John Wilson, Australian Landscape Painting Workshop

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When was the last time you took time-out from your busy schedule and indulged in a true personal passion? For me, it was last weekend. I had the opportunity to attend a 3-day workshop to learn from John Wilson, Australia’s … Continued

Composition tips, three must do techniques I use to create great landscape paintings

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In this post I want to talk about painting composition and 3 things I feel have the greatest visual impact on my paintings. First let’s start with the definition of the term composition and how it relates to visual art: … Continued

Brisbane Art Prize finalist

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My painting “Delicate Balance” made the finalist cut for this year’s Brisbane Art Prize. I am one of 115 finalists from Australia and 6 other countries including England and Malaysia. The Brisbane Art Prize is a unique event, as all works are … Continued

Rotary Art Spectacular finalist

I’m pleased to announce two of my paintings have been selected as finalists for this year’s Rotary Art Spectacular. The Rotary Art Spectacular is Queensland’s largest and most prestigious annual art exhibition. It has raised almost $1.6 million for Brisbane Rotary community projects and … Continued

Lethbridge 10000 finalists announced

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I submitted my painting “A Night Time Story” to this year’s Lethbridge 10000 art award. Guess what? I made the cut and am now an exhibition finalist. For those of you who don’t know, the Lethbridge 10000 is the largest … Continued

Porte Guillaume at Dijon in France

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During a trip to France in 2011 we stayed at a delightful little hotel in Dijon, Hotel du Nord (a great restaurant by the way, but that’s another story). Our room had a wonderful view overlooking the Porte Guillaume. It was … Continued

Proportional divider, sketch accurately

So you have a great print of a photo you took and you need to scale it up to a reasonable size for a painting. Free-hand sketching on the canvas doesn’t cut the mustard as there is too much detail … Continued