2 painting journeys

I have been working on a “forest” theme lately…quite timely as we’ve had massive bushfires here in Australia, so far destroying more then 12 million hectares and killing 25 people but also over a billion creatures, some endangered, in these forests and national parks. My paintings explore the idea of forest, what it means to me and others, and our memories, sometimes of beautiful places now lost. The works I’ll show here are of imagined places, and the multiple images show my process. The paintings are near to completion but I’m not totally satisfied yet.

The first work is titled “Forest dance” and is 35x35cm(14x14in). This one is probably finished. The painting on the right is the final piece.

The second painting is titled “Dry forest with fallen branches”, 75x75cm(30x30in), and needs some more work. The painting on the bottom right is the most recent rendition. Hope this helps you understand my process.

Some flowers

Pink flowers we purchased, and blue and yellow ones from our garden…enjoy

4 new pieces uploaded

Finished some new works in the last couple of months….so am showing them to you. The abstractions feature my favourite subjects…the reef, the forests and the desert.

“Last coral shelf” wins highly commended

Very happy to announce that my painting “Last coral shelf” has won Highly Commended in the Heritage Lions Art Extravaganza….really happy about this!

last coral shelf

Last coral shelf 50x50cm $650

 

“Kata Juta: dusk” is finalist

My artwork “Kata Juta: dusk” is a finalist in the Du Rietz Art Awards!…feeling very pleased.

Kata Juta-dusk

Kata Juta: dusk 61x61cm $820

2 new banners

Today I’ve updated my site with 2 new banners…hope you like them!

Sunday morning, Rainbow Valley banner

Pink and white abstract banner

Some new mandalas

Check out my Gallery 3 page. I’ve uploaded 4 new mandalas so have a peek!

 

Two new works

I’ve recently completed 2 new paintings. Have a look in my Gallery 1 page or go to https://bluet.hm/SusanL

New artworks

Today I’ve added two new paintings into Gallery 1; Both speak about disconnection and loss of the natural world. “Come adrift” tells of our disconnection from nature and each other, hence the metaphor, “come adrift”, similar to the idea of continental drift. “Last coral shelf” speaks about the death and destruction of our heritage, the Great Barrier Reef. These artworks are abstract and use colourful shapes, linear drawn-style work, and spots of contrasting colour. They are acrylic paint on stretched canvas and both works can be purchased at https://bluet.hm/SusanL

come adrift

Come adrift $800 50x50cm

Today I’ve added two new paintings into Gallery 1; Both speak about disconnection and loss of the natural world. “Come adrift” tells of our disconnection from nature and each other, hence the metaphor, “come adrift”, similar to the idea of continental drift. “Last coral shelf” speaks about the death and destruction of our heritage, the Great Barrier Reef. These artworks are abstract and use colourful shapes, linear drawn-style work, and spots of contrasting colour. They are acrylic paint on stretched canvas and both works can be purchased at https://bluet.hm/SusanL

Last coral shelf $800 50x50cm

Updates on my site

I’ve updated several things on my site…new banner headings, updated Home page, and also my About page…check them out!