Monthly Archives: December 2015

2016: term 1 of pure abstraction

i have just been down to the new show at the Auckland Gallery to see the show A Necessary Distraction these are all abstractions and gave me an idea for doing some pure abstraction next term   Kirstin Carlin making beautiful sensated marks which gave me ideas of how I could paint my garden Jeena […]


2015 term 4 Albert park

this term was epic in that we did some excellent work relating the figure to the landscape. we had a great day in Albert park with some lovely obliging subjects, did some good sketches and took loads of photos and came up with some of the best compositions yet. i think it was the trace […]



i am planning to have a PORTRAIT SUMMER SCHOOL mid ¬†January hopefully Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January two days intensive working from a traced line drawing from your chosen photographic reference working in Grisaille (tonal underpainting in black and white) with colour glazes laid on at the end this is a splendid example of […]

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