My latest artwork “Bushland conversation” is added now to Gallery 1. I’m of late become more intrigued with trees and their relationship, in shape and line. This painting almost looks “Middle earth”, and the trees seem to be communicating. After my recent road trip I’ve been painting some works to do with Outback Australia. This was inspired by my travels.
This week I’ve started a new work…thought I’d show you the process so far. Go to this link to see more of my artworks and/or make a purchase.
Fresh from the studio is my latest artwork “After the rains”. We’ve experienced some extreme weather on the mountain with trees blown down and damaged, and power outages. In response to this I painted “After the rains”, after walking and driving around. The contrasting colours are something I enjoy doing, as I’m very much a colorist.
If you want to purchase this painting it’s available on my Bluethumb profile.
A recent piece, “Fallen branches” is available for purchase here
“Fallen branches” depicts dry forest, and reflects our drought situation in many places in Australia. The painting is made with acrylic paint on stretched linen, is ready to hang, and is 76x76cm, priced at $950AU.
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.
My new painting, “Big Scrub-nearly gone” addresses some environmental concerns I have regarding loss of natural habitat. The Big Scrub was a large forested area from the Qld border down to Grafton; quite a large piece of land, once rainforest covered. Remnants remain in gullies, hillsides and national parks, and this artwork depicts such a pocket on the side of the Pacific Highway, northern NSW. The forest is so diverse and I employed bright colours to indicate this…a feature plant is the iconic Bangalow palm. Years previously I lived in this area and have developed much love for these beautiful remaining pieces of forest. Through this painting I’m endeavouring to bring to awareness the issues of loss of natural treasures in Australia. Hope you love the painting and feel some connection to the natural world through viewing the image.
I’ve recently completed three semi abstract landscapes and I’m very happy with them. They are quite evocative paintings, two of which feature a lake that references one from my memory. The other is a painting of the wet season as experienced in northern NSW. It’s not of an actual place, but more redolent of the mood and wetness of that experience. Perhaps similar memories can venture forth from the viewers experience to be re-experienced with pleasure. Enjoy!