Tag Archives: realism

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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THE CHANGE IS MADE


Recent Landscapes. (each 30 x 40 cms) When I was a student at Art School in Tasmania (last century) I was strongly drawn to simplified, hard-edged abstract art, particularly in painting. Maybe I ‘peaked’ too soon, as 10 years later … 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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BLINDED BY COLOUR


In Australia, 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women suffer from colour blindness in one form or another. This group also includes artists. We all react to colours, whether bold or sombre. We react in a certain way … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT ART


  “My five-year-old could do that, and I reckon my dog would do no worse!” How many times have you heard that said about an abstract artwork? Maybe you’ve even said it yourself. Abstract art gets a very bad wrap … Continue reading

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SIMPLIFYING


Midlands Landscape 40 x 17 cm Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board I’ve been involved with art for over 4 decades and the longer I paint, the more I want to simplify my compositions. The ‘less means more’ principle has … Continue reading

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