Tag Archives: simple

JUST ADD ‘SKY’


  Over the past week I have added 3 more coloured pencil paintings to my list for selection in my exhibition next March. The theme is ‘landscape cleansing’, where each landscape has had a certain amount of detail/information removed. I … Continue reading

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BRAVING THE COLD


Top: 3 Trees, Conara. Bottom: 5 Trees, Conara. Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board. It’s been a particularly cold Winter here in Northern Tasmania, and I have preferred the warmth of my studio to the ‘great outdoors’. Last weekend was … Continue reading

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LANDSCAPE CLEANSING


Near Kempton 40 x 30 cm Prismacolors on pastel board My good friend Kevin Crase is both a gifted teacher and photographer. One technique that Kevin employs is of great interest to me. Photo Cleansing involves the removal of any … Continue reading

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The KISS Principle


The older I get, the more I appreciate the simple things in life and art. In my early days, my art was about detail. Most of my paintings were full of information. Occasionally I would focus on a single subject, … Continue reading

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SIMPLE IS HARD


I’ve always told my students that drawing a complicated subject is much easier than one that lacks detail. You can make mistakes in a very detailed drawing and nobody need know that you have done so. There’s a case for … Continue reading

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