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MUG


  Paintings are usually composed of a foreground, middle ground and background ( close, near & far), with of course a focal point. It’s all about obtaining a balanced composition. What happens when there’s only a focal point?   Lately … Continue reading

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A NEW ABSTRACT


My latest abstract is the third in a series that “draws” its inspiration from bricks that have been produced at the Austral Brickworks at Longford, in the North of Tasmania, about a 20 minute drive from where I live in … 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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SEMI-ABSTRACT WIP 2.


I have managed to add some more detail to my latest drawing, a semi-abstract still life of objects from my ‘collection’. At first glance it may appear that I haven’t added much since my first update, but I can assure … Continue reading

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WHAT LIES UNDERNEATH


Top: The South Esk River at Conroy’s Gap, a farming property near Mathinna in Tasmania’s Northeast Highlands. Bottom: Liffey Falls, Meander Valley, in Northern Tasmania. Never underestimate the influence of the colour of the paper you are working on when … Continue reading

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