FIRST PAINTING FOR 2013
80 x 50 cm Prismacolors on pastel board
I’ve hit the ground running at the start of the new year and I’ve finished my first painting, one in my series that ‘s been inspired by the patterns in locally made clay bricks. This subject may seem to be rather boring and mundane, but I can assure you that there’s more to bricks than meets the eye, well the bricks I have, anyway.
The patterns of the bricks in my collection are indeed rather special and have given me much joy over the past 2 months.
I had intended to start a completely new series of paintings after a recent trip to the town of Oatlands in southern Tasmania, but that will have to wait as I need to tackle a few more paintings before I give my current subject a well-earned rest.
Today’s painting is rather intense in its pattern. The colours are a result of the clay brick being fired. That being so, imagine the colours that are to be found (dormant) below the ground.
The Australian landscape continues to offer me so much material not only for realism, but for abstract painting.