Tibochinas in bloom

Our tibochinas in the front yard are crazily blooming, and the hit of purple is always so surprising. I took this pic as apparently more rain is coming and the blooms might be spoilt (although there’s plenty more buds unopened yet). Glorious!

Tibochina

“Rush” is complete

My new abstraction “Rush”, the first of the Contemplation series has been completed. The title relates to the energy of the work, and the dynamic interaction of colour and form. I’m intrigued by the brilliance of the yellow against the dark purple, with a strip of orange. These kind of relationships which are formed on the canvas endlessly fascinate me, and hopefully the viewer can spend time observing the play of colour, line and form.

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“Rush”   61×50 cm   $430

Jacaranda season

Well it’s that time of year where we feast upon the glorious sight of multiple flowering jacaranda trees around our city. Annually people wait for this magnificent mauve display all through the city and suburbs, and also in most sub tropical areas on east coast Australia. The site travels down the coast as the season (and climate) progresses into summer. We look forward to it, yet for uni students it reminds them that exams are fast approaching! They aren’t native trees…South American I believe…but have been grown here in public parks, streets and large suburban gardens for 150 years, and are embraced and celebrated by all. The jacaranda flowering is followed by another vibrant display by south African poinciana trees which are red. I’ve included a couple of extra pics of a leopard tree with its brand new leaves, a golden trumpet tree, a jacaranda with a red Illawarra flame tree (native) and a view of the city from Mt Gravatt. If you look carefully, tiny puffs of mauve appear in the distant suburbs.

In the studio today

The “Alchemy” series continues on with work progressing on a new painting. These newest works are painted on linen which creates a richer painting experience and is a more flexible surface that can be rubbed over and receives washes in a better responsive way. After using canvas previously, I’m reluctant to go back to it! I’ve taken a pic for you to see….should be complete soon. The colours are deep and mysterious pinks, purples and blues with hints of brighter hues.

New Alchemy painting

New for “Alchemy”