Monthly Archives: February 2012

ALONG THE FENCE


I often travel some distance to get the ideas for my artwork. Last year I went as far as Darwin! But it’s all in a good cause and I enjoy the challenge. Today’s artwork is one that I did without … Continue reading

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MAGAZINE ARTICLE


I have an article in the March edition of Australian ARTIST magazine that looks at natural objects as still-life subjects. It’s great to have one’s work and ideas published as it (I hope) not only informs and instructs others about … Continue reading

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ART DETECTIVE


I love to paint old sheds and this shed at Cheshunt is a wonderful subject. But how does one go about deciding what to paint? The best way to approach this subject is to walk around it and if possible, … Continue reading

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SHELLS


Over the years in Tasmania I have noticed that the amount and variety of shells on our beaches has been declining. Nearly all the beaches I have visited while on my 12 month holiday on the Australian mainland have had … Continue reading

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INSIDE AND OUT


The former shearers’ quarters (pictured) at the historic property Cheshunt, has been the subject of 3 paintings for me so far, and I have another well underway that I aim to complete (along with a few others) when I return … Continue reading

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THE SOURCE OF ABSTRACTION


Today I want to share with you the source material for 2 abstract drawings that I did last August while staying at Innisfail in Far North Queensland. The location was significant because it was nearby Etty Beach that was the … Continue reading

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LAYERING


Last week I took my 8,000th photo on our trip. We are in the 11th month of our travels and aim to be back in Tasmania sometime next month. I have so many photos in so many files that I’m … Continue reading

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