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MUG


  Paintings are usually composed of a foreground, middle ground and background ( close, near & far), with of course a focal point. It’s all about obtaining a balanced composition. What happens when there’s only a focal point?   Lately … Continue reading

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TROPICAL VOID


Tropical Void Polychromos coloured pencils on white Canson pastel board    60 x 40 cm The second in my series of tropical abstracts is completed. After all the detail surrounding the focal point I opted to have a very minimalist … Continue reading

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TROPICAL ABSTRACT 2: UPDATE


The next stage in the second of my tropical abstracts sees a completely new development in the top half of my drawing. This is where the focal point sits. But what is it? Why is is there? Even abstracts need … Continue reading

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ROCKING ON


I have commenced another drawing of rocks, this time I’m featuring some of the ‘star’ rocks from my collection. The problem that I faced, as do indeed all artists, was one of composition and especially determining the focal point. Stay … Continue reading

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PAINTING RULES


Do you paint by a set of rules? Today, I thought I’d share with you a list of rules that the students of my next art classes will receive. Yes, I use them too! COMPOSITION Regardless of your intended painting … Continue reading

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COMPOSITION


The most important aspect of any painting or drawing is to get the composition right before you start. It’s not just a matter of looking at something and recording it. Your art needs to say something. Take the hillside featured … Continue reading

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CLEANSING


You may think that my latest drawing is fictional. Well, it’s not. This group of rocks actually exists on the North West Tasmanian coast at Penguin. What is different is the fact that I have cleansed (removed) from the original … Continue reading

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