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On Point

Getting to the Point

I decided that this new artwork would point me in the right direction.

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Figure 27 Drawing Time Lapse

Figure 27 Drawing Time Lapse

Now that I have my camera rig set up, there’s a better work flow with doing the artwork and filming at the same time.

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Artwork Time Lapse Solution

Artwork Time Lapse Solution

You might have seen some of my drawing and painting time lapse videos recently. I’ve been working on solutions for filming with varying success.

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In Frame

In Frame

One of my collectors likes the way I frame my paintings. So for each work of mine that he adds to his collection I also frame them before I send them to him.

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Studio Visit

Studio Visit

Here’s a brief snapshot of the studio in its current state. This is where the action happens. It’s a small space, but I’ve optimised it.

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Conceptions vs Perceptions

We have to unlearn how we THINK we see to learn to SEE. Our biggest battle is own conceptions vs our perceptions.

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"Diego Velázquez", Leo Plaw, 24 x 30cm, oil on canvas

Diego Velázquez – Portrait Study

After Rembrandt left the studio, I needed some one else to keep watch over things. So the Spanish painter to the court of King Phillip IV, Diego Velázquez (1599 – 1660) was it.

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Banksy Shred

Don’t Bank on Your Banksy

So Banksy does it again. One of his artworks shredded itself the moment it was sold on Auction at Sotheby’s.

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Rembrand on the easel

When They Leave Home

I usually don’t get that attached to my paintings. I just sold my Rembrandt portrait. I must admit a certain amount of reluctance because, I enjoy having the old chap around the studio.

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Castle Ruins

I’ve explored a few ruined castles now and Emmerberg would have to be one of the best.

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White Water Wandering with Schwarza Sailors

A cold mountain river cleaves its way between two massive mountains, etching its course into a deeper gorge with each passing aeon. For a brief moment in that expanse of time Peter Gric and I navigated our way along its twisting course.

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Country Studio

Studio with a View

This is my studio view at the moment. I’m out of the city for awhile at Peter Gric’s house in the country.

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My Summer Studio

The mountains, forest and cold rivers are my Summer studio.

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Mariner Painting Development

I did things a bit differently this time around. I marked out the drawing on the canvas in ink rather than pencil and I also blocked in some of the shadows to force me to concentrate on the values of the painting.

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Shadow Play with Pencils

a play of light and shadow… starting drawing time again

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Change – Beginnings and Endings

At the threshold, on the eve of, when life morphs into something else, do you stand and hesitate or do you dive headlong in, or will life push you?

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On the Turps

On the Turps

A rant about the does and don’ts of what media to mix and not mix with your oil paint.

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No Rest for the Wicked

With the last painting only just finished and barely dry, I’ve started two more straight away.

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A New Home

This painting has just found a new home with one of my biggest collectors.

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Taking Things in Hand

Many people talk with their hands, adding extra emphasis to their verbal communication.

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