artkleko's weblog

Blog URL:http://artkleko.wordpress.com
Blog Tags:coloured pencils, abstract art, symbolism, landscapes, Christianity, art classes
Country:Australia
State/Province:Tasmania
Location:Launceston

In this blog I share my journey as a coloured pencil artist, teacher and critic.



Latest Blog Posts



DERWENT LIGHTFAST 100

on Oct 14, 2019

“Colour Rush.”   A4 size Derwent Lightfast pencils on Canson 240 gsm paper. Own reference. The recent release of 28 new colours has seen the Derwent Lightfast coloured pencil range reach 100. Will there be anymore to come? Maybe another...

“Mersey River Stones.” 40 x 60 cms Derwent Lightfast pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. As soon as they had been released, I was keen to try Derwent’s latest range of coloured pencils. With the name ‘Lightfast’, it was &...

LANDSCAPE DNA

on Aug 16, 2019

“Norfolk Plains DNA” 40 x 80 cms Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. Winner of the Norfolk Plains Art Prize 2013.   In the mid 1950s I was given a box of Australian made Builda Brix by my … Continue readi...

“Coastal Rocks”40 x 60 cms Prismacolor pencils on Canson Pastel Board. Own reference. Today’s featured coloured pencil drawing happens to be my biggest selling print as a greeting card not only in Australia, but overseas. For some reaso...

We are all different; we look at the same things, but we all see things differently. At the beginning of July I had the pleasure of conducting a five-day coloured pencil workshop at the McGregor Winter Arts Retreat in Toowoomba, … Continue read...

PUZZLING ART

on Jun 12, 2019 in: design, landscape

“Coffs Harbour Landscape” 40 x 60 cms. Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. I have an interest in both mosaics and jigsaw puzzles. Simple tile mosaics can be fascinating in both their designs and flexibility of patte...

THE LAST HURRAH

on May 6, 2019 in: artist, drawing

“The Last Hurrah”, 80 x 60 cms Luminance pencils on Canson Pastel Board. Own reference & imagination. This coloured pencil drawing is a scene of utter carnage, but I’ve deliberately expressed it as a celebration of the natural cycle...