Monthly Archives: March 2012

A RAINY DAY ABSTRACT


Recently we spent 6 nights at Bateman’s Bay and boy, did it rain! What do you do when it rains so much and you’re on holidays? I know there’s lots one can do and of course for me, one of … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE?


I recently visited The National Gallery of Australia, in Canberra for the Renaissance Exhibition. This collection of paintings from Accademia Carrara, Bergamo, Italy, features work from the 15th and 16th centuries. I found this exhibition most interesting, especially the transition … Continue reading

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HERBERTON LANDSCAPE


I have seen many forests on my 12 month trip on the Australian mainland and I have many photos to ponder over when I finally get the chance to paint. During my 6 days at Bateman’s Bay I managed to … Continue reading

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BIRO DRAWING


The humble biro is a great drawing tool. Its versatility makes it an important weapon in an artist’s arsenal. Today’s featured drawings were all done on cartridge paper with an extra sheet of paper underneath that acted as a cushion … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF WHITE 2.


Unlike Friday’s post, today’s inverted examples of the 2 drawings featured show promise in their ‘opposite’ form. There is a distinct luminous quality to both inverted copies.  It seems that it is night time! They could be considered candidates for … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF WHITE 1.


During my time at the Tasmanian School of Art my work was strongly hard-edged. My paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures contained strongly defined shapes and clear lines. I don’t really know why. I see so much ‘softness’ around me, especially … Continue reading

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