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Whisperings-of-Madness by graemeb
Whisperings-of-Madness
200cm x 125cm oil on linen
Patron Saint Dymphna - Depression - Hopelessness - Sadness - Sorrow
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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.
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"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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:iconelephantis:
Elephantis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
wonderful works
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graemeb Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Thank you and sorry for the delay. To busy painting.
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TigerMoods Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Fantastic!
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graemeb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thank you.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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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