I am currently working on several paintings that feature single rocks. Some are for symbolic reasons, while others are due to their patterns or textures that (in my eyes) were stand-outs on my recent 12 month stay on the mainland.

Art isn’t always about being complicated, complex, or detailed.

There are many occasions when “simple” things have a certain appeal.

Focussing on a single object is not as easy as one would think. It takes me just as long to complete a 40 x 30cm painting as it does for one 60 x 40cm.

The smaller the painting, the more accountable you are as far as detail and accuracy is concerned. I am always amazed at the quality of miniature art (100cm sq). Now there’s a challenge!

Today’s featured artworks are a pair of paintings that will be part my exhibition next March. The top painting is of a very small stone from Trinity Beach, Cairns, that has a wonderful abstract pattern.

The bottom painting is of a small stone from Hervey Bay, that (for me) symbolizes the ageing process. More on this painting when it’s finished.

Wednesday: Ageing.


About artkleko

artist, art curator, art teacher, art judge, art critic
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