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Inspiring People
Bloomfield in North Queensland is where I live. It is a long way from Birmingham in England where I was born. I grew up in Northern Ireland at a place called Carrickfergus – that was where my parents came from, and they returned there in 1958. I met
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Flooded Gum
• Canvas 450 x 910 mm.• Artists’ quality acrylic paints.• Various brushes.• Spatular.• Matisse Gel Medium 4. During the summer months in the hinterland State forests around Pomona on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the flooded gums shed their bark and
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Caladiums
• Micador Clean Slate Canvas Board (pure cotton) – triple gesso primed.• Colours: Process Magenta, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow; Chroma Forest Green, White, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt; Atelier Quinacridone Magenta,• Palette Sap Green knife , Paynes
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Waterlilly
• Stretched linen canvas 24 x 24 inches.• Artists’ oil paints: Winsor & Newton and Art Spectrum. Colours including Magenta, Cobalt Blue, Olive Green, Blue Black, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Flinders Blue Violet and Titanium White.• Artists’ brush
Artist's Palette3 min citite
Profound Gift
My home is in the community of Bogan Gate, where I work as a ‘Postie’ delivering mail to the town and surrounding farms. I was born in nearby Parkes. I have had no formal training in art, although it was one of my subjects at high school. I love the
Artist's Palette4 min citite
The Music is Back
South Australian designer Lyndy Danby took up painting when she married a man on the land and found that surrounding property owners were much more inclined to spend money on new tractors than new kitchens or any sort of residential improvements. The
Artist's Palette2 min citite
Enjoyment
• Artists’ canvas.• Winsor & Newton oil colours, including: Titanium White, Carbon Black, Burnt Sienna, Naples Yellow Hue, Yellow Ochre and Dioxazine Purple.• Various quality brushes – preferably Sable – ranging from broad to very fine. This is a por
Artist's Palette4 min citite
A Musical Abstraction
• Music on CD.• Sketch book; butchers’ paper; 2B and 6B pencils.• Good quality canvas – hand framed.• 4cm flat brush.• Pigmented light gesso base.• White charcoal.• Reeves Acrylic paint: Paynes Grey; Violet; Cerulean Blue; Burnt Sienna; Burnt Umber;
Artist's Palette1 min citite
Master Hints And Tips
• Be passionate about your subject. • Observation is the key to a successful painting. • The larger the area painted, the larger the brush required. • Put your work on a vertical surface to view it. Balance and tonal contrast can be more easily ident
Artist's Palette1 min citite
Master Hints And Tips
• The more I look at a painting, the more I will search for mistakes. I usually go away and have a cup of tea if something is not right, and by the time I return it will either look better or I will see a way to correct it. It is easy to overwork and
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Sketching And Painting In Paradise
• Colours used: Cadmium Lemon; Permanent Rose; French Ultramarine; Sepia. Vanua Levu, one of the outer islands of Fiji, promises all the recognised hallmarks of an island escape … and much more. For the past three years, Leonie Norton has been takin
Artist's Palette15 min citite
Lifelong Passion
My name is Michael Jones. To my friends and throughout my life I was always (and probably always will be) ‘Jonesy’. In the immortal words of Spike Milligan, “I was born at an early age.” My birthplace was Macclesfield, Cheshire, in the North West of
Artist's Palette5 min citite
Multi-Talented Mosaicist
My life began in Helsinki, Finland, in January 1957. I came to Australia with my parents in 1959, at the tender age of two. We travelled on board an Italian ship called ‘The Aurelia’. We stayed in migrant hostels in Melbourne, Bonegila (outside Albur
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Galapagos Lizard
• Black Colorfix paper.• Rembrandt pastels.• Pastel pencils.• Willow charcoal.• Micador Workable Matt Fixative. I drew an outline of the Galapagos Lizard in Titanium White pastel, exaggerating his bulk and form to try and capture his ‘essence’. I sh
Artist's Palette4 min citite
Billy’s Boiled
• Stretched canvas.• Artists’ quality acrylic paints.• Artists’ brushes. I chose a 16 x 12 inch stretched canvas, from ‘Highly Strung’ Picture Framers of Eumundi in Queensland, which I primed with a liberal coating of Red Ochre Gesso. Using a white c
Artist's Palette6 min citite
Honest Art
From a very early age I’ve been into drawing, painting and making things. I seemed to find interest in things wherever I went. I once melted down the lead from a broken stained glass window. I carved a small block of wood with a heart shape in the ce
Artist's Palette1 min cititePsychology
Master Hints And Tips
• If you discover subject matter that you love and which fascinates you, the picture seems to come to life on its own. • It’s good not to have a final outcome in mind, so you can allow for spontaneity and changes to occur as you work • It’s always go
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Mandy’s Sundrenched Studio Contributed
Situated on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, Mandy’s Sundrenched Studio is an inviting gallery space and home to the amazing creative work of artist Amanda Shadforth. “As an artist selling work in galleries, you often don’t get to hear the stor
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Proud Eagles
• Jo Sonja’s acrylic paints.• Stretched cotton canvas 75 x 60 cm.• Artists’ brushes. Use a good base. For me it is canvas, but use whatever you choose. Prime and seal well. I like a light undercoat as it leaves my colours true. Get your subject where
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Floral Abundance
For Ailsa Fay McMillan, life began at Gympie in Queensland. She grew up in Rockhampton. Early in her career she had a job at Mercier Studios for four years, where she worked in oils – painting sepia photographs and doing darkroom tasks developing fil
Artist's Palette5 min citite
Painting Compulsion
Johannesburg in South Africa was my birthplace. I now live at Heidelberg in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, and I paint full-time. I attended Rhodes University at Grahamstown, to study for a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, tutored by Profess
Artist's Palette1 min citite
Materials
• Arches Pastel and Fusain Laid Paper, 29.7 x 42 cm, Ingres MBM, 130gsm. • Charcoal. • Schmincke Pastels: White; Light Green; Grey Blue 1; Light Ochre; Greenish Grey; Greenish Umber; Olive Ochre Deep; Permanent Red; Carmine Red; Madder Lake; Gold Och
Artist's Palette4 min citite
Come with Me
Because this is a place that I love and know well, I did not use a photograph to provide inspiration … only my memory. I chose not to paint in the open air, when midsummer temperatures were in the late 30s and the plant life was seemingly dead. In So
Artist's Palette1 min citite
Master Hints And Tips
• Before working with pastels, always tear the label off and break a piece about 20mm long to work with. Write the manufacturer’s name and colour details on a chart before you do this. • Always use the best quality pastels you can afford. Save money
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To Draw For The Law
Now in my mid-30s, I have lived in Texas all my life. I have served as a police officer and a medic, for well over a decade in each case. I completed high school in 1992, in an advanced study program. For a time, I lived with my sister and her husban
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Creative Happiness
Victoria can be proud to claim Kim Joelene Donald as one of its talented daughters. She was born at Warrnambool; and these days she lives and works at Bendigo. With no formal art training, Kim has developed her own distinctive style during the proces
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Too Much Fun
Mignon Parker grew up on the Northern Beaches of New South Wales – an area which she recalls as being rich in wildlife. She remembers abundant wallabies, echidnas, wombats, lizards and birdlife … not to mention the odd wild pig escaping from the Oxfo
Artist's Palette4 min citite
AcrylicsMud Bashin’ Buggy
Finding a subject can sometimes be one of the hardest things. Fortunately, my subject was requested by a client – so I had a picture to work with. The image was of her husband driving in a racing mud buggy. The overall painting was constructed from t
Artist's Palette1 min citite
Materials
• Stretched canvas 36 x 24 inches – Pure Cotton Duck, triple primed. • Matisse Structure paint: Phthalo Blue, Raw Sienna, Titanium White, Brilliant Alizarine. • Compressed charcoal – Black. • Conte pastel – White. • Brushes: Three inch Foam; Number 6
Artist's Palette1 min citite
Master Hints And Tips
• Don’t try to rush. Painting takes time. Let the work develop at its own rate and build upon it gradually. • When painting mud, use as little paint as possible. You can always add more; and you will gradually learn how much you need as you go on. •
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