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Can ‘Silence’ be Drawn?


“Silence at the Table” 70 x 50 cms: Prismacolor Pencils on Canson pastel board, own reference A lonely mug catches the morning light in a deserted room in a disused shearers’ quarters in Tasmania. The dusty room belies its hectic … Continue reading

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THE ARTIST’S STATEMENT


When given the opportunity, especially when I enter an art award, I like to add a written explanation of my artwork to ensure that the viewer (judge) can match his/her interpretation with mine. Most major art awards demand a written … Continue reading

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BUSHFIRE UPDATE


I have now passed the ‘half-way’ mark in my depiction and tribute to the tragic 1967 bushfires in southern Tasmania. This painting is from memory and more about symbolism than factual realism. After 45 years and without any reference photos … Continue reading

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THE LIFFEY RIVER


I recently received a message from Ann Kullberg, asking me if she could publish one of my Liffey River drawings in the February edition of her magazine. CP artists are well-served by Ann through her excellent promotion (and teaching) of … Continue reading

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THE DOOR


In my forthcoming book SILENCE, I detail the creation of my best coloured pencil painting to date, Silence at the Table. The room that was the subject of the drawing is the ‘pivotal player’ in the book. The door that … Continue reading

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SILENCE


This is my first idea for my book’s cover. The image is Silence at the Table. I want a flat, black cover. The white outline is purely for presentation purposes on this blog and won’t appear on the actual cover. … Continue reading

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BACK TO CHESHUNT


On Friday morning I went back to Cheshunt, in Northern Tasmania’s Meander Valley to get some fresh ideas. I took over 120 photos and came back with three ‘possible’ ideas for coloured pencil work. By the way, none of these … Continue reading

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MOOD SWINGS: JENNY SAYER


Over the next few days I will be reviewing one painting from each of the three artists who are currently on show at the Mezzanine Gallery, Country Club Tasmania, in Launceston. Today’s featured painting is by Jenny Sayer. Wake, is … Continue reading

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CHESHUNT ART CLASS 2.


My art class at Cheshunt on Friday was divided into three parts: a history lesson from Paul, the owner, a tour before lunch and time in the afternoon for the participants to spend some time at the various parts of … Continue reading

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MY 2009 FAVOURITES Part 4.


Silence at the Table, would have to be my second favourite drawing for 2009. I loved the challenge that this work set me. The light, shadow and graffiti made this a demanding but very satisfying drawing. Richard

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