I loved the immediacy of the travel sketches I did whilst travelling in the Kimberley, so wanted to translate some of that to a larger format. Still working with acrylic inks and some acrylic paint on 300gsm watercolour paper. Love those big skies!
Detail from a piece I had started in 2020 and although I liked it, felt it didn’t quite meet my image of what I wanted to say….so I reworked it in 2022 with cold wax & oil. I wanted to show visual sightlines, bent lines of perspective, (both figuratively and literally) and man-made lines mingled with imagined migratory lines. I also wanted to show the layers built up in the earth.
I like where it ended up. Hope you do too, Cheers, Suzy
Back into the studio with a clearer head than the past few days and weeks. My lovely glass palette is the bottom shelf from an old fridge. It works so well with the palette knife as I mix cold wax medium and oil paint. Easy to clean too. Gotta luv re-purposing!
Have entered and packaged up my paintings and they are ready to deliver on Monday for the Annual Exhibition. Very excited as last year it could only be held online. Always wonderful to see paintings “in the flesh!!”
Recently back from some en plein air sketching beside Brogers Creek and have worked up a piece in watercolours. I am keen to try a larger work, really accentuating the light and shade of the bushes and water.
I really wanted to capture the startling effect of the morning sun as it hit the hills of the canyon we were camped in, in central Australia. I drew it a couple of times. This is the first preliminary sketch in oil pastel.
SUNLIT HILLS before breakfast Preliminary sketch #1
I played with the shapes a second time, again in oil pastels, which captured a few more ideas
SUNLIT HILLS before breakfast Preliminary sketch #2
I kept the 30 x 30cm format and there were of course a few more changes along the way, but I was very happy with the result in acrylic on board.
#27 SUNLIT HILLS BEFORE BREAKFAST 30 x 30 x 2.2cm Acrylic on board $200