Some new works for Gallery 1

Back into painting again…here’s 4 new paintings that have recently been completed. They reflect the land and the changing seasons.

View my new works

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.

Driving through rain small image

Driving through rain 100x100cm $1150

Crevasse small image

Crevasse 93x122cm $1350

Cool water small image

Cool water 71×71 $830

Cliff, mountain, sky small image

Cliff, mountain, sky 76x76cm $950

From the studio

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.

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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

 

More studio designs

I’ve been having fun with some photos I’ve taken, of succulents and cacti, and have come up with a few more digital designs. I love the sculptural shapes of these kinds of plants and how contrasts of tone and texture can be created….here they are.

 

Crazy Cactus design

New years eve on the mountain

Big storms this afternoon, but much cooler now. The sky was beautiful afterwards, with soft swift moving clouds whipping across to the west, a kookaburra resting in a tree to dry off….then afterwards the mist rolled in and now all is foggy, the sun is down, and pleasantly cool, and the cicadas are celebrating with their evening chorus.

Happy Australian New Year from the mountain!

“Little lagoon” painting

Another small artwork has been completed from my studio…“Little lagoon”. Images of water seem to be a recurring theme in my recent work. I like the idea of mystery and coolness associated with places such as pools and lagoons. Much of my recent work connects memory with environment, and “Little lagoon” is really a collection of memories from places I’ve visited. Capturing the essence of these places is my intention.

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“Little lagoon”  51x51cm  $400(AUD)

New work with environmental emphasis

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.

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“Big Scrub-nearly gone”   $890(AU)  76x76cm

2 from the studio

Been working on a couple of paintings…thought I’d let you have a peek. They aren’t titled yet. That decision is made when all is finished. These will be entered in some competitions.

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