Dear friends, on Tuesday we farewelled our dear dog companion, art critic, and garden lover, Jasper. He was 12 years old, and beloved by all who met him. Jasper was good natured, openhearted, and loved participating in life. We miss him so much. Here’s some pics, including a puppy one, and a special one from Tuesday.
Here’s the newly complete “Outback-dark and bright”. This painting reflects my road trip experience through western Queensland. The light is clear and bright, even harsh, and the title speaks to this. Outback Queensland is a severe environment, often suffering drought, and the landscape shows this in its’ harsh appearance. I was inspired by the Drummond Range on the western edge of the Central Highlands, as we headed further west to the outback. The contrast in tone and colour highlights the stark landscape.
This painting can be purchased at bluethumb Click on this link to see more.
My updated Gallery 1 has two new works, “Outback near Winton”, and “Mountain garden”. Click here to view them in the gallery.
Have been working a lot in the studio recently, and completed quite a few pieces…happy with them. So take a look…all nature inspired.
“Forest dance” has now been added to Gallery 1. Take a look here.
“Forest dance” has been recently finished and can be viewed and purchased here on my Bluethumb profile page.
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.