I was scratching around in my old art stuff and found a folder of old watercolours and gouache artworks, made on paper. They look as fresh as the day they were painted….thought you may like to see one in the Artwork of the month slot. The piece I’ve chosen is one from a Farmland series, “Farmland 1”. All these small works are abstracted aerial views of rural landscapes…I lived for many years in rural districts of Australia. This one takes up the idea of the ploughed landscape and fallow paddocks. It’s gouache paint on watercolour paper using vibrant hues, 25 years old I think! Hope you like it.
“Top paddock” is my latest painting from the Remembrance series. Any one who’s lived in rural Australia can probably relate to this one, or anyone who’s visited such places. “Top paddock” evokes for me, memories of dry grass, or harvested paddocks that run up against some scrub. I depicted a tiny piece of scrub in the left corner, as a bit of the wildness of the original landscape peeking in. It exists as a stark contrast to the larger yellow paddock area and in this painting I’m expressing the essence, the presence of this kind of place. This painting sells for $295.