I am very happy to be included in the Wide Bay- High Desert Exhibition. I am new to writing blogs, thus my procrastination in posting. However, despite my lack of experience in blogging, I am looking forward to participating.
The work I will be showing in this exhibition has as its subject matter objects from nature. These natural forms come from a close up view of our desert landscape. I choose objects and bring them front and center to become the subject of my paintings.
The challenge for me is creating a context for the natural forms that will allow me to personalize the imagery. Even though I paint from close observation and remain truthful to the subject matter, I also want to create meaning. For this reason I sometimes add patterns or other elements in order to enrich the context; at other times I rely upon the single object and the way it’s composed within the picture plane to do so.
This is the first painting for the exhibition. It’s titled Pomegranates on Blue Pattern. Oil on Panel, 8″ x 6″.