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The Pain of Big Paintings

This is a little TIP that I’ll pass on – you probably do it anyway 🙂 . When I’m working on a large, or detailed art piece, over a long period of time, I break the monotony, and the strain on my senior body, and mind, by working on some smaller projects. I find the…
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Published: 4-03-2021

A Bluethumb Gallery Pick

How exciting!! My artwork ‘Garden Party in the Grevillea‘ has been selected by Bluethumb Online Art Gallery as a Daily Pick by Staff last Friday (19th) – thank you Bluethumb Team All the details are here: https://bluethumb.com.au/…/garden-party-in-the-grevillea

Published: 22-02-2021

Sketching up a Design

This tip is for working on canvas with a smooth primed finish: To keep the colours fresh for acrylic painting I usually sketch the composition in pastel. The colours blend in easily with the acrylic washes…. and the best part is that it can be wiped off with a damp rag should – there be…
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Published: 22-02-2021

Painting Spent Banksia

So thrilled to be a Finalist in the ‘Local Artist – Local Content’ Art Prize 2021. My painting Spent Banksia is one of 40 Finalists from the Sunshine Coast region. It is such an honor to be exhibiting Spent Banksia with so many amazing works by local artists. You can view all the Final Entries…
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Published: 16-02-2021

A New Series

Today I ‘released’ the first butterfly painting from my new series – Butterflies and Flowers. Beyond the Cocoon – Pen and Wash on 300gsm Arches Hot Press Cotton Paper, 42 x 30 cms. More detailed images and information are available at BlueThumb Online Gallery . I am so thoroughly enjoying working on this series. The…
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Published: 8-02-2021
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