Two of my semi abstract landscapes are being shown in the Clayfield College art show, “Inspired” opening 29 May till 31 May.These haven’t been shown before. I enjoyed making them, and they reference aspects of landscape found in the Northern Rivers area of north east NSW….quite a rainy place, actually.
Putting up these two recent paintings; they’re very evocative of wet seasons, which is where we are at here in Brisbane, Australia, at the moment! Must admit, I do like the rain, especially as it cools everything down to the mid-20’s (Celsius), and that’s quite pleasant weather. We fortunately missed the cyclone, but are now receiving some steady rain from it. So, these artworks are reminders of our seasonal wetness: always beautiful and inspiring, and referencing Northern NSW, which can be a very wet place!
Just photographed a couple of new semi abstract landscapes…they’re about “water” and actually have a very wet appearance. I’m using some new brushes and this helps create a slightly different way of working, if I so choose….makes paint application more flexible. The flowing look is achieved by the use of more water mixed into the paint. There’s quite a few runs and dribbles and this also adds to the watery effect and the colours are predominantly cool watery blues, greens, and a lot of white. They’re very atmospheric works and invoke feelings of the wet season I experienced while living in north east NSW. I’m really enjoying this painting method and am happy to add it to the two approaches I already employ.