Tag Archives: Caran D’Ache

Stitching & Beyond Workshop


Last weekend I conducted a Caran d’Ache coloured pencil workshop with members of the Stitching & Beyond group in Hobart. I had been looking forward to this workshop for months due to the challenging and diverse work that the group … Continue reading

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SICK ART


I’m currently staying at Dubbo in NSW (Australia) for 17 days. I have been unwell for most of the first 8, the result of a bout of asthma and a resulting cold. I suspect that I won’t be fit for … Continue reading

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TOO MANY COLOURED PENCILS?


“To come away from an art store without buying anything is shameful”. Have you ever been guilty? Once I spent 2 hours in the framing section of an art store and forgot to buy something before I left! How can … Continue reading

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STOIC


“Stoic” 60 x 40 cms Luminance coloured pencils on Canson pastel board Own reference. Hyland’s Flat, south of Conara in Tasmania’s Midlands is an area of tough, unrelenting landscape.Weather-beaten, its hardy terrain marked by bleached sheep trails, remains defiant to … Continue reading

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GOING WITH THE FLOW


“A Convenient Denial” 80 x 60 cms Luminance & Musem Acquarelle coloured pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. Last week I spent 4 days at Coffs Harbour on the mid-North Coast of NSW. This was my third visit in … Continue reading

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STANDING OR SITTING?


This is my set-up for drawing on the balcony. The  drawings featured are the first in a new series that explores the abstract nature of the natural environment. Top: “Flecker Gardens Abstract”, Bottom: “Daintree Reflection”. My third work “Floating, Flecker Gardens” is … Continue reading

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LUMINANCE PENCILS


“Tamar Valley Sky”, 27 x 35 cms Luminance coloured pencils on Canson pastel board, own reference. I have 28 brands of coloured pencils in my collection of around 3,ooo, but my favourite by far, is Luminance. Why? Lightfastness is very … Continue reading

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