Tag Archives: detail

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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DEDICATION OR OBSESSION?


For as long as I can remember I’ve based my artwork on the study and interpretation of themes. This has enabled me to come to know my subjects on a deeper level. I enjoy collecting, analyzing and at times, investigating … Continue reading

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ART IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE


“Darwin Landscape” 40 x 80 cms, Luminance pencils on pastel board   In the world of coloured pencil art, abstraction is rarely featured. The majority of Cp artists prefer realism, photo-realism, intense detail and acute rendition of photographs as the … Continue reading

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ROCK FACE


Today’s featured painting is actually a portrait that I’m currently working on in between bouts of oil painting. This is the first of two entries that I’m contributing to a major exhibition in my home city of Launceston next May. … Continue reading

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THE OPERATING TABLE


I have 3 easels and a large drawing table in my studio and I often have at least 3 paintings, or more, ‘on the go’. I need variety as working with coloured pencils is extremely demanding both mentally and physically. … 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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TIME TO CHANGE


After 43 years of art practice, it’s time to make a change (or two). My trip to Central Australia reaffirmed what I had been thinking for sometime – my style of art needed to change. I was getting complacent, even … Continue reading

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