Tag Archives: still-life

ARE ARTISTS TOO RELIANT ON PHOTOS?


Research for my latest coloured pencil drawing. Recently I asked, “How would cp (coloured pencil) artists (and most other artists for that matter) cope if there weren’t photos to use a s reference material?” The responses I received were both … 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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EXHIBITION UPDATE


  Well it’s all up and finally open and what a lovely opening it was with a great performance by my youngest daughter Shannon, who read a poem by local artists and great friend, Margaret Baker, followed by a wonderful … Continue reading

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MAGAZINE ARTICLE


I have an article in the March edition of Australian ARTIST magazine that looks at natural objects as still-life subjects. It’s great to have one’s work and ideas published as it (I hope) not only informs and instructs others about … Continue reading

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SHELLS


Over the years in Tasmania I have noticed that the amount and variety of shells on our beaches has been declining. Nearly all the beaches I have visited while on my 12 month holiday on the Australian mainland have had … Continue reading

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Australian ARTIST Magazine


I’m currently writing an article for Australian ARTIST, a monthly magazine that is of exceptional value to artists in Australia. It’s easy to read and its eye-catching layout is full of information that appeals to anyone interested in art no … Continue reading

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ROCKS AS STILL-LIFE


 A still-life is basically a group of objects arranged in a balanced composition. That being so, many of my drawings that feature rocks can be considered as still-life studies. Some of my drawings are ‘in situ’, but I also enjoy … Continue reading

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DRAWING COMPLETED


Trinity Beach Still Life Coloured pencil on pastel board   60 x 40 cm Drawing number 2 is now completed and I’m already developing an idea that again involves objects from the beach, but with an abstract twist. I quite … Continue reading

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TRINITY BEACH STILL LIFE WIP.


With the completion of my Barron Falls drawing (I’m taking it to a framer today), I have commenced a still life featuring objects that I have collected from Trinity Beach. At 60 x 40 cm, it’s half the size of … Continue reading

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SYMBOLISM


I have started to clean out my studio and yesterday I found a symbolic landscape drawing that I had filed away in my rack at some stage over a year ago. I am now ready to complete this drawing and … Continue reading

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