Tag Archives: coloured pencil

NEVER GIVE UP


“Approaching Stanley.” Rejected, 1988 TasArt Awards. COVID-19 has resulted in a complete upheaval of our way of life. Currently, isolation is the accepted norm and for how long is anybody’s guess. For some this has provided the opportunity to discover … Continue reading

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ART STUDIO


This is my first post since returning from the Australian mainland. Moving house, particularly interstate isn’t fun, in fact, it can be rather stressful!After 44 months away I’m finally back in my studio and I’m so happy to return to … 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 100


“Colour Rush.”   A4 size Derwent Lightfast pencils on Canson 240 gsm paper. Own reference. The recent release of 28 new colours has seen the Derwent Lightfast coloured pencil range reach 100. Will there be anymore to come? Maybe another … 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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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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A CURE FOR ARTIST’S BLOCK?


“Conara Landscape” 40 x 80 cms Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel Board Finalist, 2014 Bay of Fires Art Prize. Do you ever suffer from Artist’s Block, that moment in your creative journey where you run out of ideas, inspiration and motivation? … Continue reading

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