Monthly Archives: August 2011

a portrait comes together for me from

a series of drawings of the subject.  But it is more than a representation of the individual floating on a painted background.  Items about the subject and signifying them are also used in some portraits as well as the environment in … Continue reading

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a look at wine country..

or a drawing of the corkscrew in Adelaide Hills.  This is a steep climb with switchbacks, very scenic and interesting to try and dimension/depict onto a flat piece of paper. and a detail or two of the upper left showing … Continue reading

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the paper Tardis

happened to take me back to Adelaide in 2004, when I opened a sketchbook in my collection of drawings a person in the crowd at a writers week talk…                       … Continue reading

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why the chop

Louis Armstrong is always said to have been concerned about the state of his chops.  I sign my drawings and painting using a chop; a seal using red ink given to me by a kind translator ms Shanna Lin on … Continue reading

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