What a lovely way to start the year! https://m.facebook.com/groups/1002018953264246/permalink/2407868086012652/?sfnsn=mo&ref=share
I love starting with really loose beginnings and finding familiar compositions within these abstractions. Although the beginning sketches were reminiscent of winter trees, it's summer here in New Zealand and I naturally leaned towards warmth and the movement of a warm breeze through trees.
What a wonderful privilege to capture my local Horowhenua landscape in my own words - so to speak. The changing seasons in acrylic, soft pastel, pencil, and charcoal. Each piece is approximately 27 x 6.5" worked on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm hot pressed paper. SpringSummerAutumnWinter
As we move into Spring let us not forget the beauty that is behind us....“At the darkest time of year, Lord Yule laid down his beard of snow and cloak of frost and ice to illuminate the gloom.” – Stewart Stafford. It's true one cannot describe snowy peaks as gloomy in their shimmering blue-whites. This... Continue Reading →
So I am back from the studio with a full day behind me and definitely feeling re-connected with my local landscape and my art practice. As you can see from the process shots my starting point was tones of yellow but for some reason; the sun and a little spring gardening, this piece has definitely... Continue Reading →
For the past week or so I have not painted, I have been framing and wrapping and preparing for an exhibition this coming weekend. I am now convinced that there is a direct relation between the act of mark making and depicting the landscape and the emotion of feeling it's presence in my life. For... Continue Reading →