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 →
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 →
"Beyond the Cyprus Tree" mixed media on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm paper. 6" x 6". There are many evenings, especially in the summer when the sky turns scarlet and dusting the distant hills in pink and orange - it's a beautiful time of the day leaving us warm and in a strange way with hope.
A few more images to share from my visual diary on my continuing journey through abstracting the landscape. A focus on texture and layering with a few exciting breakthroughs. I'm starting to think that homemade and found objects create far more interesting textures than traditional tools. I'm quite fascinated by black lines; whimsical, directional, so... Continue Reading →