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.

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

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

Fresh from the studio

I’ve been working on “Interior landscape: aerial” for a few weeks now, and last it’s finished. The painting references the Australian outback as seen from above…as you pass from agricultural land to a more harsh outback environment. I’ve used curved shapes in repetitive ways to indicate landforms, as the landscape often has weathered forms which are interesting to the eye. I’ve left a fluoro pink patch of paint in the centre of the work, just fro fun and a bit of crazy contrast, although sometimes similar colours can be witnessed in these harsh places.

“Interior landscape:aerial” is priced at $990 and is 91x91cm in dimensions. This painting and my other recent works can be purchased at https://bluet.hm/SusanL or feel free to contact me.

Interior landscape- aerial

“Interior landscape: aerial”  $990  91x91cm

Latest works now in Gallery 1

I’ve added three recent works to Gallery 1 and I’m pleased how they look. They’re titled “Kata Juta: dusk”, “Sunday morning: Rainbow Valley”, and “Forest conversation”. These paintings, along with all my other paintings, can be purchased at https://bluet.hm/SusanL

 

Kata Juta: dusk…new from the studio

Just completed “Kata Juta: dusk” this week. This abstract painting depicts the Central Australian landscape at Kata Juta (meaning Many Heads), due to the huge unusual rock formations that rise from the earth. During daytime the landscape is an incredible orange, but as evening falls the rocks undergo amazing colour changes into mauve and purples. I wanted to capture this dramatic change that I witnessed years ago while visiting the Central desert area. This place has a powerful spiritual presence and I’ve tried to express this using simple contrasting colour areas and small highlights.

The painting is 61×61 cms and is priced at $820(AUD).

Kata Juta-dusk

Kata Juta:dusk  $820  61x61cms

“Reef light” complete

“Reef light” is the latest work from my studio. In this small painting I’m working to evoke the spirit, the essence of being underwater on the Barrier reef. The colour expresses this experience in the lower light of night time. Some lighter colour allude to filtered light through the water. Use your imagination to feel as if you’re floating through a coral cave and enjoying the moody colours and energy of the underwater reef. This piece comes from my memory of swimming on the reef and other underwater experiences. It’s priced at $370(AUD) and is 30x30cm. The medium is acrylic paint on stretched linen.

Reef light.jpg

“Reef light”  $370  30x30cm