ART RELATED POSTS

Ink drawings

Because oil paintings take a lot of time time to finish, sometimes I want to do something with a relatively fast result. These ink drawings

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Bob’s Bird Barn

For about a century this building in the center of Maitland, was home to the Carrington Hotel, which closed down in the 1980’s. Then came

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Artastique 2019

Recently we have organised an art event called Artastique.The idea was: for 10 days in March 2019, businesses will team up with artists to display

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Mural

In September the Maitland council did a call out to artists to come up with a idea for a 18 x 9 meter wall. Frank

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Bendigo Art Award

What a surprise when I got called on a quiet Sunday afternoon.“You’ve won the first prize.”“WHAT???”“You have won the first prize!” Earlier I had entered

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The sign is on

It has been a while since I posted an update about our move to Australia. Well, last year we found our perfect dream home, with

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Lethbridge gallery

I became a finalist at the small scale art award of the Lethbridge gallery in Brisbane. I was not able to be present at the announcement of the prizes, but it’s still fun if the gallery owner picks just MY paintings to feature in advance!

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Early works

In 1993 I collected pictures from newspapers of people who were in some way ‘in action’. After I had a bunch of good mugs, I played around with the copying-machine to resized the pictures to my liking. Then I stuck them together in a way as if they are looking towards you.

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Some of my art treasures

Today in the op-shop I paid a few dollars for a precious little artwork. Even the tiny sign (B. Burns ’82) was meticulously neatly done. For me it’s clear this is or was a true talented person.

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What about originality?

Before the start of a new painting I thoroughly search the internet for images that could be interpreted as similar to my idea. If I find one, than the inspiration is instantly quenched.

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Art is a case of passing on

Some artists state that their artworks are their children. And they find it hard to sell them.I think I understand what they try to say. In some way an artwork shows features about the artist which can’t be defended or protected any more, as soon as the work is released to the wide world. Just like a child.

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The simmering pot

A few days ago I saw a picture on Facebook of a building made out of living trees. The branches were led and trimmed into the shape of a life-sized church. The structure was complete open and the inside of the building was usable as a sheltered area.

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Reflections on Elephant Mountain

Artworks that have conquered a place in the front of the market, usually are created by artists who are unmistakable distinguished persons. These artists don’t necessarily have to be extrovert characters, but in some way they are clearly presented in society. They catch the eye by their behavior, their appearance, their statements or their secondary activities.

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