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SANDSCAPES


My short (3) series on images from 2 Queensland beaches is well underway. Both of today’s featured paintings are from Etta Beach near Innisfail in Far North Queensland. They contain very small pebbles that are contrasted with the action of … Continue reading

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SEASCAPE 2.


All-Clear to Land 60 x 40cm   Prismacolor pencils on pastel board My second seascape has reached the touch-up stage and it’s been a joy painting water again after a long break. The massive wave breaking over the rocks makes … Continue reading

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THE SOURCE OF ABSTRACTION


Today I want to share with you the source material for 2 abstract drawings that I did last August while staying at Innisfail in Far North Queensland. The location was significant because it was nearby Etty Beach that was the … Continue reading

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BACKWATERS AND ROCK POOLS


Whenever I’m walking along a riverbank and I come across a backwater, I love to stop and watch the water as it swirls around and the ‘still’ parts where often silence is the norm. These are great places not only … Continue reading

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BARRON FALLS WIP


My first major drawing since arriving in the Tropics is starting to take on a more three-dimensional appearance. There is still a good deal of ‘layering’ to do. The ‘forward’ sections of water and foam need more white, while the … Continue reading

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BACKWATER


Backwaters fascinate me. This is where all manner objects gather, move with the current and then disappear downstream. A couple of years ago I drew a backwater in Launceston’s Cataract Gorge that ended up in one of my folders. The … Continue reading

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THE CAMERA: ALLY OR MILLSTONE? Part 2.


From an artist’s perspective, what are the advantages of using a (digital) camera? A camera records a lot of information. They are (relatively) easy to use. The camera “sees ”more than the human eye. They save artists a lot of … Continue reading

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