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About pbfarrar

I am an Australian living permanently in England. I have recently retired from the position of Principal of an independent school and have taken up the study of Fine Art with the OCA.

New course

I’ve now passed the three courses for Level 1 and am beginning the first of the Level 2 courses – Mixed Media. My learning blog for this Level can be found at patriciafarrar2.wordpress.com

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FINAL THOUGHTS

Looking back to my first thoughts on this subject of Trees, I can see that my list of possible areas to paint was an intellectual response. But the experience I have had over these weeks has been entirely different. I … Continue reading

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5. MORETON BAY FIG

My last painting is in a larger format (A1) because I wanted to try to capture the amazing grandeur and breadth of the tree. I’ve never painted in watercolour on this size before but felt it was right for the … Continue reading

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4. ‘FOREST’

  ‘MAN’S RELATIONSHIP TO TREES’ I want to explore this idea mainly because of my own relationship to them. I’m not sure I understand the bond or where this will take me but I’m excited to try. I started by … Continue reading

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3. RED TREE

This painting grew out of a personal study I had been doing in my A3 sketchbook on how artists use LINE in their work. This study came about because of my ongoing interest in drawing. I looked at the work … Continue reading

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2. ROOTS

Painting 2 was a ‘blast’! I wanted to create an image which would express the amazing assembly of shapes, spaces, colours, tones, patterns and joy which I see in a tree. The only way to do this, I felt, was … Continue reading

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Painting 1 – WOODS AT WISLEY

For the first painting I wanted to work with the idea of ‘trees in the landscape’ and so I spent some time on composition studies in my sketchbook. The image I decided on was of a stump of a tree which … Continue reading

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