Monthly Archives: September 2011

MAREEBA ART CLASS 1.


Last Saturday I had the pleasure of conducting an art class at Mareeba to 12 enthusiastic ladies and we were guarded by ‘Fattie Finn’, just in case the visiting tourists who dropped in throughout the day got out of control. … Continue reading

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ROCKS FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN


Here are some of the rocks that I photographed near where we stayed in Darwin. Don’t they look superb! I love the colours, but I’m particularly taken with the many shapes that appear on the rocks. I have so much … Continue reading

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THE (ROCK) GARDEN OF EDEN


During my travels this year I have enjoyed seeing and recording the many varieties of rocks that are to be found along the Australian coast and inland. What I encountered on my recent trip to Darwin came as a bit … Continue reading

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CHILLAGOE ORANGE


Chillagoe Orange Prismacolor Pencils on Canson pastel board    60 x 40cm Why not flavoured rocks? In order to keep a theme ‘fresh’, it’s a good idea to try a variation now and then, hence the ‘flavoured rock’ idea. I … Continue reading

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ROCKS AND SHADOWS


Although two-dimensional, shadows add much interest when employed in artworks. Shadows over rocks can result in the illusion of three-dimensional form. They can be soft and quite delicate at times. A close study of shadows reveals that they are rarely … Continue reading

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ROCKS AS STILL-LIFE


 A still-life is basically a group of objects arranged in a balanced composition. That being so, many of my drawings that feature rocks can be considered as still-life studies. Some of my drawings are ‘in situ’, but I also enjoy … Continue reading

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ORANGE ROCKS WIP.


Before I left for Darwin last week, I commenced a new ‘rock’ drawing. I am still quite taken by the slag pile I photographed at Chillagoe and in this series I want to explore ‘flavoured rocks’. What happens when rocks … Continue reading

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