I usually do some sketching around a new subject and so have been scribbling and scratching away in all sorts of mediums lately including biro on crumpled note paper from under the car seat. I finished these two little pieces this week and am now prepping some bases for small paintings. These go up on the scribble wall and sometimes end up framed and on show. These base colours relate to ‘orange’ protected zones on individual properties via their regional ecosystem maps. White zones on the maps represent open use for growing foods and timbers. I’m interested in continuing with this reference and see where it goes. Oil bases are yellow ochre and Australian Red Gold with #1 medium, a really thin and quick drying medium so hopefully layer 2 can start today.
I’m working on the Grass Trees exhibition that’s happening in our nearest capital city, Brisbane, in July (geography provided for the HD’ers) and so my WBHD work is, hopefully, cooking away in the subconscious. I was so inspired by Chris just goin’ for it recently, and then painting over her piece, that I thought I’d post something that is evolving, devolving, and may end up somewhere interesting. It’s changed again since this recent pic and has led me to rethink the palette of another piece hanging on the wall. Of course, I don’t have time to rethink palettes but it’s happening anyway.
Hopefully a finished piece gets posted this week.
MAPPING THE DESERT, acrylic and crayon on paper. 29.5″x 41.25″I got an email from an art consultant who showed my work to a client and they are interested in two of my paintings. IF they select one….it will be a commission to repaint it 72″x 48″. I’d do it on canvas, roll and ship for them to stretch. Fingers crossed. This isone of the ones they liked. This one is going to Unsettled Gallery in Las Cruces as one of two of my Wide Bay/High Desert pieces.