New painting

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I just finished a new painting – 33 weeks. This painting is oil on board, I did it very differently to how I have previously painted and enjoyed it immensely.

I’ve posted some of the developmental sketches and the beginnings of this painting: here.

What is different about this is it is from life and from memory. I did a sitting with the model and developed most of this painting with the sketches and my memory from that sitting. I took some photos for a buffer – but I in no way relied on the photographs like I have in previous works.

Shortlisted for the Rick Amor Drawing Prize!

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I am extremely pleased to announce that my drawing, His Hands, has been short listed for the Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2014. A full list of the short listed artists is HERE

I am in mighty fine company.

The shortlisted works will be in an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat opening January 31st. And the winner will be announced that day.

I am really excited and feel so very honoured – Rick Amor is an amazing artist and I love the Ballarat art gallery.

Thank you!