Tag Archives: detail

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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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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SMALL


Most of my coloured pencil art is fairly large compared to a lot of work that I see on the Internet. My standard size is 60 x 40 cm, but I often go to 80 x 60 cm, even 120 … Continue reading

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SINGLE SUBJECTS


I am currently working on several paintings that feature single rocks. Some are for symbolic reasons, while others are due to their patterns or textures that (in my eyes) were stand-outs on my recent 12 month stay on the mainland. … Continue reading

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