Tag Archives: coloured pencil drawing

Boring Landscapes


“Neglected Landscape 1, Lake St. Clair.” Coloured pencil & ink on cold pressed w/c paper. When out  in the great outdoors, how much time do you spend looking at the ground you’re walking on? Our landscapes are precious, even more … Continue reading

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COVID-19 & ART


The world is currently at war with a silent, but deadly enemy that has up to this point in time, reached almost every country. These are difficult times, indeed scary times and the impact of COVID-19 has already had a … Continue reading

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TIME FOR A CHANGE IN DIRECTION


“Those Trees.” 5 panels, each 19 x 57 cms. Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. My favourite coloured pencil drawing for 2019 was a series of 5 that I’ve had mounted and framed as a  single entry for … Continue reading

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DERWENT LIGHTFAST SET OF 72


“Mersey River Stones.” 40 x 60 cms Derwent Lightfast pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. As soon as they had been released, I was keen to try Derwent’s latest range of coloured pencils. With the name ‘Lightfast’, it was … Continue reading

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LANDSCAPE DNA


“Norfolk Plains DNA” 40 x 80 cms Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. Winner of the Norfolk Plains Art Prize 2013.   In the mid 1950s I was given a box of Australian made Builda Brix by my … Continue reading

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IS ART A WASTE OF TIME?


“Coastal Rocks”40 x 60 cms Prismacolor pencils on Canson Pastel Board. Own reference. Today’s featured coloured pencil drawing happens to be my biggest selling print as a greeting card not only in Australia, but overseas. For some reason this drawing … Continue reading

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TEACHING AT TOOWOOMBA


We are all different; we look at the same things, but we all see things differently. At the beginning of July I had the pleasure of conducting a five-day coloured pencil workshop at the McGregor Winter Arts Retreat in Toowoomba, … Continue reading

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PUZZLING ART


“Coffs Harbour Landscape” 40 x 60 cms. Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. I have an interest in both mosaics and jigsaw puzzles. Simple tile mosaics can be fascinating in both their designs and flexibility of pattern composition. … Continue reading

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THE LAST HURRAH


“The Last Hurrah”, 80 x 60 cms Luminance pencils on Canson Pastel Board. Own reference & imagination. This coloured pencil drawing is a scene of utter carnage, but I’ve deliberately expressed it as a celebration of the natural cycle that … Continue reading

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AUTUMN CASCADE


“Autumn Cascade” 80 x 60 cms. Luminance pencils on Canson Pastel Board. Own reference. Autumn is my favourite season, one that is highlighted by wonderful changes in colour, especially here in Australia and particularly in its southern region. It’s a … Continue reading

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