Author Archives: Wendy Clarke

Making Changes Over Time

I have many paintings that hang around my house–in the basement, in the loft, in the studio, and some on the walls. The ones that are hanging around in all corners are there because they are bothering me for some … Continue reading

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Looking and Seeing

When I sketch quickly I am trying to get the idea of where trees, buildings, water etc. are placed in comparison to each other. This includes the need to understand the size of one item in relation to another. For … Continue reading

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All In Good Time

The return to the studio has been bitter sweet. At times, the painting is going well and at other times not so well. It would seem that the time I have available to paint is not my most creative times. … Continue reading

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A Return to the Studio

I spent the summer sketching abroad. This has enabled me to return to the studio and finish work from previous travels.  With these paintings finishing I can now put together the body of work from Figi, New Zealand and Oz. … Continue reading

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Cairns. Port Douglas, Gold Coast

I took a boat trip out to the Great Barrier Reef–actually, 90 minutes from Cairns.  We were at a great time because the weather was over cast and the winds were calm.  This meant that the sand wasn’t churning up … Continue reading

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Things I Haven’t Gotten Use To

Well, it has been almost 7 weeks and I am still not use to the driving here.  Not that the driving itself is much different, it is simply on the wrong side.  When I am crossing the roads I am … Continue reading

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The Outback

I spent a few quiet days in the outback.  I have a couple of great sketches of the Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Kjuta (The Olgas).  Both rocks jut out of the ground within eye distance of each other and are equally … Continue reading

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I toured around the city this morning–checking the architecture.  They have been diligent about maintaining the historic feel by keeping the old brick facades and gutting the inner buildings–what looks old is brand new inside. I then meandered through the … Continue reading

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So Long New Zealand

I finished my time in New Zealand on Sunday, August 5, 2012.  After Queenstown I headed up the East coast of the South Island, across the ferry to Wellington then on up to Taupo.  It was here that I spent … Continue reading

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Heading Back up North on the East Coast

I left Queenstown, but not without having eaten 3 Fergburgers before hand.  By my third visit, the girl knew exactly what my order was…I don’t think many people order the gluten free bun! I visited quite a few art galleries … Continue reading

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