Artwork of the month, an old one

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.

Farmland 1

Farmland 1

Student exhibition

The mid year student exhibition from the Brisbane Institute of Art is presently showing in the Metcalfe Gallery at the BIA, 41 Grafton Street Windsor, Brisbane. It runs till 1 July, opening during the day, 10-4…..lots of variety from painting to ceramics to print making. Pop in for a bargain! Here’s some pics.

Artwork of the month

This month I’m featuring an older painting “Water gem 1” from around 2007. I had made a series of works around the idea of water running over pebbles. Initially a couple of small paintings were made in watercolour, and then I painted a group of 5 acrylics from that concept. The photo images I took weren’t of good quality, sadly. but the image I’m showing today is probably the best. I wanted to convey the idea of pebbles becoming something else…more precious. The colours in the painting I’m showing today are quite lively, and the focus is on the blue contrasting with other jewel like hues. The series was named “Water gems”. As a theme, it seems to be recurring in more recent ideas I’m formulating and working on at the moment, so I’ll keep you posted about these.

Water gem 1

Water gem 1

Here’s one of the original watercolours that inspired the “Water gem” series.

Water 1

Water 1