Tag Archives: Textures

MALLACOOTA


Mallacoota is a delightful seaside village on the Southeast coast of Victoria, Australia. It’s very popular with tourists in the warmer months and was one of the best places my wife, Val and I stayed at when we recently had … Continue reading

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NOT THIS YEAR


I was unsuccessful in making this year’s finalists’ list for the Glover Prize, and although I’m a little disappointed I know that’s life and I must get on with it and try again! I have included my statement to add … 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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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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Tropical Rocks


Cow Bay Rocks Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board   60 x 40 cm After several weeks delay I have managed to complete a drawing that features a selection of rocks from Cow Bay Beach, a wonderful part of the … Continue reading

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DIGITAL DIVERSION


In between posts featuring this year’s Cairns ARTescape, I’ve added this post concerning a visit I had to Flying Fish Point, just 8 klms east of Innisfail. As with most beach walks, I took my camera and I’ve posted 2 … Continue reading

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THEMES 3.


I have always enjoyed drawing rocks and wherever I’ve displayed examples I’ve been greeted with very positive remarks, even some sales and the odd art prize. I’m not sure why rocks as an art subject are so popular and I’m … Continue reading

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DRAWING ROCKS 3.


I have now arrived at the stage where I have covered the entire area of the pastel board with coloured pencil. The base colours are now ready to accept other layers of colour and the required detail, especially of the … Continue reading

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DRAWING ROCKS


I have commenced a drawing of rocks from Tasmania’s Northwest Coast and thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to detail the stages of its creation. The information featured today is only part of the 60 x 40 cm … Continue reading

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BURNIE ART CLASS 2.


The Truth About Coloured Pencils was a workshop designed to promote coloured pencils as an alternative painting medium. I don’t see coloured pencils as a way of illustration, although this is widely practised with stunning results. But it’s not art … Continue reading

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