisfail. As with most beach walks, I took my camera and I’ve posted 2 … Continue reading

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ARTescape Part 3.


When we paint or draw, we usually focus on a single subject. What happens when there are 3 ‘obvious’ subjects in your composition? Last week Elke took up the challenge to draw 3 leaves with Prismacolor pencils on pastel board, … Continue reading

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CHILLAGOE LANDSCAPE 2. WIP


During my first week at Innisfail I have made some time to draw the third in my Chillagoe series, this time using Prismacolor warm greys. When completed this drawing will be evaluated alongside the 2 I have already completed. I … Continue reading

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ARTescape Part 2.


The most important thing to achieve (and at times the most difficult to master) when drawing an object is capturing the ‘character’ of your subject. Art is not about photographic realism, it’s about personal interpretation. Your way of seeing is … Continue reading

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CP @ ARTescape 2011 Part 1.


Well, it’s been and gone! After months of anticipation and planning, the annual Cairns Art Society’s ARTescape saw 100 keen and eager lovers of art gather for 5 days of tuition and inspiration from a dozen tutors. Coloured pencil had … Continue reading

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CHILLAGOE LANDSCAPE 2.


I have completed the second in a series of 3 drawings that I hope will prepare me for a major “Chillagoe” work next year. This drawing is composed of cool greys and white from the Prismacolor range, following the first … Continue reading

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POSITIVE & NEGATIVE


Positive (objects) and negative (space), or ‘silhouettes’ as they are sometimes referred as, make for interesting drawings, particularly in heavy graphite pencil or pen. I love the strong contrasts and the two-dimensional look of such artwork. There is often the … Continue reading

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