Monthly Archives: November 2011

SARINA BEACH


Last Thursday, Val and I intended to spend 3 nights in Mackay, but we both were unimpressed with the layout of the city and its heat, so we headed south for 3 nights at the Sarina Beach Motel. We weren’t … Continue reading

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EVERY DETAIL IS IMPORTANT


It’s quite easy when painting to forget about the ‘tiny’ areas of your artwork, those that contain small objects that appear quite subtle and insignificant when compared to the larger objects on your canvas or paper. This is very true … Continue reading

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GRUMPY OLD ARTIST


A drawing of a grumpy, old piece of bread, by a grumpy, old artist. The Queen’s English Australia is an English-speaking country and our language originated in England. We still belong to the British Commonwealth and although I’d love to … Continue reading

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TEACHING ART Part 2.


In the book that I’m currently writing I have included a chapter on an art class that I conducted at the historic property Cheshunt, a couple of years ago. I took this opportunity not to teach a particular technique, but … Continue reading

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TEACHING ART Part 1.


I have always felt that I was born to be a teacher, and I have been one for over 40 years. It seemed quite natural to move from Year 12 to Art School, and I did with ease. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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TASMANIAN LIGHT 3.


Unfortunately I didn’t upload all of my early landscapes before I left Tasmania in March, but I do have some more today to share with you that feature the ‘Tasmanian light’. Top: Afternoon Light, Upper Blessington, features a light tinged … Continue reading

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TASMANIAN LIGHT 2.


The Ringarooma Valley in North East Tasmania, is one of my favourite places. Its high rainfall supports a thriving dairy industry and an array of agricultural pursuits. Its light is often white, due to early morning fogs in Winter and … Continue reading

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