Not getting away

Not getting away

Eye catching tones within your drawing, Mark. I like the detail, the positioning of the shearers foot, nice. Your acrylic painting - I can almost feel the ache in the back muscle.

Posted by C Jones on Fri 16 Aug 11:51:56

I like your series, Mark, and especially this one. Are you a shearer yourself?

Hi Sian . I am from New Zealand growing up between the country and city living. I grew up attending the odd sheep shearing contests in a place called Masterton. The smells of the sweat and lanolin. The controlled aggression and physical exertion on both human and animal, the figurative drawing component that is foreshortening line tonal work, and trying to be loose is what I find interesting to portray in this series. I have never shorn sheep - but thanks for looking

Hang on Studio Wall

Oil pastel drawing on A1 flip chart paper. Shearing season is over for year. Revising figure drawing-shearing offers perspective challenges and time limits that you don't get in studio

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Mark Wogan

New Zealand born. Australasian Gold and Bronze medal awards in Screen-print for best design 1997-1998. 12 years as a first class printer enabled me to grapple with images from simple to complex, colour separations, and attention to detail to work up powerful images. This provides the basis for…

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