Tag Archives: pastels

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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C.A.S. Art Exhibition 2013 Part 1.


  The Cairns Regional Art Gallery in my opinion is one of Australia’s best regional galleries. This beautiful building in the heart of Cairns is always a delight to visit and last week was no exception when I was charged … Continue reading

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BRAVE ART(IST)


4 of the 6 paintings that I am featuring in an exhibition with 5 other local artists that’s on in Launceston next week at the Trinity Uniting Church, Oct 25 – 27. Well it’s finally happened. I’ve signed a contract … Continue reading

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CP WARRIOR


I used to be quite competitive in my early years in most things. I have mellowed somewhat over the decades, but one thing that still “drives” me is my passion and competitive spirit when it comes to coloured pencil art … Continue reading

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PASTEL NOT PENCIL


Shells, Scamander, East Coast. Faber Castell Pastels on Canson Paper Coloured pencils are not the answer for every two dimensional idea an artist has. It certainly has its limitations and as a cp artist I am fully aware of what … Continue reading

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WHY ARE ART MATERIALS SO EXPENSIVE? Part 3.


Aren’t art shops brilliant! Once you’ve got past the window display and entered the store you are confronted by an explosion of colour and shape. Objects of every size, trillions of coloured objects (pastels, pencils, paint pots etc.) sitting there … Continue reading

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