Are you confused ? During my journey over to Perth recently and meeting with Julie Podstolski and Ann Kullberg, we had a a little discussion about the ACPN. I shared with them some experiences I have had in sharing the concept of ACPN with my own workshop...read more
2011 – Mid year exhibition – Online & Winner Announced. Thankyou so much to everyone who contributed to our online exhibition the exhibition entries have been posted online here.read more
Our featured member for May is Penney Hughes. Her work has an abstract quality which is a fantastic blend of colours makes her work really different and interesting one to look at.read more
This article continues on in our series to explain Sovlent – why we use, how we use it and why as well as some tips for if you wish to give it a try.read more
Part 2 – The Why, How, When of layering, burnishing and solvent. Starting with the basics – What is burnishing?read more
Continuing on with our series of The Why, How, When of layering, burnishing and solvent. Here is Part 2 - Burnishing Starting with the basics - What is burnishing? Burnishing is when you use a light coloured pencil (usually white) or a colourless blender (Derwent...read more
Our featured member for April is Jane Dingwall – “Personally I love working in all mediums, but especially coloured pencil…” Read more from Janeread more
This article is the first in a 4 part series which covers the Why, How and When of layering, burnishing and solvent as well as a few of my own Tips to pass on as we go along.read more
When starting out in coloured pencils it can be a bit daunting deciding when to use which technique with layering, burnishing and solvent. This article is the first in a 4 part series which covers the Why, How and When of layering, burnishing and solvent as well as a...read more
March’s Featured Artist is Australian award winning artist Richard Klekociuk. “My cp art evolved from my interest in drawing as a child, then as a result of forays into oil and chalk pastel in the 1980s. I favoured graphite pencil at first, but then I discovered the joy of producing work in colour”…read more
How can I bringing you more value for your membership?…. Here is an outline of what your AusCPmembership gives you..read more
Our Featured Member for February is Ellen Compton, who subjects usually consist of wildlife or domestic animals and lately flowers.read more
I know its confusing working out file sizes and of your photos if you are wanting to post your artwork online for a critque. I came accross this website which will resize your images / photos for you so you can post them on the forums and online galleries etc.
It’s seems very easy to use…
“Coloured Pencil aritsts find Zest-it an ideal medium for ‘underpainting’ and blending. Use a tiny amount of Zest-it Pencil Blend on pointed contton wool buds or tortillion.
Zest-it has a neutral PH value and evaporates without leaving any residue.”
Our December featured artist of the month is Jan Lawnikanis from Queensland Australia.read more
“This drawing is of my beautiful Mum who we lost in 1985. The Prismacolor pencils on Stonehedge paper captured just what I was after.
Drawing completed 12th October 2010.
Finished Size 25cm X 32cm.”
Around this time last year I posted a video and a couple of photos showing how i used Zest-It solvent with coloured pencils to create a little santa hat. Recently, I have had a few enquiries about how to use Zest-it so I thought I would post this again for those of...read more
Congratulations goes out to one of our founding members Richard Klekociuk who won the Drawing section of the 23rd Cradle Coast Rotary Art Exhibition at Ulverstone, Tasmaniaread more
Today I wanted to post an article about one of our members Joan Birkett who has continued to follow her dreams with art and coloured pencils desite the challenge she has faced with losing eyesight to cancer.read more
Our 2010 Australian Coloured Pencils Exhibition is now online. Please go along and vote for your favourite artwork in our “People’s Choice Award”. Voting will close on December 1st 2010.read more
So for our first featured member for our new site Karen Hull has generously accepted my invitation to be featured so here is abit about Karen and her art.read more