Saturday, January 23, 2010
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Ivory Curl Buckinghamia celsissima
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Over the New Year break I have been spending time between the garden and studio, my favourite combination of activities. For several years I have viewed January as an opportunity to develop new works in the studio. It can be a quiet time in the gallery scene with many closed for annual holidays. I am also in my annual, clean out and declutter mode that inspires me to start the new year fresh.
I have stacked up freshly stretched canvases ready for painting, and taken a hard look at any unfinished works that have been in the storeroom for a while. Quality rather than quantity is my thinking, so anything that doesn't fit gets a fresh coat of gesso, or as in the work above, a new life without losing all of the old. I enjoy working over earlier paintings, it can give some good bones to a new work.
'I stood alone at the edge; breathing in the cool, still waters of a silent landscape', is inspired by a walk I took late last year in the Venman Bushland National Park, Redland.