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Grisaille-Underpainting

Grisaille – Dead Colour Underpainting

In this video, I explore the use of grisaille (dead colour) underpainting and the application of the Apelles palette as coloured glazes.

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Art Camp

Westward from Brisbane, over the mountains on the Darling Downs, artist, Steven Bowerman, is building his artist camp.

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How We Learn

How We Learn

Learning by doing is one of the best ways for us to learn.

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Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea)

Native Inspiration

In this photo I am inspecting a living fossil a grass tree (Xanthorrhoea) one of the first flowing plants.

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Foreset Studio

Art in the Forest

I have been working out of a forest studio at the Wildlife Mountain Sanctuary. In this very peaceful location run by close friends, I have had the chance to unwind and work further on a painting that I started at the Earth Frequency Festival.

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Harmonic Temple - Paradise One - Art and Music

Harmonic Temple – Paradise One – Art and Music

Harmonic Temple is a special art and music event at Paradise One in the beautiful Byron Bay hinterlands. I along with a number of artists will be presenting my artwork there as part of the month long “Art in Paradise” program.

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Painting Siblings - Böcklin's Island Series

Böcklin’s Island Series

It is true that I am fascinated by Arnold Böcklin’s “Isle of the Dead”. My intent is to create a series of the painting in varying forms and colours.

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Acrylic paint faster?

Acrylics Paints Faster?

Every couple of years I give acrylic paints another go. After all, mastering anything comes down to practice. A number of my artist friends rave about acrylics and how fast they dry and allow you to keep working without having to wait.

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"Starry Night", Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh a Turbulent Genius

I have long admired Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”. Well it seems mathematicians have now come to a greater appreciation of his artwork also.

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Gerlinde Zickler Studio Visit

Yesterday I visited the studio of Gerlinde Zickler (Rosenmaedchen Seelenclown) to start a collaborative painting for her exhibition next year

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Clean Brushes

Studio Tip – Keeping Brushes Clean With Oil

How do you keep your brushes clean when working oil paints? Cooking oil! Make no sense? Well read on.

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'Arise', Leo Plaw, 50 x 70cm, oil on canvas

Arise Takes Flight

I did a Google Image Search for my painting “Arise”.

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"Cythera Revisited", James Gleeson

James Gleeson Artworks Exhibited

Artworks from one of my favourite artists, James Gleeson are on display at Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Gleeson was an early inspiration for me. His works were huge and created such atmosphere. I used to visit Watters Gallery just

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The Irresistible Flow of Time – Galerie 10

Art and Social Media

I recently came across Richard Thomas Scott on Facebook, thanks to Gromyko Semper. Richard has written a post on LinkedIn about Art and Social Media.

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Studio

Studio Update

This is a snapshot of my current Vienna Studio.

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Painting Materials

Work is still progressing with my painting, “The Muse“. Sometimes you have to mess things up to make progress. I wasn’t happy with the folds in the cloth, so I have taken to it with some bold strokes. Sometimes it

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On the Horizon

More Paint on the Horizon

Here is my latest work on leaf metal, “On the Horion”, 30 x 25 cm. With this work I am exploring what I can achieve with the oil glazes on leaf metal.

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Strange and Rare Colours

“The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments” provides some curious short stories about some rare or no longer available oil colours that were once all the rage in their own time.

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Painting – The Art of Patience

On my recently created artworks in progress page, I made a comment about having more than one artwork in progress, and knowing when to leave one alone and move on to the next.

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The Real Gold – Work in Progress

I have recently been experimenting with painting on leaf metal. I don’t mean the sort of flat application of gold leaf as Gustav Klimt did. Rather, the application of translucent glazes over the leaf metal, which brings about an altogether other effect, one that can be quite striking.

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