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
“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.
“Tropic reef flow” is now complete, and I’m very pleased with it. The colour used created a joyous feeling for me….hope the same happens for you! In this piece I’m showing the essence of the coral reef experience…flowing water, the blue aqua ocean hues, glimpses of coral and sea life, tropic sunsets, the moving living thing that the reef is. I’ve snorkelled on the Great Barrier reef and this memory remains vivid for me to this day, and there’s also memories of swimming in rock pools and being amazed by the variety of life in those secret places. Hope you enjoy this work as much as I do!