One of my clear memories is a sort of feeling of release and relaxed bliss. At some point I seem to fill up with awe at what surrounds me and the fact that I am able to be there. There’s usually a big sigh and a feeling of peaceful contentment to follow. Joy!
What is this rambling on about?
It’s how I sometimes feel when out in the wild landscape. Here, in Tasmania we have some wonderful bushwalks that take us out among the mountains, rivers, a multitude of various types of landscapes. It’s where I love to be! Even better if there’s time to sketch (an artists’ equivalent of smelling the roses!). You may have seen the photos in the last Studio News.
These works are the beginnings of a new series – “Out There.” It’s a broad theme which leaves my options wide open. What will develop as I find my way around the ideas? Where will it lead? Perhaps, in future series things will narrow down a bit and be more specific.
These photos show the first layer for two of the paintings.
Where to next? Sky shapes were used to define the mountain range. Later, more white was added to the sky.
There was an urge to draw into them rather than add too much more paint. So, out came the Neocolour II crayons that have been sitting about for ages awaiting this precise moment! (They haven’t inspired me much before, so we’ll see how this goes.)
There are five of these long ones (70×30cm) in the group. They’re great to just wander up to, make a few marks and wander off again. That’s one of the benefits of drawing materials … ease of use!
Is this one done yet?
“Genesis” is now available on Bluethumb.
Until next time and ….. as the sign someone was holding up in our street this week said …… “Keep your chin up”!
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