Monthly Archives: September 2012

MIDLANDS 7


My 7th pastel painting of Tasmania’s Midlands is a little more detailed than the other 6. I wanted to simplify the composition as much as I could, but I didn’t want to lose the integrity of the area in question. … Continue reading

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ZEN LANDSCAPE


My 6th pastel painting in my Midlands series is devoid of the usual detail that my work contains. It is true to say that lately my work has been about ‘less’ rather than ‘more’. On the way to Hobart (Tasmania’s … Continue reading

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FAILURE


Last Wednesday I tried a sheet of 300gsm superfine sanded pastel card. I wanted to produce a pastel painting of the Macdonnel Ranges near Alice Springs in a contemporary way. What a disaster! I chose a black sheet as I … Continue reading

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SOUTHERN MIDLANDS


Earlier in the week I completed a series of 5 pastel paintings featuring aspects of Tasmania’s Southern Midlands. This was my first serious foray in pastels for a very long time, but after 10 days’ work I had reached my … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT ABOUT THE MEDIUM


For many artists, working in a single medium is popular and regularly practised. There is no doubt that many of these artists become experts in what they do. Careful selection of each subject will (usually) result in success. Choosing what … Continue reading

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COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE


I have an article in the current edition of COLORED PENCIL, a monthly magazine produced in the US. I am impressed with the quality of the magazine and hope that my  4 page contribution will be of interest to their … Continue reading

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PASTEL PAINTING


It’s been nearly 30 years since I worked with chalk pastels, but last weekend I decided to find my collection that I had carefully put away and see what I could do. I didn’t expect any first-up miracles, but I … Continue reading

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