Abstract painting from new series “Landscape not made”. This work continues the theme that i am working on about the burnt areas of Tasmanian bush [forest] that is regenerating and is derived from the study notes for landscape painting.These start as small collages made in series, then i pick the best to work up bigger on canvas. media include acrylic paint and graphite on canvas.
A visual poem/asemic writing work hot off the studio table.This is part of a series i am working on called Disruption,some of which will be sent to an exhibition Networked Disruption curated by Vittore Baroni. the style of visual poetry [where text intersects with visual art] i favour, is just a shade off abstract art where the letters become just another mark in the range of available shapes.The colours are my new Tasmanian palette taken from burnt logs,grey skies and lime green new growth foliage. A sense of place comes into all the work.
media used include atelier interactive acrylic paint,alphabet stickers from the $2 shop,part of a decorated envelope sent by an artist friend, on Draw and wash textured paper by Artist Spectrum.
New work for a new year!
Collage study from a series Lazarus Rising, about the burnt landscape round here from the Tasmanian fires of 2013, coming back to life. New shapes emerge as the forest grows back.Some of the mark making was taken from a field trip to Woodvine’s Reserve, Forcett,Tasmania. This will now be worked up into a large abstract painting.
materials used include Atelier interactive acrylic paint, Koh i noor progresso aquarell grahite sticks,stabilo aquacolor pencil,dress makers tissue on Art Spectrum Draw and Wash textured 210gsm paper.
I try to use Australian made products where possible to support the industry.
An abstract drawing from the series of eight titled “Hortus” [Garden].
Shapes taken from succulent leaves in the strong Australian light and shade with small surprises.
These works start off on a large sheet of paper which then gets chopped up to create new compositions sometimes in a random fashion. I do this in part to simplify images as i have a tendency to get too fussy. Also i like the freedom to be fairly playful and just enjoy the mark making process without too much thinking and always with plenty of loud music.This translates to plenty of energy in the work, and hopefully some happy accidents?
The frottage [rubbing] elements are taken from an op shop silver plate cake stand using the graphite stick.Gesso is scraped on with a palette knife creating a layering effect.
media include artist spectrum black ink, atelier interactive acrylic paint,marker,gesso, biro and koh i noor progresso aquarell graphite stick on heavy water colour paper.
one of a series of paintings i am just finishing, based on the small tasks of every day life,sweeping leaves,hanging washing,weeding the veggie patch.
media frottage [wax rubbings] collaged, together with acrylic paint on MDF board.