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Whisperings-of-Madness by graemeb
200cm x 125cm oil on linen
Patron Saint Dymphna - Depression - Hopelessness - Sadness - Sorrow
The Refusal of Saint Peta by graemeb
The Refusal of Saint Peta
150cm x 100cm Oil on linen - Youth suicide and the refusal by St. Peta to allow her into heaven.
"2013 Exhibition "
Soho Galleries Crown St. Sydney Australia

The more I paint, the further I seem to be from my destination.

Every time I complete a painting I think of two more.

Every time I complete a solo exhibition, I realize I have leant so much, that I want to turn around and start painting for my next exhibition.

It happens every time. I realize this would be the case in all forms of endeavor, but it amazes me the amount there is to learn, about painting a picture.
I must admit that I have known for some time, that if I was to feel I have learnt it all, or I have painted the best I can, then there would be no incentive to paint any more.
So although I want to paint my best picture, I never want to realize that I have.

I am not here to show how well I know language, nor am I here to argue the theory of painting, to become famous or make ridicules amounts of money. Not that I would reject these things.
I am here, simply to show where I am up to in my endeavors to paint my own masterpiece. It is my quest and I will do it the way I want, but I would love to share it with you.

Artist - Painter Graeme W. Balchin
  • Listening to: The Cicadas outside
  • Reading: comments on DA
  • Watching: Paint dry
  • Playing: with my dragon
  • Eating: very little.
  • Drinking: Scotch

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Elephantis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
wonderful works
graemeb Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Thank you and sorry for the delay. To busy painting.
TigerMoods Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
graemeb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thank you.
editorloud Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dear Mr graemeb. Your paintings are really skillful! You make me want to practice and practice.
graemeb Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Pencil miles, that is what you need, the more you push a pencil around on a piece of paper the better.
noisybubbles Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Hey Graeme, how did your exhibition go? Sorry I haven't commented much lately; I pretty much have a quick look at my pile of messages before running away again. From what I have seen though your pieces are still awesome. Chasing Peacocks in particular grabs me, as well as Old Enough To Have Bad Memories.

Keep up the awesomeness mate :D
graemeb Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Hey Bubbles, the opening was great, prob. about 200 people over the night, but sales have been slow. Although I just sold my entry in the mortimore art prize, that's good.
I'm doing the same, not on here much, I think I have out grown it and I am moving on.
All the ladies like Chasing Peacocks but it has not sold yet, Bad Memories is in the Gosford Art Prize.
I'm trying to stay awsome but taking a break from painting at the moment.
noisybubbles Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Oh cool; I hope Bad Memories does well. Fingers crossed your sales will pick up as Christmas comes along. It's probably a silly notion but maybe there will be people who buy your paintings as gifts? They would make great gifts :D

That's fair enough about the site; I'm so busy I can barely keep up with everything here and sometimes I wonder whether it's all worth it. However, if it wasn't for DA I probably wouldn't have found your work, and for that I am grateful.

You don't have to try and stay awesome; you just are. I hope you're finding your break refreshing Mr Balchin :D
Pevansy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, a fabulous collection of work, I really enjoyed browsing through your gallery :)
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