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WATER IN LINE


Nearly all of my art is in colour, but now and then I like to draw using only line. It’s how I started my art over 50 years ago and it’s still something I enjoy. Drawing this way is about … Continue reading

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OLD HOUSE IN GRAPHITE


I drew this old, decaying house many years ago, but it’s no longer standing. I’m glad I was able to draw it before its demise. Objects showing signs of decay and weathering are always of interest  to me. Capturing the … Continue reading

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BRUNY ISLAND DRAWING 1.


After some careful consideration, I have begun a drawing from my recent trip to Bruny Island. If it works out, I will enter it in the 2011 Wrest Point Art Awards and Exhibition, in January. It’s early days and the … Continue reading

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SHADOWS ARE YOUR FRIENDS 2.


Last night Val and I returned from a wonderful 4-day trip to Bruny Island, in Tasmania’s south. I have much to share and will do so after I have posted a series featuring last Friday’s workshop  Shadows are your Friends. … Continue reading

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DARK ENOUGH FOR THE LIGHT


Silent Light, has become a difficult drawing to ‘finish’. I have a habit of leaving work that is finished or nearly so, on my easel next to my drawing table. This gives me the opportunity of casually looking at the … Continue reading

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DRAWING ROCKS 2.


It’s been a tumultuous time for me since last Friday’s night’s art prize win, but I have managed to grab some quality time and develop my latest drawing a little further. Sometimes I have completed each rock in turn, but … Continue reading

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BLACKLEAD PENCILS Part 4.


I prefer subjects that are enveloped in strong light and shadows for my blacklead pencil drawings and today’s post features three examples where shadows are dominant. TOP: A cottage near Perth in Tasmania’s North. MIDDLE: A farm-house at Upper Blessington. … Continue reading

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