THE LIFFEY RIVER


I recently received a message from Ann Kullberg, asking me if she could publish one of my Liffey River drawings in the February edition of her magazine. CP artists are well-served by Ann through her excellent promotion (and teaching) of coloured pencil art.

Today I am not only featuring the drawing, but also its development at various stages.

The Liffey River (in Tasmania, Australia) is one of my favourite rivers. From its source high up on the Central Plateau, it meanders through pristine rain forest before joining the South Esk River, which in turn joins the Tamar River before reaching Bass Strait in Northern Tasmania. The Liffey is indeed a most magnificent spectacle, especially in its middle reaches. Dark rainforest, shafts of light, the calls of birds,the gurgling of water as it tumbles over rocks and fallen trees, makes this a very spiritual place.  There are even moments of silence. My drawing of a long, quiet pool had to capture a moment in the Liffey’s history…

Long Pool, Liffey River   80 x 60 cm, Prismacolors on pastel board.

Richard

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artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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