Blog: On My Easel Today

Series: Water Birds and their Environment

As the Title suggests, my new series of artworks will be water birds. Unlike some of my other bird paintings of a bird close-up, these will be portrayed within their environment, whether natural or migratory. Over the years my cameras have taken me to wetlands, beaches, rivers, and lakes, to name a few sites. I…
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Published: 10-09-2021

Book Binding

I’ve been working on a small Artist’s Book the last few days or so. The artwork is from an old sketchbook, an en plain air graphite sketch I did while holidaying on South Stradbroke Island, back in the early ninties. I had the sketch copied to acetate at the time for another project. A couple…
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Published: 3-05-2021

WIP

My hubby sure has grown a lot of roses over the years. They are always absolutely beautiful. I have photographed so many of them, usually in the garden, sometimes as studio shots. And I have often painted them, usually in a traditional Still Life composition with a vase etc. The Work in Progress This is…
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Published: 26-03-2021

Artists’ Books

Are any of you doing a Domestika Online Course? I have started a Bookbinding course for my Artist Books projects. The Feature Image for this Blog shows the Set of Ten Pelican Artist’s Books that I created in 1993 when I was studying for a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Fine Art at Queensland College…
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Published: 16-03-2021

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
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