Tag Archives: light

DOES YOUR ENVIRONMENT INFLUENCE YOUR ART?


Top: “The Secret Lake” Bottom: “The Secret Stream” Both 40 x 60 cms, coloured pencil on pastel board. Own references. This coming weekend, my wife and I are heading to Alice Springs in Central Australia for a week’s holiday. We … Continue reading

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TROPICAL LIGHT


“Rippling Light, Daintree Rainforest” 40 x 60 cms    Own Reference Luminance & Prismacolor pencils on Canson Pastel Board Landscape drawing and painting is challenging and involves the understanding, appreciation and mastery of a number elements and skills in order … Continue reading

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LIGHT & SHADOW


The best way to understand the principles of light and shadow is to observe the impact of light on objects in real life. I often arrange objects outside my studio and watch (and record) the changing impact of the sun … Continue reading

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CAIRNS ARTescape Part 3.


Day 3. at the recent Cairns ARTescape began with my class completing their monochromatic paintings. This task was well handled by everyone, with a few standouts. The main aim of the day was to introduce ‘visual awareness’ in the form … Continue reading

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EXHIBITION UPDATE


My exhibition in Launceston that opens on March 3 next year is fast approaching. Over the past few days I have been reviewing the work I have completed and have decided to add a few more to my ‘collection’. I’m … Continue reading

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PASTEL PAINTING


It’s been nearly 30 years since I worked with chalk pastels, but last weekend I decided to find my collection that I had carefully put away and see what I could do. I didn’t expect any first-up miracles, but I … Continue reading

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MALLACOOTA


Mallacoota is a delightful seaside village on the Southeast coast of Victoria, Australia. It’s very popular with tourists in the warmer months and was one of the best places my wife, Val and I stayed at when we recently had … Continue reading

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